TULSA, OK -- Shane Vinsant, a true freshman on the Aggie men’s tennis team, made his way through qualifying into the singles main draw at the ITA All-American Championships being held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Vinsant, from Keller, Texas, defeated Ben Davis of Middle Tennessee, 7-5, 7-6 (2). Davis was seeded No. 30. With the victory, Vinsant enters the main draw against Chris Diaz of Ohio State in a match scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Vinsant also teamed with fellow freshman, Harrison Adams, from New Braunfels, to win their doubles match against the No. 7 seed duo of Alexis Heugas and Max Wennakoski of VCU, 8-5 in the third round and then qualified for the doubles main draw by defeating Drake’s tandem of Anis Ghorbel and James McKie, 8-0. The Drake duo was seeded No. 16.
The Aggie tandem will now face Diego Acosta and Aaron Dujovne of Purdue, the No. 7 seed in the main draw. The match will not start any earlier than 5 p.m.
Another Aggie doubles team, sophomores Jordan Szabo from Australia and Jackson Withrow from Omaha, will face Billy Federhofer and Bob van Overbeek from the University of Florida in a match scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Qualifying Round (3rd Round)
Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M def. Ben Davis (30), Middle Tennessee, 7-5, 7-6 (2)
Harrison Adams-Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M def. Alexis Heugas-Max Wennakoski (7), VCU, 8-5
Harrison Adams-Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M def. Anis Ghorbel-James McKie (16), 8-0
Main Draw Men’s Singles
Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M vs. Chris Diaz, Ohio State, 11:30 a.m.
Main Draw Men’s Doubles
Jordan Szabo-Jackson Withrow, Texas A&M vs. Billy Federhofer-Bob vanOverbeek, Florida, 3:30 pm
Harrison Adams-Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M vs. Diego Acosta-Aaron Dujovne (7), Purdue, not before 5 p.m.