No. 8 Aggies and No. 10 Horned Frogs Set for Top-10 Showdown in Cowtown

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COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M Men’s Tennis Match #24:
No. 8 Texas A&M (19-4, 9-1 SEC) vs No. 10 TCU (16-5, 1-2 Big 12)
Monday, April 8, 2019 • 5:30 p.m. (CT)
Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center • Fort Worth, TX

The No. 8 Texas A&M men's tennis team travels to Fort Worth to take on No. 10 TCU Monday evening at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center at 5:30 p.m. (CT). The Horned Frogs (16-5, 1-2 Big 12) will be the 10th top-25 opponent for the Aggies (19-4, 9-1 SEC) this season and fifth on the road.

“This is a great opportunity for the Aggies tomorrow evening,” Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. “Two of our last three matches are against top-10 opponents that are capable of making a deep run in the NCAA tournament. This is yet another big road test to see how mentally tough we are. I know our guys love these challenges and we have to play at a high level to leave with a win tomorrow evening. We can’t wait for another opportunity to compete.”

The Maroon & White return to action after topping Kentucky and Vanderbilt over the weekend and as winners of 16 of their last 17 matches, with the only set being at No. 2 Florida in Gainesville. The Aggies had won 14 straight overall matches and 21 straight regular season SEC matches before the setback in the swamp, the conference win streak is the longest by any A&M team in the SEC era.

A&M and TCU have matched up 52 times on the tennis courts, making TCU the second-most common opponent in program history trailing on Texas (63). The Aggies have won 16 matchups in the series with the last victory coming during the 2014 season, a victory that capped off an eight-match win streak against the Horned Frogs. TCU has claimed a win in each of the last five matchups including a last-match standing win in College Station last season.

The Aggies have posted a 9-1 record in the league, trailing Florida (11-0) and tied with No. 6 Mississippi State (9-1) in the SEC standings. A&M has secured a top-four seed in the SEC Tournament for the sixth straight year and the Aggies have beaten or equaled their pre-season prediction by the league coaches for the seventh straight season.

A&M has won at least 20 matches in each of the last five seasons under Denton’s instruction and seven times in his 12-year tenure. Five times during the last decade, Texas A&M has hit the 25-win mark, winning 25 in 2010, 29 in 2011, 25 in 2014, 27 in 2016 and 26 in 2018.

Following the matchup against the Horned Frogs will close out the regular season at home against Mississippi State and Ole Miss in College Station.

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