Longhorns welcome top-15 opponents to Austin


Coming off a winless outing in Virginia, the Longhorns return to the Forty Acres for a six-match homestand against a few more top-ranked opponents.

Texas (3-4) has been in a slump lately, losing four straight matches after starting the season 3-0. The Longhorns played four top-12 teams during that rough stretch and, despite the losing streak, they remain 17th in the ITA rankings.

This weekend Texas hosts No. 7 Northwestern and No. 15 Vanderbilt. The Longhorns prevailed in their last dual matches against both squads. However, the Commodores compiled a 9-1 record over Texas at the Miami Spring Invite in January.

Sophomore Breaunna Addison has had an up-and-down start in dual-match play, but leads the Longhorn with a 4-3 record. She has only lost half as many matches as she did all of last season when she went 23-6 in singles.

The Longhorns will begin play at the Penick-Allison Center at noon on Saturday against Northwestern and at the same time on Sunday versus Vanderbilt.