Texas A&M earns tough victory against UCLA, advances to championship match
URBANA, Ill. -- The third-seeded Texas A&M women’s tennis team is heading to its first national championship final in school history after defeating seventh-seeded UCLA 4-3 on Monday night at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex. Texas A&M came back from losing the doubles point and captured four of six singles points.
After losing the doubles point, Texas A&M charged back in singles, winning five of six first sets. Texas A&M got wins from No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, No. 52 Nazari Urbina and Stefania Hristov, the Nos. 1 , 3 and 6 singles players, respectively. Texas A&M got the clinching victory from Ines Deheza after she defeated Chanelle Van Nguyen at four singles in a marathon three-set match 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-4.
Texas A&M moves on to the NCAA team final against No. 12 Stanford. The match is slated for Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. Texas A&M is searching for its first championship in program history, while Stanford is going for its 17th team crown.