Longhorns host UTA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Nitya Duran

The Longhorns resume play Thursday as they host the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center. This will be the first time the Longhorns have played since back-to-back losses at USC and Pepperdine at the beginning of February in California. 

Texas started the season on a promising note, going 4-0. Since then, it has lost three straight matches. The Longhorns have won 17 consecutive home openers going into Thursday’s double-header.

Texas is ranked No. 15 on the ITA rankings. UTA (1-2) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-4) aren’t in the ITA Top 25 national rankings.

The Longhorns’ No. 39 Soren Hess-Olesen is 8-5 overall with a 2-3 record in singles this year. He was named ITA Texas Region Player to Watch after last season.

No. 17 doubles tandem Chris Camillone/David Holiner and No. 50 Daniel Whitehead/Sudanwa Sitaram have only played a combined total of two matches throughout the dual match season. However, Holiner has been partnered with Whitehead lately. They’re 4-2 this season, while Camillone has been paired with freshman Nick Naumann