Longhorns continue to win despite weather

Aspen Detrick

The No. 25 Longhorns continued their winning streak with a 4-2 win over Iowa State at Weller Indoor Courts on Sunday. 

The win capped off a strong weekend for Texas, despite the gloomy weather outside. The Longhorns shut out West Virginia on Saturday and came from behind Sunday with All-American senior Breaunna Addison out of the singles lineup. 

“You definitely have to give some credit to Iowa State. They played with passion and purpose,” head coach Howard Joffe said. 

Texas lost the doubles point when new duo of Addison and freshman Katie Poluta was defeated by Iowa State’s Sami Budai and Liza Buss 6-3. Cyclones Alejandra Galvis and Anabella Bonadonna also beat Longhorn sophomore Dani Wagland and freshman Daniella Roldan 6-3 at second singles. Third singles was then suspended and the doubles point given to Iowa State. 

“I give our group all the credit in the world for hanging tough, fighting one-by-one and getting back to even, and then running out the winner,” Joffe said. 

Freshman Chelsea Crovetti cut off the Cyclones’ lead, taking down Liera Bender in two 6-2 matches. Poluta followed her fellow freshman’s lead and conquered Iowa State’s Galvis at third singles 6-1, 6-1 which brought the Longhorns the lead 2-1.

Iowa State showed a brief comeback when Regina Espindola beat Roldan at fourth singles, but junior Neda Koprcina and Wagland responded with two wins at first and second singles to solidify the Texas final win 4-2.

The Longhorns are back in action for Senior Day and their last league game next Saturday at Westwood Country Club against No. 35 Baylor at 1 p.m.