By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - The Bulls are back on the road and looking forward to playing in front of a lot of faces.
The No. 26 USF women's tennis team is in Texas this weekend to take on No. 23 Texas A&M on Friday and Rice on Sunday. The Bulls (7-3) went 3-0 against in-state rivals last week and now get to play at a Texas A&M venue that's known for its numbers.
"It's good that we have that momentum," USF head coach Agustin Moreno said. "Texas A&M has one of the biggest crowds, if not the biggest. It's going to be a hard fight over there."
USF has beaten Texas A&M in each of the past two meetings, including in the NCAA tournament two years ago, and welcomes a test in front of a lot of opposing fans.
"I think it really helps us when we have more people watching, even if it's against us. We play better," Moreno said.
Part of USF's 3-0 run this past week was a comeback victory at then-No. 22 Florida State. The Seminoles had a 3-1 lead, but the Bulls stormed back to take the match with No. 1 singles player Ecaterina Vasenina sealing it up.
Loreto Alonso Martinez also shined with a 5-1 week and was rewarded Tuesday when the sophomore was named Big East women's tennis player of the week.
"She definitely deserves it," Moreno said. "She's been focused and every time she gets that way, she plays on another level."
Head back to GoUSFBulls.com on Friday afternoon for results and a recap.