March 17, 2009

ISLANDERS MOVE TO #39 IN NATIONAL RANKINGS

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's tennis team moved from #35 to #39 in the national polls this week. The Islanders were idle on the week and will next compete in the Hampton Inn Galleria Rice Invite, hosted by the Rice Owls in Houston.

The Islanders last competed in the 44th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions Team Tennis Championships on Feb. 6-7, beating national powers Middle Tennessee and New Mexico before falling to Texas Tech in the finals.

Sitting at #39 in the national rankings, the Islanders are followed by national powerhouse programs Michigan, Oklahoma, North Carolina State, Fresno State, Arkansas, Miami and California as the #40-46 ranked teams.

This coming weekend will see the Islanders play San Diego State on Friday, Rice on Saturday and Texas-Pan American on Sunday. The Islanders will be looking to capitalize on their momentum from the HEB Tournament of Champions and hope to put on an impressive performance in Houston.