CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis team will head back into Southland Conference action, Tuesday, April 8, when they travel to Beaumont, Texas, to take on Lamar. Doubles is slated for 2 p.m. at the Thompson Family Tennis Center.
After a week off of competition, the Islanders (12-9, 1-0 SLC) are looking for their second Southland victory of the season since sweeping Oral Roberts 7-0 on Feb. 16. In their last match on March 31, the Islanders dropped a tough battle to No. 21 Oklahoma State, 4-2. Peter Nagy showed incredible courage in No. 1 singles to pick up a three-set win over No. 61 Jakob Sude. For his impressive performance he was named the Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the third time this season and sixth time in his career. It marked his first victory over a ranked player this season and his 13th win at No. 1 singles.
Nagy leads the Islanders in singles play with a 13-3 record in the No. 1 slot and has teamed up with Guillaume Rauseo at No. 1 doubles this season to compile a 6-5 record. The duo is currently on a two-match winning streak after winning 8-5 against Rice and 8-5 against No. 67 Tulane.
Ricardo Mayagoitia and Javier Pujol have also had a solid year in singles play. Mayagoitia holds a 9-6 singles record at No. 2 singles while Pujol is 10-9 in singles play, including a 9-7 mark in the No. 4 spot.
Lamar enters Tuesday's match with a 12-9 record and a 1-1 mark in the Southland Conference. The Cardinals picked up a 6-1 victory over Oral Roberts before falling 7-0 to Nicholls on Friday. Michael Feucht leads the Cardinals with a 10-7 record, including a 6-2 record at No. 2 singles. Juuso Laitinen sits at 11-9 in singles play, while Nikita Lis holds a 5-2 record in the No. 1 spot.
In doubles, Feucht and Laitinen lead the team with an 11-3 record, including a 10-2 mark at No. 1 doubles.
Last season, the Islanders blanked Lamar 6-0 at home before topping the Cardinals 4-0 in the opening round of the Southland Conference Tournament.
Following Tuesday's match the Islanders will continue Southland Conference play with a two-match homestand at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. The Islanders will host first-year member Incarnate Word on Thursday, April 10, before facing Nicholls on Friday, April 11.
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