At the conclusion of Friday’s match between Texas and Baylor, one thing will be certain: Someone’s streak will be over.
The Longhorns (13-9, 6-1) and Lady Bears (13-13, 6-1) meet in Waco in a match that pits the last two Big 12 champions against each other, with defending champion Texas and Baylor, which won the previous six titles.
Both teams and TCU, all 6-1 in the Big 12, trail Texas Tech in the standings, with the Red Raiders holding a 7-0 record in conference play. The Horned Frogs will host the Longhorns on Sunday, meaning these next two matches will be important for Big 12 and NCAA Tournament seeding.
In Waco, No. 1 singles will feature No. 36 Breaunna Addison versus No. 10 Ema Burgic. Both players will put their 12-match win streaks on the line. Addison will compete in her third straight match in the Longhorns’ top slot.
Baylor head coach Joey Scrivano does not think his team is up for the challenge against the Longhorns.
“This team needs way too many motivational speeches to simply give it their best,” Scrivano told baylorbears.com. “At this rate, I’ll be surprised if we’re even competitive with Texas on Friday.”
Texas and Baylor begin play at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the Longhorns will travel to Fort Worth to play TCU at noon.