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Efferding Selected to NCAA Singles Field; Ore/Withrow Named to Doubles

May 01, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M men’s tennis team had one singles player and one doubles pair selected to compete at the individual NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships in Urbana, Ill., later this month the NCAA announced this afternoon. Jeremy Efferding, currently ranked as the No. 21 player in the country will represent the Aggies in singles, while Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow will represent the Maroon and White in the doubles competition.

Efferding, who hails from Boca Raton, Fla., earned the nomination after compiling a 16-8 record on the spring. The sophomore became the first player in A&M history to upset the top-ranked player in the country when he ousted Alex Domijan of Virginia on March 13. Efferding went 8-9 against ranked opponents this spring, earning a 7-4 mark from the No. 1 singles line.

Ore and Withrow garnered a 5-8 seed in their selection. The tandem is currently ranked ninth nationally after compiling a 14-8 mark on the spring. Ore, a junior, and Withrow, a sophomore, defeated the No. 6 ranked team of Hernus Pieters and Ben Wagland of Georgia on March 31 in Athens. The pair has faced off against five of the top-eight seeds in the tournament, earning a 1-4 mark against top-notch competition.

The freshmen duo of Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant was also selected as an alternate team for the tournament after advancing to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships in the fall.

Texas A&M will be in action again on Friday, May 10, when it hosts Marist for the first round of the NCAA tournament. Stay tuned to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieMTEN on Twitter to stay up to date with the Aggies in the postseason.

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