TULSA, Okla-- Texas A&M competed in four matches-- two singles and two doubles, on Friday and as you would expect at a national championship, the competition was very tough at the 2013 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships being held at the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Harrison Adams, from New Braunfels, defeated the No. 4 seed in the field Romain Bogaerts of Wake Forest, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday in the second round to advance to Friday's match against Austin Smith from Georgia. Smith edged Adams in three sets as Adams won the opening set, 6-4, but dropped the second set in a tiebreaker 6-7 (7) and the third and deciding set, 2-6.
Jeremy Efferding, from Boca Raton, Florida, dropped a 6-2, 6-1 match to Lloyd Glasspool of Texas in the consolation second round.
Sophomore Shane Vinsant of Keller, Texas, teamed with Adams in the consolation doubles and lost a tight 8-6 match to San Diego State tandem of Thorsten Bertch and Hunter Nicholas.
Texas A&M top doubles team of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow seeded No. 3, lost in the second round of the main draw doubles, 8-6, to Nick Chappell and Will Stein of TCU.
Ore is the lone senior on the Aggie squad and is from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Withrow is a junior from Omaha.
The Aggie squad will continue to use the fall to work and improve and prepare to reach the NCAA Championships for the 21st consecutive year in the spring of 2014.
Friday October 4 Texas A&M Results:
Main Draw Singles Results – Third Round:
Austin Smith, Georgia d. Harrison Adams, Texas A&M, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2
Main Draw Doubles – Second Round:
Nick Chappell-Will Stein, TCU d. Junior Ore-Jackson Withrow (3), Texas A&M, 8-6
Main Draw Singles Results – Consolation:
Loyd Glasspool, Texas d. Jeremy Efferding (9), Texas A&M, 6-2, 6-1
Main Draw Doubles Results-- Consolation:
* Thorsten Bertch-Hunter Nicholas, San Diego St. d. Harrison Adams-Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M, 8-6