Texas A&M tennis opens NCAA Tournament against A&M-Corpus Christi

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M Men’s Tennis Match #28:
No. 13 Texas A&M (20-7) vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-9)
Friday, May 3, 2019 • 1 p.m. (CT)
George P. Mitchell Tennis Complex • College Station, TX

The 13th-seeded Texas A&M men's tennis team opens NCAA Tournament play Friday at 1 p.m. (CT) against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The Aggies are participating in their 26th straight NCAA Championship and are hosting for the seventh straight year.

Prior to the Aggies and Islanders facing off, No. 21 Oklahoma and No. 29 Arizona compete at 10 a.m. The winners of Friday’s matches are scheduled to face off at 1 p.m. Saturday to determine which team advances to the Round of 16 against the winner of the regional occurring in Winston-Salem, N.C. hosted by defending National Champion No. 3 Wake Forest.

The 2019 selection marks the 27th overall appearance for the men's tennis team in the NCAA Tournament. Last year, the Aggies hosted the first and second rounds in College Station, defeating Lamar and No. 18 Baylor en route to the NCAA Semifinals in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Aggies bested Alabama, No. 13 Baylor before falling to eventual National Champion and host No. 1 Wake Forest.

The NCAA Selection Committee named Ohio State (1), Texas (2), Florida (3), Wake Forest (4), Virginia (5), Baylor (6), Mississippi State (7), USC (8), North Carolina (9), TCU (10), UCLA (11), Stanford (12), Texas A&M (13), Tennessee (14), Illinois (15) and Columbia (16) the national seeds. In addition to the four national seeds from the SEC, six additional teams were named to the field of 64 (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Vanderbilt).

All-session and single match tickets are on sale, Texas A&M students with a valid student ID are free, compliments of Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 888-992-4443, online at www.12thmanfoundation.com or in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kyle Field Box Office located on the north end of the stadium. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mitchell Tennis Center starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 3.

Fans are reminded the Mitchell Tennis Center adheres to the Texas A&M Athletics 'Clear Bag' policy, for more information about the policy visit 12thMan.com/beclear.

Visit 12thMan.com for more information on Texas A&M men's tennis. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M men's tennis team on Twitter by following @AggieMTEN or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AggieMTEN.

Denton's 13th Year at the Helm

- Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton stands is second all-time in wins at Texas A&M, holding 276 victories in Aggieland heading into the NCAA Tournament. Denton trails David Kent (318-161; 1979-96) on the all-time wins list after passing Omar Smith (275-302; 1960-74) with the 7-0 win over Ole Miss to conclude the regular season.

- Including this season, the Aggies have won at least 20 matches in each of the last six seasons under head coach Steve Denton and eight times in his 13-year tenure. Four times during the last decade, Texas A&M has hit the 25-win mark, winning 25 in 2010, 29 in 2011, 25 in 2014 and 27 in 2016.

- Texas A&M has had a doubles tandem earn All-America honors in each of the past seven seasons. Carlos Aguilar and Barnaby Smith earned a Top-8 seed in this year's Doubles Championship to solidify their All-American status for 2019. Under Denton's direction the Aggies have produced 11 doubles All-American duos compared to just five prior to his arrival.

- The Aggies have made 26-straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament, hosting the first and second round for the past seven seasons.

NCAA Notes

- The Aggies are 42-27 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Round of Sixteen 14 times, the Round of Eight three times and the NCAA Semifinal in 2018.

- Head Coach Steve Denton is 22-12 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

- With this season’s appearance, Texas A&M has advanced to 27 NCAA Tournaments and made 26 consecutive appearances.

- Texas A&M is 6-0 all-time against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 26-7 vs. Oklahoma and 3-0 against Arizona.

NCAA First and Second Rounds

(Mitchell Tennis Center, College Station, Texas)

First Round

Friday, May 3

No. 21 Oklahoma (15-10) vs. No. 29 Arizona (17-6), 10 a.m.

No. 13 Texas A&M (20-7) vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (19-8), 1 p.m.

Second Round

Saturday, May 4

Oklahoma/Arizona winner vs. Texas A&M/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi winner, 1 p.m.

Ticket information:

Tickets to the first and second-round matches can be purchased in advance at 12thManFoundation.com or during business hours at the Athletic Ticket Office located at Kyle Field or by calling the ticket office at 1-888-99-AGGIE or 979-845-2311. Tickets also will be available for purchase on match days at the Mitchell Tennis Center beginning one hour before match time.

$18 All-Session Reserved (Stadium Club)

$10 Single Day Reserved (Stadium Club)

$5 Single Day General Admission

$3 Single Day Student/Youth General Admission

Free for children under age two in General Admission seating