Texas senior Breaunna Addison won her 100th career singles match as the Longhorns defeated Northwestern 5-2 on Monday at Whitaker Tennis Courts.
“I’m glad I was able to accomplish something like this, not just for me but for UT. Hopefully I’ve been able to get a couple of really big wins here and there for Texas, and I hope to add to that.” said Addison.
Addison is the first Texas player to reach 100 victories since Aeriel Ellis in 2013.
She improved to 28-3 this season in singles play after defeating Erin Larner in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Monday. She also picked up a doubles win at first singles with sophomore Dani Wagland.
Addison and Wagland defeated Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp 6-3 and Texas won the doubles point when Chelsea Crovetti and Katie Poluta beat Brooke Rischbieth and Lee Or 6-3.
Poluta won at fourth singles against Chatt 6-3, 6-1 to put Texas up by two and Neda Kopricina stretched the lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Alicia Barnett.
Lipp edged Wagland 7-6(4), 7-6 (1) and Rischbieth’s 7-5, 6-3 victory against Lana Groenvynck cut the lead to 3-2.
Texas freshman Daniella Roldan dropped the first set against Jillian Rooney 1-6, then rallied to win the next two 7-5, 6-3 and clinch the match for Texas.
Addison closed the match with her win at first singles.
“Northwestern is a rough, tough team. They were beating on us pretty good in the first half of the singles there, and even though it wasn’t our best tennis, hopefully that will change in a week or two weeks with some rest. ” said head coach Howard Joffe.
Texas will resume Big 12 conference play this weekend against Oklahoma State on Friday and Oklahoma on Sunday.
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