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Texas A&M Menís Tennis Selected to Host Regional

April 29, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The eighth-ranked Aggie men’s tennis team received its 21st consecutive bid to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Tuesday as Texas A&M were named one of 16 host schools for the first and second rounds of the tournament. The Maroon and White will take on Alcorn State (9-8) in the NCAA opening round while the Texas Tech (13-10) and Cal (15-7) will compete in the other first round contest.

First round matches in College Station will begin on Saturday, May 10, with the Red Raiders facing the Bears at 9 a.m., followed by A&M and Alcorn at 12 p.m. The two winners will face off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, to determine which team advances to the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., May 16-20.

This marks the 22nd overall appearance for the men’s tennis team to reach the NCAA Tournament. Last year, the Aggies defeated Marist and Texas to advance to the round of 16 before falling to Ohio State.

The SEC Tournament champions are led by the 19th-ranked player in the country in All-SEC sophomore Harrison Adams as well as the sixth-ranked doubles pair of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow. Sophomore Shane Vinsant was named the SEC Tournament MVP and All-SEC after winning his final 12 matches of the regular season to move to No. 22 in the rankings. Junior Jeremy Efferding was named to the All-SEC second team and ranks 66th.

 

Notes:

- Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton is 10-7 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

- Texas A&M is 1-0 vs. Alcorn State (last met in 2011)

- Texas A&M is 5-3 vs. Cal (last met in 2011)

- Texas A&M is 40-6 vs. Texas Tech (last met in 2012)

 

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: 22 times (21 straight)

2013 – (12th seed) Host  1st and 2nd rounds: Beat Marist (4-0); beat Texas (4-3)

Lost in Round of 16 to #5 Ohio State (4-0) (Illinois)

2012—Beat South Carolina (4-0); lost 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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