Longhorns return to action Friday afternoon against Florida International.
WHAT: No. 28 Texas (2-4) hosts No. 48 Florida International
WHERE: Penick-Allison Tennis Center – Austin, Texas
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 27 – 1:30 p.m. Central
LIVE SCORING: http://www.texassports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/012309aad.html
LAST TIME OUT: Texas suffered a 4-3 defeat to Arizona State on Saturday, Feb. 21 in Austin.
THE 2009 LONGHORNS: Under fourth-year head coach Patty Fendick-McCain,
, Texas returns five singles starters from the 2008 squad that tallied a 20-7 overall record, reached the finals at the Big 12 Championship and reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships. Heading the returnees is junior All-Big 12 standout Vanja Corovic
, who teamed up with senior Marija Milic
to reach the doubles round of 16 at the 2008 NCAA Championships.
Juniors Stephanie Davison
and Sarah Lancaster
return after spending their first two seasons as regular starters in the singles lineup. Sophomores Caroline Larsson
and Maggie Mello
also contributed heavily in singles and doubles action last season. UT welcomes a class of five newcomers headed by freshman Krista Damico
and sophomore transfer Amanda Craddock
, who helped Georgia Tech to the 2007 NCAA Championship during her freshman season.