Trip to A&M final test for Texas before tournament

Wes Maulsby

Texas finishes the regular season Saturday when it travels to College Station to take on Texas A&M, the team’s final test before the Big 12 tournament starts on April 29.

Texas A&M is currently second in the conference at 4-1, with Texas right on its heels at 3-2. Neither can catch Baylor, which finished its regular season with a 6-0 record. Saturday’s match will carry extra importance, with the winner claiming the second seed in the Big 12 tournament. Depending on how the other remaining conference matches go, the Longhorns can finish anywhere from second to fourth.
A win would give Texas the second seed, and its third straight win to carry some momentum into the tournament.

This will be the second matchup this season between Texas and A&M, with the Longhorns taking their last match in February 4-3. It was a neutral-site match in Houston, and the match was very close, with four of the singles matches going to three sets, and each doubles match being decided by two games or less.

Early in the season, the Aggies lost three out of four matches, including the loss to Texas, but have since won 17 of their last 19.

With an equal number of ranked players, the difference could lie in A&M’s homecourt advantage.


Texas at Texas A&M
Date: Saturday
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Mitchell Tennis Center
(College Station, Texas)