March 4, 2010

ISLANDER TENNIS HOSTS 44TH ANNUAL HEB TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's tennis team will be hosting the 44th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions College Tennis Championships starting this Friday at 9 AM at the HEB Tennis Center. The Islanders will open the tournament by taking on the DePaul Blue Demons.

The tournament will feature eight teams, including three from the ITA Top 75. The teams participating are #18 Texas Tech, #23 BYU, #64 Western Michigan, DePaul, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama and Middle Tennessee State and the host Islanders.

The Islanders come into the HEB having last played against Southland opponent Nicholls, taking a 4-2 win over the Colonels to keep their unbeaten streak against conference opponents alive at 17 straight. The Islanders are 4-5 on the season with wins coming against Prairie View A&M, ULL, Centenary and Nicholls.

The Islanders kick off at 9 AM and will be in action again in the afternoon at 4 PM. Depending on the results of the day, the Islanders will either play at 9 AM or 12 PM on Saturday.

If the Islanders win both matches on Friday, they would play in the championship round at 12 PM on Saturday. Any other series of events would have them playing at 9 AM on Saturday morning.

For full results and tournament information, check back on www.GoIslanders.com throughout the day on Friday and Saturday.