Texas duo wins title at ITA Texas Regionals

Lauren Jette

For the second year in a row, Texas has won the doubles title at the ITA Texas Regional Championships and will make a trip to New York next month to compete for the indoor championship title.

Junior Chris Camillone and sophomore David Holiner beat out fellow teammates Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead 6-3, 6-2 in the final at College Station to earn a spot at the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships starting on Nov. 4.

“It was exciting to get two teams in the finals,” said head coach Michael Center. “Both of those doubles teams played well to get to that point, and they had some tight wins against very good teams to get to the finals. It was a great event for both of our doubles teams.”

Camillone and Holiner defeated the Texas A&M tandem of Alexis Klegou and Junior Ore, while Chen and Whitehead beat Alberto Bautista and Jackson Withrow, also from Texas A&M, to set up the all-Longhorn final.

Center is looking forward to the next tournaments for the team.

“The guys are playing really hard and getting better,” Center said.