March 8, 2013
UPDATE: Texas-Michigan moved indoors
Saturday, March 9, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Weller Tennis Center
Texas vs. Michigan - 2 p.m. CT
Live Scoring: TexasSports.com
• Free Meal: free hot dogs will be available to fans throughout Saturday's match at Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
• Series: Texas leads the all-time series with Michigan, 14-3. The Longhorns and Wolverines have played in six out of the last seven seasons with Texas holding a 6-1 record during that span, including four consecutive wins.
• Rankings: The Longhorns are ranked 21st in the latest ITA Rankings, released on Tuesday. Michigan checks in a No. 30. Both teams feature two ranked singles players and two ranked doubles teams.
• Last time out: Texas earned the first five team points against Penn State en route to a 5-2 victory on Thursday in Austin. It was the first time the programs had met in a dual match. Freshman Nick Naumann’s straight-set win in No. 5 singles was the match-clinching point.
• At Home: Texas is 42-4 at home since the 2010 season (the current senior class’ freshman year). Texas won its 18th consecutive home opener with a 7-0 sweep of UT Arlington on Feb. 21.
• Three of Texas’ four losses this season have come against top-10 opponents -- No. 9 Kentucky, No. 2 Southern California and No. 7 Pepperdine.
• Sophomore Soren Hess-Olesen is the highest-ranked singles player for the Longhorns at No. 50. Hess-Olesen sports a 10-5 overall record and a 4-3 record in No. 1 singles this season. On Thursday he defeated Penn State’s Bryan Welnetz in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).
• Texas’ 11th-ranked doubles team of Chris Camillone and David Holiner are coming off back-to-back wins in No. 1 singles against South Florida and Penn State. Camillone and Holiner hold an 12-6 overall record and 3-2 record during the dual season.
• Sophomore Lloyd Glasspool has won 10 of his last 12 overall singles matches and holds an 8-2 record in dual play.
• Senior No. 80 Daniel Whitehead played No. 1 singles for the first time this season last Saturday against South Florida, defeating Oliver Pramming (USF) in straight sets. Whitehead has three wins against nationally-ranked opponents with a 15-12 overall record and a 4-4 record during the dual match season. Whitehead ranks 29th in Texas history with 78 career singles wins.
• Longhorn Network will televise eight Texas men’s tennis matches this season at Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The next televised event will be on March 7 against Penn State.
• Michael Center is in his 13th season at Texas (252-91 record) and 22nd season overall as a tennis head coach (411-159 record). His 250th win at Texas came against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 21.
• Texas has made 21 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament, including three Final Four appearances in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
• The Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center at Dave Snyder / Graham Whaling Courts was dedicated on Feb. 27. The $8.8 million facilitiy, located at the UT Golf Club, features six indoor courts and four outdoor courts.