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No. 7 Texas A&M Takes on No. 39 Tennessee

March 29, 2014
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 7 Texas A&M women’s tennis team continues a challenging conference road swing as the Aggies take on No. 39 Tennessee on Sunday in Knoxville. First serve against the Lady Vols is at 11 a.m. (CDT) at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.

Texas A&M is coming off a 4-0 loss at No. 9 Georgia on Friday. The loss snapped a seven-match win streak and dropped the Aggies to 13-4 overall and 6-2 in Southeastern Conference matches. A&M also fell to 0-9 in the all-time series against the Bulldogs, the only SEC team A&M has never defeated.

Tennessee (9-9, 3-5 SEC) has won its last two matches after defeating Missouri, 4-1, on Friday in Knoxville.

The Aggies were undefeated in SEC doubles matches before the Bulldogs won the first two doubles matches to be completed to take a 1-0 lead. Georgia also got victories at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles to win the match, which was played at the four-court indoor facility at the Dan McGill Tennis Complex

Cristina Stancu leads A&M with a 26-7 overall record in singles, including a 5-0 record in SEC matches only, all at the No. 1 line. The team’s lone senior is 10-3 in dual matches and is riding a team-best eight-match win streak. She moved up two spots to a career-high and team-high No. 12 in the latest national singles rankings.

Freshman Saska Gavrilovska enters the match No. 62 in the national singles rankings and sophomore Anna Mamalat is No. 109 in singles, rounding out A&M’s ranked singles players. In doubles, Stancu and partner Stefania Hristov are No. 39.

Freshman Eve Repic is Tennessee’s only ranked player, listed at No. 94 in singles.

The Lady Vols own a 6-3 lead in the all-time series, including a 3-1 record in matches played in Knoxville. Last year in the first meeting as conference foes, A&M defeated the Lady Vols, 4-2, in College Station.

Links to live scoring and video of the A&M-UT match are available at

A&M concludes its SEC road schedule next weekend, playing at No. 6 Alabama on Friday, April 4 and at No. 20 Auburn Sunday, April 6.

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