On Friday, sophomore Irene Rehberger makes her debut for the Bulls when USF travels to Texas to face Texas A&M and the University of Texas this weekend.
Rehberger, who was granted NCAA eligibility this week after transferring from Spain this year, will face Texas A&M’s Elze Potgieter at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Potgieter, who was No. 75 to begin the spring season, is struggling with a 1-5 record.
As a team, the Aggies (3-4) come into the match ranked No. 25 in the nation despite three consecutive losses.
USF then will fly to Austin to face off against the No. 28 Longhorns (2-4) at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
The Longhorns have a young team with one senior on the roster. No. 60 junior Vanja Corovic, who is from Serbia, leads Texas. Corovic and partner Marija Milic are the No. 11 doubles tandem in the country.
The Bulls will look to build on their first win of the season, which was Monday against Eastern Michigan. Playing against two teams ranked in the top 30 will be a test for South Florida as the team tries to improve its record heading into Big East play, which begins March 11.