Texas hosts Penn State and Michigan, hopes to avenge recent losses

Nitya Duran

No. 21 Texas opens a three-week homestand today as it hosts both Penn State and Michigan this weekend. The Longhorns were recently upset by No. 44 Florida State (5-2) this past weekend before defeating USF handily (6-1).

Penn State is currently No. 72, but has not defeated a ranked opponent since upsetting No. 59 New Mexico on Jan. 26. Most of the Nittany Lion players have lost their most recent matches, but Freshman Matt Barry, who is 18-8 overall on the season and who is boasting a six-match win streak, is a bright spot for Penn State.

For Texas, sophomore Lloyd Glasspool holds an impressive 15-5 overall record; No. 50 Soren Hess-Olesen is 9-5 overall since returning to the team in February from an injury; Andrew Korinek is 14-5 overall; Nick Naumann is 14-5 overall; and senior leader No. 80 Daniel Whitehead is 15-11 on the season. Throw in the No. 11 doubles team in David Holiner/Chris Camillone and the No. 60 team of Whitehead/Sudanwa Sitaram.

Play begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center versus Penn State on Thursday. Texas will face Michigan on Saturday.