BRYAN COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 25 Texas A&M men’s tennis team hosts Ole Miss at 1 p.m. CT and UTRGV at 6 p.m. for a doubleheader Sunday to wrap up the 2022 home schedule at Mitchell Tennis Center. The Aggies come into the game 19-10 this season and 6-3 in the league while the Rebels are 12-10 this spring and 2-7 in conference play and the Vaqueros are 5-14 this year.
“Last regular season home games for our team, so I know they’ll want to finish strong,” the head coach said. Steve Denton mentioned. “It will be a special day for our only senior, Anish Srineketh, who has been a great leader for our team for the past two years. We will want to play our best tomorrow against a very good Ole Miss team who beat us at the National Indoors in February. I’ll be very interested to see how much our team has progressed since we first met. Should be a great family weekend; let’s pack Mitchell at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow!”
The Maroon & White return to action after claiming a 7-0 victory at LSU on Friday night. After clinching the doubles point, A&M captured five of the first six sets en route to the sweep. Junior Mathis Ross picked up the decisive win over the Tigers, the first of his Maroon & White career.
TEXAS A&M RANKINGS UPDATE
A&M’s Schachter moved up to 80th in the latest ITA singles rankings as he leads the team with six ranked wins, the most ranked wins in a single season in Schachter’s college career. Guido Marson entering Wednesday’s edition of the singles rankings at No. 104, the junior is 12-5 in doubles matches and boasts a pair of ranked singles wins this year.
austin abbrat and Schachter continue to appear in the doubles rankings, the pair landing in 60th place this week. The Maroon & White duo have recorded a pair of ranked wins this season, highlighted by an 8-7 result against Baylor’s Finn Bass and Sven Lah, currently ranked at No.19.
Schachter and sophomore Kenner Taylor ranked No. 61 in the doubles poll, the first time the duo achieved a ranking together. The pair are an impressive 12-4 on the best doubles court and pace the team with a trio of ranked wins.
The first 50 fans inside the gates of the Mitchell Tennis Center for Sunday’s match against Ole Miss will receive an A&M bucket hat and coupons for a free pretzel.
Sunday’s match against Ole Miss will feature the Concessions returning to the Mitchell Tennis Center. Maui Wowi will be serving smoothies, in addition to other fan-favorite items on the second level of the facility towards the middle of the lobby. Fans are reminded that no outside food or drink is permitted at Texas A&M athletic facilities. All sites are cashless this season.
Fans are encouraged to stop by the marketing table inside the Mitchell Tennis Center entrance, where fans can enter to win free Adidas merchandise, collect roster cards and more.
After select Aggie Men’s Tennis matches this season, student-athletes will be made available for autographs inside the facility’s main entrance. Be sure to stick around to meet and greet the Aggies.
OLE MISS SCOUTING
The Rebels earned a 5-2 victory last Sunday over Mississippi State to end a six-game SEC losing streak. No. 32 Nikola Slavic is Ole Miss’s only representative in the singles rankings, second-paced on the team with a double record of 14-7 and a 7-5 in SEC playoffs. In doubles, No. 17 Lukas Engelhardt and Finn Reynolds are an impressive 15-2 on the upper court and 7-1 against league foes.
The Vaqueros challenge the Grand Canyon in Abilene on Saturday before heading to the Brazos Valley. On Friday, the UTRGV beat Seattle 4-3 behind a trio of doubles and singles wins from Misha Kvantaliani, Alberto Mello and Chris Lawrence. Kvantaliani and Carlo Izurieta pace the team with seven singles wins each this spring. Kvantaliani and George Hutchings lead the doubles charge, going 5-4 on the best doubles court.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
General admission seating on a first-come, first-served basis is free to all spectators and Texas A&M students in the second level grandstand of the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Courtside seating is available for Springer Family Stadium Club season ticket holders.
Sunday’s matches will be streamed on 12thman.com via Playsight. Fans are encouraged to click here to tune in. Additionally, live scores for the Ole Miss game will be available here and here for UTSA.
For any additional questions and more information about Mitchell Tennis Center amenities, click the link here to be taken to the centerpiece of the tennis match day.
Fans arriving after noon will enjoy free parking on the grounds adjacent to the Mitchell Tennis Center.
The Aggies wrap up the regular season on the road next weekend at No. 9 South Carolina on Friday and No. 3 Florida on Sunday.
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