No. 8 Men's Tennis defeats No. 17 Texas A&M, 4-3
Feb. 5, 2010
HOUSTON -- No. 8 Texas (4-0) collected the doubles point and won three of the first four decisions in singles play Friday evening as the Longhorns dealt No. 17 Texas A&M (1-2) a 4-3 defeat in a renewal of the Texas Cup, a series of non-conference, indoor matches between the two schools at The Downtown Club at The Met. Texas improves to 6-0 in its Texas Cup matches against the Aggies.
Texas came out aggressively in doubles play and swept the Aggies to take the doubles point. Seniors Dimitar Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala posted an 8-4 win over Jeff Dadamo and Austin Krajicek at the first slot, and UT juniors Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico added an 8-6 win over the Aggies' Niall Angus and Alexis Klegou at the second slot. Sophomore Jean Andersen and freshman Daniel Whitehead finished off the Aggies with an 8-3 win at third doubles over Alexey Grigorov and Marcus Lunt.
Texas assumed a 2-0 lead at fifth singles, where Andersen defeated the Aggies' Alberto Bautista by a 6-3, 6-4 count. Texas A&M got on the board at second singles, where Dadamo defeated UT's Corrie, 6-3, 6-4. But, Texas would put the match away with consecutive victories at sixth singles and third singles.
UT freshman Vasko Mladenov knocked off Texas A&M's Angus by a 7-5, 6-4 margin at sixth singles, and Damico won his 14th consecutive dual-match decision and outlasted Klegou at third singles, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. Texas A&M closed the final margin to 4-3 when Krajicek rallied for a three-set victory over Kutrovsky at first singles and Grigorov knocked off Zavala in a third-set super-tiebreaker at fourth singles.
Texas resumes play on Friday, Feb. 12 when it takes on No. 9 Stanford in the opening round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at The University of Virginia.
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