19 May

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No. 2 men’s tennis tops No. 3 Wake Forest to win first national championship in program history

The No. 2 University of Texas men's tennis team beat No. 3 Wake Forest, 4-1, to claim the first national championship in program history (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

ORLANDO, Fla. — The No. 2 University of Texas men’s tennis team swept all four singles matches en route to a 4-1 victory over No. 3 Wake Forest to claim the first national championship in program history.

“I was really proud of the team, and I’m sure any Longhorn fan would be proud of the way this team represented the state of Texas, not only today, but all year long,” interim head coach Bruce Berque said. “I’m super-happy (the players) get to have this memory and bond with each other for the rest of their lives. They showed true Texas fight today, being able to come back after not winning the doubles point and facing some deficits on a few of the singles courts. I couldn’t be in greater admiration of the way they competed.”

The Longhorns finished the season