No. 19 Texas hosts No. 15 Baylor in conference match-up

Nitya Duran

No. 19 Texas will host No. 15 Baylor on Wednesday as it continues conference play in preparation for the Big 12 Championships on April 26.

Baylor has been on fire, with a 3-0 conference record, thrashing over No. 12 Oklahoma (6-1) and Oklahoma State (7-0) over the weekend. 66th-ranked sophomore Mate Zsiga, who earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors, is having a terrific season (24-7 singles, 15-3 dual-match singles). He is also 61st ranked in doubles with partner Diego Galeano. Zsiga is coming off of an upset against OU’s 38th-ranked Guillermo Alcorta and will not be short on confidence when he rolls into Austin.

The Longhorns will need strong performances from everyone, but the match-up to watch will be between Zsiga and Texas’ own sophomore standout, 41st-ranked Soren Hess-Olesen. In addition to having great singles matches, Texas will want to secure the doubles point, something it’s only been able to do in one of the three conference matches played this season.

The first set begins at 6 p.m. at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.