Gamecocks Drop Tough 6-1 Road Match at No. 12 Texas A&M
COLUMBIA, S.C.— No. 29 South Carolina men’s tennis dropped a tough 6-1 decision on the road to No. 12 Texas A&M Friday night. The Gamecocks fell behind in the doubles point and could not recover in singles.
In doubles, the Gamecocks hung tough with the Aggies. After falling at the No. 2 spot, South Carolina forced a 5-5 tie at the No. 3 spot before eventually dropping the No. 1 match.
The Gamecocks could not overcome the early momentum shift, dropping the first three singles matches to give the Aggies the win. Freshman Connor Thomson picked up the lone win for South Carolina at the No. 4 spot, to give him his team-leading ninth dual-match singles win, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3,
Order of Finish (2,1* )
- (33) Juan Carlos Aquilar/Barnaby Smith (AM) def. Paul Jubb/Raphael Lambling (SC) 6-3
- Valentin Vacherot/ Noah Schachter (AM) def. Connor Thomson/Phillip Jordan (SC) 6-3
- Pranav Kumar/ Hady Habib (AM) vs. Thomas Brown/Daniel Rodrigues (SC) 6-5 DNF.
Order of Finish (2,5,3*,6,1,4)
- (3) Valentin Vacherot def. (40) Paul Jubb (SC) 6-7 (2), 6-4, 10-8
- 28) Hady Habib (AM) def. (46) Daniel Rodrigues (SC) 6-1, 6-2
- 34) Juan Carlos Aquilar (AM) def. (45) Raphael Lambling (SC) 6-4, 6-2
- Connor Thomson (SC) Noah Schachter first
- (111) Barnaby Smith def. Thomas Brown (SC) 6-2, 6-4
- Guido Marson def. Phillip Jordan (SC) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Up Next for the Gamecocks:
The Gamecocks will travel to LSU to take on the Tigers Sunday before heading back to Columbia.
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