Ellis outdone at ITA All-American Championships

Christopher Caraveo

The Longhorns fought through some ups and downs this week, ultimately making day six of the ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles the last for Texas’ attempt to make some serious noise in the tourney.

Senior Aeriel Ellis was the last Longhorn to play. She made her first championship appearance in the main singles draw, facing Penn State’s Petra Januskova. Ellis, who did not play competitively for two and a half weeks, dropped her match in straight sets of 6-2, 6-4. The loss drops Ellis to 2-3 this season in matches played.

The week has proved to be tough for the Longhorns. Junior Elizabeth Begley’s 2-1 record is the sole bright spot for the team.

The Longhorns’ final record for this week’s competition stands at 4-5. Despite being eliminated, Ellis will look to even her team’s record in the singles consolation draw, matching up with Georgia State’s Abigail Tere-Apisah Friday at 12:30 p.m.