Longhorn duo captures doubles title in Fort Worth

Chris Caraveo

Two Longhorns were able to claim the doubles title at the ITA Texas Regional Championship on Monday afternoon in Fort Worth.

Sophomore Breaunna Addison and freshman Pippa Horn captured that title after their berth in the doubles final following their 8-7 defeat of fellow Longhorns junior Elizabeth Begley and freshman Ratnika Batra in the semifinals.

“Pippa and Bree learned something new about their partnership each round, and they made adjustments as they progressed through the tournament,” Texas assistant coach Darija Klaic said. 

The duo faced No. 8 Stefania Hristov and Cristina Stancu of Texas A&M in the finals. They beat the Aggies 8-3 and advanced to November’s UTSA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship.

“They executed the strategy we agreed upon to perfection.” Klaic said. “They started with a good base and kept building on that foundation. By the end of the match, it was a fortress. They were unstoppable today.”

The Longhorns competed well against Big 12 competition with a combined 5-2 record in singles and doubles.

The team has 11 days off before it heads to Portland, Ore., for the Collegiate Invitational.