COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M has expanded its lead in the ITA Attendance Race for women’s tennis and remains on top in all five of the contest’s categories, the ITA recently announced.
In addition, in home matches through March, A&M women’s tennis has drawn a nation-leading 3,946 fans to the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center, averaging 564 per match. In March matches only, A&M drew a national-best 2,827 fans in five matches for a 565 average.
A&M also holds the top three spots in the single match category with 766 fans against Nebraska on March 28, a 714 attendance against Houston on February 2, and a crowd of 658 against Wake Forest on March 1.
A&M’s attendance figures for the overall season, March only total attendance, overall average and March only average attendance more than double the attendance numbers of the second-place schools. (See leader board below).
The Aggies are 12-6 overall, including 5-2 in home matches this season. They begin their final regular-season home stand Friday against Kansas State at 6 p.m. at the Mitchell Tennis Center. A&M hosts No. 75 Kansas on Sunday at 1 p.m. and then concludes the home portion of the regular season against No. 20 Texas in the State Farm Lone Star Showdown on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Aggies drew an A&M record and national season-high 1,114 when they hosted the rival Longhorns in 2004.
ITA Attendance Race leaders:
Total Attendance – Season
1. Texas A&M 3,946
2. Baylor 1,587
3. Georgia 1,364
Total Attendance ¬– March Matches Only
1. Texas A&M 2,827
2. College of Charleston 1,116
3. Baylor 1,003
Average Attendance – Season
1. Texas A&M 564
2. Baylor 176
3. Illinois 165
Average Attendance – March Matches Only
1. Texas A&M 565
2. Baylor 201
3. Georgia 191
Single Match Attendance
School Total Date
1. Nebraska at Texas A&M 766 March 28
2. Houston at Texas A&M 714 Feb. 2
3. Wake Forest at Texas A&M 658 March 1