ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The No. 11 Texas A&M men’s tennis is set to acquire on No. 21 Pepperdine in the to start with round of the ITA Kick Off Weekend at the Varsity Tennis Middle Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT) hosted by the University of Michigan. No. 4 Michigan will get on No. 15 Baylor adhering to A&M’s match, Saturday’s winners will encounter off on Sunday for a place in the ITA Indoor Team Championships up coming thirty day period in Stillwater, Okla.
“Kick Off Weekend is constantly an enjoyable time and in particular this year as we are on the highway versus a few likely leading-10 teams,” head coach Steve Denton reported. “In the earlier few a long time we have hosted outdoors in Aggieland and this has a significantly different sense to it. If we advance by this area, we will be a great deal extra well prepared and assured for indoor tennis at the closing website. The issues on the road are normally an opportunity.”
Texas A&M is 4-9 all-time versus Pepperdine, falling 4-3 in the most current matchup among the two applications in 2011. The Aggies are 8-5 against the Wolverines and 28-22 towards the Bears.
The Aggies entered the spring year with five college student-athletes rated in the singles poll and a solitary rated doubles workforce. No. 4 Valentin Vacherot prospects the charge 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 ranked Aggies. Aguilar and Bjorn Thomson open up the year at No. 48 in the doubles rankings, Thomson is in his initial period in Aggieland soon after graduating from Texas Tech last time.
The Maroon & White opened the twin year with a really hard-fought 4-3 gain at No. 17 Ole Miss on Tuesday. Aguilar and Thomson picked up their optimum rated earn as a duo, topping No. 7 Tim Sandkaulen and Finn Reynolds to clinch the very first stage of the match. Soon after earning the doubles issue, A&M claimed wins by Vacherot, Habib and Smith to secure the indoor victory.
Pursuing the Kick Off Weekend, A&M stays on the highway with a doubleheader in opposition to Tulsa and Louisiana at the SMU Tennis Elaborate on Feb. 6.