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Baradach picks up big win over No. 7 Kutrovsky in loss to UT

SMU player David Costa during a match Sunday against Minnesota at Turpin Tennis Stadium.
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SMU player David Costa during a match Sunday against Minnesota at Turpin Tennis Stadium.

SMU player David Costa during a match Sunday against Minnesota at Turpin Tennis Stadium. (SPENCER EGGERS/The Daily Campus)

The SMU men’s tennis team lost to the No. 4 ranked Texas Longhorns, 6-1, this past Tuesday. The match took place at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
 

Texas, which now has a record of 12-1, swept SMU in the doubles matches before turning right around and taking five of six singles matches.
 

The Mustangs’ lone win came from junior Artem Baradach, who arguably won the most important match of his career at SMU. Baradach, in the No. 1 singles position, defeated Texas senior Dimitar Kutrovsky (6-0, 6-1). Kutrovsky is ranked as the No. 7 singles player in the ITA rankings. Baradach entered the match at No. 99 in singles play.
 

Head coach Carl Neufeld said to smumustangs.com, “It’s really exciting to see Artem’s progression. This win will propel him into the national spotlight after beating one of the best players in the nation on their home court.”
 

Neufeld was optimistic about how his team played. In particular, he enjoyed freshman Tobias Flood’s singles match against the Longhorns’ Jean Anderson. Flood lost the match 7-5, 7-5, but played well.
 

“SMU played a good match and fought us really hard,” Texas head coach Michael Center said. “I give SMU a lot of credit, because they played a very good match.”
 

The Mustangs now have a record of 6-6. Coming up, SMU will compete in a Conference USA match against Memphis at home on Friday, March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Turpin Tennis Center.

 

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