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Univ. of Texas at Arlington Men Team News
Texas Women's Tennis Preview: Florida International
Thursday, 02/26/2009

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


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.