Light the Tower: Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams Win Big 12 Titles
The UT Tower will be drenched in burnt orange lighting Thursday, April 30 in recognition of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis team’s Big 12 Conference regular-season championships.
Per campus tradition, the UT Tower is bathed in burnt orange lighting from top-to-bottom when a University of Texas athletics team wins a conference championship.
The No. 2 Men’s Tennis team won the outright 2019 Big 12 regular-season title with a 5-2 victory at Oklahoma on April 14. It marked the fifth outright and eighth overall title in the Big 12 for the Longhorns, who finished a perfect 5-0 in conference play. Prior to this year’s success, the last time Texas won an outright title or finished undefeated in the conference was 2010.
The No. 8 Women’s Tennis team claimed the outright 2019 Big 12 regular-season championship with a 6-1 victory at West Virginia on April 14. The Longhorns posted a 9-0 mark in league play and earned back-to-back outright Big 12 regular-season titles for the first time since the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
The Texas men are the No. 2 overall seed in the 2019 NCAA Championship field. UT will host First and Second Round matches on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at the Texas Tennis Center.
The Texas women are the No. 9 overall seed in the 2019 NCAA Championship field. UT will host First and Second Round matches on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at the Texas Tennis Center.
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