White House visit today...as part of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship TeamLooks like Yuya beat the #2 seed at the Pro Tournament going on right now in Austin, but then withdrew ? Siem Woldeab is into the quarters after beating the 8 seed then taking out Leighton Allen easily.
With the new linkage of Oracle ITA tourneys win to pro circuit WCs, Yuya has 2 WCs to Oracle sponsored Challengers so he will have opportunities besides the Austin tourney to win ATP points. Maybe he was tired from a long fall season... I think he was 16-1.Looks like Yuya beat the #2 seed at the Pro Tournament going on right now in Austin, but then withdrew ? Siem Woldeab is into the quarters after beating the 8 seed then taking out Leighton Allen easily.
Looks like the Ryngler transfer rumor was false, she’s still on the roster & mentioned in this article.Does anyone know what's going on with the Texas Women's Team? Losing Granic and Markovic was pretty big in the beginning of the year anod Lexi Ryngler has transferred to Pepperdine. I also don't see any updates about Adrienn Nagy enrolling in Spring Semester.
I don't think anybody knows for sure except the coaching staff and player. For example, Gojo is still listed on Wake's roster even though he turned pro and it is believed he isn't in school anymore.Looks like the Ryngler transfer rumor was false, she’s still on the roster & mentioned in this article.
Bolded sentence sucks.The No. 7 University of Texas women's tennis team will open the 2020 spring season this weekend (Friday-Sunday) at the Pink Flamingo Invitational at Baha Mar Resort. The inaugural event will feature singles and doubles competition against No. 4 UCLA, No. 21 Florida and No. 23 Miami (Fla.).
The four competing teams have a total of 13 nationally-ranked singles players. This includes five of the top 14 players in the ITA singles rankings, including three of the top six.
The three-day tournament is not a dual-match competition, and all results will be individual and not team. No live scoring or live video stream will be available for this tournament. Action will begin at 8 a.m. Central on both Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. Central on Sunday.
On Friday, the Longhorns will face Florida in doubles and Miami (Fla.) in singles. Texas will meet UCLA in doubles and Florida in singles on Saturday. On Sunday's final day of competition, the Longhorns will face Miami (Fla.) in doubles and UCLA in singles.
Three UT players are featured in the Top 100 of the latest Oracle/ITA national singles rankings (Nov. 13): senior Anna Turati (tie No. 4), freshman Lexi Ryngler (No. 43) and junior Fernanda Labraña (No. 98). In addition, senior All-American Bianca Turati returns after winning a pair of ITF (International Tennis Federation) 25k pro circuit singles titles during the summer and fall.
I’m pretty interested to see UF’s lineup in a big match.Big test for the men tomorrow, playing #1 ranked Florida in Gainesville !
We're perhaps not elite under pressure yet, but I don't think a bad team under pressure at all - can point to a lot of big pressure wins like Wake / Miss St / Tennessee rematch in rd of 16 / Baylor in rd of 8 with this same core group of guys - some days it's not your day and a few balls don't bounce the right way (like that ball rolling on the court when Duarte had an offensive approach shot on a deuce set point, when he perhaps foolishly decided to continue playing while distracted and missed the approach - I'd argue that he makes that shot for 6-4 and we would have had a great chance of winning the overall match)Can't say I totally agree with that assessment. I was at the match and Texas was fine but certainly not as good as they were last year. Ito is a little better then Oli so ok there, good match. Didn't expect Sam to go down and for sure not so easily. At 3/4 we should have be strong favorites and gave those away. Grief just hasn't developed much and at 6 the Texas guy choked the first set. Very surprised Ing is not in our lineup. Doubs looked very good, not sure better then last year as we were good at doubs, but strong.
Truthfully I don't think we are great under pressure. We were awful at Indoors last year, we should have won the SEC tournament on our home courts last year and gave it away and really could have won NCAA's on almost our home courts and gave that away. If we are going to be the best team in the country we can't lose to a team with 4 freshman in the lineup on our home courts. It's a long year but uninspiring way to start the season.
That's a bad loss for UT, Ito and Sigsgaard are definitely not in form. Still the freshman are getting some valuable experience, I don't see them losing to Michigan outdoors.Michigan rolled up their former coach, 4-2.
Bad bad loss. Ito and Sig losing in straights at 1/2.......and #1 recruit Spizirri winning 3 games at 4? Michigan is a good indoor team but thats a bad showingThat's a bad loss for UT, Ito and Sigsgaard are definitely not in form. Still the freshman are getting some valuable experience, I don't see them losing to Michigan outdoors.
No. 13 Michigan 4, No. 4 Texas 2
Singles – Order of Finish (4,2,1,6,3)
1. No. 48 Andrew Fenty (MICH) def. No. 2 Yuya Ito (UT), 7-5, 6-4
2. No. 43 Ondrej Styler (MICH) def. No. 12 Christian Sigsgaard (UT), 6-3, 6-4
3. Connor Johnston (MICH) def. No. 37 Siem Woldeab (UT), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
4. Nick Beaty (MICH) def. Eliot Spizzirri (UT), 6-2, 6-1
5. Jacob Bullard (UT) vs. Harrison Brown (MICH), 5-7, 6-4, unf.
6. Cleeve Harper (UT) def. Ryan Fu (MICH), 7-6 (1), 6-1
Doubles – Order of Finish (3,1,2)
1. No. 42 Ondrej Styler/Connor Johnston (MICH) def. Chih Chi Huang/Christian Sigsgaard (UT), 6-4
2. Jacob Bullard/Eliot Spizzirri (UT) def. Nick Beaty/Andrew Fenty (MICH), 7-6 (6)
3. Yuya Ito/Cleeve Harper (UT) def. Harrison Brown/Ryan Fu (MICH), 6-3
Former Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam.
Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands after the judge declared he would spend time behind bars for actions that undermined the public's faith in the college admissions process.
"I believe you are a good man, but this is one of those things that just can't be overlooked,'' U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns told him.
Center pleaded guilty in Boston's federal court last year to participating in the bribery scheme, in which Hollywood stars and other prominent parents paid huge sums to get their kids into elite universities, prosecutors say.
Center cried as he apologized to his family and friends and pleaded with the judge not to send him to prison.
"I just want you to know how sorry and ashamed I am that I have been a part of this,'' he told the judge.
Authorities say the admissions consultant at the center of the scam, Rick Singer, paid Center to help an applicant get admitted as a tennis recruit, even though the student didn't play the sport competitively.
In 2015, Singer gave Center $40,000 for the school's tennis program and later flew to Austin, where he gave the coach about $60,000 in cash for himself during a meeting in a hotel parking lot, prosecutors say.
Center was among 50 people arrested last year in the case dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, in which wealthy parents were accused of paying bribes to cheat on their children's entrance exams or get them admitted to selective schools as fake athletic recruits.
He is one of a handful of coaches and parents who have been cooperating with prosecutors in the hopes of escaping a lengthy prison sentence and could potentially testify against other defendants at trials.
He is the second coach to be sentenced for his role in the scam. Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer was sentenced last year to one day in prison, which he was deemed to have already served, after admitting to taking money for the school's sailing program in exchange for labeling prospective students as team recruits.