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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Senior Malaika Rapolu lunges to hit the ball during singles against Oklahoma on March 3, 2024. Rapolu defeated Ava Catanzarite 6-2, 6-2, to help the Longhorns defeat the Sooners.

Texas women’s tennis senior Malaika Rapolu combines experience, ferocity to blossom in final season

Anna Ambrose, General Sports Reporter April 12, 2024

As her senior season comes to a close, senior Texas women’s tennis player Malaika Rapolu has worked her way to the top of the stat sheet. From Cedar Park, Texas, Rapolu holds a 32-5 record in singles...

Senior Taisiya Pachkaleva hits the ball during singles play on Saturday. Pachkaleva defeated Kara Wheatley of BYU 6-4, 6,2.

No. 8 Texas women’s tennis takes down BYU on Senior Day

Anna Ambrose, General Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

No. 8 Texas women’s tennis defeated Brigham Young University 6-1 in a strong showing at home on Saturday, sweetening their Senior Day where four players were honored.  The Longhorns entered the match...

Taisiya Pachkaleva jumps to hit an incoming ball during a match against Kansas State University on March 24, 2024. The Longhorns swept the Wildcats 4-0.

Texas women’s tennis continues Big 12 dominance after weekend victories

Anna Ambrose and Henry Hipschman April 1, 2024

In a weekend of triumph for the Women's Tennis Team, the Longhorns improved to 15-4 after defeating No. 60 Kansas and Iowa State on Thursday and Saturday. These past two matches mark the latest in a long...

Redshirt sophomore Vivian Ovrootsky hits the ball during the match against OSU player Ayumi Miyamo on Friday. Ovrootsky won the match in two sets.

No. 7 Texas women’s tennis falls to Oklahoma State in a tight match

Anna Ambrose, General Sports Reporter March 23, 2024

Texas women’s tennis fell 4-3 in a tight match that came down to the last set against No. 1 Oklahoma State in Austin on Friday afternoon.  Both the Longhorns and Cowgirls entered today’s match...

Junior Sabina Zeynalova prepares to hit the ball on Feb. 18, 2024. Zeynalova hung her Ukrainian flag on the bench during this match against Auburn University.

Texas women’s tennis player Sabina Zeynalova finds strength in vulnerability

Anna Ambrose, General Sports Reporter February 26, 2024

Content warning: This story contains mentions of disordered eating. Sabina Zeynalova, a psychology junior from Kyiv, Ukraine balances D1 tennis, school and social life, all while dealing with the war...

Graduate student Tanya Sasnouskaya prepares to hit the ball during singles play against Ariana Arseneault of Auburn University on February 18, 2024. Her match was tied when play stopped as the Longhorns clinched the win.

No. 6 Texas women’s tennis takes down No. 12 Auburn 4-1 at home

Anna Ambrose, General Sports Reporter February 19, 2024

After losing in the quarterfinals round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s National Women’s Team Indoor Championship last weekend in Seattle, Texas women’s tennis returned home and went...

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