Sensational singles game drives No. 25 men’s tennis to win over No. 8 Georgia – Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 25 Texas A&M men’s tennis team used four singles to defeat No. 8 Georgia on Sunday afternoon at the Mitchell Tennis Center. The Aggies improved to 16-9 in the season and 4-2 in league games, while the Bulldogs dropped to 13-5 in the spring and 5-2 in conference games.

Behind 3-2 and need to win both matches still on the field, attention was focused on junior Guido Marson and first-year students Giulio Perego. Marson scored the first set 6-4 before dropping the middle set with the reverse score to No. 32, Tristan McCormick. In the final frame, Marson took his game to an extra level and put McCormick 6-0 to level the team game at three.

When the entire audience moved to Perego’s court, the native of Milan, Italy was ready for the task and drove Maroon & White to victory. UGA No. 104 Trent Bryde pinched the first set of tiebreaker before Perego claimed the second set 7-5. In the final set, Perego took advantage of a couple of early breaks to win 6-1 and begin the party on lane four.

After losing the double point to open the match, A&M fought back in the match with a quick victory on track five with Pierce Rollins over Blake Croyder, 6-1, 6-4, to level the match at one-all. Moments later, Georgia regained the lead through a 6-3, 6-3 victory on track one of No. 17 Hamish Stewart over No. 56 Noah Schachter.

The match ended again at two o’clock after A & M’s Luke Casper throttled Erik Grevelius 7-6 (4), 6-1 on lane six. The Bulldogs took the 3-2 lead through a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory on lane two with Philip Henning No. 76 over Raphael Perot.

NEXT

After tonight’s game against UTSA, the Aggies are on their way to a couple of SEC games next weekend. The road turn begins in Alabama on Friday, April 1 at 18.00 (CT) and ends Sunday, April 3 in Auburn for first serve.

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QUOTES
Steve DentonTexas A&M Head Coach
On the match …

“After having chances to win Friday night and not finishing that match, I’m most proud of our team’s ability to put it behind them. They came out here today ready to face games and face adversity almost immediately after losing the double point.We served for points after putting ourselves in position to win and were unable to put that point on the board.For them to come out against an experienced team like Georgia and “Fighting that way is a huge confidence booster for our young team. We could not be prouder of the way they fought.”

After winning four singles matches …

“We have won many matches at five and six, so winning courses three to six is ​​an extension of that. The other day we played from the front the whole match and were not able to slam the door, but today we played from behind all day and were just keep fighting.I felt we had a good chance of winning after we kept hanging on.We have not lost a doublepoint against a great team and so won four singlepoints so far this season, so it’s a huge confidence building for these guys. “

Giulio PeregoTexas A&M freshman
On his victory …
“Steve [Denton] told me right in the second set that it was either me or no one else. He said that if you win, we will win. So he just kept me going and helped me get through the fatigue and the heat. He kept me focused on the game plan and what I needed to do to win it. “

By closing the match …

“I just thought one point at a time and kept taking my time. I had to stick to my game plan, take my chances and get it. As I’ve told the guys, we would get the job done. I always say to the guys that at this level no one is giving you anything, so either you go and get it or they’ll take it. “

RESULTS

Georgia vs. Texas A&M
27/3/2022 in BCS, TX
(Mitchell Tennis Center)

# 25 Texas A&M 4, # 8 Georgia 3

Single competition

1. # 17 Hamish Stewart (UGA) def. # 56 Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-3, 6-3
2. # 76 Philip Henning (UGA) def. Raphael Perot (TAMU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
3. Guido Marson (TAMU) def. # 32 Tristan McCormick (UGA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
4. Giulio Perego (TAMU) def. # 104 Trent Bryde (UGA) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-1
5. Pierce Rollins (TAMU) def. Blake Croyder (UGA) 6-1, 6-4
6. Luke Casper (TAMU) def. Erik Grevelius (UGA) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Double competition

1. Noah Schachter/Know Taylor (TAMU) def. # 65 Tristan McCormick / Hamish Stewart (UGA) 6-4
2. # 26 Trent Bryde / Philip Henning (UGA) def. Giulio Perego/Pierce Rollins (TAMU) 7-6 (7-4)
3. # 53 Erik Grevelius / Blake Croyder (UGA) def. Austin Abbrat/Stefan Storch (TAMU) 7-5

Match notes:
Georgia 13-5, 5-2; National Ranking # 8
Texas A&M 16-9, 4-2; National Ranking # 25
Finishing order: Double (1,2,3); Singles (5,1,6,2,3,4)

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