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
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