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Texas swimming and diving was in top form this weekend as it traveled to Charlottesville, Va., to take on No. 19 Penn State, Virginia and West Virginia. 

The fourth-ranked Longhorns captured three victories over the two-day quad meet, improving their overall record to 5-1. As the Friday portion of the meet came to a close, Texas led all three of their opponents, outscoring them by a combined score of 369 to 189. 

The impressive Friday evening performances were kicked off by sophomore diver Cory Bowersox, who secured the one-meter diving event by 30 points totaling 403.20 in all. In the swimming portion, seniors Caleb Weir and Charlie Moore, alongside sophomore Matt Ellis and junior Clay Youngquist, rallied together to edge out Penn State by three one-hundredths of a second in the 200 freestyle relay.

On Saturday, Youngquist’s versatility was on display as he began the day with a win in the 1,000-yard freestyle and finished with a victory in the 200 freestyle. 

The Texas divers’ next competition will be at the UT Diving Invitational on Nov. 21-23 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The swimmers will return to the pool Dec. 5 when UT hosts the Texas Invitational

Women's Tennis

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Photo Credit: Trent Lesikar | Daily Texan Staff

On the heels of two consecutive wins in the International Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend, the Longhorns are heading to Charlottesville, Va. for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

Currently ranked No. 15 in the country, the team has had a great spring semester thus far, upsetting No. 4 North Carolina, while posting victories against No. 23 Alabama and No. 17 Vanderbilt.

Junior All-American Aeriel Ellis has led the women all season long, as she has competed in eight consecutive national championship events. Ellis is currently ranked as the No. 47 player in the ITA and is poised to surpass the 30-wins mark for another year.

A new addition to the team this season, freshman Noel Scott, is currently ranked No. 119 and looks to keep improving on her early success as a Longhorn. She joined teammate Cierra Gaytan-Leach to win the doubles final in the Longhorn Invitational and clinched her biggest win to date against the No. 43 player in the nation at Alabama.

Sophomore Elizabeth Begley is another notable performer for the team, winning the singles title and advancing to the doubles semifinals at the Cougar Fall Draw tournament.

The National Team Indoor Championships will be a four day event starting today and running through Monday.

Printed on Friday, February 10, 2012 as: National tournament poses difficult test