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No. 8 Texas A&M Tennis Challenges No. 16 Mississippi State in Spherical of 16

ORLANDO, Fla. – The eighth-ranked Texas A&M males’s tennis crew will tackle No. 16 Mississippi State within the NCAA Match Spherical of 16 Monday at 6 p.m. (CT) on the USTA Nationwide Campus.

The winner of Monday’s match will tackle the winner between No. 1 Florida and No. 17 Illinois on Thursday, Could 20 within the quarterfinals.

A&M and Mississippi State confronted off on March 5 because the Aggies posted a 6-1 triumph in Starkville. After incomes the doubles level A&M’s Hady Habib, Valentin Vacherot, Carlos Aguilar, Noah Schachter and Raphael Perot picked up singles wins. The Aggies personal a 9-6 all-time document towards the Bulldogs.

The Aggies superior to Orlando via a pair of 4-1 victories in Bryan-School Station final weekend. A&M danced previous New Mexico and Oklahoma by incomes the doubles level in every match adopted by singles wins from Vacherot, Habib, Schachter, Pierce Rollins and Guido Marson.

The 2021 choice marked the twenty eighth total look for the lads’s tennis crew within the NCAA Match, together with every of the final 27 tournaments. Within the final NCAA Match that occurred, the Aggies hosted first and second spherical matches as they bested Texas A&M Corpus Christi earlier than falling to OU within the second spherical.

The NCAA Choice Committee named Florida (1), Baylor (2), Tennessee (3), Texas (4), Virginia (5), North Carolina (6), TCU (7), Texas A&M (8), UCF (9), Wake Forest (10), Georgia (11), Southern Cal (12), South Carolina (13), Kentucky (14), Ole Miss (15) and Illinois (16) the nationwide seeds. Along with the seven nationwide seeds from the SEC, 4 further groups had been named to the sector of 64 (Alabama, Arkansas, LSU and Mississippi State). Florida, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Ole Miss are additionally collaborating in Monday’s Spherical of 16 in Orlando.

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TEXAS A&M HEAD COACH STEVE DENTON QUOTES

On Dealing with Mississippi State…

“We now that we’re going to be in a giant battle with Mississippi State on Monday. You possibly can throw out that common season match in Starkville as each groups are significantly completely different in the present day. I feel that this match will come right down to which crew is clutch on the large factors.”

On enjoying on the USTA Nationwide Campus earlier this season…

“It’s at all times good to be conversant in your environment and know what to anticipate from the courts. We had been lucky to have the ability to play right here earlier within the season towards UCF, however we all know that Mississippi State beat them final Sunday on the identical courts.”

DENTON’S 15TH  YEAR AT THE HELM

– Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton stands is second all-time in wins at Texas A&M, holding 307 victories in Aggieland heading into the NCAA Match Spherical of 16. Denton trails David Kent (318-161; 1979-96) on the all-time wins record after changing into the second A&M coach to cross 300-win mark with a 5-2 win over No. 6 TCU earlier this 12 months.

– The Aggies have received at the least 20 matches in every of the final six full seasons underneath head coach Steve Denton and eight instances in his 15-year tenure. 4 instances over the last decade, Texas A&M has hit the 25-win mark, successful 25 in 2010, 29 in 2011, 25 in 2014 and 27 in 2016.

– The Aggies have made 27-straight appearances within the NCAA Match, internet hosting the primary and second spherical for the previous eight seasons.

NCAA NOTES

– The Aggies are 45-28 all-time within the NCAA Match, reaching the Spherical of Sixteen 15 instances, the Spherical of Eight 3 times and the NCAA Semifinal as soon as, in 2018.

– Head Coach Steve Denton is 2513 all-time within the NCAA Match.

– With this season’s look, Texas A&M has superior to twenty-eight NCAA Tournaments and made 27 consecutive appearances.

NCAA ROUND OF 16

(USTA Nationwide Campus, Orlando, Florida)

Monday, Could 17

No. 8 Texas A&M (18-8) vs No. 16 Mississippi State (18-9), 6 p.m. (CT)

FOLLOW THE MATCH

Followers can watch Monday’s match by way of the TennisONE App on their telephones or at www.tennis.one. Followers can comply with dwell scores of the match towards Mississippi State at http://tx.ag/21NCAAMSU.

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