Longhorns to compete in Lone Star State showdown

Chris Caraveo

The Longhorns head to Fort Worth today for the ITA Texas Regional Championship.  Schools from all over Texas will compete to prove who is the best of the Lone Star State.

This event gives senior Elizabeth Begley a chance to make up for her quick exit two weeks ago in Los Angeles. The Houston native failed to win a match in her first appearance of the season. 

At last year’s Texas Regional she advanced to the Round of 32 before Rice’s Natalie Beazant eliminated her in straight sets.

Junior Annat Rabinovich, another native of Houston, lost in the first round of the main draw last year but won two straight matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket.

Competitive performances against teams from around Texas — including Big 12 rivals Texas Tech and Baylor — over the next five days could give an indication of what the season will look like for Texas.

“We’re going to have an incredible lineup for sure,” Rabinovich said. “I think we’re going to do really well, maybe just as good as or even better than last year.”