ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The No. 11 Texas A&M men’s tennis is established to just take on No. 21 Pepperdine in the first round of the ITA Kick Off Weekend at the Varsity Tennis Heart Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT) hosted by the College of Michigan. No. 4 Michigan will consider on No. 15 Baylor subsequent A&M’s match, Saturday’s winners will deal with off on Sunday for a place in the ITA Indoor Group Championships next thirty day period in Stillwater, Okla.
“Kick Off Weekend is usually an remarkable time and in particular this 12 months as we are on the road from a few probable major-10 groups,” head coach Steve Denton claimed. “In the past couple of a long time we have hosted outside in Aggieland and this has a considerably distinctive sense to it. If we advance by means of this area, we will be considerably extra well prepared and self-assured for indoor tennis at the final internet site. The troubles on the highway are generally an prospect.”
Texas A&M is 4-9 all-time towards Pepperdine, falling 4-3 in the most new matchup among the two plans in 2011. The Aggies are 8-5 towards the Wolverines and 28-22 against the Bears.
The Aggies entered the spring year with 5 university student-athletes rated in the singles poll and a solitary rated doubles crew. No. 4 Valentin Vacherot sales opportunities the cost for the Maroon & White with No. 13 Hady Habib, No. 33 Carlos Aguilar, No. 110 Barnaby Smith and No. 116 Noah Schachter rounding out the rated Aggies. Aguilar and Bjorn Thomson open up the period at No. 48 in the doubles rankings, Thomson is in his very first season in Aggieland immediately after graduating from Texas Tech previous time.
The Maroon & White opened the dual year with a tough-fought 4-3 acquire at No. 17 Ole Overlook on Tuesday. Aguilar and Thomson picked up their maximum rated win as a duo, topping No. 7 Tim Sandkaulen and Finn Reynolds to clinch the initially issue of the match. Immediately after earning the doubles place, A&M claimed wins by Vacherot, Habib and Smith to secure the indoor victory.
Adhering to the Kick Off Weekend, A&M stays on the highway with a doubleheader versus Tulsa and Louisiana at the SMU Tennis Intricate on Feb. 6.