Texas goes head to head with Arkansas

Alana Kaufman

The Longhorns return home after a month on the road in dual match play against the University of Arkansas. Texas moved up to No. 19 with a 11-5 record after defeating No. 29 San Diego 4-3 last weekend.

Freshman Harrison Scott took home the Big 12 Men’s Tennis Player of the Week award. The honor was Scott’s first of his collegiate career and the second for a Longhorn this month. Scott earned his highest-ranked win as a Longhorn last Sunday with his 7-6, 6-3 win over San Diego’s 53rd-ranked senior Jordan Angus. 

Scott also took home a 6-2 win at third doubles with sophomore partner John Mee over USD’s senior Romain Kalaydjian and redshirt sophomore Alex Araouzos. Scott has won four of his last five singles matches, with two of those wins coming over ranked opponents.

Senior Michael Riechmann and sophomore Adrian Ortiz are featured at No. 44 in the latest ITA doubles rankings. The duo is 8–5 this season in dual match play.

In singles, redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky has a 8–2 record and is one of six new additions to the roster this season. Ortiz has also had a strong season with a 8–3 singles record at No. 3 and 4.

Match play will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Westwood Country Club.