PITTSBURGH, PA— Texas A&M’s Jeremy Efferding and Shane Vinsant dropped their respective matches in the semifinals of the PNC Men’s Futures of Pittsburgh Singles Main Draw on Saturday.
Efferding lost to Jason Tahir, 6-3, 6-3, and Vinsant lost to No. 3 seed Michael Shabaz, 6-2, 6-4.
Efferding, from Boca Raton who will be a junior on the Aggie tennis team in the fall, took down the No. 7 and No. 4 seeds to earn his place in the semifinal match.
Efferding, an All-SEC first-team selection for his play this past spring, also became the first male Aggie tennis player to knock off the country’s top-ranked collegiate player when Efferding downed Virginia’s Alex Domijan, 6-3, 7-6 (4) back on March 13 in a match played in College Station. Efferding was ranked No. 52 at the time of the match and finished the year ranked No. 23 in the final ITA singles rankings.
Vinsant, from Keller, Texas, burst upon the scene as a true freshman to be named to the All-SEC Freshman squad as well as earning overall All-SEC second-team accolades. Vinsant ended the season ranked No. 83 in the final ITA rankings.
On Friday, Vinsant took out Marcos Giron, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Giron played at the No. 2 line for the 2013 NCAA runner-up UCLA Bruins. In the second round, Vinsant defeated Joel Kielbowicz, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2.