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Longhorns Victorious in Austin
April 29, 2018

The Texas men and women swept the titles of the 2018 Big 12 Tennis Championship held at the Texas Tennis Center in Austin, Texas. With a 4-1 victory over Texas Tech, the Texas women’s team earned its first Big 12 Championship postseason crown since 2013. The No. 2-seeded Texas men’s team took down No. 5 Baylor in an exciting 4-2 decision for its fifth postseason crown.

UT’s Petra Granic and Anna Turati were named the women’s Co-Most Outstanding Players while Yuya Ito earned the honor on the men’s side.

For the first time since 2002, the Longhorn women earned the Big 12 regular season and postseason titles. Led by head coach Howard Joffe, the women earned the doubles point before Granic, Bianca Turati and sister Anna Turati notched points to secure the victory. Anna Turati at the No. 2 singles position clinched the Longhorn win with a 6-2, 6-4 score.

On the men’s side, the Bears were on the board first after winning the doubles point. Ito notched UT’s first singles victory before BU’s Johannes Schretter took the No. 1 position singles point. Leonardo Telles at No. 4 singles won his match and Rodrigo Banzer clinched the Big 12 title with a 6-4, 7-6 score.

The NCAA selection show will take place on Tuesday, May 1 online at NCAA.com at 4 p.m. CT. The first and second rounds of the NCAA Championship are scheduled for May 11-12.

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 26
10 a.m. No. 8 TCU 5, No. 9 West Virginia 1 South Courts
10 a.m. No. 7 Oklahoma 4, No. 10 Iowa State 0 North Courts
Friday, April 27
9 a.m. No. 5 Baylor 4, No. 4 Kansas 2 North Courts
Noon No. 1 Texas 4, No. 8 TCU 0 North Courts
3 p.m. No. 2 Oklahoma State 4, No. 7 Oklahoma 1 North Courts
3 p.m. No. 3 Texas Tech 4, No. 6 K-State 1 South Courts
Saturday, April 28
3 p.m. No. 1 Texas 4, No. 5 Baylor 1 North Courts
3 p.m. No. 3 Texas Tech 4, No. 2 Oklahoma State 1 South Courts
Sunday, April 29
1 p.m. No. 1 Texas 4, No. 3 Texas Tech 1 North Courts

MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, April 27
9 a.m. No. 5 Baylor 4, No. 4 Oklahoma State 0 South Courts
Noon No. 3 Oklahoma 4, No. 6 Texas Tech 1 South Courts
Saturday, April 28
Noon No. 5 Baylor 4, No. 1 TCU 2 South Courts
Noon No. 2 Texas 4, No. 3 Oklahoma 0 North Courts
Sunday, April 29
1 p.m. No. 2 Texas 4, No. 5 Baylor 2 South Courts

*All times Central

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