As reported by the UT website, University of Texas at Austin men’s team opened the 2023 season with a 5-2 win at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, on Jan. 15 against Florida. Texas opened spring play by winning both the singles and doubles titles at the Miami Spring Invite in the tournament that ran from Jan.
6-8 in Coral Gables, Fla. Eliot Spizzirri posted a perfect 3-0 singles record to take that top honor, while the pair of Chih Chi Huang and Eshan Talluri matched it to earn the doubles nod. On the final day of play, the Longhorns secured three top-25 singles victories against players from Georgia with Pierre-Yves Bailly knocking off No.
1 Ethan Quinn, Spizzirri topping No. 10 Philip Henning, and Talluri downing No. 21 Blake Croyder for his first career win over a ranked opponent in singles. Longhorns also travel to No. 2 Ohio State (Feb. 5), No. 3 TCU (Mar. 4) and No.
13 Stanford (Mar. 9) with the match against TCU coming prior to Big 12 play to make it non- conference. At home, Texas will welcome No. 12 Georgia (Jan. 22), No. 19 Pepperdine (Feb. 10), No. 15 Arizona (Feb. 12), No. 23 Texas A&M (Feb.
26), No. 21 NC State (Mar. 14) and No. 8 USC (Mar. 26) Beginning the fifth season under head coach Bruce Berque, Texas returns almost all of its regular singles and doubles lineups from a team that persevered through an injury-plagued 2022 season, but still finished with an 18-11 record, its eighth-straight season of 18 or more wins, an appearance in an eighth-straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, and a fourth-straight appearance in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
About University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is a public university located in Austin. It is considered the most prestigious institution in the Texas university system. It was founded in 1883 and as of 2007 had over 50,000 enrolled and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff.
It is currently the largest of all institutions in Texas. The University’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement operates the University of Texas-University Charter School, a charter school system with 23 campuses across Texas.
The University of Texas at Austin was ranked tied for 38th among all universities in the US, and tied for 10th place among public universities according to US News & World Report’s 2022 rankings. The university’s men’s and women’s athletics teams are nicknamed the Longhorns.
Texas has won 50 total national championships, 42 of which are NCAA national championships. Photo credits: UT website
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