BRYAN COLLEGE STATION, Texas –The No. 12 Texas A&M women’s tennis wraps up its home weekend on Sunday, as the Maroon & White host the Kentucky Wildcats on a first serve at 11 a.m. (CT) at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
HEAD COACH MARK WEAVER SAID…
“Our team is playing some really exceptional tennis right now. We’re definitely on a roll as a program right now. The one thing about competing, especially in the SEC, is you have to do your better every day. That’s something we’ve done a good job of so far this year and I think we’ll continue to do that as the season progresses.”
Texas A&M continues its record-breaking season Sunday against the Wildcats, as the Aggies go 19-1 overall with an unblemished 5-0 mark in Southeastern Conference games. A&M returns to action after a decisive 6-1 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores at home on Friday night. The Maroon & White took the doubles point with a dominating pair of top-two wins and never looked back, adding five from six singles points to end the match. Tatyana Makarova recorded its fifth straight win in a row while Carson Branstin earned its third straight win in the standings at first place.
IN THE RANKINGS
Texas A&M came in at No. 12 in the latest Tennis-Point sponsored ITA college tennis rankings, released March 16. The Aggies are joined in the poll by fellow SEC members Auburn (No. 7), Georgia (No. 15) and Florida (No. 16). Maroon & White held firm in the latest Tennis Channel/USTA College Tennis Top-25, retaining sixth place. In the ITA individual ranking, the headliner of A&M doubles the team of Goldsmith Jayci and Makarova retained the No. 3 spot while Branstine and Mary Stoiana made her first appearance in the doubles poll at No. 27. In singles, Makarova moved up to No. 37, Branstine entered at No. 41, and Stoiana had a career-high No. 80.
#LOCKEDIN ON KENTUCKY
Kentucky comes to Aggieland with an overall record of 12-6 with an 0-5 record in SEC play. The Wildcats are coached by 17-year veteran Carlos Drada. Individually, Kentucky is led by returning All-American Fiona Arrese. The sophomore holds the team’s best singles record at 10-6, playing mostly in third place. The Wildcats own a 14-7 lead in an all-time streak dating back to the 1986 double-game season. Kentucky has won each of the last two meetings, both at Lexington.
Sunday afternoon’s game 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 inside Texas A&M athletic facilities. All sites are cashless this season.
Fans are encouraged to stop by the marketing table inside the entrance to the Mitchell Tennis Center, where the first 50 fans can pick up a free Adidas bucket hat courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics, along with alignment cards and more. Following each Aggie Women’s Tennis match this season, select 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.
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. Parking is free for all guests, with handicapped parking available in lots 100D and 100E near the property entrance.
Sunday’s game will be streamed live via Playsight. Fans are encouraged to click here to tune in. Additionally, live scores from the Aggies and Wildcats will be available by clicking here.
For any additional questions and more information on the equipment available at the Mitchell Tennis Center, click the link here to be redirected to the Tennis Gameday Central page.
FOLLOW THE AGGIES
Visit 12thman.com for more information on Texas A&M women’s tennis. Fans can keep up to date with the A&M Women’s Tennis Team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by following @AggieWTEN.