No. 22 Texas routed DePaul, 4–3, to make it to the championship game against No. 12 Vanderbilt at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. But the Longhorns couldn’t pull off the victory, falling, 5–0, to the Commodores this weekend.
In its first match of the season, Texas women’s tennis took an early 2–0 lead over DePaul after doubles, but the Blue Demons rallied back, closing the gap to 2–1 during fifth singles. Freshman Ryann Foster defeated DePaul junior Ana Vladutu (3–6, 7–5, 6–1) to take a 3-1 lead, before the Blue Demons evened out the match in the third and fourth singles. With Texas tied going into the last match, freshman Danielle Wagland defeated DePaul senior Rebeca Mitrea (6–7, 6–1, 6–2), safely securing the Longhorns’ victory.
Vanderbilt sophomore Sydney Campbell defeated junior Breaunna Addison (6–2, 6–2), the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year, helping the Commodores sweep the Longhorns.
Vanderbilt now advances to the ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship hosted by the University of Virginia early next month.
Texas hosts Rice at 1 p.m. next Saturday at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center in Austin.