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Texas A&M’s Vacherot, Goldsmith earn weekly SEC honors

Texas A&M’s Vacherot Earns SEC Player of the Week Honors

(Sam Craft/Texas A&M Athletics)

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M men’s tennis junior Valentin Vacherot was named the SEC Player of the Week by the league office Wednesday morning. Vacherot helped the Aggies improve to 9-1 in the SEC with wins over Kentucky and Vanderbilt last week.

“We are very happy with the way Val has been competing as of late,” Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. “He is playing with confidence and doing a much better job of playing each point. His game is really maturing.”

Vacherot, a Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France native, earned a trio of crucial singles victories last week. The junior ran his conference win streak to 10 matches, to remain perfect at 10-0 this season to tie for the league lead in wins and winning percentage. Overall, Vacherot has won six straight matches and 13 of his last 14 matches overall. During the 14 match stretch Vacherot has claimed nine straight set wins and three victories after dropping the first set.

With the 2-0 singles weekend, Vacherot improved to 10-0 in SEC play, securing wins in each of A&M’s conference matches to date. His wins at Kentucky and TCU brings his road win streak to seven matches.

Vanderbilt’s Macsen Sisam was named SEC Freshman of the Week.

Up next, A&M will round out the regular season at home against No. 6 Mississippi State on Friday and Ole Miss on Sunday.

Visit 12thMan.com for more information on Texas A&M men’s tennis. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M men’s tennis team on Twitter by following @AggieMTEN or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AggieMensTennis.

 

Texas A&M’s Goldsmith Named SEC Freshman of the Week

(Source: Sam Craft/Texas A&M Athletics)

COLLEGE STATION – Jayci Goldsmith of Texas A&M women’s tennis was named the SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office Wednesday.

“This is a well-deserved award for Jayci having beaten the defending NCAA Champion in doubles,” Texas A&M head coach Mark Weaver said. “Getting the straight set win over a very good player in Golovin who has had a very good four year collegiate career.”

Goldsmith, a Dripping Springs, Texas native, posted a ranked singles and doubles victory in Baton Rouge last weekend. The freshman partnered with Tatiana Makarova to defeat No. 10 Eden Richardson and Jessica Golovin, the defending NCAA Doubles Champion, to earn their highest ranked victory as a team.

Goldsmith’s singles win over Golovin was her second straight over a ranked opponent, improving her season record to 15-5 in dual matches and 24-7 overall. Her 15 dual victories are the second most by an Aggie this season.

Kentucky’s Justina Mikulskyte was named SEC Player of the Week.

Visit 12thMan.com for more information on Texas A&M women’s tennis. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M women’s tennis team on Twitter or Instagram by following @AggieWTEN or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AggieWTEN.

Stories courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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