BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 2 seeded Texas A&M women’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament following a sweep (4-0) of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champion Quinnipiac Bobcats on Jayci Goldsmith’s record-setting day.
The fifth-year graduate No. 108 Goldsmith now holds the all-time career singles wins record with 114 victories, after she dominated Quinnipiac’s Vera Sekerina on court 4 (6-0, 6-1) Friday afternoon. She has now doubled down on career records, as she broke the career doubles win total earlier this season.
A&M’s standout doubles teams started the day off fast, as the team won its 25th doubles point of the season. No. 22 Goldsmith/Salma Ewing got the ball rolling, earning their 22nd win as a pairing over Alessia Truden/Kamilla Nella (6-0). No. 35 Mia Kupres/Mary Stoiana claimed the doubles point on court 3 with their 10th win as a duo, besting Jordan Bradley/Nikole Lisovyy (6-2).
No. 58 Ewing’s veteran presence continued to show in postseason play, as the graduate transfer downed Truden on court 2 in straight sets (6-1, 6-1). She was then followed by No. 2 Stoiana capping off the sweep on court 1, as she clinched the victory with a win over Claire Koscielski (6-1, 6-0) which ensured the Maroon & White’s advancement to the tournament’s second round.
Head coach Mark Weaver on the today’s match …
“It’s always nice to get the first round under your belt. There was a lot of excitement and a great atmosphere here today thanks to the 12th Man. Now we need to re-focus and get ready for tomorrows match.”
Coach Weaver on Jayci Goldsmith breaking the career singles win’s record …
“We are so proud of Jayci [Goldsmith] and all of her accomplishments, she now not only holds the all-time doubles wins record but after her win today also holds the all-time singles record as well, which is an amazing feat to accomplish.”
The Aggies return to the Mitchell Tennis Center Saturday, May 6 for the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A&M will face No. 39 Baylor with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line. The match’s first serve is set for 1 p.m.
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