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Texas A&M Set to Host ITA-Kick Off Weekend
Saturday, 01/23/2016
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 5 Texas A&M men's tennis team looks to punch it's ticket to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships next month as it hosts the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center this Saturday and Sunday.
 
The Aggies will continue the spring dual season against No. 68 TCU Saturday at 3 p.m. on the stadium side of the Mitchell Tennis Center. The opening men's match will see No. 59 Boise State faceoff with No. 65 San Francisco at noon on the grandstand side.
  • Tickets: http://www.12thmanfoundation.com or at the Mitchell Tennis Center beginning one hour before match time
  • Live video/scoring: 12thMan.com
  • Parking: Note that parking adjacent to the Mitchell Tennis Center will cost $5 due to the men's basketball game at the same time as the A&M men's match on Saturday
The men's championship match will be contested at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the winner advancing to the ITA National Indoor Championship, Feb. 12-15, in Charlottesville, Va. at the Boar's Head Sports Club, hosted by the University of Virginia. The consolation match will be played at noon.
 
The Mitchell Tennis Center also will serve as the host site for the women's ITA Kick-Off Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and one ticket is good for both the men's and women's matches for the entire day. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 12thManFoundation.com or on the day of the match at the entrance to the Mitchell Tennis Center beginning one hour before first serve.
 
The Aggies enter the weekend with a pair of ranked singles players; No. 5 Arthur Rinderknech and No. 29 Shane Vinsant. The duo are ranked No. 12 in the doubles poll, but have yet to feature together in a dual match this season. Joining Rinderknech and Vinsant in the doubles rankings are junior Max Lunkin and sophomore Jordi Arconada. Lunkin and Arconada played an unfinished match Sunday against Lamar, the maroon and white pair were up 4-3 when the double point was clinched.
 
A&M opened the season last weekend defeating No. 66 UTSA, 6-1, and Lamar, 7-0, at Mitchell. Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton played 12 different singles players across the two matches, going 11-1 in those matches. The Aggies swept the doubles points as Rinderknech and senior Jackson Withrow went 2-0 on doubles court one, while Vinsant and sophomore AJ Catanzariti were 2-0 on the second court. Junior James Martell and a freshman trio of Sam Giammalva, Aleksandre Bakshi and Henry Gordon all collected their first collegiate dual victories last weekend.
 
 
The following is the complete men's and women's schedule for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend:
 
Saturday, Jan. 23
12 p.m.      Women: Texas A&M vs. South Alabama
12 p.m.      Men: No. 59 Boise State vs. No. 65 San Francisco
3 p.m.        Men: Texas A&M vs. No. 68 Fresno State
3 p.m.        Women: Wichita State vs. Minnesota
 
Sunday, Jan. 24
12 p.m.      Women's Championship
12 p.m.      Men's Consolation
3 p.m.        Men's Championship
3 p.m.        Women's Consolation
 
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/AggieMensTennis.


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