LOS ANGELES – Texas A&M women’s tennis embarks on its initially highway vacation in 2021 to consider section in the 13th annual ITA Kickoff Weekend, as the Aggies (2-) get established to obstacle Washington Point out in an 11 a.m. (CT) first provide at the Los Angeles Tennis Centre. The winner of that match will sq. off versus the winner of No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 19 Cal on Sunday at 3 p.m. whilst the defeated teams will participate in a consolation match on Sunday early morning at 11 a.m.
Each and every 12 months considering that 2009, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association has hosted a 28-team event to kick off dual match team play, aptly named the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Some of the best packages in women’s university tennis will compete in the 13th installment of the match, which capabilities 7 host institutions in independent regional brackets. Winners of just about every regional advance to the 2021 ITA Nationwide Women’s Team Indoor Championships, hosted by Oklahoma State College in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
“Our workforce is energized about our journey out to Los Angeles,” head coach Mark Weaver remarked. “Washington Condition has a pretty very good team, and it will be a terrific check for us to see the place we stand. All four groups are pretty superior in our bracket, with UCLA currently being the No. 4 all round seed and Cal rated No. 19 nationally. That tells you all you will need to know. It will be a terrific option to compete with a probability of transferring on to the last 8 at the ITA Nationwide Indoors.”
Next the first two dual matches of the spring year, junior Tatiana Makarova prospects the Aggies in singles with a 9-2 file courting again to drop event play. The Moscow, Russia, native presently stands as the No. 64 ranked singles player in the Oracle ITA poll. Sophomore Katya Townsend boasts an 8-3 in general singles report, even though Jayci Goldsmith holds a 4-1 singles document coming off a pair of straight set dual match wins from Houston and PVAMU. In doubles, A&M’s main tandem of Makarova and Goldsmith are currently ranked at No. 39 and keep a 6-1 overall document.
Opening day for the Aggies highlighted a pair of stellar performances against Houston and Prairie Watch A&M, as the Maroon & White logged back again-to-again 7- victories for the initial time in almost two a long time. Texas A&M starts off the period with a 2- mark for the sixth consecutive yr, a file relationship again to the 2014-15 marketing campaign.
Given that Mark Weaver joined the software as head coach in 2015-16, the Aggies retain a 5-1 document on ITA Kickoff Weekend, bolstered by two consecutive journeys to the ITA Nationwide Women’s Group Indoors in 2016 and 2017. A&M’s most latest physical appearance on ITA Kickoff Weekend arrived final time, where the Aggies took down then-No. 23 Miami in advance of slipping to then-No. 14 Florida Condition in Tallahassee.