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Men's Tennis Continues Road Swing at No. 6 Texas A&M

Alissa Cavaretta
Alissa Cavaretta
Communications Graduate Assistant

COLLEGE STATION, Texas. – For the second time this season, the LSU men’s tennis team travels to College Station to take on the No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies, and the Southeastern Conference matchup is set for 1 p.m. CT Sunday at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

Fans can follow the match at 12thman.com/livetennis and at LSUstats.com. Live updates are also available on Twitter @LSUtennis.

Thoughts from the Co-Head Coach Andy Brandi
“Sunday’s match will be an indicator of how much we have improved as a team since we last played Texas A&M,” co-head coach Andy Brandi said.

The Matchup
Texas A&M holds a 28-20 all-time record against the Tigers, and the teams last met in January at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Aggies were victorious and took the 4-0 match in College Station.

Tiger Tidbits
The Tigers are 8-6 on the season and 1-3 in SEC play. Last time out, LSU fell in a road contest against No. 22 Tennessee, 6-1. Rafael Wagner was the only Tiger to record a win in the match, and he defeated Adam Walton on court three, 6-4, 7-6(4). The sophomore has a team-best 17 wins on the season.

Senior Gabor Csonka, the court two mainstay, has 14 wins on the year and clinched the match in the Tigers’ lone SEC win of the season thus far.

Shane Monroe and Stewart Block recorded a court three win in doubles action at Tennessee and now has nine wins on the bottom court.

Notes on the Aggies
The Aggies are 11-3 on the season and 3-0 in conference action. The No. 6 team is coming off of a 5-2 win against No. 18 Notre Dame Thursday. The win marked Texas A&M’s third against a ranked opponent this spring.

There are five Aggies ranked in the ITA singles poll: No. 10 Arthur Rinderknech, No. 27 Patrick Kypson, No. 31 Valentin Vacherot, No. 37 Jordi Arconada and No. 109 AJ Catanzariti.

The Aggies also have three ranked doubles pairs in No. 14 Juan Carlos Aguilar and Arconada, No. 35 Arconada and Kevin Lam and No. 37 Rinderknech and Kypson.

Kypson mans the top court for the Aggies, and he has a 6-5 record on the season. Arconada has 19 wins, and Vacherot and Aguilar each have 17 wins in singles.

Aguilar and Arconada lead the doubles courts with an overall record of 9-4. The duo has a 3-2 record on court two, and the pairing of Kypson and Rinderknech has a 3-1 record on court one.

Social Center
For up-to-date information and behind-the-scenes access on the Tigers, fans can follow the LSU men's tennis team on Twitter and Instagram at @lsutennis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis.

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