August 13, 2013

Top Moment #1: Men’s Tennis Wins HEB Tournament of Champions

CORPUS CHRISTI – Throughout the summer of 2013, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2012-13 school year.

Every Thursday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Tuesdays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.

Top Moment #1: Men's Tennis Wins HEB Tournament of Champions

The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis program has accomplished a lot since its inception in 1998, reaching the NCAA Championships several times, being ranked in the top 35 of the ITA National Rankings and winning five consecutive Southland Conference Championships, but it had never won "The HEB" held every year in Corpus Christi. On March 2, 2013, that changed and that moment stands out as the best from the 2012-13 season.

The Islanders won a gutsy 4-3 match over No. 34 Middle Tennessee in the finals of the 47th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions, taking home the first title in the event that has been held every year since 1966 and been sponsored by HEB.

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi battled with MTSU in a very evenly matched contest, with the final point coming down to a third set win by the home team at No. 5 singles to clinch the match. The win gave the Islanders victories over No. 30 BYU and No. 34 MTSU in the tournament.

It was a banner week for the Islanders Tennis program, winning the HEB title over a top 35 team in the same week that the women's tennis team earned a national ranking for the first time in school history. The support of the Corpus Christi tennis community has been a big part in the success of the programs, and the crowds during the tournament backed that up.

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Top Performances:

June 6 – #10: Jasmine Boutte Shines at SLC Indoor and Outdoor Championships
June 13 – #9: Johnathan Jordan's Double-Double at Lamar
June 20 – #8: Vanessa Johnson at Southland Championship
June 27 – #7: Brandi Huff's Second-Half Outburst vs. McNeese State
July 4 – #6: Logen Bourque Posts Second Triple-Double in Islanders History
July 11 – #5: Trevor Foss Mows Down UT-Pan American
July 18 – #4: Jo­nathan Gonzales Goes Off at Texas State
July 25 – #3: Nagy Leads Men's Tennis to HEB Tournament of Champions Title
Aug. 1 – #2: Roger De La Cruz Wins SLC Indoor High Jump Title
Aug. 8 –#1: Trevor Belicek Flirts With Perfection

Top Moments:
June 11 – #10: Dance Places 11th at NDA Collegiate Championships
June 18 – #9: Men's Basketball Shoots Lights Out vs. Southeastern La.
June 25 – #8: Islanders Softball Walk-off Win Over SHSU
July 2 – #7: Women's Golf Takes Second at Harold Funston Invitational
July 9 – #6: Men's Cross Country Clocks School Best at Chile Pepper Festival
July 16 – #5: Women's Tennis Starts 8-0 to Enter Rankings
July 23 – #4: Baseball's Wild Win on Senior Day
July 30 – #3: Women's Basketball Knocks Off McNeese State
Aug. 6 – #2: Volleyball Wins Thriller Over UCA in Epic SLC Match
Aug. 13 – #1: Men's Tennis Wins HEB Tournament of Champions