Longhorns travel to Alabama for Blue Gray Classic


The Longhorns will hit the road again this weekend for the Blue Gray Classic in Montgomery, Alabama, after a brief few days back in Austin.

In attendance along with Texas will be Alabama, Auburn, Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State, Pepperdine and Princeton.

No. 58 Texas will open the weekend against the No. 10 Pepperdine Waves.

The Waves are bringing along their top player, 4th in ITA rankings, freshman Luisa Stefani. Stefani has been ranked as high as No. 10 in the ITF junior world ranking and was one of the top-ranked recruits in the world before committing to Pepperdine. 

Texas’ own top-10 ranked senior Breaunna Addison will be looking to keep up her singles winning streak. Addison is currently sitting with eight straight wins Breaunna Addison eight straight wins under her belt and is ninth in the ITA rankings. 

To beat the Pepperdine squad, Texas will need to break their two-week losing streak and get their first win on the road.

“The 4-3 result is emblematic of the direction this team is taking,” first-year head coach Howard Joffe said about last week’s loss to Duke. 

The winner of the first match will move on to play either No. 28 Alabama, who has won the tournament the last two years, or unranked Princeton.

Longhorn play begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday.