Men’s Tennis No. 12 takes on Texas Tech in Dallas – Texas A&M Athletics
DALLAS – The No. 12 Texas A&M men’s tennis team prepares to challenge Texas Tech at the T Bar M Racquet Club on Tuesday at 2 p.m. CT. The Aggies (5-0) and Red Raiders (5-4) are set to meet for the 52nd time as A&M hold a 44-7 lead in the all-time series.
Most recently, the Aggies picked up a 4-3 win in Tampa, Fla., over USF on Saturday. After dropping the point in doubles for the first time this season, A&M has won four straight singles wins. Noah Schachter knocked down No. 96 Chase Ferguson while No. 105 Guido MarsonGuilio Perego and No. 116 Raphael Perot picked up straight-set wins to defeat the Bulls.
Three Aggies feature in the latest ITA Singles Chart while Noah Schachter and austin abbrat were at No. 33 in Wednesday’s doubles poll. No. 89 Ross led the charge for A&M, the second in three straight wins since the start of the dual season, including a back-to-back thrashing of No. 53 Herman Hoeyeraall of Arizona. Marson and Perot came in at No. 105 and No. 116, respectively, to complete the trio of ranked Aggies.
Texas Tech shared a double-header in its last outing, beating New Mexico State while losing 4-1 to Louisiana. Juniors Franco Ribero and Isaac Arevalo lead the Red Raiders with five wins each while senior Ilgiz Valiev and second Reed Collier lead the team with one win each.
After taking on Texas Tech, the Aggies will head to the Pacific Northwest to compete in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships starting Friday.
Steve DentonTexas A&M head coach
On T Bar M Racquet Club…
“First of all, we would like to say thank you to the T Bar M Racquet Club for hosting tomorrow’s game. It was good to see John Nallon, who played for us over ten years ago, who is a coach at the club. It’s great to see him flourish in the sport and pass on his knowledge to the next generation of talent.”
In Tuesday’s game…
“We have another tough battle tomorrow for this team against a familiar foe playing on neutral ground in Dallas. We still have a battle with Tech and this game will be no different. ITA kick off end several weeks ago but we know they are very tough across the lineup, we will need to be extremely accurate tomorrow with forecasts for windy conditions. The team that handles the conditions and plays the big points best will win.
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