Women's Tennis preview: Fresno State, Arizona State
Feb. 26, 2010
WHAT: No. 33 Texas (2-3) resumes dual-match play No. 31 Arizona State and Fresno State.
WHEN: Texas vs. Fresno State - Saturday, Feb. 27, noon Central; Texas vs. Arizona State - Sunday, Feb. 28, noon Central.
WHERE: Whiteman Tennis Center - Tempe, Ariz.
LAST MEETING vs. FRESNO STATE: Texas defeated Fresno State by a 4-3 count on March 1, 2008 in Austin.
LAST MEETING vs. ARIZONA STATE: Arizona State defeated Texas by a 4-3 count on Feb. 21, 2009 in Austin.
LAST TIME OUT: Texas defeated Pepperdine by a 5-2 count on Feb. 21 in Austin.
ITA RANKINGS UPDATE
THE 2009-10 LONGHORNS: Under fifth-year head coach Patty Fendick-McCain, the Longhorns return all six singles starters and five of six doubles starters from the 2009 squad that reached the finals at the Big 12 Championships and the round of 32 at the NCAA Championships.
Corovic returns after earning All-Big 12 singles honors in each of her three seasons in Austin. Senior Sarah Lancaster posted a 19-3 dual-match record last season and went unbeaten in conference play. Damico brought a 13-4 overall fall singles record into the dual-match season.
Freshman Aeriel Ellis turned in a fall season that produced appearances in the main singles draws at the ITA All-American Championships and the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. Ellis totaled a 16-5 singles mark in the fall.