Men’s tennis defeats both Oklahoma opponents

Brianna Holt

Texas showed its northern foes which side of the Red River breeds true rivals this weekend, downing both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, 4-3. Going into the series, OU held the No. 3 ranking in the country and sat atop the Big 12 conference.

Competing against Oklahoma on Friday, Texas opened conference play in strong fashion to extend its undefeated home record to 9-0. The win, Texas’ first against Oklahoma since 2010, also marked the program’s second against a top-five opponent this season.

“Oklahoma’s top four are brutally tough, and we gave ourselves chances,” head coach Michael Center said. “Then we got the job done,” head coach Michael Center said.

On Sunday, the Longhorns executed a second impressive performance against Oklahoma State. The 4-3 advantage, led by sophomore Nick Naumann, improved the Longhorns to 2-0 in Big 12 play.

“Nick is gaining conidence and learning the importance of managing emotions well,” Center said.

Sunday’s match concluded the fourth of five final matches before the Penick-Allison Tennis Center is torn down to construct the Dell Medical School.