TEMPE, Ariz. – Texas A&M girls’s tennis achieved excessive marks within the remaining Oracle ITA Girls’s Rankings of the 2020-21 season, putting because the No. 15 workforce, touchdown All-American senior Tatiana Makarova within the No. 19 singles slot with the All-American doubles pair of Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith ending ranked No. 15, the Intercollegiate Tennis Affiliation introduced Wednesday.
Following a season mired by a world pandemic and crippling winter climate, the Maroon & White overcame a wide range of obstacles and ascended to the very best remaining workforce rating of the Mark Weaver period. The Aggies completed with a 21-8 general document and achieved a number of workforce accomplishments, highlighted by A&M’s first-ever look within the SEC Championship Ultimate match, in addition to the seventh NCAA Candy 16 berth in program historical past. Texas A&M reached the NCAA Match for the 21st consecutive time in 2021 and stood because the No. 10 general seed on this 12 months’s event.
In singles play, the Moscow, Russia, native, Makarova acquired the No. 19 spot within the remaining rankings of the season, warranting an automated placement as an ITA All-American. The senior accomplished the season with a shocking 26-7 marketing campaign together with an 18-4 document in twin matches with an unprecedented 10-0 mark in opposition to Southeastern Convention opposition. Makarova paved the way in which for the Aggies on the No. 1 singles line, successful 15 of her matches in that place. Following her top-20 rating, Makarova turns into A&M’s tenth All-American in program historical past and stands as the very best ranked participant within the remaining ITA Rankings since then-No. 9 Cristina Stancu in 2014. As well as, Makarova is simply the second participant in Texas A&M program historical past to be named an All-American in each singles and doubles since Rachel Pierson did so in 2017.
The doubles ballot noticed Makarova and Goldsmith attain the No. 15 rating within the remaining ballot of the season following their stellar run by means of the NCAA Particular person Championships Doubles competitors. The duo reached the Nationwide Quarterfinals, incomes an automated bid as an ITA All-American Doubles workforce within the course of. A&M’s headline doubles tandem completed 20-12 within the 2020-21 season with a 13-11 end in twin matches. Makarova and Goldsmith are the second Texas A&M doubles workforce to obtain the ITA All-American designation since Pierson and Rutuja Bhosale earned that distinction within the 2017 season.
Each Makarova and Goldsmith are set to return to Aggieland subsequent season, becoming a member of 4 different members of this 12 months’s squad together with Katya Townsend, Renee McBryde, Isa Di Laura and Elise Robbins. Along with A&M’s returners, the Aggies function 4 freshman signees that have been rated because the No. 3 general signing class in 2021.
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