Texas A&M’s Habib and Vacherot named ITA All-Americans
Texas A&M’s Hady Habib and Valentin Vacherot were named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tuesday. The 2020 ITA Division I Men’s All-Americans were named after a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic with twenty singles players and 10 doubles pairs awarded the prestigious honor.
The honors were the second of the career for each of the Aggies on the prestigious list. Habib earned the honor for the second-straight season while Vacherot was an All-American as a sophomore in 2018. Including the honors announced Tuesday, Texas A&M lists 20 singles All-Americans in program history including at least one in each of the last seven seasons, the longest ever streak for the Maroon & White.
Habib wrapped up an 18-6 season with win over No. 5 Sam Riffice of No. 6 Florida to help the Aggies improve to 3-0 in SEC play. The win was the highest ranked win of Habib’s career and his second over a top-10 opponent. The Houstonian was No. 28 in the final published rankings of the 2020 season after wrapping up 2019 ranked No. 31 in the country.
Vacherot completed what is likely the best individual season in program history with the best weekend of his collegiate career to end the season on a 12-match win streak. On the final weekend of the year, the senior posted wins over defending NCAA Singles Champion, Pall Jubb of South Carolina, and No. 10 Oliver Crawford of Florida. The Frenchman became the first Aggie to advance to at least the semifinals at the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Texas Regional and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in the same year.
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2020 Men’s Singles All-Americans
Sam Riffice, Florida
Oliver Crawford, Florida
Duarte Vale, Florida
Trent Bryde, Georgia
Phillip Henning, Georgia
Alex Brown, Illinois
Andrew Fenty, Michigan
William Blumberg, North Carolina
Alexis Galarneau, NC State
Richard Ciamarra, Notre Dame
Cannon Kingsley, Ohio State
Josh McNally, Ohio State
Alexandre Rotsaert, Stanford
Yuya Ito, Texas
Christian Sisgaard, Texas
Hady Habib, Texas A&M
Valentin Vacherot, Texas A&M
Gabriel Decamps, UCF
Keegan Smith, UCLA
Daniel Cukierman, USC
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2020 Men’s Doubles All-Americans
Jackie Tang & Jack Lin, Columbia
Oliver Crawford & Sam Riffice, Florida
Trent Bryde & Tyler Zink, Georgia
Andrew Fenty & Mattias Siimar, Michigan
Mac Kiger & Simon Soendergaard, North Carolina
William Blumberg & Brian Cernoch, North Carolina
Robert Cash & John McNally, Ohio State
Matej Vocel & Dominik Kellovsky, Oklahoma State
Tim Sandkaulen & Finn Reynolds, Ole Miss
Riley Smith & Daniel Cukierman, USC
- (Alphabetical by school)