No. 16 Texas A&M challenges LSU Friday in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, LA – Texas A&M Women’s Tennis Matches #24:
No. 16 Texas A&M (18-5, 6-4 SEC) vs No. 28 LSU (14-8, 4-6 SEC)
Friday, April 4, 2019 • 4:00 p.m. (CT)
LSU Tennis Complex • Baton Rouge, LA

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The No. 16 Texas A&M women’s tennis team challenges LSU (14-8, 4-6) Friday afternoon at the LSU Tennis Complex at 4 p.m. (CT). The Aggies (18-5, 6-4) are looking to keep pace with Florida (9-8, 6-4) and Tennessee (16-5, 6-3) in the SEC standing as they are hunting for a top-four spot in the upcoming SEC Tournament.

“It’s time for us to bounce back once again this season,” Texas A&M women’s tennis head coach Mark Weaver said. “We have had a tremendous week of practice and that’s always the first step in the right direction as we take on a very good LSU team on Friday.”

The Aggies are looking to bounce back from close losses to No. 3 South Carolina and No. 23 Florida in College Station last weekend.

A&M has posted an astonishing 88-28 singles record and 37-16 doubles mark in dual matches this spring. The depth on the A&M roster is unparalleled in the league, the Aggies are the only team in the SEC that has seven players with at least 10 dual wins, the next closest is Kentucky with six players with double digit victories.

Texas A&M is by far the youngest team in the country with five freshman and three sophomores. The freshman class was ranked as the No. 2 recruiting class last spring, the Aggies were one of only two schools to sign multiple blue chip recruits signing three versus Stanford’s two.

A&M enlists a pair of ranked doubles teams, highlighted by the No. 1 doubles team of Jayci Goldsmith and Tatiana Makarova, ranked No. 50, the duo have gone 13-6 on the top doubles court. A&M’s pair of Townsend and McBryde moved to No. 84 after going 3-0 against ranked pairs this spring.

A&M Sophomore Riley McQuaid has been nearly unbeatable this spring, going 17-2 in dual matches and 6-1 in league play. McQuaid’s 17 dual wins leads the SEC and surpasses her team-leading total of 15 dual victories a season ago.

The Aggies round out the regular season at Mississippi State and Ole Miss next weekend before returning to College Station to host the SEC Tournament, April 17-21.