No. 17 Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Result at Alabama

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Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 5:13 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – No. 17 Texas A&M women’s tennis dropped a 4-3 match to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon at the Alabama Tennis Stadium.

The Aggies fall to 13-5 overall on the season and now hold a 5-3 record against Southeastern Conference challengers. Alabama is now 12-9 and 3-8 in SEC play.

In the doubles competition, Alabama opened the day with a 6-1 win on court three with Anna Parkhomenko and Alberta Cortina Pou defeating Katya Townsend and Riley McQuaid. The Aggies responded on court one with the No. 43-ranked pairing of Tatiana Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith defeating Sasha Gorchanyuk and Loudmilla Bencheikh 6-2. The Crimson Tide clinched the doubles point on court two, with Anne Marie Hiser and Sydney Riley beating Renee McBryde and Dorthea Faa-Hviding 6-4.

Alabama took its 1-0 lead into singles play, but No. 22 Makarova quickly evened the match with a 6-2, 6-2 demolition of No. 92 Bencheikh on court one. The Crimson Tide added two more points and took a 3-1 lead, with Riley defeating McQuaid on court six and Hiser beating Faa-Hviding on court four. A&M battled back on court three with Townsend besting Parkhomenko 6-3, 6-4, and McBryde evened the match at 3-3 following a 6-4, 7-5 win on court five. Goldsmith battled in the last match standing, but Cortina Pou logged a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) victory to seal the match.


Texas A&M women’s tennis returns to action on Thursday, April 8, as the Aggies take on the Missouri Tigers in a 5 p.m. first serve back home at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.



Head Coach Mark Weaver

On Saturday’s result…

“All of these SEC matches are battles, and if you do not play at a high enough level then you aren’t going to win. I give credit to Alabama for stepping up in the big points today. They just did a much better job than we did in those areas.”


Alabama 4, No. 17 Texas A&M 3

University of Alabama Tennis Stadium – Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Singles Competition

1. #22 Tatiana Makarova (TAMU) def. #92 Loudmilla Bencheikh (BAMA) 6-2, 6-2

2. Alba Cortina Pou (BAMA) def. Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(3)

3. Katya Townsend (TAMU) def. Anna Parkhomenko (BAMA) 6-3, 6-4

4. Anne Marie Hiser (BAMA) def. Dorthea Faa-Hviding (TAMU) 7-5, 6-2

5. Renee McBryde (TAMU) def. Sasha Gorchanyuk (BAMA) 6-4, 7-5

6. Sydney Riley (BAMA) def. Riley McQuaid (TAMU) 7-5, 6-0

Doubles Competition

1. #43 Tatiana Makarova / Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU) def. Sasha Gorchanyuk / Loudmilla Bencheikh (BAMA) 6-2

2. Anne Marie Hiser / Sydney Riley (BAMA) def. Renee McBryde / Dorthea Faa-Hviding (TAMU) 6-4

3. Anna Parkhomenko / Alba Cortina Pou (BAMA) def. Katya Townsend / Riley McQuaid (TAMU) 6-1

Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,4,3,5,2)


· Texas A&M falls to 13-5 overall on the season and now holds a 5-3 record against Southeastern Conference challengers. The Aggies are No. 17 overall in the latest Oracle ITA Women’s Team Rankings.

· Alabama is now 12-9 and 3-8 in SEC play.

· The order of finish on Saturday was as follows: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,4,3,5,2)


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