Cross country, golf and tennis prepare for slate of weekend sports

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Men’s golf to kickoff season in Illinois

The No. 1 Longhorns are set to begin their season at the Fighting Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Illinois, this weekend. Texas returns with four golfers from last year’s five-man roster. The team finished as Big 12 champions and national runners-up.

Freshman Nick Costello joins sophomore Steven Chervony, juniors Taylor Funk and Doug Ghim and senior Gavin Hall to start the season. 

Olympia Fields Country Club will host the event. 

 

Cross country returns home for Texas Invitational

Both the men and women’s teams will compete in the Texas Invitational at Hancock Golf Course on Friday night. 

The two rosters enter the meet coming off powerful victories in the Stephen F. Austin Invitational last week: Sophomore Pedro Nasta led the men with a first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run, and sophomore Alex Cruz claimed first place for the women in the 3,000-meter run. 

The teams look to continue their momentum as the season gears up over the next few weeks — the Longhorns will compete in two more tournaments before the Big 12 Championships in late October. 

The women will take the course at 6 p.m. followed by the men at 6:30 p.m.

 

Men’s tennis opens season with two tournaments

A pair of weekend tournaments marks the start of fall singles and doubles action for the Longhorns.

Four players head west to compete in the 16th annual Porsche Napa Valley Tennis Classic in St. Helena, California, while four other Longhorns remain in-state to participate in the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland.

In California, the team will compete against several other prominent schools in the event, headlined by No. 12 California and No. 3 North Carolina.

The Longhorns return several additional key players, including senior George Goldhoff and sophomore Harrison Scott, who rank No. 23 and 71 for singles, respectively. 

Both tournaments begin Friday and wrap up Sunday.