Nr. 7 Women’s Tennis hosts Alabama in the Senior Day Matchup – Texas A&M Athletics


BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Nr. 7 Texas A&M Women’s Tennis puts its 14-game winning streak and Southeastern Conference lead on the line Sunday afternoon as the Aggies host the Alabama Crimson Tide in a Dinner (CT) first serve by George P. Mitchell Tennis. Center. After the match, Aggies will be honored Isa Di Laura, Tatiana Makarova, Renee McBryde and Katya Townsend in a senior day celebration.

Head coach MARK WEAVER said …

“Our team has performed at a high level throughout the regular season and we have been able to raise our game to another level over the last few weeks. Our team will be ready for another match against a very good Alabama team on Sunday.We look forward to honoring our four seniors.The senior day game is always a special day and we look forward to congratulating each and every one of them for all the hard work they have put in over the years.Each player “has played a significant role in the success of our program. I really look forward to honoring them tomorrow in front of the 12th man.”

FIRST SERVE
Texas A&M enters Sunday afternoon’s test after a couple of fantastic top-10 complete match shutouts that cross past the then No. 7 Georgia in Athens before logging another 7-0 sweep of No. 9 Auburn on Friday evening. The consecutive victories mark the first time in the program’s history that Texas A&M has swept a pair of top-10 opponents back to back. In addition to the significant victory, Maroon & White secured the top spot in the Southeastern Conference standings after giving Auburn its first loss in league play.

The Aggies look set to continue the best season at home in the program’s history on Sunday, as the 2022 squad has already secured the most home wins in a single season in the program’s history. A&M boasts a 17-0 record in the friendly framework of the Mitchell Tennis Center and looks set to end its first unbeaten season at home since 2014.

SENIOR DAY IN AGGIELAND
Following the match between Texas A&M and Alabama, the Aggie women’s tennis program will honor four players who have represented the 12th man with class, honor and dignity. A & M’s four seniors have played a significant role in 98 doubles victories, two sweet 16 appearances and the program’s first trip to the SEC Tournament Championship Match in the 2021 season. Fightin ‘Texas Aggie Class of 2022 has already written a significant story this season, as the first graduating class in program history to defeat perennial SEC favorites Florida and Georgia in the same season.

ON THE RANGELING
In the most recent ITA Division I women’s team ranking, released on March 30, Texas A&M rose five places to No. 7. The Aggies are the highest-ranked team in the SEC, with Auburn (No. 9), Georgia (No. 10) and Florida (No. 10). No. 16) completes the league’s display in the top-25. In the Tennis Channel / USTA College Tennis Top-25, A&M rose to No. 6. The latest individual rankings, released on March 23, saw A & M’s headline double-team on Jayci Goldsmith and Tatiana Makarova maintains their program record No. 2 ranking, while Carson Branstine and Mary Stoiana came in as No. 48. In singles, Branstine rose to No. 23 nationally, with Makarova being No. 29 in singles and novice. Mary Stoiana enters at No. 93.

#LOCKEDIN ON ALABAMA
Alabama enters Sunday’s matchup in the Brazos Valley with an overall record of 14-6 with a 4-4 mark against SEC opponents. Crimson Tide have won two of their last three competitions, defeating Missouri at home and LSU away, ending in a 4-1 loss to Arkansas. Loudmilla Bencheikh leads Crimson Tide, having won most of her matches at No. 1 singles. Heading into the 14th meeting of the all-time series, Texas A&M has a slim 7-6 lead over Alabama. The Aggies have never lost to Crimson Tide at Bryan-College Station, which dates back to the 2000 doubles season.

FOLLOW THE ACTION
Public admission on a first-come, first-served basis is free for all spectators and Texas A&M students in the second-floor grandstand at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Seat at the courtyard is available for season ticket holders at the Springer Family Stadium Club. Parking is free for all patrons, with disabled parking available in Lot 100D near the entrance to the facility.

Sunday’s match is streamed live via Playsight. Fans are encouraged to click here to tune in. In addition, live scoring for Aggie’s regular season home finals will be available by clicking here.

For further questions and more information on the facilities available at the Mitchell Tennis Center, click on the link here to be redirected to the Tennis Gameday Central page.

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Visit 12thman.com for more information on Texas A&M women’s tennis. Fans can keep up to date with the A&M women’s tennis team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by following along @AggieWTEN.








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