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No. 8 Men’s Tennis posts nine wins on day one at Longhorn Invitational – University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – No. 8 Texas piled up 10 singles and doubles wins as day one came to a close Friday afternoon at the Longhorn Invitational. 

Senior John Mee, ranked 52nd in the latest ITA singles rankings, kicked off the new year with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Vanderbilt’s Maxwell Freeman. Junior Rodrigo Banzer, ranked 98th in singles, followed suit and posted a 6-4, 6-4 win over Virginia Tech’s Carlo Donato. 

Junior Johnny Goodwin registered a 6-2, 6-3 win over Virginia Tech’s Ryan Kros, and his classmate Adrian Ortiz held on for a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 win over Virginia Tech’s Chase Bernstine. 

All-America sophomore Yuya Ito rallied from set down to post a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Vanderbilt’s Panu Virtanen.

In doubles, Texas’ fifth-ranked tandem of Banzer and his classmate Leonardo Telles held off Virginia Tech’s Mitch Harper and Alexandre Ribeiro, 8-6. UT’s 23rd-ranked duo of Ito and junior Harrison Scott dealt Vanderbilt’s Daniel Valent and George Harwell an 8-6 defeat.

Sophomore Christian Sigsgaard teamed up with Ortiz to knock off Vanderbilt’s 36th-ranked tandem of Lachlan McPhee and Billy Rowe, 8-5, while junior Colin Markes and the aforementioned Mee defeated Virginia Tech’s Bernstine and Abraham Asaba, 8-3.  

Day two of the Longhorn Invitational gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m. at Weller Tennis Center.

Longhorn Invitational

Singles

Yuya Ito (UT) def. Panu Virtanen (Vanderbilt), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 (court 1)

No. 68 Mitch Harper (Virginia Tech) def. No. 37 Leonardo Telles (UT), 6-0, 6-3 (court 2)

No. 52 John Mee (UT) def. Maxwell Freeman (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 7-5  (court 3)

No. 98 Rodrigo Banzer (UT) def. Carlo Donato (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-4 (court 4)

Tate Allwardt (Vanderbilt) def. Colin Markes (UT), 6-4, 6-3 (court 5)

Johnny Goodwin (UT) def. Ryan Kros (Virginia Tech), 6-2, 6-3 (court 6)

Abraham Asaba (VT) def. Adam Sraberg (VU), 6-3, 6-4 (court 6)

Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Chase Bernstine (VT), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 (court 2)

George Cartledge (VT) def. Vikram Chari (VU), 6-2, 6-4 (court 5)

No. 50 Daniel Valent (VU) def. No. 27 Harrison Scott (UT) (court 1), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5  

Billy Rowe (VU) def. Jason Kros (VT), 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Lachlan McPhee (VT) def. Johnny Goodwin (UT), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Alex Ross (VU) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT), 7-6, 6-4

Baker Newman (VU) def. Alexandre Ribeiro (VT), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

George Harwell (VU) def. Henrick Korsgaard (VT), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

No. 5 Rodrigo Banzer/Leonardo Telles (UT) def. Mitch Harper/Alexandre Ribeiro (VT), 8-6

Panu Virtanen/Baker Newman (VU) def. Jason Kros/Ryan Kros (VT) (court 1), 8-3

No. 23 Yuya Ito/Harrison Scott (UT) def. Daniel Valent/George Harwell (VU), 8-6 (court 4)

Maxwell Freeman/Tate Allwardt (VU) def. Carlo Donato/Henrik Korsgaard (VT), 8-3 (court 3)

John Mee/Colin Markes (UT) def. Chase Bernstine/Abraham Asaba (VT) (court 6), 8-3

George Cartledge/Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) def. Adam Sraberg/Alex Ross (VU), 8-3 (court 5)

Christian Sigsgaard/Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. No. 36 Lachlan McPhee/Billy Rowe (VU) (court 2), 8-5

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Source: Daily Texas Online

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