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Texas fails to deliver in Sark’s first season, anticipation for better will loom in the offseason

Texas fails to deliver in Sark’s first season, anticipation for better will loom in the offseason

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 23 Double Coverage flipbook. A season with a revamped coaching staff, a new slogan and high expectations from the Longhorn faithful...

Texas wins if, loses if: West Virginia

Texas wins if, loses if: West Virginia

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 19 Double Coverage flipbook. In his first season as Texas football head coach, Steve Sarkisian is setting records — just not good...

Texas wins if, loses if: Kansas

Texas wins if, loses if: Kansas

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 12 Double Coverage flipbook. The Longhorns return home to Austin after failing to produce at hardly any level on the road against Iowa...

Goalkeeper Savannah Madden is leading the Longhorns to new heights in her last run with Texas women’s soccer

Goalkeeper Savannah Madden is leading the Longhorns to new heights in her last run with Texas women’s soccer

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 26 flipbook. Savannah Madden stepped on the Forty Acres in 2017. But the goalkeeper waited two full seasons before getting the opportunity to...

Texas wins if, loses if: Iowa State

Texas wins if, loses if: Iowa State

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 5 Double Coverage flipbook. Texas football will be traveling to Ames, Iowa, to play in one of the most hostile environments in all...

Texas wins if, loses if: Baylor

Texas wins if, loses if: Baylor

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared as part of the October 29 Double Coverage flipbook. Coming off the bye week, the Longhorns are looking to rebound after dropping key conference games to two...

Texas wins if, loses if: Oklahoma State

Texas wins if, loses if: Oklahoma State

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 15 Double Coverage flipbook. Texas wins if… … Marcus Washington steps up Last Saturday’s matchup in Dallas resulted in an...

Keys to the game: Oklahoma

Keys to the game: Oklahoma

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8 Double Coverage flipbook. Big Tex and the Cotton Bowl will welcome back thousands of burnt orange and crimson red faithful to Dallas...

Texas wins if, loses if: TCU

Texas wins if, loses if: TCU

December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 Double Coverage flipbook. Texas … The Longhorns hit the road for just the second time this season, traveling to Fort Worth to...

Texas soccer’s season comes to an end in a 2-0 loss to SMU in first round of NCAA tournament

Texas soccer’s season comes to an end in a 2-0 loss to SMU in first round of NCAA tournament

November 14, 2021

Near the 80-minute mark, senior midfielder Julia Grosso played a ball through the two SMU back defenders to freshman forward Trinity Byars, running toward goal. After a defender tried to send the ball...

Texas soccer completes first undefeated conference regular season in program history with 2-0 win over Kansas

Texas soccer completes first undefeated conference regular season in program history with 2-0 win over Kansas

November 10, 2021

On a windy and rainy night at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas, the No. 20 Longhorn soccer team defeated the Jayhawks 2-0, breaking records and surpassing personal milestones.  Texas soccer finished...

In closing minutes of Big 12 tournament final, Texas soccer falls 2-1 to TCU

In closing minutes of Big 12 tournament final, Texas soccer falls 2-1 to TCU

November 7, 2021

In a highly competitive contest against TCU, the Longhorns thought the game was headed to overtime, like their last matchup: A 1-1 draw on Sept. 30. But, with less than 10 minutes to go, the Horned...

Texas soccer looks to break records, put it all on the line against West Virginia in Big 12 Conference semifinal match

Texas soccer looks to break records, put it all on the line against West Virginia in Big 12 Conference semifinal match

November 4, 2021
The Longhorns are one victory away from surpassing the 2006 and 2017 Texas squads for the longest unbeaten streak in program history.
Texas soccer wins big against Oklahoma 5-2, advances to conference tournament semifinal

Texas soccer wins big against Oklahoma 5-2, advances to conference tournament semifinal

November 1, 2021

No. 20 Texas soccer continued its impressive run of form, opening the Big 12 Tournament with a 5-2 statement victory over the Oklahoma Sooners behind a hat trick from freshman forward Trinity Byars and...

Texas soccer completes first undefeated conference regular season in program history with 2-0 win over Kansas

Texas soccer completes first undefeated conference regular season in program history with 2-0 win over Kansas

October 29, 2021

On a windy and rainy night at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas, the No. 20 Longhorn soccer team defeated the Jayhawks 2-0, breaking records and surpassing personal milestones.  Texas soccer finished...

Texas wins if, loses if: Texas Tech

Texas wins if, loses if: Texas Tech

October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 Double Coverage flipbook. Big 12 play kicks off this Saturday for the Longhorns as they welcome the Red Raiders to Austin to battle...

No. 21 Texas draws against West Virginia, 0-0, in front of season-high crowd

No. 21 Texas draws against West Virginia, 0-0, in front of season-high crowd

October 21, 2021

In a hard-fought match, No. 21 Texas drew against West Virginia Thursday, 0-0, giving up its lead at the top of the Big 12 to TCU. “(We) created enough to put one away I thought,” head coach Angela...

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Games to watch in Week 3 of college football season

October 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 17 Double Coverage flipbook. Purdue @ No. 12 Notre Dame Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m. CT, NBC In a showdown between two undefeated programs...

No. 25 Texas draws against Baylor

No. 25 Texas draws against Baylor

October 16, 2021

In the closing seconds of overtime, Texas won a corner as multiple players raced to get the ball in place. Freshman midfielder Lexi Missimo took her stance by the flag and sent in a ball deflected out...

Soccer star Lexi Missimo’s success starts with dad and longtime coach, Derek Missimo

Soccer star Lexi Missimo’s success starts with dad and longtime coach, Derek Missimo

October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 21 flipbook.  Lexi Missimo started playing soccer at six years old. She was coached by her dad Derek for 12 years  before arriving...

Longhorn soccer draws in tough fought game against No. 10 TCU, 1-1

Longhorn soccer draws in tough fought game against No. 10 TCU, 1-1

October 1, 2021

With thirty seconds left on the clock in the second period of overtime, senior midfielder Julia Grosso played a pass to senior defender Cameron Brooks down the left side of the field. Brooks had enough...

Longhorns open Big 12 play with statement 2-0 victory against Kansas State

Longhorns open Big 12 play with statement 2-0 victory against Kansas State

September 23, 2021

Texas women’s soccer opened conference play on the road in Manhattan, Kansas, defeating Kansas State 2-0 in a game the Longhorns controlled from start to finish. Texas got on the board early near...

Longhorns secure 300th program victory in dramatic fashion

Longhorns secure 300th program victory in dramatic fashion

September 17, 2021

Emotions ran high Thursday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium as Texas and Samford sat tied 1-1 in the second period of overtime. Freshman forward Trinity Byars put the game away for the Longhorns to give...

Longhorns steer past New Mexico State defense for first win of the season

Longhorns steer past New Mexico State defense for first win of the season

September 11, 2021

Senior midfielder Julia Grosso made a run past the defensive backline toward goal as teammate freshman forward Trinity Byars played a through ball to her. Controlling the ball with the first touch, Grosso...

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Games to watch in Week 1 of college football season

September 11, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 3 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami  Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m. CT, ABC The reigning national champions will open...

Longhorns lose in closing minutes of regulation to Oregon, 1-0

Longhorns lose in closing minutes of regulation to Oregon, 1-0

September 9, 2021

With under four minutes to play, all signs pointed to an overtime contest in Austin until Oregon midfielder Zoe Hasenauer decided to break the deadlock, receiving the ball at the top of the box.  Swiftly...

Texas draws against No. 13 Rice on the road

Texas draws against No. 13 Rice on the road

September 6, 2021

Texas women’s soccer drew against No. 13 Rice in double overtime 1-1 at Wendel D. Ley Track and Holloway Field in Houston after failing to hold onto their lead and missing prime scoring opportunities. Around...

Meet the 2021 Texas Women’s Soccer Team: Gold medalist, seasoned keeper and more

Meet the 2021 Texas Women’s Soccer Team: Gold medalist, seasoned keeper and more

August 31, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 25 flipbook.  Texas women’s soccer is set to have their home opener this Sunday evening against Georgetown. With experienced players...

Texas soccer in search of first win after 2-0 home opener loss to Georgetown

Texas soccer in search of first win after 2-0 home opener loss to Georgetown

August 30, 2021

Highly regarded freshman midfielder Lexi Missimo created just enough space against the Georgetown defender and looked up at goal from outside the box.  Seeing nothing in between her and the goalkeeper,...

Longhorns fail to capture their first win of the season in Florida, fall to UCF and UF.

Longhorns fail to capture their first win of the season in Florida, fall to UCF and UF.

August 24, 2021

In their highly anticipated return to the field, Texas women’s soccer opened their season in Florida, dropping their opening match 4-0 to UCF on Aug. 19 and tying their second 1-1 three days later against...

Sean Allen’s superb switch to pitching coach comes from experience, instincts

Sean Allen’s superb switch to pitching coach comes from experience, instincts

July 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 20 flipbook. Sean Allen is no stranger to the game of baseball. The Texas baseball assistant coach has been around the sport for decades....

Texas’ magical season ends with 1 swing of bat

Texas’ magical season ends with 1 swing of bat

June 27, 2021

After failing to bring home the game-winning run from second base with one out in the top of the ninth inning, Mississippi State had a chance to walk off against Texas. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Cole...

Melendez keeps Texas alive in CWS, forces elimination game

Melendez keeps Texas alive in CWS, forces elimination game

June 26, 2021

Texas’ run in the College World Series looked like it was coming to a sudden end after it conceded a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning to Mississippi State. Then Ivan Melendez stepped...

Longhorns extend Omaha stay, avoid elimination against Tennessee

Longhorns extend Omaha stay, avoid elimination against Tennessee

June 22, 2021

Texas set an unwanted College World Series record on Sunday night with 21 strikeouts against Mississippi State, but the Longhorn offense arrived in dramatic fashion in Omaha two days later. After No.3...

David Pierce and Texas look forward to competing in College World Series

David Pierce and Texas look forward to competing in College World Series

June 17, 2021

In his 32nd year of coaching baseball, Texas head coach David Pierce is taking the Longhorns to the College World Series for the second time in his five-year tenure with the program. After advancing...

Longhorns walk off against South Florida to open Super Regional

Longhorns walk off against South Florida to open Super Regional

June 13, 2021

The raucous Longhorn fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field went silent Saturday night when South Florida tied the opening game of the Austin Super Regional in the top of the ninth inning off a 2-run homer that...

Texas advances to Super Regionals following Hansen’s dominant performance

Texas advances to Super Regionals following Hansen’s dominant performance

June 7, 2021

Pete Hansen set the tone for the entire game in the first inning of the NCAA Austin Regional Championship on Sunday night. Up 1-2 on the count, the redshirt freshman pitcher gunned a fastball at Fairfield’s...

Texas offense leads Longhorns to victory at first game of Austin Regional

Texas offense leads Longhorns to victory at first game of Austin Regional

June 4, 2021

Ivan Melendez wasn’t in the starting lineup for Texas’ final game of the Big 12 Tournament, with head coach David Pierce citing his need for a mental break. But in the first inning of the Longhorns’...

Texas eliminated from 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

Texas eliminated from 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

May 29, 2021

In the top of the ninth inning, Texas head coach David Pierce turned to his bullpen and brought on freshman Aaron Nixon to keep the Oklahoma State offense from scoring a game-winning run. Instead of getting...

Texas narrowly advances to tournament semifinals with 3-2 win over West Virginia

Texas narrowly advances to tournament semifinals with 3-2 win over West Virginia

May 29, 2021

In the top of the ninth inning, as the Longhorns tried to hold onto a one run lead, head coach David Pierce put his faith in freshman pitcher Tanner Witt. Throughout the season, Pierce has turned to Witt...

Texas falls 5-1 in opening game of 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

Texas falls 5-1 in opening game of 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

May 27, 2021

Texas found itself in a familiar position Wednesday night: down multiple runs late in the ballgame. With runners on first and second base in the seventh inning and only one out, the Longhorns looked as...

No. 6 Texas runs past Texas State 4-1

No. 6 Texas runs past Texas State 4-1

May 4, 2021

Texas only needed three more outs to secure the victory against the Bobcats for the third and final game during this regular season. For the Longhorns, it was time to turn to the bullpen once again and...

No. 3 Texas baseball drops series opener 6-3 against No. 11 Texas Tech

No. 3 Texas baseball drops series opener 6-3 against No. 11 Texas Tech

April 30, 2021
The No. 3 Texas baseball team dropped a Friday game for the first time this season as they fell to Big 12 rival No. 11 Texas Tech 6-3 at UFCU Disch Falk Field.
Longhorns bounce back from Sunday loss, defeat Incarnate Word 5-3

Longhorns bounce back from Sunday loss, defeat Incarnate Word 5-3

April 27, 2021

In the top of the eighth inning with runners on third and first, head coach David Pierce made his way to the mound to calm the nerves of freshman pitcher Tanner Witt. The only way the Longhorns were going...

Pitching lifts Texas to 14th consecutive victory

Pitching lifts Texas to 14th consecutive victory

April 21, 2021

In the ninth inning with one out, head coach David Pierce had a difficult decision to make — let his starting pitcher complete a full game, or turn to the bullpen? Pierce ultimately chose the latter,...

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Texas baseball offense does just enough to defeat Abilene Christian 3-1

April 17, 2021
After taking the lead in the 7th inning, the Texas baseball team never looked back and defeated the Abilene Christian Wildcats 3-1 on Saturday.
Ivan Melendez on track to break home run history

Ivan Melendez on track to break home run history

April 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Daily Texan. Last season, Ivan Melendez played in the NJCAA for Odessa College and batted .354 through 22 games. This year, Melendez...

Late-game offense lifts Texas to 6-5 victory over Nevada in series finale

Late-game offense lifts Texas to 6-5 victory over Nevada in series finale

April 14, 2021

With the game tied in the bottom of the eighth inning, head coach David Pierce needed the Texas bats, which had been relatively spotty all night, to create some magic. Redshirt freshman outfielder Douglas...

Texas downs Nevada 4-3 for 9th straight victory

Texas downs Nevada 4-3 for 9th straight victory

April 14, 2021

With a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, head coach David Pierce turned to the bullpen, something he had done all night. Freshman pitcher Aaron Nixon took the mound and managed to get two routine...

Home runs and stellar pitching help Texas sweep Kansas State 9-2

Home runs and stellar pitching help Texas sweep Kansas State 9-2

April 12, 2021

The No. 4-ranked Texas baseball team completed their second Big 12 series sweep with a 9-2 win over Kansas State on Sunday afternoon, tying their season-high win streak of eight games. After winning...

New infield helps secure series victory against Kansas State 15-1

New infield helps secure series victory against Kansas State 15-1

April 10, 2021

After having relied on a big eighth inning to secure the victory in game one against Kansas State, the Longhorns decided to jump out of the gates swinging and never slowed down, defeating the Wildcats...

Big 8th inning lifts Texas baseball to 13-6 victory over Wildcats

Big 8th inning lifts Texas baseball to 13-6 victory over Wildcats

April 10, 2021
The Texas baseball team finished the inning with eight runs total to secure the series-opening victory against Kansas State in a hard-fought 13-6 contest on Friday.
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Texas baseball downs Lumberjacks 9-1 for fifth-straight victory

April 8, 2021
The No. 4-ranked Texas baseball team extended its win streak to five games on Wednesday night as it downed Stephen F. Austin 9-1 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
No. 4 Longhorns’ offense explodes in 14-4 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi

No. 4 Longhorns’ offense explodes in 14-4 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi

April 7, 2021

Coming off an impressive three-game conference sweep against the Jayhawks, Texas picked up where it left off Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns manhandled Texas A&M Corpus Christi...

Longhorns down Jayhawks 11-2, secure first conference sweep of season

Longhorns down Jayhawks 11-2, secure first conference sweep of season

April 3, 2021
The Texas baseball team completed its first conference sweep of the season with Saturday’s 11–2 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.
Horns secure series win, shut out Jayhawks 7-0

Horns secure series win, shut out Jayhawks 7-0

April 3, 2021

The Texas baseball team secured a conference series victory for the third-straight weekend as the No.5 Longhorns routed the Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kansas. Redshirt junior Tristan Stevens had arguably...

Longhorn baseball fails to sweep Sooners, fall 3-2 in series finale

Longhorn baseball fails to sweep Sooners, fall 3-2 in series finale

March 28, 2021

The Texas baseball team entered the bottom of the ninth inning during Sunday’s game needing two runs to sweep Oklahoma for the first time since 2014. Redshirt freshman infielder Trey Faltine stepped...

Texas offense ensures Red River Rivalry series win

March 27, 2021

In Saturday’s game against Oklahoma, the Longhorns were down 4-3 through five innings, having never led in the ballgame. Then, the experienced redshirt junior infielder duo of Cam Williams and Zach Zubia...

Longhorn baseball walks off in extra innings in Red River classic

March 27, 2021

In the bottom of the eleventh inning, freshman infielder Mitchell Daly managed to stay patient and draw a critical walk. With two outs and the game on the line, redshirt freshman outfielder Douglas Hodo...

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Nixon holds on once again as Texas holds on 4-3 over Baylor for 8th straight win

March 21, 2021

In the ninth inning at Baylor Ballpark, after a solo home run turned the game into a one run game, head coach David Pierce decided to keep freshman pitcher Aaron Nixon in the game after coming on to start...

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Patience at the plate lifts Texas in Big 12 opener

March 20, 2021

The No. 10 Texas Longhorns opened Big 12 conference play with a bang in a 5-3 victory against Baylor in Waco on Friday night.  Throughout the season, head coach David Pierce has discussed the ability...

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Longhorns complete sweep of Gamecocks in 8–5 victory

March 15, 2021

The No. 19 Longhorns beat No. 12 South Carolina 8–5 Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, completing a three-game sweep of a ranked opponent for the first time since 2019. “What a great...

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Stevens, Wenzel lift Longhorns to shutout victory over South Carolina

March 14, 2021

Two solo home runs in the fifth inning were the deciding factor for the No. 19 Longhorns in a 3-0 victory over the No. 12 South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday afternoon.  In a game that relied heavily...

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Longhorns fall to walk-off home run in extra innings, lose to Houston 3-2

March 7, 2021

Head coach David Pierce showed his trust in true freshman pitcher Aaron Nixon in the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against Houston.  In a 2-2 tie ballgame, Nixon looked every bit like a...

Longhorns earn 1st road victory of season over Texas State

March 4, 2021

In the two teams’ first meeting since the Bobcats walked-off against the Longhorns in 2019, No. 19 Texas escaped Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos with a 10-3 victory over Texas State.  Redshirt...

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Longhorns fall to BYU 5-4, fail to complete series sweep on final day

February 28, 2021

On the final day of a four-game series, the Longhorns fell to the Cougars, losing a four-run lead before falling 5-4 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.  Texas looked like it was going to follow the script...

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Late game heroics lift Texas to first victory of season

February 25, 2021

Graduate transfer outfielder Mike Antico lifted Texas to a 3-1 victory over Brigham Young University on Wednesday with a clutch two-run RBI single in the eighth inning, one of the first highlight moments...

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Texas swings, misses in shutout against old Southwest Conference Rival

February 22, 2021

The second day of the State Farm College Baseball Showdown brought the exact same offensive struggles for No. 9 Texas as the Longhorns fell to No. 8 Arkansas 4-0.  Texas managed only two hits and...

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Missed opportunities, inconsistency hurt Texas on opening day

February 20, 2021

The No. 9-ranked Texas baseball team struck out 18 times in an 8-3 loss at the State Farm College Baseball Showdown in Arlington, Texas, against the No. 7-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Longhorns...

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Family ties bring freshman women’s tennis recruit to Texas

December 4, 2020

Peyton Stearns was one of the most sought-after tennis recruits during the 2020 recruiting cycle, but family ties to the University helped lead her to Texas. The freshman hails from Mason, Ohio, but...

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Texas women’s tennis falls short of championship at Austin 18K UTR Tournament

November 16, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team concluded its fall season with nine total victories over four days of competition at the Austin 18K UTR Tournament.  Seniors Fernanda Labraña and Marta...

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Texas tennis senior duo talks leading team with friendship

October 27, 2020

Fernanda Labraña and Marta Perez Mur can attribute their success on the tennis court to hard work, commitment and the enduring friendship they’ve developed over the years. Through two tournaments,...

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Texas women’s tennis tallies 18 victories at A&M Invitational

October 19, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team competed in its second tournament of the season this weekend at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas. Texas registered a total of 18 wins over...

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Malaika Rapolu opens up on parent-coach dynamic, journey to Texas tennis

October 14, 2020

Although this is Malaika Rapolu’s first year on the Forty Acres, she is used to making difficult decisions.   As one of the nation’s top tennis recruits in her cycle, Rapolu reclassified...

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Texas women’s tennis opens season at TCU Invitational

October 5, 2020

Texas women’s tennis took the court Friday through Sunday for the first time this season at the TCU Invitational. The Longhorns registered a total of 17 victories, with 12 in singles and five...

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Texas women’s tennis ready to begin new season at TCU Invitational

October 2, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team is set to begin its season this weekend at the TCU Invitational after having welcomed one of the nation’s top recruiting classes.  One of six tournaments...

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Women’s tennis ready to take the court with new safety guidelines

September 24, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team has not only been preparing for its first tournament next weekend in Fort Worth, but also adapting to Texas Athletics’ new COVID-19 safety procedures.  Texas...

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