Women’s tennis gears up for Kitty Harrison Invitational

Abhishek Mukund

The Longhorn women finish fall tournament play with a trip to North Carolina to compete in the Kitty Harrison Invitational. Fourteen teams, five of which are ranked in the top 25, will compete on North Carolina and Duke’s home courts. 

The tournament follows a Texas promising performance at the ITA Texas Regionals Championships in October. Senior No. 82 Neda Koprcina advanced to the finals but failed to clinch the victory against Baylor’s No. 54 Blair Shankle, who won in two sets. 

No. 113 junior Dani Wagland and freshman Petra Granic each lost in the individual competition in the round of 16. As a doubles team, Wagland and Granic lost to Texas A&M early in the tournament.

The invitational begins Friday and ends Sunday. The Longhorns take on East Carolina and Elon in doubles and William and Mary in singles on Friday. Saturday will feature a doubles matchup against Charlotte and a singles matchup against Iowa. Play concludes on Sunday with a singles matchup against Minnesota.