16 May

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THE CLOSER

DANIEL WHITEHEAD KNOWS HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE

EVERYTHING CAME down to the No. 3 singles match. In order for Texas to defeat Michigan, Daniel Whitehead needed to beat Vlad Stefan, an opponent ranked some 15 places higher in the national polls. Tied 6-6 in the third set, Whitehead did what some deemed the impossible -- he clinched the winning point.

The senior has become the unlikely hero for Texas tennis. At 5'9" he's not physically intimidating and his late start in ...

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