COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M senior John Lewis and junior Niall Angus set the tone early with a dominating 8-0 win at the No. 3 doubles line, and their teammates followed the lead, shutting out the UT-Arlington Mavericks (1-6) with a 7-0 victory. The victory was a good start to the day for the Aggies (8-5), with another match coming up at 4:30 p.m. against the Abilene Christian Wildcats (8-4) at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
A&M secured the doubles point with all three tandems winning their matches. The No. 25 doubles pairing of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow clinched the doubles point from the No. 1 court with an 8-5 victory, and senior co-captains Colin Hoover and Alexis Klegou finished soon after from the No. 2 position, winning 8-5 as well.
Hoover and Ore both made quick work of their singles opponents, winning 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 2 and 3 lines, respectively. Redshirt freshman Jackson Withrow secured the victory for the Aggies with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the No. 5 singles line. Lewis and redshirt freshman Jordan Szabo finished quickly thereafter at the No. 4 and No. 6 lines with 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-4 wins. No. 30 Klegou struggled early, but finished strong and secured the shutout for the Aggies with a win at the No. 1 line, 4-6, 6-4, 10-2.
The win marked the 42nd consecutive home victory for the Aggies, an all-time school record for any sport.
Next match at 4:30 against #6* ACU (*- DII poll).
More info and quotes to come after the ACU match.
No. 15 Texas A&M 7, UT-Arlington 0
#1-(30) Alexis Klegou (A&M) def. (84) Mindaugas Celedinas (UTA), 4-6, 6-4, 10-2
#2-Colin Hoover (A&M) def. Soren Goritzka (UTA), 6-0, 6-1
#3- Junior Ore (A&M) def. Nicolas Moreno (UTA), 6-1, 6-1
#4-John Lewis (A&M) def. David Subirats (UTA), 6-4, 6-1
#5-Jackson Withrow (A&M) def. Stefan Williams (UTA), 6-3, 6-3
#6-Jordan Szabo (A&M) def. Jason Lateko (UTA), 6-2, 6-4
#1-(25) Ore/Withrow (A&M) def. Celedinas/Goritzka (UTA), 8-5
#2-Hoover/Lewis (A&M) def. Moreno/Subirats (UTA), 8-5
#3-Angus/Efferding (A&M) def. Williams/Lateko (UTA), 8-0
Order of Finish:
Doubles 3, 1, 2
Singles 2, 3, 5*, 4, 6, 1
Season Records: Texas A&M (8-5) UT-Arlington (1-6)