COLLEGE STATION, Texas – For the second time in less than a month, Texas A&M’s Stefania Hristov (pronounced STEF-on-YA RIST-ov) has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week for women’s tennis, the league office announced today.
Hristov, from Iasi, Romania, clinched the winning point in Texas A&M’s 4-3 victory at No. 13 Michigan on Saturday in the Aggies’ only match of the week. In a must-win situation, Hristov overcame a 4-2 third-set deficit to defeat the Wolverines’ Mimi Nguyen, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, and give the Aggies the decisive 4-2 lead.
With the victory, Hristov ran her win streak to three and improved to 5-0 at the No. 6 singles line.
A&M’s win against Michigan marked its third consecutive victory over a Top 15 opponent, and the Aggies improved to 5-1 and broke into the Top 10 for the first time since 2001.
Hristov and the Aggies return to action Monday as they play host to Sam Houston State at 3 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The match is the first of four home matches over a seven-day span as A&M hosts former Big 12 Conference foe and 19th-ranked Baylor on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and then opens its inaugural SEC season Friday, March 1 against No. 38 South Carolina. The Aggies close out their longest home stand of the season with a meeting against the defending national and SEC-champion Gators on Sunday, March 3.
Season and individual match tickets can be purchased online anytime at 12thManFoundation.com or during business hours at the Athletic Ticket Office located in The Zone at Kyle Field or by calling the ticket office at 1-888-99-AGGIE or 979-845-2311. Tickets also will be available for purchase on game days at the Mitchell Tennis Center beginning one hour before match time.
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Monday, Feb. 25 vs. Sam Houston State, 3 p.m. (Mitchell Tennis Center)
Wednesday, Feb. 27 vs. No. 19 Baylor, 4 p.m. (Mitchell Tennis Center)
Friday, March 1 vs. No. 38 South Carolina, 5 p.m. (Mitchell Tennis Center)
Sunday, March 3 vs. No. 4 Florida, 12 p.m. (Mitchell Tennis Center)
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics