• Swimming and diving set to face TCU Friday afternoon in last meet before Big 12 championships

    The Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams face TCU on Friday in a final tuneup before the Big 12 championships later in the month. The Longhorns will also honor their 11 seniors before the last regular season home meet.

    The Texas men enter the contest with a perfect 9-0 record after beating Arizona in an outdoor meet last week.

    The Longhorns’ lineup will feature top talent. Junior Clark Smith has had a strong season in the  1000-yard freestyle, while sophomore Joseph Schooling holds the 2015 NCAA title in both the 100 and 200 butterfly — the first Longhorn freshmen to hold an individual title since 2010.

    On the women’s side, divers Meghan Houston and Kristina Hoffmann and swimmer Erin Yeager will be recognized before competing in their final regular season home meet. Regardless of the outside distractions, the focus in the pool is set on closing out the season strong.

    “It gets exciting this time of the year,” head coach Carol Capitani said. “Our focus is getting narrowed. We can’t just waltz in to win the meet. We’ve got to race tough.”

    In last year’s meet against the Horned Frogs, Texas (8-2) earned a 157-111 victory. The Longhorns had a solid outing last weekend to defeat Arizona and look to continue their performances in the last meet before Big 12 Championships.

    Diving events will start with men and women’s combined 1-meter competition at 2:45 p.m. and swimming events will kick off at 4 p.m.

  • No. 26 Texas welcomes 3 Pac-12 teams this weekend

    Freshman Harrison Scott prepares to hit a backhand at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center. Scott will look to contribute early to a Longhorns roster that lost five seniors from the 2015 squad. Texas is currently ranked No. 20 in the nation.
    Freshman Harrison Scott prepares to hit a backhand at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center. Scott will look to contribute early to a Longhorns roster that lost five seniors from the 2015 squad. Texas is currently ranked No. 20 in the nation.

    The Longhorns return to Austin this weekend to welcome Stanford, TCU and California in dual match play. Texas is currently ranked No. 26 with a 4-4 record, and are looking to redeem their winning record this week after last weekend’s defeat in Columbus — the Longhorns lost 0-4 to Ohio State. Six of their 11-man roster will compete in this event.

     Three doubles matches and six singles matches will be held each day, including No. 94 freshman Harrison Scott who has been playing at the No. 2 singles position. No. 112 senior Michael Riechmann will also play this weekend and try to defend his winning record at the No. 5 singles position.  

     “We’re excited to have Cal, Stanford and TCU here in Austin, and it’s going to be a great weekend of tennis,” said head coach Michael Center. “We’ve played a really difficult schedule, and we’ve got two more outstanding teams coming in this week. It’s another opportunity to see where we’re at this season. Stanford and Cal are littered with high-end, nationally-ranked players. This will be a great test for us, and we’re looking forward to some exciting tennis this week.”

     Texas will begin match play Saturday against No. 24 California, and continue play against No. 18 Stanford on Sunday. All matches will be held at the Weller Indoor
    Tennis Center.