Texas A&M hosts USC & Sam Houston Sunday

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Women’s Tennis Matches #9 & 10:
Texas A&M (8-0, 0-0 SEC) vs USC (3-0, 0-0 PAC 12)
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 • 10:00 a.m. (CT)
George P Mitchell Tennis Center • College Station, TX

Texas A&M (8-0, 0-0 SEC) vs Sam Houston State (3-3, 0-0 Southland)

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 • 4:00 p.m. (CT)
George P Mitchell Tennis Center • College Station, TX

Live Video: 12thMan.com/livetennis

Live Stats: USC - http://statb.us/b/244089; Sam Houston - http://statb.us/b/244090

Texas A&M women’s tennis hosts USC and Sam Houston State for a Sunday double header at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The Aggies showdown against the Trojans at 10 a.m. (CT) and oppose the Bearkats at 4 p.m. (CT).

The Maroon & White look to extend their best start in program history, set at 8-0 after topping TCU and Prairie View A&M on Monday at the Mitchell Tennis Center. The 2019 Aggies topped the previous best start of 7-0, set by the 2018 and 1998 teams.

“We are very pleased with the level in which we are competing at the moment and we are always looking to get better at every practice and every match,” Texas A&M women’s tennis head coach Mark Weaver said. “USC is coming to town which definitely makes for some excitement and it is nice as well for the simple reason that we haven’t competed against them in quite some time. It’s been 10 years since we last played them out in Los Angeles and we are looking forward to competing against a historic program. In the evening double header we will need to be ready to roll against a well-coached Sam Houston team. We played a very competitive 5-2 match last year and we will need to be ready to play at a high level for the 4pm contest.”

The Aggies recorded a thrilling come from behind 4-3 win over TCU as A&M sophomore Tatiana Makarova earned his first career last match standing victory. A&M dropped the doubles point for the first time this spring, but A&M’s Makarova, Jayci Goldsmith, Riley McQuaid and Lucia Quiterio secured singles victories against the Horned Frogs.

Against Prairie View, the Aggies reeled off a pair of 6-0 doubles results to secure the 1-0 lead. A&M’s Goldsmith, Katya Townsend, Renee McBryde, McQuaid, Quitero and Dorthea Faa-Hviding each earned singles wins. Goldsmith and McQuaid ran their win streaks to 11 while Makarova and Quitero each possess a seven match win streak.

The Aggies have posted a 41-4 singles record in dual matches as Goldsmith and McQuaid are each sporting an 11-match win streak. Dorthea Faa-Hviding (4-0), Makarova (5-0) and Quiterio (7-0) are undefeated in dual matches.

Sunday’s matches conclude an eight-match home stand for the Aggies as they hit the road for matches at Illinois on Valentine’s Day and at Oklahoma on Feb. 17.

Admission to tennis is free for all fans, but fans wishing to be a part of the Stadium Club can visit https://www.12thmanfoundation.com/tickets/tennis/index.html to secure their place for the men's and women's tennis season. Fans unable to make it the Mitchell Tennis Center can follow live scoring at tamustats.com or watch live video at 12thman.com/livetennis.