Aggie Women Host Liberty, SFA in Doubleheader on Saturday

Aggie Women Host Liberty, SFA in Doubleheader on Saturday
Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 16:49:26-05

The Texas A&M women’s tennis team aims to stay undefeated and build on its 4-0 record Saturday as the Aggies play host to Liberty and Stephen F. Austin in a doubleheader at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The match against the Flames begins at noon, and first serve against the Ladyjacks is at 4 p.m.

General admission seating is free. Stadium Club season tickets, valid for all men’s and women’s regular-season home matches, are available for purchase at For those unable to attend, live video and stats of all home matches will be available at

After opening the season with back-to-back 7-0 victories against both the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Prairie View A&M in a doubleheader on Jan. 13, the Aggies continued their winning ways by defeating Texas State, 6-0, and Sam Houston State, 5-2, in a doubleheader last Saturday at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

Liberty is 0-2 after falling at Dartmouth, 4-3, and at Boston University, 5-2, to open the season last weekend. SFA also is 0-2 and is looking for its first win of the season after falling to Wichita State, 7-0, and Texas-San Antonio, 4-3.

The Aggies are a combined 22-2 in singles in the four dual matches, with seniors Domenica Gonzalez, Macarena Olivares and Eva Paalma all posting 4-0 records at the Nos. 1-3 lines, respectively. Freshman Riley McQuaid also is 4-0, having seen action at both the No. 4 and No. 5 positions.

Overall, Olivares is a team-leading 14-5 in singles and is riding a team-best seven-match winning streak including tournament matches.

A&M is a perfect 7-0 in doubles during dual match play. Gonzalez and Paalma are 3-0 at the No. 1 line, Olivares and freshman Iulia Ivascu are 2-0 at No. 2. McQuaid and freshman partner Dorthea Faa-Hviding are 1-0 at No. 3.

A&M and Liberty will be meeting for the first time. The Aggies own an 8-0 record in the all-time series against SFA, including last year’s season-opening 5-2 victory over the Ladyjacks at the Mitchell Tennis Center.

The Aggies close out their seven-match homestand next Saturday (Feb. 10) as they play host to the University of Louisiana at noon.