DALLAS – The No. 14 Texas A&M men's tennis team fell 4-3 to Texas Tech at the SMU Tennis Complex on Friday. With the loss the Aggies fell to 3-2 on the season while the Red Raiders improved to 5-2 this spring.
The Aggies opened the match by dropping the doubles point as Texas Tech’s Bjorn Thomson and Parker Wynn bested Texas A&M’s Carlos Aguilar and Austin Abbrat 6-4 on court one followed by the Red Raider duo of Jackson Cobb and Tommy Mylnikov defeating A&M’s Barnaby Smith and Noah Schachter 6-4 on court two.
Needing to change the momentum in the match, the Aggies pushed first sets on courts one, two and six to a tiebreaker, but were only able to claim the breaker on the top court. Tech’s Thomas, ranked No. 70 in the nation, topped A&M’s Schachter 6-3, 6-3 to push the Red Raiders ahead 2-0. Aggie Barnaby Smith, ranked No. 50, topped Red Raider Ilgiz Valiev 6-4, 6-2 to pull the Aggies within 2-1.
The Red Raiders added another point on the board as Parker Wynn outlasted A&M’s Valentin Vacherot 7-6(8), 6-3 on court two. Aguilar, ranked No. 89, tacked on a point for the Aggies as he defeated Tech’s Mylnikov 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-4 on court one, but the Red Raiders clinched the match as Franco Ribero defeated A&M freshman Alex Vedri 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-3 on court six. After the match was clinched, A&M freshman Abbrat defeated Tech’s Artem Kapshuk 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(7) on court five.
The Aggies road trip continues through the weekend as Texas A&M travels to South Bend, Ind. to take on No. 13 Notre Dame Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT).
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Tennis Match Results
Texas Tech vs Texas A&M
2/1/19 at Dallas, TX
(SMU Tennis Complex)
Texas Tech 4, #14 Texas A&M 3
1. #89 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TAMU) def. Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4
2. Parker Wynn (TTU) def. Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) 7-6(8), 6-3
3. #50 Barnaby Smith (TAMU) def. Ilgiz Valiev (TTU) 6-4, 6-2
4. #70 Bjorn Thomson (TTU) def. Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Austin Abbrat (TAMU) def. Artem Kapshuk (TTU) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7)
6. Franco Ribero (TTU) def. Alex Vedri (TAMU) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3
1. Bjorn Thomson/Parker Wynn (TTU) def. Juan Carlos Aguilar/Austin Abbrat (TAMU) 6-4
2. Jackson Cobb/Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) def. Barnaby Smith/Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-4
3. Valentin Vacherot/Jack Pulliam (TAMU) vs. Artem Kapshuk/Matheus Leite (TTU) 5-5, unfinished
Texas Tech 5-2
Texas A&M 3-2; National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,3,2,1,6,5)