No. 26 Texas takes on Rice


The Longhorns will return to action on Sunday as they travel to Houston to take on Rice University in dual match play. Texas is currently ranked No. 26 with a 5-5 record and is looking to claim a winning record this week after coming off a 4–3 win against No. 18 Stanford. But the Longhorns struggled this season in away matches, failing to win both of their matches away from Austin.

Redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky is off to an excellent start in 2016 with a 6-1 singles record in dual play. Zlobinsky is one of six new additions to the roster this season, joining five freshmen in play.

 Sophomore Adrian Ortiz will play in both singles and doubles matches.  Ortiz is off to a strong start with a 5-3 record including wins over a pair of ranked opponents. Ortiz knocked off Washington’s No. 121 Jake Douglas and UCSB’s No. 81 Nicolas Moreno earlier this season when Texas traveled to Seattle. Ortiz also holds a 6-3 record with doubles partner senior Michael Riechmann.

Match play against the Owls begins at noon on Sunday.