Longhorns’ women’s tennis seeks first round win in Virginia

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The Longhorns enter the 2014 ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship in Virginia with a goal to advance past the first round, something they have yet to accomplish the last two years at this event.

They can thank Georgia for that.

No. 17 Texas (3-1) lost in the opening round of the indoor championship to the Bulldogs in its first two appearances at the meet.

The Longhorns do not have to worry about another first-round exit this year — at least not one courtesy of Georgia — but they still face a formidable opponent in UCLA.

The Bruins, ranked No. 5, feature top-ranked singles player Robin Anderson and have appeared in the last two indoor championship finals, winning the 2012 event.

If the team moves beyond the first round, the Longhorns will have potential matchups against No. 6 USC and No. 2 Florida in the ensuing two rounds.

Texas and UCLA begin play at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va., Friday at 2:30 p.m.