Longhorns take on Hilltoppers, prepare for final meeting against Texas A&M


Maria Arrellaga

In Texas’ last match, sophomore David Holiner had his ninth consecutive singles victory. The Horns lost the match 5-2.

Lauren Jette

Today the Longhorns will take on the St. Edward’s Hilltoppers in a tune-up match before taking on longtime rival Texas A&M in the last edition of the Lone Star Showdown.

The Hilltoppers are ranked No. 15 in the Division II rankings and just defeated No. 21 Incarnate Word in their last outing and are 11-5 on the season.

No. 17 Texas will look to gain some confidence from this match heading into the final conference showdown against the Aggies this Saturday. The Longhorns are coming off a 1-2 start in conference play with only two matches left before the conference tournament at the end of April.

After dropping their opener to No. 13 Oklahoma last month, the Longhorns rebounded with a win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. But a loss to No. 28-ranked Baylor last week has the team in a position where they will need to win against A&M and then No. 20 Texas Tech next weekend in order to finish with a winning conference record.

After having 10 days between conference matches to rest some injuries, the Longhorns are ready to get their top players back on court.