Feb. 28, 2013
No. 15 Texas at No. 44 Florida State - Friday, March 1 - 2 p.m. CT - Live Scoring
No. 15 Texas vs. No. 75 South Florida - Saturday, March 2 - 4 p.m. CT - Live Scoring
The 15th-ranked Longhorns travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for matches against No. 44 Florida State on Friday and No. 75 South Florida on Saturday. Both matches will be played at FSU's Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
Series: Texas leads the all-time series against Florida State, 8-0, including a 4-2 win on March 10, 2012 last season. Texas and South Florida will meet for the second time in program history. The Longhorns defeated the Bulls 7-0 in the first meeting on March 5, 2005 in Austin.
Last time out: Texas began its 2013 home schedule last Thursday (Feb. 21) by sweeping a doubleheader against UT Arlington, 7-0, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 6-1. It was Texas' 17th consecutive home-opening victory. Under head coach Michael Center, UT is 13-0 in home openers.
Rankings: The Longhorns remained ranked 15th in the latest ITA Rankings, released on Tuesday. It is UT's highest ranking of the season after beginning dual match play ranked 23rd.
Head coach Michael Center won his 250th match at UT against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 21. Center has a 250-90 record in his 13th season at Texas and a 409-158 record in his 22nd season as a tennis head coach.
Sophomore Soren Hess-Olesen is the highest-ranked singles player for the Longhorns at No. 50. Hess-Olesen is 3-4 in dual singles this season, including a 3-3 mark in No. 1 singles.
Senior No. 80 Daniel Whitehead moved up one spot in the ITA singles rankings and is 14-10 overall this season, including a 5-3 mark during the dual match season.
Sophomore Lloyd Glasspool leads the team in wins during the dual match season with a 6-2 record.
Texas' highly-touted doubles team of Chris Camillone and David Holiner moved up six spots in the ITA rankings to No. 11 this week. Camillone / Holiner are 10-5 overall this season and 1-1 at No. 1 doubles during dual competition. The pair are 4-3 against ranked opponents this season.
60th-ranked doubles team Sudanwa Sitaram and Daniel Whitehead have yet to play as a team during the dual season.
Tough competition: All of UT's three losses are against top-10 opponents - No. 9 Kentucky, No. 2 Southern California and No. 7 Pepperdine.
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.
Program profile: 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.