GODFREY, IL — Texas A&M junior Jeremy Efferding continues to play well this summer as he advanced to the singles quarterfinals and the doubles semifinals of the Lewis & Clark Community College USTA Men’s Futures Tournament at Godfrey, Illinois, this week.
Efferding, from Boca Raton, Florida, defeated the No. 7 seed Christopher Racz in the opening round, 7-6 (3), 6-2. In the second round, Efferding outlasted Tim Kopinski, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Efferding faced Evan King on Friday in the quarterfinals and dropped a 7-5, 7-6 decision.
In doubles play, Efferding teamed with Sean Weber and the duo started with a 6-1, 6-1 straight sets victory against Jonathon Cooper and Blake Mott. Then, Efferding and his partner upset the No. 1 seed in the tournament field, Daniel Garza and Roberto Maytin, 6-3, 6-3, in the quarterfinals. Efferding and Weber would bow out in the semifinals as Evan King and Peter Kobelt posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory.
Efferding earned first-team All-SEC honors in the spring of 2013 to help lead the Aggies to the NCAA Championships for the 20th consecutive year. Efferding posted a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory over the country’s top-ranked player, Virginia’s Alex Domijan. It marked the first victory by an Aggie tennis player over the country’s top-ranked player in school history.