KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Volunteers took momentum midway through the match but could not close out the fourth set Wednesday in a 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 27-25) loss to Texas A&M Thompson-Boling Arena.
Freshman setter Sedona Hansen recorded her 15th double-double of the season with 43 assists and a career-best 20 digs. Junior Kanisha Jimenez had the best match of her season with nine kills and 10 digs, one kill shy of a double-double.
Sophomore Erica Treiber led the Vols with 10 kills, seven blocks and two aces.
The Vols (15-13, 5-9 SEC) conclude the week at home with a Sunday match against LSU at 4 p.m. Eastern.
In the first set, Texas A&M (19-7, 13-2) won four unanswered points to go up 8-4 on a kill by Kaitlyn Blake. The Vols cut the lead to two points on multiple occasions, but the Aggies retained the lead and closed out the set 25-19 on a 3-0 run.
Texas A&M opened the second set with a 10-3 lead and stayed in front. The Vols won five of six points at a stretch to cut the lead to 19-17 on a kill by Kendra Turner. Texas A&M eventually took the set 25-20.
The Vols surged midway through the third set, scoring five unanswered points to take a 13-7 lead off back-to-back aces by Erica Treiber. Tennessee eventually extended the lead to 11 points at 24-13 with a block. The Aggies saved three set points but the Vols won the set 25-16.
The fourth set came down to the wire. The Vols had a set point chance when Grubbs put Tennessee up 24-23, but Texas A&M won the next two points to have a match point. Treiber recorded a kill to foil the Aggies' first match point to tie the set 25-25.
Jazzmin Babers and Hollann Hans came up with kills for the Aggies in the final two points as Texas A&M sealed the match 27-25.
Defensively, Tennessee out-dug Texas A&M 67-60, but the Aggies had 19 team blocks, compared to 13 for Tennessee.
Babers had a double-double for the Aggies with 11 kills and 11 blocks. Hollann Hans led the Aggies with 13 kills.
- Tennessee starters: Sedona Hansen, Erica Treiber, Raina Hembry, Alyssa Andreno, Claudia Coco, Bri Holmes and Brooke Schumacher at libero.
- With 43 assists Wednesday, Sedona Hansen passed the 1,000-assist season marker and now has 1,010. It is fourth-most in a season by a Tennessee setter in the 25-point rally scoring era (since 2009).
- With 20 digs, Hansen is the third player to record at least 20 digs in a match this season, joining Brooke Schumacher and Bridgette Villano. Schumacher had 18 digs Wednesday.
- Kanisha Jimenez was a kill shy of recording her first double-double of the season. She has 12 in her career.