The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's tennis team made a key addition this week, signing Nathan Robinson to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Islanders. Robinson, a transfer from Tyler Junior College, will come to the island as a sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining after completing one year at TJC.
The one year is all it took to convince Islanders Director of Tennis Steve Moore that Robinson, an Abilene native, was a perfect fit for the program.
"He understands the extreme hard work that it takes at this level and he will be a good teammate," said Moore. "Those are the things that are most important."
Robinson's hard work showed immediate dividends at TJC, with the team finishing as the runner-up in the NJCAA Tournament to conference rival Laredo Community College. Robinson also earned an individual accolade, as he garnered a national championship in the No. 4 singles flight of the NJCAA Tournament.
"We are very excited about Nathan's choice to join the Islanders team," said Moore. "I feel that he is a great fit for us because of his character and work ethic.
"He obviously has had some very strong results as well."
Robinson joined the TJC team after being ranked #14 in the state of Texas by the Texas Tennis Association's 18 and under rankings. Last year, he made the semi-finals of the Texas Grand Slam, the Texas state junior championship tournament that is the biggest in the state of Texas.