Glasspool stages comeback for Texas victory

Michael Shapiro

The Longhorns got off to a fast start Friday, sweeping the doubles point and easily winning their first two singles matches. The day took a turn for the worse when No. 10 Texas found itself tied with No. 8 North Carolina after losing three consecutive matches. In the deciding match of the day, Longhorns senior Lloyd Glasspool trailed No. 19 Ronnie Schneider, 5–1, in the final set, but Glasspool, an All-American from Birmingham, England, rallied, winning six of the last seven games to prevail, 7–6, and secure the victory for Texas. 

The day was consistently tough for Texas, as it lost three consecutive matches before Glasspool’s strong showing brought the Longhorns the victory.              

“I don’t think it could have been any closer tonight,” head Coach Michael Center said. “I’m just proud of our guys, proud of Lloyd for hanging in there. It was a great win for us over an unbelievable team.”     

Texas will continue its homestand Sunday against No. 19 Wake Forest at the Caswell Tennis Center. It will be the Longhorns’ first outdoor match of the season.