Longhorns serve first at ITA Kick-Off Weekend


The Longhorns return to action this weekend at home at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Texas welcomes No. 21 Florida, No. 15 Texas Tech and No. 17 Ole Miss.

The tournament will take place in 15 different locations across the country, each showcasing four college teams. All teams will be competing for 15 available spots in the upcoming ITA National Team Indoor Championship at The University of Virginia.

Texas will have a nine-man roster competing in the event. Senior Michael Riechmann, junior George Goldhoff, sophomores John Mee and Adrian Ortiz, freshmen Colin Markes, Harrison Scott, Johnny Goodwin and Rodrigo Banzer and redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky will all participate in the singles and doubles draws. In doubles play, Ortiz will team up with Riechmann, Goldhoff will pair off with Zlobinsky, Banzer will be with Scott, and Mee and Markes will be a doubles duo.

Last year, the Longhorns came out strong, defeating Minnesota 4-1. They continued their streak and took down Florida State 4-1, securing them a spot at last years ITA National Team Indoor Championship. At the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, Texas walked away with two wins.

Texas will face Florida at 10 a.m. Saturday and will square off against Texas Tech or Ole Miss. Matches will be played at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center, with the championship match on Sunday.