KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The seventh-ranked Texas A&M women’s tennis team bounced back from Friday’s loss to Georgia, defeating Tennessee 4-0 in Southeastern Conference action Sunday afternoon at Barksdale Stadium.
After dropping its first two conference doubles matches Friday, the Aggies (14-4, 7-2) wasted no time in posting two doubles victories to claim the point. The 60th-ranked tandem of Ines Deheza and Saska Gavrilovska won 8-2 at the No. 2 line for the first doubles win. A&M’s duo of Rutuja Bhosale and Anna Mamalat clinched the point minutes later by winning 8-3 at No. 3 doubles for the early 1-0 lead.
Stefania Hristov quickly added to the early advantage, quickly dispatching Brittany Lindl, 6-0, 6-1, from the No. 3 line to give A&M a 2-0 lead. Cristina Stancu, the ITA’s 12th-ranked singles player, gave the Aggies a 3-0 lead after defeating Joanna Henderson 6-3, 6-1, at No. 1 singles to remain undefeated in SEC play. Bhosale clinched the match for A&M with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Tiffany Tavares at the No. 5 line to give the Aggies their eighth win in their last nine matches.
A&M concludes its SEC road schedule next weekend, playing at sixth-ranked Alabama Friday and at No. 20 Auburn on Sunday.