Weekend preview: Women’s tennis will face Houston after four-game slump

Reanna Zuniga

Two teams with momentum in opposite directions will come head-to-head this weekend.

No. 35 Texas is on a four-game losing streak and No. 34 Houston is on its fifth-straight win.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, the two teams will battle in Houston to see if the Cougars can keep their continuity going — or if they’ll fall to the Longhorns, taking Texas out of its losing slump it’s in.  

Texas’ last four losses were all road games, and if the team can’t dominate singles, this match will likely result in the same outcome. Texas (2–5) has only racked up three singles wins and one doubles win against its last four opponents combined. In order to win, the Longhorns will need to defeat more opponents in the upcoming dual match than they have the past four games.

Houston has gone 6–1 in dual-match play at home (9–4 overall) and swept Texas A&M Corpus Christi last week.

Both teams have a singles player in the ITA Top 50. For the Cougars, it’s No. 34 Despoina Vogasogari (10–2) and for Texas, it’s No. 47 Breaunna Addison. Last month, Addison was named the Professional Tennis Registry’s Female Player of the Year, however, she has not played since being awarded that title.