April 16, 2011

HOUSTON - Texas A&M ended the spring season on a perfect note, not dropping a single set en route to a 3-0 record at the Rice Spring Tournament today at Tudor Fieldhouse.

The Aggies opened the one-day tournament with a 25-16, 25-17 victory over Sam Houston State.

Then in the most exciting match of the day, the Aggies held off host Rice 29-27, 25-23. The Owls are coach by former A&M standout Genny (Wood) Volpe.

In the final match, A&M defeated Blinn Junior College, 25-13, 25-22.

A&M, which returns 14 letterwinners from last season, finishes the spring with a 6-1 record. The Aggies went 3-1 in their only other spring tournament, the Texas Pride Collegiate Invitational on March 23 in Richmond, Texas. A&M opened with a 25-18, 21-25, 15-10 victory over Wichita State and then swept Texas-San Antonio 25-19, 25-17. A&M suffered its only loss, 26-24, 25-16, to TCU and concluded the tournament with a 25-12, 25-21 win against non-conference rival LSU.