Last week, senior Bianca Turati announced her decision to enter the professional ranks and forgo her additional year of eligibility. She’s the first of four Texas tennis seniors to decide on whether or not to stay an extra year after the coronavirus cut their spring season short.
One day after the NCAA canceled all winter and spring sport championships due to concerns about COVID-19, the Big 12 announced it was canceling all athletic competition for the remainder of the academic year.
The Texas Tennis Center was at capacity Friday as the No. 3 men's team and the No. 6 women’s team simultaneously took on opponents. The men's team bounced back following a loss last week against No. 9 NC State with a win against an inconsistent Tulane squad, while the women’s team opened up conference play with a victory against a West Virginia squad that had lost just one game previously.
Texas’ last two opponents, No. 12 Stanford and No. 17 Pepperdine, proved to be forces, leaving the Longhorns with two consecutive losses — one at home and one on the road. Now, Texas is coming home with its focus on No. 16 Michigan.