Women's Tennis ranks No. 16 in ITA preseason poll
Jan. 6, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has earned a No. 16 rank in the preseason poll released Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Under fourth-year head coach Patty Fendick-McCain, the Longhorns return five singles starters from the 2008 squad that reached the NCAA round of 16, finished with a 20-7 overall record and totaled a 10-1 mark in conference play. Junior Vanja Corovic ranks 60th in the ITA preseason singles rankings, and freshman Krista Damico ranks 116th. Krista is the sister of Kellen Damico, a sophomore on the Texas men's tennis team.
Corovic and senior Marija Milic rank ninth in the ITA preseason doubles rankings. Corovic and Milic enjoyed a stellar 2008 campaign at the first doubles slot in dual-match play and reached the doubles round of 16 at the 2008 NCAA Championships.
The Longhorns open dual-match play on Saturday, Jan. 24 when they host Rice at UT's Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Horns Host Preseason Banquet
The Texas men's and women's tennis programs will host their annual preseason banquet on Friday, Jan. 16 in the Centennial Room at UT's Bellmont Hall, located on the west side of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The banquet, which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Central, will feature remarks from men's coach Michael Center and women's coach Patty Fendick-McCain.
To purchase tickets for the banquet, please contact Mary Juarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.