ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO HOUSTON FOR RICE TOURNAMENT
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's tennis team will travel to Houston this weekend to take part in the Hampton Inn Galleria Rice Invite starting on Friday.
The Islanders are 5-3 on the season, having last played in the HEB Tournament of Champions, winning matches over #53 Middle Tennessee and #33 New Mexico before falling to #35 Texas Tech. All ranking were at the time the matches were played.
The Islanders are scheduled to play San Diego State on Friday a 12 PM, host team Rice on Saturday at 12 PM and a non-conference match against Southland Conference member Texas-Pan American on Sunday at 12 PM.
TAMUCC will look to put on another strong performance after their performance in their home tournament, the HEB Tournament of Champions. Following that performance, the Islanders jumped from #52 in the ITA National Rankings all the way up to #35 in the nation. With the team idle over the last week, the Islanders fell from #35 to #39 in the rankings, directly ahead of national powerhouse programs Michigan, Oklahoma, North Carolina State, Fresno State, Arkansas, Miami and California as the #40-46 ranked teams.