Longhorns return home to face No. 4 Michigan


The Longhorns will return to Whitaker Courts to face No. 4 Michigan on Saturday after playing in four-straight matches away from home.

Texas had a three-match losing streak while on the road, but finally got back in the win column after beating Princeton last Saturday in the Blue Gray Classic in Alabama.

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

The Wolverines are coming off a big win over then-No. 2 North Carolina, but the Longhorns, who are ranked No. 73 as a team, are undefeated at home and look to keep it that way.

No. 9 Breaunna Addison and the Longhorns will likely have an advantage in stamina. The Wolverines will face Baylor on Thursday night before continuing south to face Texas. 

Michigan brings three nationally ranked players into the match, including No. 15 senior Ronit Yurovsky, No. 17 freshman Brienne Minor and No. 75 freshman Kate Fahey.

The last time these teams matched up was in 2015, when Michigan defeated Texas 6–1. The Wolverines also lead the all-time series between the two 4–1.

Play begins at noon on Saturday.