Longhorns end the weekend in Alabama with a win

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The Longhorns downed Princeton 4-2 at the Blue Gray Classic in Alabama to snap a three-match losing streak.

Texas gained the doubles point after Breaunna Addison and Dani Wagland defeated Princeton senior Amanda Muliawan and freshman Nicole Kalhorn 6-2. Texas senior Lana Groenvynk and freshman Katie Poluta finished a tough 7-6 match against Princeton’s Dorothy Tang and Amber Park.

“The ladies showed a lot of poise when the match was on the line in singles,” UT first year head coach Howard Joffe said.

Princeton won singles matches at the fourth and sixth positions, but the Longhorns sealed the deal with victories at the second, third and fifth positions.

Sophomore Wagland beat Princeton’s Nicole Kalhorn 6-4, 6-1 and Texas junior Neda Koprcina finished off Tiger Katrine Steffensen 7-6, 6-1.

Poluta added a win over Princeton’s Emily Hahn at fifth singles to carry the Longhorns to 4-2.

“I know out ladies are looking forward to getting back to Austin and playing some home matches,” Joffe said.

Texas hosts Michigan at home next weekend, March 5 at Whitaker Tennis Courts.