The Texas men’s doubles pair of Chris Camilone and David Holiner knocked off their third top-five opponent in Sunday’s semifinals match in the NCAA Tennis Championship, advancing them to the Championship final final Monday against another top-five team, No. 4-seeded Virginia.
Camilone and Holiner defeated Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen of No. 3 seed Mississippi 6-2-5-7, 6-3 and, in so doing, became the first doubles team from Texas to play in the championship match of the NCAA Tournament. The victory for the Texas tandem over Mississippi in the semifinals was preceded by wins over No. 1-seeded Tennessee and Georgia, the No. 5 seed.
Competing in women’s individual singles, another Texas NCAA participant, freshman Breaunna Addison, came up short in her semifinals match against defending national champion Nicole Gibbs of Stanford. The first Texas tennis player to reach the NCAA singles semifinals in 18 years, Addison lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.