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#9 TEXAS def. #53 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 4-0
• Season Stats
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Men's Tennis concluded non-conference play with a 4-0 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday evening at Westwood Country Club.
The Longhorns started strong in doubles by earning the opening point with a 6-3 decision on court three from Nick Naumann and Michael Riechmann, and a 6-2 decision on court two from Adrien Berkowicz and George Goldhoff.
Texas followed with three straight-set victories in singles to clinch the match, improving to 18-3 overall and 12-1 at home this season. The Islanders, undefeated in Southland Conference play, fall to 14-6 on the year.
"I thought everybody stepped up and took the challenge today," head coach Michael Center said. "Up and down the board nobody was giving in. It was a good team win and we now have a week to get ready for a couple of big matches to conclude the season."
Freshman John Mee stepped up to earn the match-clinching singles victory after being inserted into the lineup for the second time in a month and first time since March 22. Mee defeated Corpus Christi's Arthur Bedel, 6-2, 6-1, to improve to 16-8 on the year.
"I've been working really hard, practicing a lot on my serve and coming forward," Mee said. "Today I just wanted to show what I've been practicing and I was really confident with that -- being more of an aggressor."
Next up, the Longhorns play their final home match of the regular season against Baylor on Wednesday, April 15 at Caswell Tennis Center (5 p.m. Central).
MATCH SUMMARIES (sorted by order of finish)
3. Nick Naumann/Michael Riechmann (UT) def. Paul Cook/Mitchell Cook (TAMUCC) 6-3
Naumann/Riechmann improve to 7-2 on the season with a quick 6-3 victory on court three over Corpus Christi's Cook/Cook.
2. Adrien Berkowicz/George Goldhoff (UT) def. Kevin Bettendroffer/Guillaume Rauseo (TAMUCC) 6-2
Bekowicz/Goldhoff played to a 2-2 tie, but won the last four games to take the 6-2 victory and clinch the doubles point for Texas. Berkowicz/Goldhoff improve to 8-4 during dual match play and 14-8 overall this season.
1. #19 Soren Hess-Olesen/Lloyd Glasspool (UT) vs. Peter Nagy/Arthur Bedel (TAMUCC) 2-4, unfinished
19th-ranked Glasspool/Hess-Olesen were in a battle with Nagy/Bedel when doubles play ended, trailing by two breaks against the Islanders.
5. Clement Homs (UT) def. Javier Pujol (TAMUCC) 6-2, 6-2
Homs improves his record to an impressive 6-0 this season with a straight-set victory over Pujol on court five on Wednesday.
3. George Goldhoff (UT) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia (TAMUCC) 6-2, 6-1
Goldhoff was down 2-3 in the first set against Mayagoitia and closed the match by winning 10 of the last 11 games. The California native has won three of his last four decisions for the Longhorns.
6. John Mee (UT) def. Arthur Bedel (TAMUCC) 6-2, 6-1
Playing for the first time since March 22, Mee provided the match-clinching point for the Longhorns with a straight-set win over Corpus Christi's Bedel. Mee improves to 7-4 during dual match play and 5-2 at No. 6 singles.
1. #44 Lloyd Glasspool (UT) vs. #94 Peter Nagy (TAMUCC) 7-6 (7-5), unfinished
Glasspool won a first-set tiebreaker against 94th-ranked Nagy, but did not start the second set before the match was clinched by Texas. Glasspool played at No. 1 singles for the first time in his career after Søren Hess-Olesen was rested after doubles.
2. #45 Adrien Berkowicz (UT) vs. Kevin Bettendroffer (TAMUCC) 6-3, 2-6, unfinished
4. Nick Naumann (UT) vs. Guillaume Rauseo (TAMUCC) 4-6, 5-2, unfinished
Both Berkowicz and Naumann were on their way to a third set before Texas clinched the match.