Texas sends doubles duo to New York

Lauren Jette

The Longhorns are sending two of their own to New York this weekend, in hopes that they will return to Texas with an indoor doubles title.

Junior Chris Camillone and sophomore David Holiner will be competing in the doubles draw of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Camillone and Holiner will face Tennessee’s Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese in the opening round, beginning Thursday at 9 a.m.

Camillone and Holiner earned their spot in the draw after they defeated fellow teammates Daniel Whitehead and Ben Chen in the final of the ITA Texas Regional Championships, which were held in College Station two weeks ago.

This event, which is hosted by Columbia University, features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw and will be played on the grounds of the U.S. Open Championships.

Camillone and Holiner look to continue the Texas doubles legacy in New York. Last season, former Longhorns Ed Corrie and Jean Andersen reached the doubles semifinals, while former Longhorns Kellen Damico and Luis Diaz Barriga also reached the doubles semifinals in 2007.