Jan. 21, 2013
FRISCO, Texas (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs fought hard against No. 26 Texas A&M on Saturday, ultimately falling 7-0 in front of a record-setting 676 fans at the Lakes Tennis Academy.
In doubles, SMU impressed by pushing a couple of the nation's top doubles pairs to the wire. Ross Peets and Alex Sanders took No. 6 Shane Vinsant and Harrison Adams to a 6-7 result, while Pablo Perez-Esnaola and Nate Lammons lost in a tough tiebreaker to Jordan Szabo and Jeremy Efferding, 7-8 (5-7).
"We played very well in doubles," Head Coach Carl Neufeld said. "We're excited about our results without our top player in Gaston Cuadranti, who was out with an injury. Our guys responded very well in doubles. We played with Texas A&M to the wire, and they're one of the top doubles teams in the country."
In singles, No. 86 Arturs Kazijevs lost a tight battle with former U.S. No. 4 Juniors player Junior Ore, 6-7; 3-6. Sanders won the first sent against Adams 7-5 before he had to retire during the second set. SMU freshman Eduardo Razzeto played well in a loss to No. 87 Szabo, finishing 3-6; 1-6.
Texas A&M vs SMU
1/19/2013 at Frisco, Texas
#26 Texas A&M 7, SMU 0
1. Junior Ore (TAMU) def. #86 Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) 7-6, 6-3
2. Harrison Adams (TAMU) def. Alex Sanders (SMU) 5-7, 3-2, retired
3. #103 Jeremy Efferding (TAMU) def. Pablo Perez-Esnaola (SMU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. Nate Lammons (SMU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. Mischa Nowicki (SMU) 6-3, 6-4
6. #87 Jordan Szabo (TAMU) def. Eduardo Razzeto (SMU) 6-3, 6-1
1. Junior Ore/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. Arturs Kazijevs/Mischa Nowicki (SMU) 8-4
2. #6 Shane Vinsant/Harrison Adams (TAMU) def. Ross Peets/Alex Sanders (SMU) 7-6
3. Jordan Szabo/Jeremy Efferding (TAMU) def. Pablo Perez-Esnaola/Nate Lammons (SMU) 8-7 (7-5)
Texas A&M 0-0; National ranking #26
Record attendance at The Lakes in Frisco.