Longhorns to face unranked opponents in back–to–back matches

Michael Shapiro

After cruising to a 4–1 victory against No. 22 Texas Tech on Saturday, No. 9 Texas will square off against two unranked opponents this week, taking on UTSA on Tuesday and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday. 

Both matches will be home matches for the Longhorns, as Tuesday’s match will be at the Caswell Tennis Center, and Wednesday’s will be at the Westwood Country Club. 

The week’s matches will be Texas’ first back-to-back since the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. The contracted schedule for the Longhorns is the result of a rainout against UTSA on March 2. 

The two matches will provide the Longhorns an opportunity to fine-tune certain aspects of their game, especially at the doubles positions. Texas has lost the doubles point in its previous two matches, with three losses from the doubles lines coming in tiebreakers.

Following this week’s matches, the Longhorns will have a week off before facing off against No. 2 Baylor on April 15 at the Caswell Tennis Center in Austin. 

It will be the Longhorns’ fifth match this year against a top-10 opponent, and it will be the penultimate match of the season for Texas before the Big 12 Men’s Tennis Championship on April 24.