Hogs split weekend matches with loss to Longhorns

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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas fell 6-1 to No. 16 Texas in Austin on Sunday afternoon to split its weekend matches in Texas.

Arkansas started the day by dropping the doubles point with losses on courts two (6-3) and three (6-4). On court one, Jose Salazar and Josh Howard-Tripp were tied 4-4 when the point was clinched.

The Razorbacks would loss five straight courts to give the Longhorns a 6-0 lead and the match. Junior Oscar Mesquida was the first Razorback to fall, losing 6-2, 6-2 to Christian Sigsgaard.

Following him, No. 59 Salazar lost to Yuya Ito 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), snapping his five-match winning streak.

Jose Alonso would fall 6-4, 6-1 to Adrian Ortiz on the last court, just ahead of his brother Pedro Alonso, who fell to No. 37 Leonardo Telles 6-4, 6-3.

Howard-Tripp would drop to No. 54 Harrison Scott 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

The only set wins of the match for Arkansas came on court five, where freshman Alex Reco defeated No. 85 Rodrigo Banzer in three sets 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to pick up Arkansas’ lone point of the match.

The Razorbacks return home Friday, March 2 to open Southeastern Conference play against the LSU Tigers at 6 p.m.

No. 16 Texas 6, Arkansas 1

Singles Results – Order of finish (3,1,6,4,2,5)
1. Yuya Ito (UT) def. #59 Jose Salazar (AR) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
2. #54 Harrison Scott (UT) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (AR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
3. Christian Sigsgaard (UT) def. Oscar Mesquida (AR) 6-2, 6-2
4. #37 Leonardo Telles (UT) def. Pedro Alonso (AR) 6-4, 6-3
5. Alex Reco (AR) def. #85 Rodrigo Banzer (UT) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
6. Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Jose Alonso (AR) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles Results – Order of finish (2,3)
1. #4 Rodrigo Banzer/Leonardo Telles (UT) vs. Jose Salazar/Josh Howard-Tripp (AR) 4-4, unfinished
2. #59 Adrian Ortiz/Christian Sigsgaard (UT) def. Adam Sanjurjo/Branch Terrell (AR) 6-3
3. Yuya Ito/Colin Markes (UT) def. Oscar Mesquida/Alex Reco (AR) 6-4

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