The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Men's Tennis team will close out its regular season on Saturday when they host Texas – Pan American in a 1 p.m. match at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.
It will be Senior Day for Andrew Maingot and Gergo Weidinger, while also giving the Islanders a chance at an outright Southland Conference Championship. The Islanders have already clinched at least a share of the title with the win on Thursday against Lamar.
Maingot, who teamed with former Islander Alex Pavlov last season for All-Southland honors, is a senior from Corpus Christi who has helped the Islanders win the Southland Conference Championship each year he has been on the team. He has won three singles matches in his Islanders career, but he has made his mark in doubles, earning 15 wins in his four seasons on his way to All-Southland honors a year ago.
Weidinger is in his third season on The Island after sitting out his first year with the program. Over those three years, he has amassed 26 wins in singles and 23 in doubles. In addition to his play on the court, Weidinger was also named Southland All-Academic last year after garnering a 3.84 GPA in finance. He is currently 12-6 on the year in singles, including a 3-1 mark in Southland matches, while going 4-1 overall, 2-0 in Southland matches, since teaming up with Peter Nagy at No. 1 doubles.
In addition to the recognition of seniors, Saturday will also mark an opportunity for the Islanders to win the Southland Conference Championship outright. They currently sit 4-0 in league matches, and a win over Texas – Pan American at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center would give them a perfect season in league play.
The match will be sponsored by the family of Nathan Robinson.
Robinson is a former Islander who won the Southland Conference's F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship for the student-athlete with the highest GPA in the entire conference. He was also the scholar-athlete of the year from the Islanders and won the scholarship awarded to the top economics student at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi.
The team has already wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the tournament, and will face Lamar in the first round next Friday at the Thompson Family Tennis Center on the Lamar campus in Beaumont.
Both the men and women's teams are currently ranked in the Top 10 of all NCAA Division I schools in attendance, a great testament to the Corpus Christi tennis community and the support they have given the program throughout the season.