No. 21 Regular Season Finale Against Men’s Tennis Falls 3 Florida – Texas A&M Athletics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Freshman Luke Casper and sophomore Stefan Storch earned impressive singles wins and No. 20 Noah Schachter and Kenner Taylor claimed a top-10 doubles victory 21 Texas A&M men’s tennis team fell to 5-2. Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex at 3 Florida Sunday. The Aggies fell to 21-12 on the season and 7-5 in league play while the Gators moved to 20-2 this spring and 12-0 in conference games.

Schachter and Taylor bested no. 7 Sam Riffice and Ben Shelton, 6-3, earn their signature victory over the top doubles court. The A&M pair improved to 14-5 this spring including a team-best five-ranked wins. The Gators got to the doubles point to open the match with wins on doubles courts two and three.

Shortly after singles play began, inclement weather forced a two-hour delay before the decision was made to move the remainder of the match. Florida’s indoor facility consists of three courts, one on two, and two on the first.

Florida picked up points 1 Shelton over No. 41 Schachter on Court One followed by a 6-4, 6-4 win by no. 23 Riffice over Raphael Perot on court two.

Casper bounced back from a 6-1 first set loss to a rattle off a 7-5 second set and a 7-6 (2) victory against the deciding third set. 113 Josh Goodger on court five. Casper’s career improved to 17-3 in dual matches and 10-2 in league play.

No. 89 Andy Andrade clinched the Gators for the win as he bested Giulio Perego 6-4, 6-2 on court four. No. 86 Duarte Vale tripped up A & M’s Guido Marson6-2, 3-6, 6-4 on court four to post the final home team of the day.

Storch waited out and wasted little time capturing his first SEC win of the season as he topped Lukas Greif 6-4, 6-1 on line six. Storch improved to 8-2 in dual matches and claimed his fourth straight win.

UP NEXT
After the trip to Sunshine State, A&M will head to Athens, Ga. for the SEC Tournament. The Aggies will begin play Thursday at 10 am (CT) against Arkansas.

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QUOTES
Steve DentonTexas A&M Head Coach
On the match…

“I thought this match was a really good tennis match between two teams very familiar with each other. We’ve had great battles over Florida for years and this one is no different. We have a tremendous amount of respect for their team and we love it I think our team competed hard and the Gators were just the best team on the day.

RESULTS
Texas A&M vs. Florida
4/17/2022 at Gainesville, Fla.
(Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex)

# 3 Florida 5, # 21 Texas A&M 2

Singles competition

1. # 1 Ben Shelton (UF) def. # 41 Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-3, 6-2
2. # 23 Sam Riffice (UF) def. Raphael Perot (TAMU) 6-4, 6-4
3. # 86 Duarte Vale (UF) def. Guido Marson (TAMU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
4. # 89 Andy Andrade (UF) def. Giulio Perego (TAMU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Luke Casper (TAMU) def. # 113 Josh Goodger (UF) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Stefan Storch (TAMU) def. Lukas Greif (UF) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. # 20 Noah Schachter/Kenner Taylor (TAMU) def. # 7 Sam Riffice / Ben Shelton (UF) 6-3
2. # 28 Andy Andrade / Mattias Siimar (UF) def. Austin Abbrat/Stefan Storch (TAMU) 6-4
3. Nate Bonetto / Duarte Vale (UF) def. Giulio Perego/Raphael Perot (TAMU) 6-1

Match Notes:
Texas A&M 21-12, 7-5 SEC; National ranking # 21
Florida 20-2, 12-0 SEC; National ranking # 3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,5,4,3,6)
Weather delay from 2: 15-4: 40 pm
Match delay after indoors.
T-6: 30 A-435

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