AUSTIN - The ACU Wildcats dropped below .500 on the season Saturday afternoon as the nation's 14th-ranked NCAA Division II team ran into a buzzsaw in a 7-0 loss to No. 17 Texas at the Penick Allison Tennis Center.
The Wildcats are now 10-11 on the season, while the Longhorns improve to 11-5 overall and 6-1 at home. UT is 3-0 all-time against the Wildcats, and has never lost a point (23-0) in those three matches.
The two closes matches of the day for the Wildcats were at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles where Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead knocked off ACU's Hans Hach and Guilherme Gesser, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles, and Andrew Korinek and Alex Hilliard beat Borja Cortes and Jason Proctor, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles.
ACU is back in action Sunday in San Antonio with a 9 a.m. match against St. Mary's, followed by a 2:30 p.m. match against Texas-San Antonio.
No. 17 Texas 7, Abilene Christian 0
1. Andrew Korinek (UT) def. Hans Hach (ACU) - 6-4, 6-2
2. Soren Hess-Olesen (UT) def. Gulherme Gesser (ACU) - 6-1, 6-3
3. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) def. Nicklas Wingord (ACU) - 6-1, 6-2
4. Ben Chen (UT) def. Jason Proctor (ACU) - 6-2, 6-3
5. Alex Hilliard (UT) def. Borja Cortes (ACU) - 6-1, 6-3
6. Jacoby Lewis (UT) def. Alfredo Desiati (ACU) - 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: 6, 3, 2*, 5, 4, 1
Order finish: 3, 1*, 2
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