The No. 8 Texas A&M males’s tennis crew took down No. 16 Mississippi State 4-0 within the Spherical of 16 within the NCAA Event.
After taking down New Mexico and Oklahoma lower than two weeks in the past at house, the Aggies flew to Orlando to complete off the rest of the event. The Aggies now put together to rematch the No. 2 Florida Gators on Thursday, Might 20.
The match towards Mississippi State began off sturdy for the Aggies as they obtained early leads on all three courts in doubles play. Courtroom 3 completed first because the No. 86 duo of senior Hady Habib and junior Noah Schachter earned a 6-3 win for A&M. The No. 65 duo of senior Valentin Vacherot and sophomore Pierce Rollins adopted swimsuit with a 6-3 win of their very own.
The wins put the Aggies up 1-0. The Aggies have received the doubles level in all three matches all through the event.
A&M as soon as once more got here out sizzling in singles play. The Aggies received the primary set on all six courts to start out off singles play. The crew capitalized on this, placing away wins on courts 2, 6 and 4. No. 2 Habib obtained issues began for the Aggies with a 6-4, 6-1 victory, adopted by freshman Raphael Perot. Perot’s dominant 6-0, 6-1 win put the Aggies up 3-0; No. 100 Schachter would end it off, clinching a win for the Aggies.
“This was a very good crew win,” A&M coach Steve Denton instructed 12thman.com. “We knew this was going to be a tough fought match. [Mississippi State is] an actual feisty crew and our guys got here on and performed very effectively I assumed.”
The ultimate three rounds of the event will happen in Orlando between Thursday, Might 20, and Saturday, Might 22. To advance, the Aggies might want to beat the No. 2 Florida Gators. A&M has confronted Florida twice this season, with a 5-2 loss within the common season and a 4-3 loss within the SEC Event semifinals.