No. 3 Texas A&M Aims for SEC Title in Season Finale

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 3 Texas A&M looks to claim to at least a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season title as the Aggies take on Ole Miss in the season finale Sunday in Oxford, Mississippi. First serve is set for noon at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.

Live scoring of the match will be available at AggieAthletics.com.

A win against the Rebels will earn Texas A&M its first SEC regular season title in any sport. The Aggies, who clinched at least a share of the SEC Western Division crown with a 6-1 victory at Mississippi State on Friday, enter the final match tied with Florida and Georgia for first in the overall standings. The Gators, ranked No. 2 in the nation, close out their season on the road at No. 18 Vanderbilt, and fourth-ranked Georgia is at No. 8 Alabama. The Crimson Tide is one game behind the Aggies in the Western Division.

The Aggies, 9-0 in road matches, are riding a four-match win streak. They are led by senior All-American Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, who is ranked fourth in the country in singles with a 34-6 overall record in 2012-13. Senior Nazari Urbina is ranked 52nd and is 9-1 in SEC contests. Junior Cristina Stancu is No. ranked No. 65 in singles, and she and freshman partner Stefania Hristov are No. 15 in doubles. In addition, Sanchez-Quintanar and senior Wen Sun are No. 56 in doubles.

The Rebels, who also are riding a four-match win streak after defeating Missouri, 4-1, on Friday, are led by Caroline Rohde-Moe, who is 24-16 overall in singles and ranked No. 39 in the nation. She and partner Marija Milutinovic are No. 38 in doubles.

A&M is 2-1 all-time against Ole Miss. The Rebels, however, defeated the Aggies, 4-3, last year in the season-opener at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Tallahassee, Fla.

Next up for the Aggies is the 2013 SEC Women’s Tennis Championship, April 17-21 at Mississippi State’s A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre in Starkville, Miss. The bracket will be announced Sunday evening.



 
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