LOS ANGELES – Texas A&M women’s tennis embarks on its to start with road excursion in 2021 to choose portion in the 13th once-a-year ITA Kickoff Weekend, as the Aggies (2-) get set to obstacle Washington Condition in an 11 a.m. (CT) first provide at the Los Angeles Tennis Heart. The winner of that match will square off from the winner of No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 19 Cal on Sunday at 3 p.m. although the defeated teams will participate in a consolation match on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
Each calendar year considering the fact that 2009, the Intercollegiate Tennis Affiliation has hosted a 28-group event to kick off dual match group engage in, aptly named the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Some of the ideal applications in women’s college or university tennis will contend in the 13th installment of the tournament, which attributes seven host institutions in individual regional brackets. Winners of each individual regional progress to the 2021 ITA National Women’s Staff Indoor Championships, hosted by Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
“Our team is fired up about our journey out to Los Angeles,” head coach Mark Weaver remarked. “Washington Condition has a incredibly great staff, and it will be a good test for us to see where we stand. All 4 groups are quite superior in our bracket, with UCLA getting the No. 4 all round seed and Cal ranked No. 19 nationally. That tells you all you want to know. It will be a terrific prospect to compete with a probability of shifting on to the last eight at the ITA Nationwide Indoors.”
Following the initial two dual matches of the spring season, junior Tatiana Makarova leads the Aggies in singles with a 9-2 history courting again to slide tournament perform. The Moscow, Russia, native presently stands as the No. 64 rated singles participant in the Oracle ITA poll. Sophomore Katya Townsend features an 8-3 over-all singles report, even though Jayci Goldsmith holds a 4-1 singles file coming off a pair of straight set dual match wins towards Houston and PVAMU. In doubles, A&M’s principal tandem of Makarova and Goldsmith are at this time rated at No. 39 and hold a 6-1 over-all document.
Opening working day for the Aggies showcased a pair of stellar performances from Houston and Prairie Perspective A&M, as the Maroon & White logged back-to-back again 7- victories for the 1st time in nearly two many years. Texas A&M starts the season with a 2- mark for the sixth consecutive 12 months, a file dating back to the 2014-15 marketing campaign.
Considering the fact that Mark Weaver joined the system as head mentor in 2015-16, the Aggies keep a 5-1 document on ITA Kickoff Weekend, bolstered by two consecutive trips to the ITA Countrywide Women’s Staff Indoors in 2016 and 2017. A&M’s most current visual appeal on ITA Kickoff Weekend arrived final time, exactly where the Aggies took down then-No. 23 Miami in advance of slipping to then-No. 14 Florida Condition in Tallahassee.