Women’s tennis hosts Oklahoma and Oklahoma State

Chris Caraveo

The last three matches the Longhorns will play at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center will determine if the team can claim a third-straight conference championship.

This weekend, No. 22 Texas (10-9, 5-1 Big 12) hosts No. 18 Oklahoma and No. 23 Oklahoma State. If the Longhorns sweep the Sooners and Cowgirls they will need to either beat Baylor in the season finale or have Oklahoma State lose to secure a top spot.

Last year, the Longhorns pulled a double-sweep over the teams from Oklahoma, both in the regular season and in the Big 12 Tournament, which culminated in a title for Texas.

Three freshmen — Ratnika Batra, Neda Koprcina and Pippa Horn — will be key in the final three contests, and their 15-3 combined conference record leaves no doubts as to whether they are ready for the challenge.

The Longhorns face the Sooners on Friday at 6 p.m. and the Cowgirls on Sunday at 1 p.m.