Whitehead looks to stay white-hot

Lauren Jette

The Longhorns are ready to get back in the swing of things this weekend in the ITA Texas Regional Championships in College Station.

Texas is lead by junior Daniel Whitehead, ranked No. 59 on the ITA preseason rankings after posting a 27-9 singles record last season. Junior Ben Chen also earned the No. 113 ranking after compiling a 16-11 singles record last season.

The state of Texas is considered its own region, so Texas will be facing competition from Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and Texas Christian, among other schools. The winning team from this tournament will go on to compete at the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, New York at the beginning of November.

The Longhorns last tournament was the ITA All-American Championships, in which Whitehead fell one win away from making the main draw. Other Longhorns that earned victories at the tournament included Chen, freshman Soren Hess-Olesen, and sophomore David Holiner.