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Adams & Vinsant Compete at USTA/ITA Nationals

November 07, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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NEW YORK - The Texas A&M dandy doubles team of true freshmen Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant will open play at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships  at 9 a.m. central on Thursday, Nov. 8. The championships are being conducted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York and the Aggies open on court 12 against the No. 2-seed Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler of Duke. Cunha is a senior and Hemmeler is a sophomore and the Duke duo was ranked No. 16 in the country in the pre-season (Sept.) doubles rankings.

"What a great opportunity for Shane (Vinsant) and Harrison (Adams) to compete against the top teams in college tennis," Texas A&M men's head coach Steve Denton said. "It is even more special for a tennis player to be able to compete at the home of the U.S. Open. The key for our team is how well we can hold serve throughout this tournament."

The Aggie duo advanced to New York by virtue of winning the Texas Regional in Fort Worth and had to knock off fellow teammates Jackson Withrow and Alberto Bautista. In fact, the Aggies had three of the four doubles semifinalsits.

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