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As cancellations and postponements flood the sports world amid concerns of COVID-19, several Longhorn tennis matches have also been canceled.
After the Ivy League announced Wednesday that it would cancel athletics for the remainder of the semester, the No. 4 Texas men’s tennis team will not play Saturday’s home match against No. 14 Columbia or No. 11 Harvard on March 20 in San Diego. The No. 4 women’s team will not play against No. 47 Yale in Orlando.
With the Ivy League announcement releasing during the middle of the day on Wednesday, the cancellation of the tennis matches is yet another domino to fall with numerous collegiate sporting events following suit.
“With further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, the Ivy League Presidents are announcing their unanimous decision to cancel all spring athletics practice and competition through the remainder of the academic year,” the Ivy League said in a press conference Wednesday.
Texas has also announced fans will not be permitted to attend any sporting event until March 22 and all events in the Frank Erwin Center have been postponed.