ATHENS, Georgia – Texas A&M sophomore Shane Vinsant fell to Søren Hess-Olesen in the Round of 16 matchup of the NCAA Singles Championships in Athens, Georgia Friday afternoon. The singles championship will continue through May 26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, hosted by the University of Georgia.
Vinsant, an All-American for the first time in his A&M career, was defeated in three sets by the 16th-ranked Texas junior. Vinsant entered postseason play ranked No. 22 in the poll after primarily featuring on the Aggies number two line, Vinsant went 8-0 in league matches and was 5-3 against ranked foes en route to being named All- SEC First Team and SEC Tournament MVP.
The defeat concluded Texas A&M’s successful 2014 season, the Aggies claimed the SEC Tournament Championship after going 10-2 in the conference regular season. Finishing with a 25-7 record, the Aggies reached the 25-win mark for the third time in the last five seasons.
The 2014 season was the third-time A&M head coach Steve Denton has eclipsed the 20-win plateau since coming to Aggieland in 2007. The 10 conference victories are also a program-best, eclipsing the tally of the 2001 and 2004 teams. The Aggies finished an impressive 15-1 at the George P. Mitchell Center this spring.
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NCAA Singles Championship
Dan Magill Tennis Complex
Round of 16
#16 [9-16] Søren Hess-Olesen (TEXAS) def. #22 Shane Vinsant (TEXAS A&M), 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3