Aggies to Host UTA and No. 13 Texas on Wednesday – Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M men’s tennis team is set to host UT-Arlington and No. 13 Texas for a Wednesday double dip at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The Aggies (8-5) and Mavericks (8-5) will square off at 11 am (CT) before a showdown with the Longhorns (7-6) at 6 pm (CT).

“Tomorrow is a very big day for Aggie men’s tennis,” head coach Steve Denton said. “The team is very excited to compete against two in-state schools that we could see again in the postseason. Arlington always is a tough minded and physical team and we will have to be ready to play well. It is no secret that the match with the Longhorns tomorrow night is one that each team circles on their calendar. I am very happy that we recently renewed this great rivalry. I wish we could play matches like this every week because I know the players get better when they play with a little extra motivation and intensity. Wednesday should be a lot of fun at the Mitchell Tennis Center. “

TEXAS A&M RANKINGS UPDATE
A & M’s Raphael Perot has won six of his last seven matches to ascend to a career-high No. 50 singles ranking. The sophomore moved to 3-1 against ranked foes this season with a win over then-No. 38 Alexandre Rotsaert of No. 8 Stanford at the ITA Indoor Team Championships.

Austin Abbrat and Noah Schachter continue to appear in the doubles rankings, the pair landed at No. 50 this week after posting a win against Issac Arevalo and Piotr Pawlak of Texas Tech. The Maroon & White duo have recorded a pair of ranked wins this season, highlighted by an 8-7 result against Finn Bass and Sven Lah of Baylor, currently ranked No. 19.

PROMOTIONS

The first 100 fans through the gate for the 6 pm match against Texas will receive an Adidas beanie at the marketing table inside the entrance to the Mitchell Tennis Center. In addition to the beanie giveaway, fans can enter to win free Adidas merchandise, pick up roster cards and more. After each Aggie men’s tennis match day this season, select student-athletes will be made available for autographs inside the front entrance to the facility. Be sure to stick around to meet and greet the Aggies.

Additionally, the Texas match 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 concourse. Fans are reminded that no outside food or beverages are permitted inside Texas A&M athletic facilities. All venues are cashless this season.

CHASING HISTORY

Head coach Steve Denton is on the precipice of breaking the all-time wins record for Texas A&M men’s tennis. In his 16th season leading the Aggie program, Denton has accumulated 315 wins and needs four wins to pass Texas A&M Hall of Famer David Kent on the all-time ledger.

SCOUTING UTA

UTA treks south after dropping a 4-1 match last weekend in Arlington to Wichita State. The Mavericks are paced by Maks Lukman’s 10-3 dual match record this spring, the freshman has spent time on courts two through five.

SCOUTING TEXAS

The Longhorns head to the Brazos Valley on the heels of three consecutive losses, falling to then-No. 4 TCU, No. 6 Wake Forest and No. 15 Georgia. Texas is led by No. 72 Micah Braswell’s 17-9 record this season; the sophomore is 9-3 in dual matches and is currently on a five-match win streak. In doubles, No. 38 Richard Ciamarra and Cleeve Harper have posted a 6-3 dual match record to pace the Horns this spring.

FOLLOW THE ACTION
General admission seating on a first-come, first-served basis is free for all spectators and Texas A&M students in the second-level grandstand of the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Courtside seating is available for season ticket holders in the Springer Family Stadium Club.

Friday’s matches will be streamed on 12thman.com via Playsight. Fans are encouraged to click here to tune in. Additionally, live scoring for the UTA match will be available here and here for Texas.

Cracked Racquets continues their Redzone Broadcast coverage of SEC tennis Tuesday, fans can listen to Alex Gruskin on the call of Texas match on the Cracked Raquets YouTube channel here. The broadcast will bounce around to the most interesting matchups and crucial points at each SEC venue.

For any additional questions and more information on the amenities at the Mitchell Tennis Center, click the link here to be redirected to the Tennis Game day Central page.

PARKING
Parking for Wednesday’s match will be available to fans for $ 5 in Lot 100D and Lot 100E. Fans and current students with an active Texas A&M parking permit are allowed free admission into both lots.

UP NEXT

The Aggies continue their 11-match home stand with a double header on Friday, March 11, against Lamar and Vanderbilt at 12 pm and 6 pm (CT), respectively.

FOLLOW THE AGGIES
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 on Twitter by following @AggieMTEN.

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