Texas AeM beats ACU and Tulsa


The Texas A&M men’s tennis team won against ACU and Tulsa, at the Mitchell Tennis Center. The Aggies are back on the road for a conference meeting in Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, March 18 with first serve set for 1:00 p.m.

Coach Steve Denton told: “These doubleheader matches are tricky, but at the same time very important. Playing with some of our guys like Trey, Rahul, Kenner and JC was great and they played some quality tennis. All these matches they are crucial because we can continue to evaluate them, and if we have some bad guys we know they can fill us in. I thought we actually played very well in doubles, but Tulsa put in some great performances too, especially on fields 3 and 5. our return was great in singles, we could have been shaken but instead we won all of the opening set and kept our foot on the gas.I was also impressed with Luke as he played two singles matches today and won both.”

The hot doubles streak continued for A&M (9-7, 2-2 SEC), as they earned their sixth straight doubles point against ACU (8-8). Kenner Taylor/Pierce Rollins started the day well with a 3-court victory, the pair beat Daniel Morozov/Mihaly Deli (6-3). The point was secured by No. 78s Noah Schachter/Trey Hilderbrand, who remain glowing, extending their streak to seven with a win over Dario Kmet/Cesar Barranquero on Court 1 (6-4).
Maroon & White continued their dominance in singles, claiming five of six pitches. Sophomore Luke Casper picked up his third double-header of the season against Savan Chabbra, in a 3-court straight clinic (6-2, 6-2). JC Roddick wasn’t far behind, as his sophomore had a 5-court victory over Benjamin McDonald (6-1, 6-4). Junior Taylor clinched the game for the Aggies on court 6, winning his matchup with Deli (6-3, 6-4). The coaches decided to play the remaining games, and shortly after the no. 109 Hilderbrand added another point to the scoreboard by beating Kmet on court 1 (7-6(5), 6-4). The final point of the opening match was captured by young Rahul Dhokia, who outlasted Barranquero in a back-and-forth third-set tiebreak on the court 4 (4-6, 7-6 (4), 1-0 (6 )).
The Aggies flipped the singles script, as they claimed five of the six courts. Senior Guido Marson knotted the teams with a 5-court victory against Hurricane Di Marco (6-2, 6-2). Casper continued the momentum on court 6 as he picked up a straight set win against Ezequiel Santalla, this gave A&M the lead, 2-1. Junior No. 66 Raphael Perot extended the lead even further with a stunning performance on course 2, dominating Stefan Hampe (6-2, 6-3). To win the match for Maroon & White was Giulio Perego, who beat Callum Gale on court 3 (6-1-, 3-6, 6-2). No. 100 Rollins added one last win for the Aggies with a three-set thriller on 4-court by outscoring Volodymyr Zakharov (6-1, 4-6, 6-1).

About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University located in College Station is the fourth largest university in the United States with a 5,500-acre campus that also houses the George Bush Presidential Library.

It has two decentralized teaching sites considered integral parts of the campus: Texas A&M University at Galveston in Galveston dedicated to undergraduate marine research and Texas A&M University at Qatar in the Education City of Doha (Qatar) where undergraduate engineering courses are taught .

In partnership with the Texas state agricultural agencies, it has a direct presence in each of Texas’ 254 counties. In 2013, with a didactic offer of 150 degree courses, it hosted over 62,185 students, 5,000 of whom came from 120 different countries.

It is found in the ranking of the twenty US institutions with the largest funds allocated to research and in the 2013-2014 world ranking compiled by QS World University Rankings, Texas A&M University was in 153rd place among the major universities in the world.

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