Men’s tennis No. 22 is set for a road date with Kentucky’s No. 13 – Texas A&M Athletics


LEXINGTON, Ky. –The No. 22 Texas A&M men’s tennis team is set for its first SEC road game at No. 13 Kentucky at the Boone Tennis Complex at noon (CT) Sunday. The Aggies come into the game 14-7 this season and 3-0 in the league while the Wildcats are 12-4 this spring and 3-1 in conference play.

“Kentucky is always a tough team to play and especially at Lexington,” the head coach said Steve Denton noted. “This will be our first taste of being on the road in the SEC this season, so we’ll have to play well from start to finish to come out of here with a win.”

The Maroon & White return to action after sharing a double header at the Mitchell Tennis Center on Tuesday. A&M opened the day with a 7-0 sweep over Prairie View A&M before losing a 5-2 game to No. 2 Ohio State.

TEXAS A&M RANKINGS UPDATE
A&M’s Raphael Perot moved up to No. 98 in the latest singles rankings while sitting 3-4 against ranked foes. The second picked up a career-best victory over the then No. 1. 38 Stanford’s No. 8 Alexandre Rotsaert at the ITA Indoor Tag Team Championships.

austin abbrat and Noah Schachter continue to appear in the doubles rankings, the pair landed at No. 46 this week after picking up a win over Texas Tech’s Issac Arevalo and Piotr Pawlak. The Maroon & White duo have recorded a pair of ranked wins this season, highlighted by an 8-7 result against Baylor’s Finn Bass and Sven Lah, currently ranked at No.19.

KENTUCKY SCOUTING

The Wildcats are led by junior Liam Draxl on court one, Draxl holds a 7-2 record on the top court. Millen Hurrion, No. 37 Joshua Lapadat and No. 60 Francois Musitelli pace the team with 10 doubles wins each. No. 61 Draxl and Hurrion lead the charge in doubles, holding a 5-2 mark on the best doubles ground.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

Fans can follow all the action at the Boone Tennis Complex with live video available here and live stats here.

FOLLOWING
The Aggies return to the Mitchell Tennis Center for four games next weekend with double-headers scheduled for Friday and Sunday. The Aggies have two rematches scheduled for March 25, taking on Prairie View A&M at noon, followed by a matchup against No. 4 Tennessee at 6 p.m. On Sunday, A&M will challenge Georgia’s No. 8 at 1 p.m. before wrapping up. the weekend against UTSA at 6 p.m.

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 Twitter by following @AggieMTEN.








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