AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has received three bids to compete in the singles and doubles draws later this month at the NCAA Championships. Two-time senior All-American Aeriel Ellis earns her fourth consecutive berth to compete in the 64-player singles draw at the NCAA Championships. Freshman Breaunna Addison will join Ellis in the singles draw and will complete alongside UT sophomore Noel Scott in the 32-team NCAA doubles draw.
Ellis enters the NCAA championship season with a 25-11 overall singles record and a No. 39 ITA national singles ranking. The Hayward, Calif., native totaled an 18-6 dual-match record, primarily at No. 1 singles, and went 11-0 against conference foes. Ellis has qualified for 11 of the 12 national championship events contested during her four years of college tennis. She earned All-America honors in 2011 and 2012 by reaching the singles draw’s round of 16 at the NCAA Championships.
Addison joined the Longhorns in time for the spring semester and compiled a 24-6 overall singles record with a 21-6 mark in dual matches. The Boca Raton, Fla., native totaled an 8-1 mark in conference play during the regular season. Addison went 3-0 at the Big 12 Championship to help the Horns win their second consecutive conference title. She was selected as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Performer.
In the 32-team doubles draw, Addison joins Scott, a first-time NCAA Championships qualifier. Addison and Scott boast a No. 18 ITA national doubles ranking and 12 dual-match victories at No. 1 doubles.
The NCAA Championships’ singles and doubles tournaments begin May 22 at The University of Illinois.