Texas A&M Women’s Tennis
LUBBOCK -- The Texas A&M women’s tennis team concludes its regular season schedule Friday as the Aggies take on Texas Tech at the McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock. First serve has been changed to 5 p.m.
A&M, ranked No. 32, is 14-7 overall and 8-2 in the Big 12 Conference after dropping a 5-2 decision against No. 21 Texas Wednesday in the Aggies’ final home match of the regular season. The loss snapped A&M’s four-match winning streak, which equaled its longest of the season, and put the Aggies in third place in the league standings.
Aggie sophomore Elzé Potgieter (Bloemfontein, South Africa) is listed No. 93 in the national singles ranking, and seniors Anna Blagodarova (Toronto, Ontario) and Tiffany Clifford are ranked No. 59 in doubles.
The doubles team of Stephanie Davidson (Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas) and Morgan Frank (Oldsmar, Fla.) are 10-0 in Big 12 matches, all at the No. 3 spot, and are riding an eight-match winning streak overall.
Tech, ranked No. 73, is 11-9 overall and 4-5 in conference matches. The Lady Raiders have lost their last two matches, falling to both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma by identical 5-2 scores last weekend in Lubbock. They are in a three-way tie with Nebraska and Oklahoma State for fifth place in the Big 12.
A&M has won the last 23 meetings and is 30-1 all-time against Tech, including 12-0 since the Big 12 began in 1996-97. The Aggie freshmen and sophomores were not born when Tech recorded its only win in 1987.
Friday will be “Senior Day” for the Lady Raiders, who will be playing their home finale against the Aggies. They close out the regular season at No. 21 Texas on Sunday.
Next week, A&M hosts the men’s and women’s Big 12 Championships. Action gets underway on Thursday and runs through Sunday. For ticket information, call 1-888-99-AGGIE.
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