Fresh off the program’s first-ever National Semifinal appearance, the Texas A&M men’s tennis team announced a challenging schedule for the 2018-19 season highlighted by 19 matches against opponents ranked in the final Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Rankings last season.
The Maroon & White are set to face off against 19 teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament a season ago including National Semifinalist Ohio State and National Quarterfinalists Florida and Mississippi State.
The Aggies open the season with a fall slate that includes the ITA Men’s All-American Championships, ITA Regionals and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. Additionally, Texas A&M will send players to USTA Futures tournaments in Houston, Harlingen and Birmingham, Ala. The fall season wraps up with a trip to Austin for the UT Fall Tournament.
Texas A&M kicks off the spring season with a trip to Sherwood, Calif. for the Sherwood Tournament before hosting the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Hosting the ITA Kick-Off for the fifth straight season, the Aggies challenges Western Michigan and then either Cal or Virginia with the weekend’s champion earning a trip to Chicago, Ill. For the ITA DI National Men’s Team Indoor Championship.
Following the ITA Kick-Off Weekend the Aggies hit the road for a tilt with Texas Tech in Dallas and a trip to South Bend, Ind. to take on Notre Dame. A home stand follows the Indoor Championships as Arizona State, Lamar and Tulsa head to central Texas before SEC play begins.
The Aggies host Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Ole Miss while travelling to Auburn, Alabama, LSU, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and Vanderbilt for SEC action. Interspersed into the conference schedule the Aggies host Ohio State and Oklahoma and travel to TCU.
Florida is set to host the SEC Tournament before NCAA Tournament action starts. The 2019 season will see NCAA Super Regional format in place following First & Second Rounds, the NCAA Championships begins in Orlando with the National Quarterfinals. Following the team championship, singles and doubles champions will be crowned in the Sunshine State.