Trio of Aggies Set for NCAA Individual Championships
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Texas A&M women’s tennis headliners Carson Branstine, Jayci Goldsmith and Tatiana Makarova open play in the NCAA Individual Championships on Monday at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex on the University of Illinois campus, with action set to conclude Saturday.
Branstine and Makarova begin the singles tournament in the round of 64 on Monday, while Makarova and Goldsmith open the doubles tournament in the round of 32 on Tuesday. Additionally, freshman standout Mary Stoiana stands as the first alternate in the singles competition and awaits word from the NCAA Championship Committee regarding her individual postseason fate.
Eighth-seeded Branstine takes on Natasha Subhash of Virginia at 10 a.m. (CT) Monday morning before Makarova challenges Ohio State’s No. 9-16-seed Irina Cantos Siemers at 3:30 p.m. Sixth-seeded Goldsmith and Makarova face the Syracuse doubles tandem of Miyuka Kimoto and Polina Kozyreva Tuesday with first serve time to be announced.
HEAD COACH MARK WEAVER SAID…
“We are excited to begin the NCAA Individual Championships. It is such an amazing honor for each of our student-athletes in recognition of their spectacular work this season. Carson, Tatiana and Jayci were big contributors to our team’s success and I look for each of them to continue bringing their best effort starting on Monday. We also await word on whether or not Mary will have an opportunity to participate in the singles main draw. She had a spectacular year and set the Aggie record for singles winning percentage, so we hope she will have a chance to play as well.”
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Monday, May 23, 2022
Singles Round of 64
10 a.m. (CT) – #24 Tatiana Makarova (TAMU) vs. #13 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU)
3:30 p.m. (CT) – #8 Carson Branstine (TAMU) vs. #44 Natasha Subhash (UVA)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Doubles Round of 32
TBA – #6 Jayci Goldsmith / Tatiana Makarova (TAMU) vs. #18 Miyuka Kimoto / Polina Kozyreva (SYR)
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