Longhorns look to break split record this weekend on road

Aspen Detrick

The Longhorns have a challenging weekend ahead when they go on the road to continue Big 12 play against No. 12 Texas Tech and No. 28 TCU.

Texas holds a 2–2 conference record after Oklahoma State broke the Longhorns at-home record on Friday and Texas took down rival Oklahoma on Sunday.

The Longhorns defeated the Red Raiders 4-2 in last year’s meeting in Austin; however, the Horned Frogs proved themselves a challenge when they knocked Texas off in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Big 12 Championships.

While the two Big 12 teams boast higher statuses than No. 35 Texas, neither of them carry a player ranked within the ITA top 100. They do have positioned doubles tandems though; TCU with 34th-ranked doubles duo Caroline Wegner and Seda Arantekin and Tech’s No. 38 Lynn Kiro and Alex Valenstein. Valenstein is also part of a 64th-ranked duo with Gabriela Talaba.

Two-time All-American senior Breaunna Addison is inching her way back toward the ITA top-10, sitting at No. 11 after collecting her 100th win a few weeks ago. Addison and her partner, sophomore Dani Wagland, have also climbed a few spots this week to No. 11 in doubles rankings.

Junior Neda Koprcina has established herself at the No. 2 singles spot right under Addison. Koprcina holds a flawless 7-0 at No. 2 singles and an impressive 13-1 in dual matches.

Texas beings their weekend at McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock at 5 p.m. Friday, and continues on to Fort Worth on Sunday to play at Friedman Tennis Center at 11 a.m.