• No. 19 Texas goes head to head with UTSA

    The Longhorns continue their five-match home stand Saturday with a day-night doubleheader against UTSA at the Polo Tennis Club to close out nonconference play.

    No. 21 Texas is now 13-6 for the season after defeating Tulsa and Incarnate Word last weekend.

    “We’re getting into April and May now so let’s hope that we can play our best tennis now at the end of the season,” head coach Michael Center said after last weekend’s match.

    Texas has now won nine of their last ten matches, with four of those wins coming against teams ranked 30th or higher in the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.

    Freshman Harrison Scott has won six of his last eight singles matches with two of those wins coming over ranked opponents and is up to No. 113 in the ITA rankings.

    Redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky earned two more wins last weekend giving him a 10-3 record. Sophomore Adrian Ortiz is currently 11-3 for the season after defeating Tulsa senior Carlos Bautista, 6-4, 7-6. 

    Senior Michael Riechmann and sophomore Adrian Ortiz are featured at No. 61 in the latest ITA doubles rankings. The duo is 8–7 this season in dual match play.

    Match play will begin at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Polo Tennis Club.

  • No. 34 Longhorns take on No.36 Northwestern

    Texas welcomes Northwestern to Whitaker Courts on Monday where the Longhorns will fight to keep their undefeated home record alive.

    No. 34 Texas might pose a threat to Northwestern. The Wildcats are 3–7 overall against ranked teams, with only one of their three victories being against a team ranked higher than the Longhorns.

    Texas faces Northwestern just after its first Big 12 win against Kansas State last week. 

    Currently, the Wildcats are 3–5 in away matches and are coming to Austin riding a two game losing streak. 

    The Wildcats have a pair of ranked players, sophomores No. 40 Maddie Lipp and No. 81 Erin Larner, who are also part of the two ranked doubles tandems Northwestern has. 

    In terms of rankings, Texas’ standout senior Breaunna Addison dropped from the top ten to No. 12. The doubles duo of Addison and sophomore Dani Wagland also fell four spots to No. 17.

    Play begins at noon on Monday in Austin, Texas.

  • No. 19 Texas takes on Tulsa

    No 19. Texas will take on Tulsa at home this weekend in dual match play. Texas dropped to 11-6 this season after falling 3-4 to No. 21 Arkansas on Wednesday night.

    Freshman Harrison Scott dropped one spot to No. 113 in the ITA singles rankings on Monday. Scott has won four of his last six singles matches with two of those wins coming over ranked opponents.

    Senior Michael Riechmann and sophomore Adrian Ortiz are featured at No. 61 in the latest ITA doubles rankings. The duo is 8-6 overall and 8-5 in dual match-play this season. 

    In singles, redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky has an 8-3 record while sophomore Adrian Ortiz is currently 9-3 for the season at Nos. 3 and 4 after defeating Arkansas senior Santiago Munoz, 6-1, 6-0 this past week. 

    “We’ve just got to keep playing and keep going,” said head coach Michael Center after the Longhorns lost on Wednesday. “We’ll be excited and ready to play again on Saturday against Tulsa.”

    Match play will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday against Tulsa at the Westwood Country Club. 

  • Women's track and field to face No. 4 USC at Cardinal & Gold Challenge

    The Longhorns trip to southern California has no shortage of firepower, even if it’s a small meet. No. 7 Longhorns will join No. 10 Florida, No. 16 Ohio State and host No. 4 USC for the Cardinal & Gold Challenge this weekend. 

    Texas is coming off an impressive performance with two wins in their meet at the TCU Invitational. Freshman Asa Garcia won the triple jump with a mark of 12.91 meters which was good enough to put her in the lead for the best jump in the country and to win her first Big 12 Athlete of the Week award. Garcia’s leap ranks her sixth in school history. 

    Senior Morolake Akinsoun and freshman Teahna Daniels headline the field in the women’s 200m. Daniels became only the second freshman to ever win the 60-meter at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 7.11 seconds. 

    Texas’ team will also compete in the 4x100 meter relay. Florida, USC and Texas had some of the quickest times in the country last year.

  • No. 19 Texas taken down by No. 21 Arkansas

    No. 19 Texas was defeated 4-3 by No. 21 Arkansas on Wednesday night, its first loss in eight matches.

    The night started off strong when freshman Harrison Scott and sophomore John Mee defeated senior Santiago Munoz and junior Johan den Toom, 6-2 at third doubles. However, the Razorbacks rallied back and claimed the remaining doubles matches giving them a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.

    The Longhorns tied the score 1-1 when sophomore Adrian Ortiz defeated Munoz 6-1, 6-0 at third singles and then took the lead 2-1 when senior Michael Riechmann edged out redshirt freshman Adam Sanjurjo 7-6, 6-4 at fifth singles. The Razorbacks came back and took the win at fourth and second singles giving them a 3-2 lead. Junior George Goldhoff tied the score and recorded his second top-40 win, as he beat off Arkansas’ 32nd-ranked Mike Redlicki, 6-2, 7-6 at first singles. The match then came down to the sixth singles match where redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky was knocked out in a three-set match giving Arkansas the win, 4-3.

    “It was a great college match,” head coach Michael Center said following the match. “It comes down to the execution in some critical moments. We lost a tough doubles point again today. We fought back, but we just came up a little bit short. We’ve just got to keep playing and keep going.” 

    Texas returns to action on Saturday against Tulsa. First serve is at 1 p.m.

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