Men’s Tennis Falls Short Against Texas A&M
Alabama's Men's Tennis team fought hard against the 24th ranked team Texas A&M, but fell short at home, losing 5-2 to the Aggies.
The Tide (6-15, 0-7) clinched the doubles point against the Aggies (18-9, 5-2) with wins on courts one and three before Juan Martin recorded a three-set victory on court five in singles.
Matches started out with Tide veteran Patrick Kaukovalta and partner, transfer Filip Planinsek, for the doubles matches. They opened up the night with a 6-3 win against Aggies Kenner Taylor and Noah Schachter at the No. 1 spot.
The Tide struggled to gain points against Texas A&M in the doubles matches that resulted; however, with the Aggies clinching off wins on courts three, six, two, and one.
Looking at the singles matches respectively, Alabama saw three singles courts go into a third set against the Aggies. The highlight on court five was Juan Martin who captured a victory off the third set for the tiebreaker as the UA graduate student went 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) against Pierce Rollins.
Alabama will continue its home stance with Florida arriving to Tuscaloosa this Friday, so the Crimson Tide can continue to fight and hopefully pull out a win.
The next matches against the Gators will take place on April 8 at 6 p.m. CST at the Alabama Tennis Stadium, before facing the Gamecocks of South Carolina at home again on Sunday.