COLLEGE STATION – A pair of singles players and the sixth-ranked doubles team will represent the No. 8 Texas A&M men’s tennis team at the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship later this month in Athens, Ga., the NCAA announced this evening. Sophomores Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant were named to the NCAA singles field, while the tandem of junior Jackson Withrow and senior Junior Ore will represent the Aggies in the doubles bracket.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 21-26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, following the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 15-20. The University of Georgia will serve as host.
Adams, the 19th-ranked singles player in the latest ITA rankings, earned the nomination after going 13-8 in dual competitions this spring, primarily on the number one line. The All-SEC first teamer was 5-2 in SEC matches while sporting an impressive 8-7 record against ranked opponents this year.
Vinsant enters postseason play as one of the hottest players in the country winning 12 straight matches. The sizzling play has moved the Keller, TX native to No. 22 in the poll and earned him All-SEC honors. Primarily playing the number two line, Vinsant went 8-0 in league matches and was 5-3 against ranked foes.
Ore and Withrow earned their second straight bid to the doubles championship, claiming a 5-8 seed in both appearances. The duo has played all of its matches at the number one doubles lines, going 11-4 this spring including an 8-3 record against ranked pairs. The A&M pair is 3-0 in matches that finished against the top 8 seeds in this year’s NCAA doubles field. SEC duos claimed five of the top-eight seeds in the tournament.
Junior Jeremy Efferding was named as an alternate in the singles field after leading the Aggies with 18 dual wins this spring. The Boca Raton native was named to the All-SEC Second Team for his efforts this season.
Texas A&M will be back in action on Friday, May 10, when it hosts Alcorn State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Stay tuned to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieMTEN on Twitter to stay up to date with the Aggies in the postseason.