• No. 18 Texas takes on TCU

    No. 18 Texas contests its final home match of the season on Saturday when it hosts TCU at the Polo Tennis Club.

    The Longhorns split a doubleheader in their last action on Sunday. In the first match, Texas took a 0-4 defeat against Oklahoma. However, the Longhorn’s redeemed themselves later that afternoon when they shut out Prairie View A&M, 4-0. Texas is now 17-8 for the season and 1-2 in conference play.

    As the season comes to a close, the Texas freshman have all had impressive debut seasons. Rodrigo Banzer is 7-4 for the season in singles play. Johnny Goodwin is 4-1 for singles dual match play.  Colin Markes is 6-1 for overall singles match play. Harrison Scott has made a name for himself in this season’s Big 12 Conference and has a 22-10 record in singles play. Scott and his doubles partner sophomore John Mee are also 9-4 this season. Finally, redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky is 11-4 in dual play and with junior doubles partner George Goldhoff, 13-8. 

    Senior Michael Riechmann will be honored on Saturday during Senior Day festivities prior to the match and this will be his final home match as a Longhorn.

    Following this match, Texas will have one remaining regular season match, before the Big 12 Men’s Tennis Championship and NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship begin.

    Match play begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

     

  • Texas rowing prepares for Clemson Invitational

    After placing five top-two finishes in the San Diego Crew Classic, No. 8 Texas rowing will head east to participate in the Clemson Invitational in South Carolina. 

    The Longhorns will row in 15 races spread across three sessions over the weekend. Two sessions will be on Saturday, the first beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the second beginning at 4 p.m. and the third session will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Each race will have six or seven teams rowing.

    Texas will be up against many of the nation’s top teams, including No. 4. Ohio State, who have won the National Championship the past three years, No. 3. Virginia, and No. 10 Michigan. The Longhorns will face a total of 19 teams during the meet, including matchups with Big 12 rival Oklahoma and conference affiliate member Tennessee.

    The Longhorns hope to continue their strong season after the impressive showing in San Diego two weekends ago. Texas only fell to No. 2 California in the races, and while their performance was rewarded by a three spot jump in the Coaches Poll rankings, they will still be looking to show that they can contend with and beat top ranked teams this weekend.

    The Clemson Invitational will be the last large regatta of the Longhorns’ regular season, as they will face Virginia head-to-head in Austin at the end of the month before competing in the Big 12 Championship in May.