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 #5: Women's Tennis Starts 8-0 to Enter Rankings
The Islanders Women's Tennis Team made history on Feb. 26, when they broke into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Top 75 at No. 60 for the first time in program history.
The Islanders jumped out to an impressive 8-0 start, including a season-opening win over then-No. 75 Houston on the road. The team continued their winning streak with victories over UTSA, Louisiana - Lafayette, Central Arkansas, Prairie View A&M, St. Mary's (TX) and two wins over Texas - Pan American.
Following the Islanders 6-1 victory over former Southland rival UTSA, the team joined No. 55 Ohio State, No. 56 Arizona, No. 57 Tennessee, No. 58 South Florida, No. 59 Southern Illinois in the ITA Top 75 rankings. The Islanders were ranked ahead of No. 61 Washington State, No. 62 Delaware, No. 63 LSU, No. 64 San Jose State and No. 65 Kansas. The ITA Top 75 is a ranking of nearly 400 NCAA Division I schools in the United States.
Under the instruction of Director of Tennis, Steve Moore, the Islanders earned the best finish in school history both for the regular season and conference tournament, along with setting a school record with 17 wins. Over the last two seasons, the team tallied a 33-9 overall record as they rose in the Southland Conference.
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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
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