CORPUS CHRISTI - Throughout the summer of 2012, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2011-12 school year.
Every Wednesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Mondays 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 #2: Women's Tennis Gets Over Hump to Sweep First SLC Tournament Match
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's tennis team did something no other Islanders women's tennis team has done in program history. The Islanders won their first Southland Conference Tournament match in team history on April 26, beating Northwestern State 4-3. It was a four-and-a-half hour battle that saw them beat the Lady Demons for the first time since 2007. Mia Matuszak gutted out a win at No. 6 singles on a hurt ankle to win the deciding point.
"Unbelievably proud of the way these girls fought and never gave up," Director of Tennis Steve Moore said. "6-3, 4-2 down in the final match for the season to end, and they fight back and find a way to win against a very good team."
The Lady Demons were the Southland Conference Champions and tournament champions just two years ago and advanced to the NCAA Championships.
"This was simply a great college tennis match, and what college tennis is all about," Moore said. "Never giving up and battling until the end, even when you're down, even when you're way down.
"The way that Mia fought, and all these girls rose up and pulled her through, was one of the best team efforts. That's the great thing about the conference tournament, you either rise up or the season ends, and they rose up today in a big way."
June 13 - #10: Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite
June 20 - #9: Terence Jones Scores Career-High 33 in Islanders Win Over Texas State
June 27 - #8: Myles and Taylor Light It Up Against NW State
July 4 - #7: Gonzales' Fireworks Lead Islanders to Win at UHV
July 11 - #6: Mia Matuszak Seals Deal Against Texas State
July 18 - #5: Greta Cecchetti Scores Big Against SFA
July 25 - #4: Micah Nolan Posts School-Record 39 Digs Against Nicholls
August 1 - #3: Daniel Minor Throws 14 Strikeout Shutout Against UTSA
August 8 - #2: Patrick Kimeli Wins Second-Straight Southland Cross Country Championship
June 18 - #10: Women's Basketball and Men's Basketball Sweep Turkey Tuesday Doubleheader
June 25 - #9: Krista Fenniak Knocks Home an Eagle from 110 yards at Southland Conference
July 2 - #8: Men's Tennis Wins Tight Match Over Cowboys in HEB Tournament
July 9 - #7: Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Start Win Streak
July 16 - #6: Volleyball Makes Program History with Win over McNeese State
July 23 - #5: Dance Team Takes Title at ADTS Nationals
July 30 - #4: Hameed Ali Beats Buzzer to Clinch Road Game Over SHSU
August 6 - #3: Baseball Walks Off with Win Over Texas State
August 13 - #2: Women's Tennis Gets Over Hump to Sweep First SLC Tournament Match