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No. 16 Men's Tennis opens Big 12 play in Oklahoma
Thursday, 04/04/2013
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Univ. of Texas at Austin Team Page

Texas visits No. 11 Oklahoma on Friday, Oklahoma State on Sunday.

Team
No. 11 Oklahoma
No. 16 Texas

Singles
30. Costin Paval, OU
51. Guillermo Alcorta, OU
58. Søren Hess-Olesen, UT
61. Dane Webb, OU
85. Daniel Whitehead, UT
108. Sudanwa Sitaram, UT

Doubles
19. Camillone/Holiner, UT
29. Paval/Webb, OU
68. Sitaram/Whitehead, UT
70. Del Nunzio/Denys Pume, OSU
71. Alvarez Llamas/Alcorta, OU

No. 16 Texas at No. 11 Oklahoma
Friday, April 5 - 5:30 p.m. CT
Norman, Okla. - Headington Family Tennis Pavilion

No. 16 Texas at Oklahoma State
Sunday, April 7 - 1 p.m. CT
Stillwater, Okla. - DeBois Tennis Complex

• Series vs. Oklahoma: Texas leads, 22-4. The Longhorns have won five of the last six meetings with OU, but have lost the last two conference openers to the Sooners in 2011 and 2012. It will be the fifth time that Texas and Oklahoma have opened Big 12 play together (2002, 2006, 2011, 2012).
• Series vs. Oklahoma State: Texas leads, 22-3. UT has won five consecutive matches against the Cowboys dating back to the 2008 season.
• Conference openers: Texas is 8-4 in Big 12 Conference openers under Michael Center (since 2001). It will be the sixth consecutive season that UT has opened Big 12 play against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the same weekend.
• Big 12 Preseason Poll: Texas was picked third in the Big 12 Conference preseason poll, released on Monday. Oklahoma, the reigning regular season and tournament champion, was picked to finish first. Oklahoma State was tabbed sixth out of six teams.
• Entering Big 12 play: All six Big 12 teams have a winning percentage over .500, including five teams with a winning percentage over .700. All six teams are entering conference play coming off at least one win.
• Rankings: The Longhorns moved up one spot to No. 16 in the latest ITA Rankings, released on Tuesday. Texas has three ranked singles players – No. 58 Søren Hess-Olesen, No. 85 Daniel Whitehead and No. 108 Sudanwa Sitaram – and two ranked doubles teams – No. 19 Chris Camillone / David Holiner and No. 68 Sudanwa Sitaram / Daniel Whitehead.
• Last time out: UT concluded non-conference play with two 7-0 sweeps in a doubleheader on March 23 against Abilene Christian and Rice. The Longhorns did not lose a single set in both matches to improve to 12-5 during the dual season.
• At Home: Texas is 46-5 at home since the 2010 season (the current senior class’ freshman year). Texas has won eight of the last nine matches at home, including a 5-1 mark this season.
• Top 10 opposition: Four of Texas’ five losses this season have come against top-10 opponents -- No. 9 Kentucky, No. 2 Southern California, No. 7 Pepperdine and No. 1 Virginia.
• Texas’ 19th-ranked doubles team of Chris Camillone and David Holiner are coming off three consecutive wins in the No. 1 position. Two of their last three matches did not finish before the doubles point was clinched. Camillone and Holiner hold a 13-6 overall record and 4-2 record during the dual season. The pair’s last doubles match was on March 15 against Virginia.
• Sophomore Søren Hess-Olesen is UT’s highest ranked singles player, entering Big 12 play 58th in the nation with a 12-8 overall record and 6-7 record in dual play. Nine of his 20 total matches have been against ranked opponents.
• Sophomore Lloyd Glasspool has won 13 of his last 16 singles matches and boasts a 11-3 record in dual match singles play.
• Junior Sudanwa Sitaram has won five consecutive matches, including a win against No. 12 Mac Styslinger of Virginia in three sets (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) on March 15.
• Senior Daniel Whitehead has three wins against nationally-ranked opponents and holds an 18-13 overall record and a 9-5 record during the dual match season. Whitehead ranks 29th in Texas history with 81 career singles wins. He has four match-clinching wins in singles play – Tulsa, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Michigan and Rice.
• Next up: Texas visits TCU next Saturday, April 13 in Fort Worth, Texas.
• Michael Center is in his 13th season at Texas (256-92 record) and 22nd season overall as a tennis head coach (415-160 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. Texas played its first match in the center against Michigan on March 9, winning 4-3.

Projected Lineups
provided by Big 12 Conference

No. 16 Texas at No. 11 Oklahoma (Friday)
Doubles
1. #19 Chris Camillone / David Holiner (UT) vs. #29 D. Webb / C. Paval (OU)
2. Ben Chen / Daniel Whitehead (UT) vs. G. Alcorta / A. Alvarez Llamas (OU)
3. Nick Naumann / Lloyd Glasspool (UT) vs. L. Formentera / N. Papac (OU)

Singles
1. #58 Søren Hess-Olesen (UT) vs. #30 Costin Paval (OU)
2. Lloyd Glasspool (UT) vs. #51 Guillermo Alcorta (OU)
3. #85 Daniel Whitehead (UT) vs. #61 Dane Webb (OU)
4. #108 Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) vs. Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU)
5. Nick Naumann (UT) vs. Peerakit Siributwong (OU)
6. David Holiner (UT) vs. Nick Papac (OU)

No. 16 Texas at Oklahoma State (Sunday)
Doubles
1. #19 Chris Camillone / David Holiner (UT) vs. R. Biktyakov / M. Campbell (OSU)
2. Ben Chen / Daniel Whitehead (UT) vs. #70 D. Pume / R. Del Nunzio (OSU)
3. Nick Naumann / Lloyd Glasspool (UT) vs. C. Haworth / B. Bohrnstedt (OSU)

Singles
1. #58 Søren Hess-Olesen (UT) vs. Rifat Biktyakov (OSU)
2. Lloyd Glasspool (UT) vs. Chris Haworth (OSU)
3. #85 Daniel Whitehead (UT) vs. Denys Pume (OSU)
4. #108 Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) vs. Matt Campbell (OSU)
5. Nick Naumann (UT) vs. Richard Del Nunzio (OSU)
6. David Holiner (UT) vs. Brady Bohrnstedt (OSU)


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