The men’s tennis team will travel to Corpus Christi this weekend to compete in the 50th annual H-E-B Tournament of Champions, hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Texas is currently No. 26, improved to a 7-5 record after a 4-3 win over No. 5 Wake Forest last weekend.
Junior George Goldhoff earned the Big 12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after an individual victory helped Texas come from behind and beat Wake Forest. In doubles, Goldhoff and partner redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky hold a 7-4 doubles record.
In singles, Zlobinsky has a 7–2 record and is one of seven new additions to the roster this season. Sophomore Adrian Ortiz has also been edging out opponents this season with a 6–3 dual match play record. Ortiz knocked off Washington’s 121st-ranked Jake Douglas and UCSB’s 81st-ranked Nicolas Moreno earlier this season when Texas traveled to Seattle.
The H-E-B Tournament of Champions is a two-day event and is universally respected as one of the most prestigious college team events in the United States, known by most as simply “The H-E-B.” Founded by Howard E. Butt Sr. in 1966, this national event has been sponsored for 50 years in a row.
Tournament play will begin Friday and a winner will be crowned Saturday.