Horns score victories in Oklahoma tournament

Nitya Duran

The Longhorns traveled to Tulsa, Okla., this past weekend and secured impressive victories over two Top 25 teams in No. 25 Washington and No. 17 Tulsa. The Longhorns improved to 3-0 on the season with a 2-0 record against top-25 opponents.

Action started Saturday as the Longhorns defeated the Huskies’ No. 13 doubles duo Chris Camillone and David Holiner were paired with different partners for their matches by head coach Michael Center. That didn’t stop them from securing victories with their new partners Nick Naumann and Daniel Whitehead, respectively. The Longhorns’ No. 1 singles player, No. 31 Soren Hess-Olesen, returned to the court from injury and played in his first match of the season. He fell and lost the only match of the day to Kyle McMorrow in three sets (2-6, 7-6, 6-4). 

Sudanwa Sitaram, Whitehead, Naumann, Andrew Korinek and Lloyd Glasspool secured dual match singles victories as well.

Texas faced off against Tulsa on Sunday in a nail-biter of a match. Tulsa secured the doubles team point early on and established a 2-1 lead after splitting the first two singles matches. After that it was all Texas as Glasspool, Naumann and Whitehead secured victories and team points for the Longhorns. Whitehead was the last to play, and with the points tied at 3-3, he overcame No. 69 Alejandro Espejo in three sets (4-6, 6-4, 7-5) to secure the win.