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Big 12 Tennis Championships Semifinals Set
April 30, 2010
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AUSTIN, Texas - The Big 12 Tennis Championships continued on day two with quarterfinals action, as four women’s and three men’s teams advanced to semifinal play on Saturday.

In the first women’s match of the day, top-seeded Baylor sealed a 4-0 victory over No. 9 Colorado. BU took an early lead with the doubles win at No. 3 and No. 1, while Csilla Borsanyi  (No.4) and Nina Secerbegovic (No. 2) contributed to the tally. Lenka Broosova topped CU’s Monica Milewski in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) at No. 1 singles to clinch the match.
   
No.  4 Texas A&M posted a 4-2 win over No. 5 Oklahoma. The Aggies started things off with the doubles win. TAMU came back after falling behind in the first two singles matches to the Sooners. Elze Potgieter took No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-1), followed by Nazari Urbina at No. 1 (6-3, 6-4) and Morgan Frank at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-3).

The Aggies will meet the Bears at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Second-seeded Texas earned their trip to the semifinals, outlasting Oklahoma State, 4-1. The Longhorns won four singles matches in straight sets after losing the doubles point to the Cowgirls.  Vanja Corovic (No. 3), Maggie Mello (No. 5), Caroline Larsson (No. 6) and Sarah Lancaster (No. 4) all brought wins for Texas.

No. 3 Nebraska plays UT in the semifinals after defeating Texas Tech, 4-0. The Huskers got on the board with a doubles win from their No. 1 and No. 3 duos. Wiveca Swarting (No. 3), Janine Weinreich (No. 5) and Stefanie Weinstein (No. 4) got the job done in straight sets at singles.

¬On the men’s side, No. 4 Texas Tech bested No. 5 Oklahoma in a 4-2 battle. The Red Raiders captured the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and 3. Raony Carvalho took No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-2) over OU’s Ionut Beleleu. Tech rallied after losing two singles to the Sooners, as Vitor Manzini won at No. 5 singles and Escobar clinched the victory in three sets at No. 2.

Texas Tech will make its semifinal appearance against Texas at Noon CT. The Horns had a bye as the top-seeded team in the tournament.

Second-seeded Texas A&M advanced after notching a 4-0 sweep of No. 7 Oklahoma State. TAMU grabbed the doubles point at No. 3 and No. 2. The Aggies clinched the win, taking three straight-set singles matches. TAMU’s Colin Hoover posted the first win at No. 6 singles, followed by  Alexis Klegou at No. 4 and Jeff Dadamo at No. 2.

No. 3 Baylor faced No. 6 Nebraska in the last men’s match of the day, as the Bears prevailed 4-0.  BU earned the doubles point, followed by three straight-set victories. Dominik Mueller added a win at No. 5 singles, Denes Lukacs at No. 1 and Roberto Maytin at No. 4. Baylor matches up with Texas A&M on Saturday.

Men’s semifinal action starts at Noon CT on Saturday at Penick-Allison Tennis Center, followed by the women’s matches at 3 p.m. CT. All-session passes are available at $10 for adults and $5 for youth, while day passes are $5 for adults and $3 for youth.  For continued coverage of the Big 12 Tennis Championships, visit Big12Sports.com.

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