Longhorns hope to take title at ITA Texas Regional Championship

Kathryn Thiel

It’s been two years since junior Aeriel Ellis won the ITA Texas Regional Championship, and Texas is poised to win it’s first ITA title this season in Fort Worth. The tournament will feature every NCAA Division I team in Texas, competing in singles and doubles.

The Longhorns will not just be competing to win a tournament, but more importantly to advance to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship in New York next month. Playing at the site of the U.S. Open will give Texas more motivation, especially for the freshmen aiming to prove their talent.

“I’m pleased with the progress our freshmen have made,” said head coach Patty Fendick-McCain. “They have good work habits, and we hope to see them reap the benefits.”

Building on success at the Longhorn and Rice Invitational, along with Ellis’ singles win at her seventh national championship, Texas has set the stage for a very possible win this weekend.