Adrien Berkowicz

Men's tennis

The men’s tennis team concluded fall individual competition with nine singles wins and four doubles wins at the Florida Invitational.

The Longhorns started off hot, finishing the opening round with a 4-1 singles record. Senior Lloyd Glasspool, junior Nick Naumann and sophomore George Goldhoff didn’t drop a set against their North Florida opponents. Senior Adrien Berkowicz was forced to a third set against North Florida senior Norbert Nemcsek, but rallied to complete the sweep.

Glasspool and Naumann, who paired up for the first time in two years, picked up two wins in doubles play. Søren Hess-Olesen normally pairs with Glasspool, but he was in New York for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. The senior two-time All-American was forced to withdraw from competition because of an injury.

Berkowicz and Goldhoff accounted for the other two doubles wins. They finished the invitational with an 8-5 victory over Nemcsek and No. 15 sophomore Jack Findel-Hawkins of North Florida.

No. 31 Glasspool went 2-1 in singles play, while No. 56 Goldhoff went 1-2. Berkowicz finished the invitational with a 3-0 singles record.

Redshirt freshman William Jou finished 0-3 in singles play. He teamed up with Miami freshman Kevin Bondar for doubles, and the duo went 0-3 for the weekend.

Naumann picked up his fifth win over a ranked opponent, defeating No. 70 Florida junior Gordon Watson, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

The Longhorns will resume play when they host the UT Invitational on Jan. 9.

Women's soccer

Texas women’s soccer entered the semifinal round of the Big 12 Championship against No. 9 West Virginia on the heels of a penalty shootout win over No. 16 Texas Tech in the quarterfinals. Fortune, however, was not with the Longhorns on Friday, as Texas drew West Virginia 0-0 and then lost the penalty kick shootout, 6-5.

The top-seeded Mountaineers entered the game with one of the best offenses in the nation, and it took brilliant play by Longhorn junior goalkeeper Abby Smith to keep them at bay. Before falling in the penalty kick rounds, Smith saved eight of the Mountaineers’ 24 shots to keep the game scoreless through 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.

Now, the Longhorns wait for Monday when they hear whether or not they qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

“We played overtime matches against the No. 16- and No. 9-ranked teams in a 48-hour span and fought each of them to the bitter end,” head coach Angela Kelly said. “This team has obviously shown it can compete with the best teams in the nation.”

Women's softball

Texas softball traveled to San Marcos to face Texas State on Friday night for its first away match of the fall season. The Longhorns collected an 8-2 scrimmage win to remain undefeated.

Sophomore infielder Devon Tunning had an excellent game, going 4-for-4 with two singles, a double and a home run. Senior outfielder Marlee Gabaldon and junior catcher Erin Shireman each tallied a home run. Gabaldon slapped a two-run home run, while Shireman hit a solo home run.

With its eight runs against Texas State, Texas has now outscored the opposition 51-7 this fall.

The Longhorn pitchers have also been exceptional so far this season. Freshman pitcher Erica Wright struck out five batters over two innings of work. In the five fall scrimmages, Wright has pitched 11 innings and has struck out 23 batters. 

Texas will finish off its fall campaign against the Sun City, Texas, Veterans at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Women's swimming and diving

The women’s swimming and diving team hosted their first meet this season Friday, falling to No. 9 Texas A&M, 169-131.

The No. 2 Longhorns put up a fight in five individual victories over Texas A&M, some races as close as milliseconds and fingertips apart.

The meet began with a race of that sort, as a slim 40 milliseconds determined the A&M victory in the 200-yard medley relay to start Texas out at a 5-point deficit. It wasn’t until the third event that sophomore Madisyn Cox pulled out a Texas win in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.61.

Senior Gretchen Jaques once again dominated the 100 breaststroke in the fifth event of the meet, going 1:00.72.

Texas narrowed the point margin from 19 to 6 points with races such as the 200 butterfly, in which Texas had a 1-2-3 victory over A&M.

In the 200 backstroke, sophomore Tasija Karosas clocked in at 1:54.97, just five milliseconds behind Texas A&M’s Lisa Bratton. 

All-American senior diver Emma Ivory-Ganja put a hold on the Aggies’ winning streak by placing first on the 3-meter board with 347.40 points, while Cox raced in the 200 IM, resulting in another Texas gain with a time of 1:59.64.

The Aggies, now 4-0, finished off the night with their 11th and final win against Texas in the 400-yard freestyle relay, besting Texas’ 3:21.65 with a time of 3:20.40.

Now with a current 5-1 standing, Texas has a two-week break before competing in the three-day Texas Diving Invitational at home from Nov. 20-22.

After a week off from action, the men’s tennis team will compete in the Florida Invitational while senior Søren Hess-Olesen competes in New York.

Representing the Longhorns at the Florida Invitational are seniors Adrien Berkowicz and Lloyd Glasspool, along with junior Nick Naumann. Sophomore George Goldhoff and redshirt freshman William Jou will also make the trip to Gainesville, Florida.

The Longhorns, however, will be without leader Hess-Olesen. The fifth-ranked two-time All-American received an at-large bid to compete at the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, New York, beginning Nov. 6.

No. 106 Berkowicz looks to bounce back from a strong showing at the Texas Regional Championship, which ended with a semifinal loss to unranked freshman Cameron Norrie of TCU. Jou, a Houston native, looks to improve a 1-3 singles record after going winless in singles play at his Texas Regional debut.

Naumann, who was ranked 113th in ITA preseason rankings, is still looking for his first singles victory this season while No. 31 Glasspool looks to improve a 1-3 singles record. Neither Naumann, Glasspool, nor No. 56 Goldhoff competed in the Texas Regional.

The Florida Invitational will begin Nov. 7 and run through Nov. 9. Play in New York will also run through Nov. 9.

Men's Tennis

Seniors All-Americans Søren Hess-Olesen and Lloyd Glasspool easily advanced to the next round of the main singles draw at the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as neither dropped more than three games in any set of their matches Thursday.

The duo, ranked No. 4 in ITA preseason rankings, lost in the first round of the main doubles draw to redshirt freshman Paul Oosterbaan and junior Ben Wagland of Georgia 6-1, 4-6, 1-0(3).

Senior Adrien Berkowicz started off strong, picking up three wins to advance out of the qualifying draw and into the main singles draw. But Thursday, in the round of 64, his run came to and end with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Oklahoma’s Axel Alvarez Llamas.

Berkowicz’s only other loss came in the first round of qualifying doubles after he and sophomore George Goldhoff fell to North Carolina’s sophomore duo of Jack Murray and Ronnie Schneider 6-1, 6-4.

Goldhoff won his opening round in the qualifying singles draw but was unable to advance to the round of 32 after falling to No. 98 junior Dominik Koepfer of Tulane 7-6(5), 6-3.

Goldhoff, as well as juniors Nick Naumann and Michael Riechmann, finished the tournament with a 1-1 singles record.

No. 5 Hess-Olesen and No. 31 Glasspool will resume singles play Friday.

Women's Soccer

The women’s soccer team has faced ranked opponents in three of its last four games and will receive a well-deserved respite with a road contest against an unranked Iowa State team Friday at 7 p.m. The Cyclones are 6-6-0 on the season and have already dropped their first two conference games against Baylor and Oklahoma State.

Although Texas has slowed down since going undefeated through its first six games, Iowa State should be an easier match for the Longhorns compared to the national elites they’ve drawn recently.

Texas (6-4-2) began conference play by facing the two toughest teams in the Big 12. The Longhorns split last weekend’s conference home stand with an overtime win against then-No. 6 Texas Tech and a 2-0 loss to then-No. 17 West Virginia.

Freshman forward Olivia Brook has been the team’s leading goal scorer despite coming off the bench, but the starting attackers need to make an impact early in games if Texas is to succeed in conference play.

Head coach Angela Kelly expressed concern about the team’s execution in last weekend’s shutout loss to the Mountaineers.

“I’m disappointed in our decision making — we need to be more eager to receive the ball,” Kelly said. “We understand our decision making, and we understand that you don’t pick or choose when you show up. This is conference time, and you need to show up every game.”

Women's Tennis

Two-time All-American junior Breaunna Addison began the main singles draw Thursday afternoon, dropping the first round in a three-set match to Duke’s Ester Goldfeld in a tiebreaker, at the ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, California. But Addison rallied off two straight games, winning the final one in dominating fashion and completing a come-from-behind victory (6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1) to stay alive. Addison will need to defeat five more opponents to take home the title.

The doubles side of the bracket didn’t turn out as well for the Longhorns, as freshmen Ryann Foster and Danielle Wagland fell Wednesday afternoon in straight sets (5-7, 3-6) to Stanford’s Caroline Doyle and Ellen Tsay. 

Foster and Wagland won three pre-qualifying matches to obtain a berth in the qualifying rounds but, ultimately, fell two wins shy of the main doubles draw.

Addison will continue Friday afternoon in the round of sixteen against Brooke Austin of Florida.

No. 8 Texas defeated Tulsa 4-0 on Sunday at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The 1 p.m. match numbered the second home match of the final five that the center will host before it’s torn down for construction of the medical school.

Juniors Soren Hess-Olesen, Lloyd Glasspool and Adrien Berkowicz, and freshman George Goldhoff all downed members of the Golden Hurricanes in singles.

Berkowicz, who only let up a single point as he defeated No. 108 Alejandro Espejo, said the match was good competition to face before No. 1 Oklahoma comes to Austin next week.

“This weekend will probably be our toughest match of the season,” Berkowicz said. 

With strong wins from many players of the team, the team looks ahead for hopes of success next weekend. 

“We just have to make sure we do what we’ve done in practice,” said junior Jacoby Lewis, who joined David Holiner for a 7-3 doubles win. “This will be a big match against a great team, and we just need to carry out the momentum from this season.”

Men's swimming and diving

Fourth-ranked Texas traveled to Bloomington, Ind. on Friday and split wins against Indiana and Michigan for the second year in a row. 

The Longhorns cruised past the ninth-ranked Hoosiers with a 108-point victory, but fell short against No. 1 Michigan with a score of 166-134.

Texas began the meet strong with a one-two finish in the one-meter diving event. In another strong performance, freshman Michael Hixon claimed the event with 373.25 points while freshman Mark Anderson secured second.

Freshman Jack Conger took home first in all the backstroke events. Conger started by taking the 100-yard backstroke in 48.36 before winning the 200-yard distance in 1:45.13. Conger would then go on to capture his third win of the night in the 100-yard butterfly. Texas also saw great performances from junior Clay Youngquist, who notched wins in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle.

The Longhorn distance swimmers were headlined by sophomore Sam Lewis. Lewis put together a strong swim in the 1,000 and finished in 9:09.92.

The Longhorns will resume the regular season Nov. 8 when they take on Virginia, Penn State and West Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

Women's swimming and diving

Texas looked dominant in its wins against Indiana and Michigan in a double-dual meet Friday, beating the latter by a 210-90 margin.

Longhorn divers swept the three-meter event to open competition, with junior Emma Ivory-Ganja picking up her second win in as many weeks.

Senior Samantha Tucker won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:47.43, earning Texas’ first individual swimming victory of the day. 

Freshman Tasija Karosas finished first in the 200-yard backstroke for the third time this season, besting her two previous times with a mark of 1:56.74.

Texas concluded the meet with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay, posting its best time of the season in 3:21.06.   

Up next the Longhorns will face Penn State, Virginia and West Virginia in a meet in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 8.  

Men's tennis

Texas juniors Adrien Berkowicz and Clement Homs played some of the best tennis of their young Longhorns careers this weekend, when they both advanced to the finals of their respective draws at the UT Invitational.

Berkowicz advanced to the finals in the A draw where he defeated Cutura (6-7, 6-3, 6-1) to claim the UT Invitational singles A draw title while Homs advanced to the finals of the B draw before falling to Texas Tech’s Jolan Cailleau in straight sets (6-3, 6-1).

Senior Sudanwa Sitaram, No. 93 in the nation, was also in the B draw falling to Cailleau (6-0, 6-3) in the quarterfinals. In the singles A draw, freshman George Goldhoff advanced to the semifinals before falling to Tyler Junior College’s Mate Cutura (7-6[7-4], 7-6[7-4]).

In doubles Cutura/James Martell defeated Goldhoff/Jacoby Lewis (8-3) in the round of 16. Berkowicz/Homs fell to TCU’s Andres Alfonzo/Trey Daniel (8-6) in the doubles quarterfinal.

Texas finishes fall tournament play 65-39 in singles.

Rowing

Both varsity and novice squads collected wins over the weekend at Austin Rowing Club’s 29th annual Head of the Colorado.

Texas’ varsity boat won the five-entry open eights race, sweeping the competition. The Longhorns crossed the finish line in 18:19.9, more than a minute and a half before second-place LSU Rowing Club.

Texas also claimed a win in the novice-2 eights race with a time of 21:25.2. The Longhorns finished ahead of Oklahoma by more than 30 seconds.

On Sunday, Texas’ varsity raced in New Jersey in the three-mile Princeton Chase. Two Longhorn boats competed in the 52-entry women’s varsity eight, finishing 27th and 28th. Texas’ A boat crossed the finish line with a time of 16:06.36 and Texas’ B boat just behind, with a time of 16:10.47.

The Longhorns also competed in the women’s varsity fours. Texas’ A boat finished 14th in 17:50.73 just behind Rutgers and Cornell. Following was Texas’ B boat in 27th place with a time of 18:32.37. 

Overall, women’s rowing found success in its regattas over the weekend. The teams prepare to wrap up their fall season this weekend in Tennessee at the Head of the Hooch.

Women's golf

The Alamo Invitational in San Antonio began Sunday for the women’s golf team, as it ended the first round in 14th place with a score of 7-over-par 295. 

Junior Bertine Strauss led the team and ended her day at 4-over-par 76. Freshman Julia Beck was in the No. 2 spot and finished with a score of 2-over–par 74. 

Sophomore Tezira Abe finished the best for Texas with an even-par 72, while sophomore Natalie Karcher finished with a score of 2-over-par 74. Abe ended tied for 27th, and then Beck and Karcher tied for 49th on the overall leader board. Oklahoma, ranked No. 5 in the NCAA before the event, took first place in Sunday’s round with a score of 10-under-par 350. 

Freshman Sara Scarlett, competing as an individual, and Anne Hakula in position five also participated in the event for Texas, ending the first round with scores of 10-over-par 82 and 3-over-par 75 respectively. 

The second round will begin Monday at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course.