• Texas falls on the road to Washington, 4-3

    Despite winning the doubles points and picking up two singles wins, the Texas men’s tennis team fell to Washington 4-3 in Seattle on Sunday.

    In doubles play, the Longhorns took home two wins at the first and second doubles positions. Senior Michael Riechmann and sophomore Adrian Ortiz teamed up to edge Washington freshman duo Piers Foley and Enzo Sommer 6-4. Texas junior George Goldhoff and freshman Julian Zlobinsky won 6-2, beating sophomore Jake Douglas and junior Wendell Watanabe. Texas freshmen Colin Markes and Harrison Scott’s match against Husky freshman Kawika Lam and sophomore Mitch Stewart in third doubles was suspended.

    In singles play, Ortiz defeated Douglas 7-6, 7-5 in third singles, and Zlobinsky beat Foley 7-5, 6-4 in sixth singles. Despite the strong Texas showings, Washington took home the win after defeating Texas in the first, second, fourth and fifth singles positions.

    Texas returns to action next Saturday at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at UT’s Weller Indoor Tennis Center.

  • Report: Johnathan Gray tears Achilles for second time

    Former running back Johnathan Gray tore his Achilles for the second time in his Texas career earlier this week, UT athletics announced Thursday. He underwent surgery to repair the injury on Thursday, according to Texas.

    The injury is just the latest in a line of injuries for Gray during his time as a Longhorn. He injured his right Achilles in 2013 at West Virginia and missed the final four games of that season. He then suffered a turf toe in 2015 and missed the final two games of the season.

    The Austin American-Statesman reported that the injury was to his left Achilles and came during a workout in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as Gray geared up for Texas’ pro day this spring.

    Gray finished his college career with 2,188 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

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