For Lady Horns, two is the magic number

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With a shot at next month’s ITA National Team Indoor Championships on the line, Texas looks to come up big in the third annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Tallahassee, Fla.

The No. 16 Longhorns (1-0) will go up against No. 24 Washington on Saturday and then will take on either No. 14 Florida State or Princeton on Sunday. Wins on both days will secure Texas a spot in next month’s National Championships.

In their first battle of the young dual-match season last weekend, Texas beat Rice 7-0. Sophomore Aeriel Ellis, the No. 8 player in the nation, enjoyed a fantastic day, winning both her doubles and singles matches.

Ellis and company will need to be on top of their game again this weekend, as a shot at the National Championship tournament depends on it.