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Aggies Host Baylor in Regular Season Finale

April 17, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M men's tennis team will close out the 2012 regular season with a Wednesday match against Baylor with first serve set for 6 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on the Texas A&M campus.

In addition, free Double Dave's pizza rolls will be available inside the main entrance while supplies last. Gates open at 5 p.m. The "Where's Wilson" winners from this season will compete in a contest between doubles and singles play for a free iPad.

Prior to the first serve, three Aggie seniors Colin Hoover, Alexis Klegou and John Lewis will be recognized as part of Senior Night.

"Senior night is always a special night," Aggie head coach Steve Denton said. "When you have been around the type of quality young men that we have had in our program, I always get a lump in my throat. I am so proud of the young men they have become, but I am very sad to see them go. This group of John Lewis, Colin Hoover and Alexis Klegou has done a tremendous job on our team over the course of the last few seasons. They are an integral part of the success that we have enjoyed. I always tell our team that you want to leave Aggieland, and our team, better off than when you came, and I believe these three have certainly done that."

Klegou, from Dunkerque, France, and Hoover, from Victoria, Texas, are the two co-captains for the Aggie squad this season. The pair has been near the top of the singles lineup and has been crucial to the doubles success as well. Lewis, from Birmingham, Alabama, has really stepped up his game as a senior and has been a key contributor.

Texas A&M is 12-12 on the season and 1-3 in Big 12 play and ranked No. 29 while Baylor comes in at 14-10 and 2-2 in league play and the Bears are ranked No. 27. The Aggies are 10-3 at home and will be looking to snap a three-match losing streak with each results being a very close, 4-3 decision.

"The Baylor match is always one that we circle on our calendar and we expect a very competitive match like all of our conference matches have been this season," Denton explained. "We need a good outing in preparation for the Big 12 Tournament and the upcoming NCAA Championships, and a win over the Bears would be just what the doctor ordered."

Even though this is the last regular season match for the Aggies, it will not be the last Aggie tennis action at the Mitchell Tennis Center. Texas A&M will host the men's and women's Big 12 Tennis Championships next week, Apr. 26-29. Tickets for the Big 12 Championships can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 1-888-99-AGGIE.
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