ITA National Team Indoor Championships


Trent Lesikar

(File photo)

Matt Warden

On the heels of two consecutive wins in the International Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend, the Longhorns are heading to Charlottesville, Va. for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

Currently ranked No. 15 in the country, the team has had a great spring semester thus far, upsetting No. 4 North Carolina, while posting victories against No. 23 Alabama and No. 17 Vanderbilt.

Junior All-American Aeriel Ellis has led the women all season long, as she has competed in eight consecutive national championship events. Ellis is currently ranked as the No. 47 player in the ITA and is poised to surpass the 30-wins mark for another year.

A new addition to the team this season, freshman Noel Scott, is currently ranked No. 119 and looks to keep improving on her early success as a Longhorn. She joined teammate Cierra Gaytan-Leach to win the doubles final in the Longhorn Invitational and clinched her biggest win to date against the No. 43 player in the nation at Alabama.

Sophomore Elizabeth Begley is another notable performer for the team, winning the singles title and advancing to the doubles semifinals at the Cougar Fall Draw tournament.

The National Team Indoor Championships will be a four day event starting today and running through Monday.

Printed on Friday, February 10, 2012 as: National tournament poses difficult test