University of Texas at Austin women's team started this week



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University of Texas at Austin women's team started this week

The University of Texas at Austin earned the top spot in last year's final poll and was ranked No.1 in this year's preseason poll on Jan. 4. Texas has finished each of the past five years in the Top 10 of the ITA's final national polls.

Texas will once again host a regional site for the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Texas Tennis Center. The Longhorns will take on Fresno State on Friday, January 27 (11:00 CT) and Baylor or Loyola Marymount on Saturday, January 28 (2:00 CT).

The winners of each regional site advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships February 10-13 (Fri-Mon) in Seattle, Washington. As reported by the University website, Texas posted a 26-4 double-game record during the 2022 season and captured their second straight and fourth NCAA team title in program history with a 4-1 win against 'Oklahoma in the championship game.

UT has previously won NCAA championships in 1993, 1995, and 2021. The Longhorns join Stanford and Florida as the only schools to repeat as NCAA Division I Women's Tennis National Champions since 1982. Texas is selected to win the Big 12 Conference title in a preseason ballot by league coaches.

Coaches could not vote for their own teams. UT was selected as a preseason Big 12 favorite for the fifth straight year and the sixth time in poll history. Texas received eight of a possible nine first-place votes and 80 polling points for the upcoming 2023 season.

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