Longhorns resume season at ITA Regional Championships in Waco

Christopher Caraveo

After a weekend off from competition, the Longhorns head to Waco for the ITA Texas Regional Championships. The team looks to erase the memories of an unacceptable outing in Los Angeles with a better performance this weekend.

Senior Aeriel Ellis returns to action after suffering two losses in California. Ellis seeks to improve upon her 2-4 start to the season at the regional meet, where she was 13-2 and won the Texas Regional singles championship as a freshman back in 2009.

Junior Elizabeth Begley will have the chance to build on her 7-4 record. The Longhorns’ most consistent player this season has benefited from advancing deep into her draws, including an appearance in the singles final at the Longhorn Invitational.

Sophomores Noel Scott and Lina Padegimaite enter the championships with a 3-2 record in doubles play, seeking to make up for an early exit in Los Angeles.

Every Division I school in Texas will be competing. The champions will move on to New York City for the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November. 

Championship play at the Baylor Tennis Center begins Friday, with the finals taking place Tuesday, Oct. 23.