Tennis team prepares for end of season

Alex Endress

No. 25 Texas wraps up the regular season this weekend, hitting the road against No. 34 Nebraska and Iowa State.

The match against Nebraska is today in Lincoln. The last meeting took place in the Big 12 tournament semifinals on May 1, 2010, in Austin when Texas beat the Huskers 4-0.

“Nebraska is very tough,” said Texas head coach Patty Fendick-McCain. “They have a lot of depth and experience. [Nebraska head coach] Scott Jacobson has done a great job. We’re looking forward to a good indoor battle in Lincoln.”

On Saturday, the Longhorns travel to Ames to face Iowa State. They won 7-0 when they played the Cyclones in 2010.

“[Iowa State head coach] Armando Espinosa has taken Iowa State to the next level,” Fendick-McCain said. “They are getting solid wins in the Big 12 conference. The depth in the Big 12 has increased exponentially in the past two years.”

Texas will lean on the momentum it gained last weekend in Austin, when it beat No. 22 Oklahoma 5-2 and Oklahoma State 6-1. Additionally, the Longhorns have the highest-ranked singles player in either match this weekend, No. 23 Aeriel Ellis, as well as the highest ranked doubles tandem, No. 49 Amanda Craddock and Cierra Gaytan-Leach.