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Texas A&M Selected to Host Regional

April 30, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The 11th-ranked ranked Texas A&M men’s tennis team received its 20th-consecutive bid to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship as the Aggies were named one of 16 host schools for the first and second rounds of the tournament. The Maroon and White will take on Marist (17-3) in the NCAA first round while the University of Texas (16-8) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (16-7) will compete in the other first round contest.

First round matches in College Station will begin on Friday, May 10 with the Longhorns facing the Islanders at 11 a.m., followed by A&M and Marist at 2 p.m. The two winners will face off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 to determine which team advances to the NCAA Championships in Urbana, Ill.

This marks the 21st-overall appearance for the men’s tennis team and the 20th-consecutive season for the Aggies to reach the NCAA Tournament. Last year, the Maroon and White traveled to Los Angeles where they advanced to the second round before falling to eventual national champion, USC.

The SEC Western Division champs are led by the 21st-ranked player in the country in sophomore Jeremy Efferding as well as the ninth-ranked doubles pair of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow. The freshman duo of Harry Adams and Shane Vinsant came in at No. 29 in the most recent rankings while Vinsant (No. 84) and Adams (No. 100) also both cracked the top-100 in singles as well.

Notes:

Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton is 9-6 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

First meeting between Texas A&M and Marist.

Texas A&M is 6-0 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (last met in 2005).

Texas A&M and Texas have met every season since 1978 (15-45 record).

Ticket information:

$12 All-Session Reserved (Stadium Club)

$7 Single Day Reserved (Stadium Club)

$5 Single Day General Admission

$3 Single Day Student/Youth

Free for children under age two

TEXAS A&M MEN'S TENNIS NCAA HISTORY: 21 times (20 straight)

2012—Beat South Carolina (4-0); host to host USC (4-0)

2011 (9th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat Alcorn State (4-0); beat LSU (4-0)

Lost in Round of 16 to #8 Stanford (4-2) (Stanford)

2010 (10th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat Prairie View A&M (4-0); beat Ole Miss (4-2)

Lost in Round of 16 to #7 Baylor (4-1) (Georgia)

2009 (15th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat Binghamton (4-0); beat Arizona (4-0)

Lost in Round of 16 to #2 Ole Miss (4-1) (College Station)

2008-- Beat SMU (4-1); lost to host #9 Baylor (4-2)

2007-- Beat Rice (4-2); lost to host #3 Baylor (4-0)

2006-(16th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat UTA (4-0); lost to Notre Dame (4-2)

2005-(16th seed)-- Beat Montana State (4-0); beat Boise State (4-0) (Boise, ID)

Lost in Round of 16 to #1 Baylor (4-0) (College Station)

2004-- Beat Alabama (4-0); beat host Virginia Commonwealth (4-0) (Richmond, VA)

Lost in Round of 16 to #3 UCLA (4-1) (Tulsa)

2003-(10th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat Maryland-BC (4-0); beat South Florida (4-1)

Lost in Round of 16 to #6 Vanderbilt (4-1) (Georgia)

2002-(16th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat Southern (4-0); beat LSU (4-0)

Lost in Round of 16 to #1 Georgia (4-1) (College Station)

2001-(7th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat St. Bonaventure (4-0); Beat Vanderbilt (4-0)

Won in Round of 16 against #15 LSU (4-1) (Georgia)

Lost in Elite Eight to #4 TCU (4-0) (Georgia)

2000-(7th seed)-- Host 1st and 2nd rounds: Beat Army (4-0); Beat Louisiana-Lafayette (4-0)

Lost in Round of 16 against #9 Tennessee (4-3) (Georgia)

1999-- Beat Texas Tech (4-3); lost to host #4 Texas (4-1)

**NCAA expanded to current 64-team team in 1999.

1998-- At Austin: Beat Arkansas-Little Rock (4-0); beat Arkansas (4-3)

Lost to SMU (4-3) in regional championship

1997-- At Fort Worth: Lost to Texas (5-0)

1996-- At Austin: Beat Texas Tech (4-3); lost to host Texas (4-3)

1995-- Hosted: Beat Arkansas (4-1); lost to Texas (4-3)

1994-- At Houston: Beat Texas Tech (4-0); beat Arkansas (4-3)

Advanced to Round of 16 and lost to Duke (4-1) (Notre Dame)

1985-- Lost in Round of 16 to Pepperdine (5-3)

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