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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Ryan Hopper
Senior Micah Braswell celebrates after winning the set point against senior Tadeas Paroulek from Baylor University on April 13, 2024. Braswell won the match 2-0.

No. 4 Texas celebrates its seniors and its final regular season Big 12 conference title

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter April 13, 2024

Celebrating its six seniors on senior day, No.4 Texas prevailed in a 7-0 sweep over No. 37 Baylor at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon to win the outright Big 12 regular season title for the...

The Texas mens tennis team chants before the match against Virginia begins on Jan. 18, 2024.

Texas men’s tennis head coach Bruce Berque on leading a ‘generational team’

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter April 8, 2024

In 1988, before his illustrious coaching career spanning three and a half decades, Bruce Berque, then a recent college graduate from Haverford College in Southern Pennsylvania, decided he wasn’t quite...

Redshirt senior Cleeve Harper shouts after scoring a point on January 18, 2024. Harper and doubles partner Eliot Spizzirri won their doubles match against Virginia.

No. 5 Texas goes undefeated in singles against No. 33 Oklahoma State, cruising to 8th straight victory

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

No. 5 Texas prevailed 6-1 over No. 33 Oklahoma State Friday, thanks to excellent singles play at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  At the beginning of play, however, doubles proved...

Senior tennis player Eshan Talluri celebrates during Texas doubles match against UCF on Friday, March 22, 2024. Eshan and junior Pierre-Yves Bailly beat UCF players Liam Branger and Lleyton Cronje 6-2.

No. 4 Texas increases win streak to seven after road trip against BYU and Texas Tech

Ryan Hopper and Karthik Nemmani April 1, 2024

No. 4 Texas continued its momentum with two victories in three days on a whirlwind road trip. Although the team had limited rest from playing BYU on Thursday and Texas Tech on Saturday, the Longhorns increased...

Junior Pierre-Yves Bailly hits the ball against Danilo Raicevic in singles play against St. Johns University on Feb. 24. Bailly won 6-1, 6-0.

Pierre-Yves Bailly: big brother with big dreams

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter March 4, 2024

Growing up in Bilzen, Belgium, junior Pierre-Yves Bailly has fond memories of playing tennis and pick-up soccer games with his best friends, but by the time he was 12, his academics were becoming more...

Senior Micah Braswell successfully returns the ball in singles play against junior Carl Gustavsson of St. Johns University on Wednesday. Braswell won 6-1, 6-2 giving Texas a 3-0 overall advantage.

No. 10 Texas loses only 15 singles points in a sweep over No. 55 St. John’s

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter February 29, 2024

Coming off mixed results at the ITA Indoor Championships in New York City, No. 10 Texas men’s tennis swept No. 55 St. John’s 7-0 on a chilly Wednesday evening at the Texas Tennis Center. The team dominated...

Campbell, Gordon among six Longhorns selected in 2023 MLB Draft

Campbell, Gordon among six Longhorns selected in 2023 MLB Draft

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter July 13, 2023

With Texas baseball’s storied history, it shouldn’t be surprising that at least one Longhorn has been selected in every MLB Draft since its inception in 1965.  The 2023 draft was no exception;...

Previewing Texas football’s weekend recruiting visits

Previewing Texas football’s weekend recruiting visits

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter June 25, 2023

Boasting a $2.4 million recruitment spending total for 2023, Texas has become one of the nation’s most prominent schools for hosting new football recruits. The program welcomed nine highly touted high...

Texas men’s tennis season review

Texas men’s tennis season review

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter June 8, 2023

Led by Big 12 Player of the Year Eliot Spizzirri and fifth-year coach Bruce Berque, Texas men’s tennis made its third Final Four appearance in four years. Texas has been a consistent powerhouse during...

How Eliot Spizzirri used wrist injury to propel him to No. 1

How Eliot Spizzirri used wrist injury to propel him to No. 1

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter April 20, 2023

Eliot Spizzirri has dominated his competition in his junior season as he’s already accumulated five Big 12 Player of the Week honors. His ten total weekly awards is now the most in the conference history,...

Previewing Texas men’s basketball’s Sweet 16, Elite Eight matchups

Previewing Texas men’s basketball’s Sweet 16, Elite Eight matchups

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter March 23, 2023

Texas is nearing its first Sweet 16 since its 2008 run, which saw Rick Barnes’ Longhorns reach the Elite Eight following a pair of impressive victories.  Texas now moves onto the Midwest Regional...

No. 2 Texas continues its momentum from ITA Nationals, beating Texas A&M 5-2

No. 2 Texas continues its momentum from ITA Nationals, beating Texas A&M 5-2

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter February 26, 2023

Coming off of its first-ever runners-up finish at last weekend’s ITA Indoor Nationals tournament, No. 2 Texas took care of business against its in-state rival, No. 40 Texas A&M, in front of a packed...

Texas swept by TCU in its first-ever ITA Indoor National Championship final

Texas swept by TCU in its first-ever ITA Indoor National Championship final

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter February 20, 2023

After a great run to its first-ever ITA Indoor National Championship final, No.7 Texas was swept 0-4 by No. 3 TCU.  The Longhorns looked poised to continue their underdog run, coming off three straight...

Siem Woldeab: The hype man of Texas men’s tennis

Siem Woldeab: The hype man of Texas men’s tennis

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter February 14, 2023

When he’s not shooting around at Gregory Gym with his teammates or watching Texas men’s basketball, junior Siem Woldeab is doing whatever it takes on and off the tennis court for the No. 7 Longhorns...

Newly ranked No.1 singles player Eliot Spizzirri helps Texas prevail over Pepperdine

Newly ranked No.1 singles player Eliot Spizzirri helps Texas prevail over Pepperdine

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter February 12, 2023

Texas junior Eliot Spizzirri was named the top-ranked singles player in the nation this week for the first time in his decorated career. He is the first Longhorn to be ranked No. 1 since Søren Hess-Olesen...

No. 6 Texas men’s tennis suffers first loss to No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus

No. 6 Texas men’s tennis suffers first loss to No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus

Brock Bolinger and Ryan Hopper February 7, 2023

Texas suffered its first loss of the season on Sunday in a 4-0 sweep against a Buckeyes squad ranked No. 2 in the country. Ohio State is Texas’ highest-ranked opponent of the regular season. Sunday’s...

No. 6 Longhorns seal spot in ITA Indoor Championship with dominant Kickoff Weekend

No. 6 Longhorns seal spot in ITA Indoor Championship with dominant Kickoff Weekend

Ryan Hopper, General Sports Reporter January 30, 2023

Texas men’s tennis didn’t let this weekend’s rain extinguish its red-hot start to the spring season with a pair of dominating performances, beating No. 22 California 4-1 on Saturday and sweeping...

No. 7 Texas takes down UTSA and No. 12 Georgia

No. 7 Texas takes down UTSA and No. 12 Georgia

Brock Bolinger and Ryan Hopper January 23, 2023

The Texas men’s tennis team had a busy weekend, sweeping UTSA 7–0 in its home opener on Friday and defeating No. 12 Georgia 4–3 on Sunday. The No. 7 Longhorns pulled off a clean sweep vs. the...

Fans celebrate as Texas scores against UTSA on Sept. 17, 2022.

Despite early-season hiccups, Texas students encouraged by football program’s direction heading into Texas-OU

Ryan Hopper, General sports reporter October 7, 2022

On a scorching Saturday in September, a record 105,213 fans packed into Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to watch the Longhorns nearly pull off a massive upset against No. 1 Alabama. For a stadium...

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