Feb. 20, 2013
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 Austin, Texas Penick-Allison Tennis Center
Texas vs. UT Alrington - 1:30 p.m. CT
Texas vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - 6:00 p.m. CT
Live Scoring: TexasSports.com
TV: Longhorn Network - Steve Weissman (play-by-play), Jon Wiegand(analyst)
Texas Game Notes
Texas begins its 2013 home schedule on Thursday, Feb. 21, with a doubleheader against UT Arlington and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi televised on Longhorn Network.
The Longhorns are ranked 15th in the latest ITA Rankings, released on Tuesday. It is UT's highest ranking of the seaosn after beginning dual match play ranked 23rd.
After beginning the season 4-0, UT is on a three-match losing streak with all three losses against top-10 opponents -- No. 9 Kentucky, No. 2 Southern California and No. 7 Pepperdine.
Series: Texas is undefeated all-time against both UT Alrington (4-0) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9-0). Last season, UT defeated UTA 7-0 on Feb. 25, 2012 and then-No. 75 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6-1 on Feb. 12, 2012.
Home Openers: Texas has won 17 consecutive home openers, including a 12-0 mark under Head Coach Michael Center. The Last time Texas lost a home opener was on Feb. 10, 1995 against South Alabama.
Longhorn Network will televise eight Texas men's tennis matches this season at Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The next live televised event will be on March 7 against Penn State.
Sophomore Soren Hess-Olesen is the highest-ranked singles player for the Longhorns at No. 39. Hess-Olesen sports an 8-5 overall record and 2-3 record in No. 1 singles this season. The Denmark native was named the ITA Texas Region Player to Watch after last season.
Senior No. 81 Daniel Whitehead is 13-10 this season, including a 4-3 mark during the dual match season.
Sophomore Lloyd Glasspool leads the team in wins during the dual match season with a 5-2 record in No. 4 singles.
Texas' two nationally-ranked doubles teams -- No. 17 Chris Camillone / David Holiner and No. 50 Sudanwa Sitaram / Daniel Whitehead -- have only played a combined two matches during the dual match season. Instead, Holiner and Whitehead hold a 4-2 record in No. 2 doubles, while Camillone and freshman Nick Naumann hold a 1-5 mark in No. 1 doubles.
Michael Center is in his 13th season at Texas (248-90 record) and 22nd season overall as a tennis head coach (407-158 record).
Texas has made 21 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament, including three Final Four appearances in 2006, 2008 and 2009. UT's highest final ITA ranking was No. 3 after the 2006 season.