COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team was defeated by No. 9 Texas A&M, 4-0, at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on Friday.
With the loss the Razorbacks fell to 11-10 overall, 1-6 in the SEC, while the Aggies improved to 12-3 overall and 7-1 in conference play.
Texas A&M took control early, winning the doubles point without having to play out a third match. On court one, Razorback duo of senior Jovan Parlic and junior Giammarco Micolani fell to No. 32 Jeremy Efferding and Jordan Szabo 6-0. Next, freshman David Herrerias and sophomore Juan Marino were defeated by AJ Catanzariti and Arthur Rinderknech 6-4 in the No. 3 position.
Singles was over quickly as the Aggies claimed the No. 1, 4 and 5 spots in straight sets. Playing in the No. 1 position, No. 81 Micolani was bettered by No. 67 Shane Vinsant 6-0, 6-2. den Toom faced off with Jordi Arconada on court four and fell 6-4, 7-5. In the last completed singles match of the night, Herrerias was defeated by Max Lunkin, 6-4, 6-3.
Arkansas is back on the road to face No. 24 LSU at 1 p.m., CT in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday.
Arkansas vs Texas A&M
March 27, 2015 at College Station, Texas
Texas A&M 4, Arkansas 0
1. #32 Jeremy Efferding/Jordan Szabo (TAMU) def. Jovan Parlic/Giammarco Micolani (ARK) 6-0
2. Max Lunkin/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) vs. Johan den Toom/William Albanese (ARK) 6-5, unfinished
3. AJ Catanzariti/Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) def. David Herrerias/Juan Marino (ARK) 6-4
1. #67 Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. #81 Giammarco Micolani (ARK) 6-0, 6-2
2. Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) vs. Jovan Parlic (ARK) 4-6, 6-3, 0-1, unfinished
3. #79 AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) vs. William Albanese (ARK) 6-1, 6-6 (4-5), unfinished
4. Jordi Arconada (TAMU) def. Johan den Toom (ARK) 6-4, 7-5
5. Max Lunkin (TAMU) def. David Herrerias (ARK) 6-4, 6-3
6. Jordan Szabo (TAMU) vs. Juan Marino (ARK) 6-4, 5-2, unfinished
Arkansas 11-10, 1-6; National ranking #62
Texas A&M 12-3, 7-1; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,4,5)
For more information on Arkansas men’s tennis, follow @RazorbackMTEN on Twitter.