The No. 20 Texas tennis team started off 2014 team-play right, sweeping SMU 7-0 Saturday.
First, sophomore Nick Naumann defeated Julio Olaya in straight sets (6-0,6-3). No. 75 Junior Soren Hess-Olesen won in straight sets over No. 73 Arturs Kazijevs (6-1,6-1). Junior No. 35 Lloyd Glasspool won in straight sets (6-3,6-2) as did junior Adrien Berkowicz (6-1,6-3) and freshman No. 24 George Goldhoff (6-2,6-4).
Senior David Holiner won in three sets over Arkidjas Slobodkins (6-3,4-6,6-3) to sweep singles. In doubles, No. 5 Hess-Olesen/Glasspool defeated Kazijevs/Nowicki (6-1) while Sanders/Lammons of SMU knocked off No. 35 Holiner/Naumann (6-3). No. 55 Lewis/Goldhoff defeated Russell/Slobodkins (6-5) as Texas took two of three in doubles play for the 7-0 sweep. It was their 17th consecutive season-opening match victory.
Texas travels to Houston to take on Rice Friday.