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Adams Claims Classic Crown

September 22, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Texas A&M men’s tennis sophomore Harrison Adams claimed the SEC Fall Classic singles championship on Sunday afternoon at Vanderbilt University. The New Braunfels native defeated Austin Smith of Georgia, 6-4, 6-0, in the championship match.

Adams, who was named to the All-SEC Second Team and All-Freshmen team a year ago, knocked off William Kallberg of Ole Miss, 6-2, 6-1, in the quarterfinals and Chris Simpson of LSU, 6-4, 6-2, in the semifinals to advance to the championship match. Shane Vinsant, another sophomore for the Aggies, fell in his quarterfinals matchup to Simpson, 6-2, 7-5.

In doubles, Adams and Vinsant paired together in another quarterfinals contest, but could not mount a late rally to overcome the duo of Stropp and Angus from Mississippi State, falling 8-6.

In the consolation draw, freshman Tito Moreiras fell to Elliot Orkin of Florida, 6-2, 6-2, in the third round. The tournament also featured additional consolation matchups arranged by the coaches. Juniors Frankie Colunga and Behzad Minavi were both victorious over Sean Karl of Tennessee and Vinod Gowda of Ole Miss, respectively. Freshman Max Montague fell to Sunay Bhat of Tennessee (6-3, 6-4) on Saturday and Ben Barnette of South Carolina (6-0, 6-1) on Sunday.

The Texas A&M men’s tennis team returns to action on September 28 when it travels to Tulsa, Okla., for the ITA All-American Championships. To learn more about the men’s tennis team, visit AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieMTEN on Twitter.

Singles (Main Draw)

Quarterfinals

Harrison Adams, A&M def. William Kallberg, MISS 6-2, 6-1

Chris Simpson, LSU def. Shane Vinsant, A&M 6-2, 7-5

Semifinals

Harrison Adams, A&M def. Chris Simpson, LSU 6-4, 6-2

Finals

Harrison Adams, A&M def. Austin Smith, UGA 6-4, 6-0

Singles (Consolation Draw)

Third Round

Elliot Orkin, UF def. Tito Moreiras, A&M 6-2, 6-2

Additional Consolation Matches

Saturday

Frankie Colunga, A&M def. Sean Karl, UT 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Behzad Minavi, A&M def. Vinod Gowda, MISS 6-2, 7-5

Sunay Bhat, UT def. Max Montague, A&M 6-3, 6-4

Sunday

Ben Barnette, USC def. Max Montague, A&M 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

Quarterfinals

Stropp/Angus, MSU def. Adams/Vinsant, A&M 8-6

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