BRYAN COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 25 Texas A&M men’s tennis team hosts No. 8 Georgia at 1 p.m. CT and UTSA at 6 p.m. for a double Sunday at Mitchell Tennis Center. The Aggies come into the game 15-9 on the season and 3-2 in the league while the Bulldogs are 13-4 this spring and 5-1 in conference play and the Roadrunners are 9-7 on the year.
“Georgia are one of our biggest rivals in this league and it’s no secret that before we joined the league they were the team to beat because they have a long history of winning,” said the head coach. Steve Denton noted. “They beat Tennessee last week on the road, so obviously they’re playing at a high level. We had a great game against Tennessee last night and it’s going to take a similar effort tomorrow to beat Georgia. That said, we’re looking forward to it. We’re getting better and better and it’s exciting to see.”
The Maroon & White return to action after sharing a double header on Friday at the Mitchell Tennis Center. A&M swept Prairie View 7-0 before dropping a 4-3 decision to No. 4 Tennessee.
TEXAS A&M RANKINGS UPDATE
A&M’s Noah Schachter skyrocketed to 56th in the latest ITA singles rankings as he leads the team with four ranked wins, tying the highest-ranked wins in a single season in Schachter’s college career.
austin abbrat and Schachter continue to appear in the doubles rankings, the pair landed at No. 57 this week after earning a win over Texas Tech’s Issac Arevalo and Piotr Pawlak. The Maroon & White duo have recorded a pair of ranked wins this season, highlighted by an 8-7 result against Baylor’s Finn Bass and Sven Lah, currently ranked at No.19.
The first 100 fans inside the gates of the Mitchell Tennis Center for Sunday’s game against Georgia will receive a commemorative 12th man statue and concession vouchers will receive the first 50 fans for a free pretzel.
Sunday’s game against Georgia will feature the return of concessions to the Mitchell Tennis Center. Maui Wowi will be serving smoothies, in addition to other fan-favorite items on the second level of the facility towards the middle of the lobby. Fans are reminded that no outside food or drink is permitted inside Texas A&M athletic facilities. All sites are cashless this season.
Fans are encouraged to stop by the marketing table inside the Mitchell Tennis Center entrance, where fans can enter to win free Adidas merchandise, collect roster cards and more.
After select Aggie Men’s Tennis matches this season, student-athletes will be made available for autographs inside the facility’s main entrance. Be sure to stick around to meet and greet the Aggies.
The Bulldogs arrive in the Brazos Valley with a three-game winning streak over South Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee. No. 17 Hamish Stewart plays mostly on the top court in singles for Georgia as he posted a double record of 12-5 and a 3-3 mark against the league. In doubles, Blake Croyder and Erik Grevelius lead the way with a 12-4 record this spring.
The Roadrunners have beaten Cleveland State and A&M-Corpus Christi in their last two meetings. Sebastian Rodriguez went 8-6 in singles play to lead the team in wins. On the doubles court, Rodriguez and Tiago Torres went 9-2.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
General admission seating on a first-come, first-served basis is free to all spectators and Texas A&M students in the second level grandstand of the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Courtside seating is available for Springer Family Stadium Club season ticket holders.
Sunday’s matches will be streamed on 12thman.com via Playsight. Fans are encouraged to click here to tune in. Additionally, live scores for the Georgia game will be available here and here for UTSA.
For any additional questions and more information about Mitchell Tennis Center amenities, click the link here to be taken to the centerpiece of the tennis match day.
Parking for Sunday’s game against Georgia will be available to fans for $5 in Lot 100D and Lot 100E. Disabled parking is available in each lot. Fans and current students with an active Texas A&M parking permit are permitted free entry to both grounds.
The Aggies hit the road for a pair of SEC games next weekend. The road swing begins in Alabama on Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. (CT) and wraps up Sunday, April 3 in Auburn for a first service at noon (CT).
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Visit 12thMan.com for more information on Texas A&M men’s tennis. Aggie fans can also keep up to date with the A&M Men’s Tennis Team on Facebook or Twitter by following @AggieMTEN.