2010-11 Men's Tennis News

May 25, 2011
Laurent Montoisy named Southland All-Academic for second time
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis senior Laurent Montoisy received yet another honor on Wednesday after being #$%^named to the Southland Conference Men's Tennis All-Academic team. The honor is the second of his career and he was an #$%^automatic selection after being named the Player of the Year in the league.

May 13, 2011
No. 70 Islanders fall 4-1 against No. 5 Baylor in NCAA Championships
WACO, Texas ? The No. 70 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team lost a hard-fought 4-1 final against No. 5 Baylor on #$%^Friday in the first round of the NCAA Championships. The loss ends the season for the Southland Conference Champions.

May 12, 2011
Men's Tennis faces Baylor in opening round of NCAA Championships
The No. 70 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will face the No. 5 Baylor Bears on Friday in the opening round of the #$%^NCAA Championships. The two teams will play a match beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Baylor Tennis Center in Waco, #$%^Texas. The Bears are hosting one of 16 NCAA Regionals on campus for the 1st and 2nd rounds of the tournament.

May 3, 2011
Islanders men's tennis headed to Baylor for NCAA Championships
The No. 70 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team found out its NCAA destination on Tuesday afternoon after watching #$%^the selection show on NCAA.com. The Islanders will travel to Waco for the May 13-14 regional round of the NCAA #$%^Championships at No. 5 Baylor.

May 2, 2011
Men's Tennis viewing NCAA Selection Show on Tuesday at the University Center
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will find out its NCAA Tournament destination on Tuesday afternoon when #$%^the team will view the NCAA selection show at the University Center on campus. The show is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. and will #$%^be streamed live on NCAA.com

May 1, 2011
Follow the Islanders Men's Tennis team live in the Southland Conference Tournament Finals
Follow the action live as the Islanders look to win the Southland Conference Tournament Final against UTSA. #$%^The match starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 1 at the UTSA Tennis Center.

May 1, 2011
Islanders clinch berth in NCAA Championships with 4-1 win over UTSA
SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? The No. 75 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi Men's Tennis team took a tough 4-1 match against UTSA on #$%^Sunday to win the 2011 Southland Conference Tournament and garner an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. The #$%^Islanders will be headed back to the NCAAs for the third time in four seasons and the fourth time in program history.

April 30, 2011
Islanders take 4-0 match over Lamar to advance to Southland Conference Tournament Finals
SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? The No. 75 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team finds itself in a familiar place after a 4-0 win #$%^over the Lamar Cardinals on Saturday in the Southland Conference Men's Tennis Championship. The win puts the team into the #$%^tournament finals against host UTSA on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. on the courts of the UTSA Tennis Center.

April 28, 2011
Robinson Wins Prestigious Academic Award
Junior men's tennis player Nathan Robinson has garnered a prestigious academic award from the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi College of Business. Robinson earned the Dr. Robert McMinn Economics Award for having the highest GPA of all juniors majoring in economics. Robinson, who is working on a double major in economics and finance, has a perfect 4.0 GPA in economics at the Island University.

April 27, 2011
Islanders make history with sweep of Southland Conference awards
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi senior Laurent Montoisy was named the Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year on #$%^Wednesday. The Islanders became the first team to sweep the league awards in conference history after Director of Tennis #$%^Steve Moore was named Coach of the Year, junior Aurelien Tave was named Newcomer of the Year and Matt Westmoreland #$%^was named the conference Freshman of the Year.

April 12, 2011
Matt Westmoreland named Southland Conference Player of the Week after unbeaten week
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi freshman Matt Westmoreland picked up his first Southland Conference honor of the season on #$%^Tuesday after being named the league's men's tennis Player of the Week. Westmorland went undefeated in his two matches #$%^last week to help the Islanders win the regular-season championship.

April 7, 2011
FOUR-PEAT! Men's Tennis Wins Fourth-Straight Southland Title
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team has won its fourth straight conference championship by virtue of a 4-3 win #$%^over UTSA on Thursday, April 7.

April 6, 2011
Men's tennis team hits the road in search of Southland Conference Championship
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will travel to San Antonio on Thursday for a showdown with UTSA to #$%^determine the 2011 Southland Conference Championship. The match is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start at the UTSA Tennis Center #$%^in San Antonio.

April 5, 2011
Montoisy named Southland Player of the Week for fourth time this season
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis player Laurent Montoisy keeps racking up honors this season after picking up his #$%^fourth Southland Conference Player of the Week honor on Tuesday. The native of Belgium was named the Player of the Week #$%^on February 1st and 22nd as well as on March 8th of this season.

April 4, 2011
Men's Tennis looking to avenge last Southland loss on Monday afternoon
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will be looking to avenge its last Southland Conference loss on Monday #$%^when they take on the Texas ? Pan American Broncs. Match time is set for 1 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

April 4, 2011
Nationally-Ranked Islanders keep championship hopes alive with 6-1 win over Texas ' Pan American
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? On an extremely windy day at the Corpus Christi Country Club, the nationally-ranked Texas A&M ? #$%^Corpus

March 31, 2011
Men's Tennis hosts Lamar in Southland Conference action
The No. 75 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will play its second Southland Conference match of the week on #$%^Thursday when it hosts the Lamar Cardinals with an 11 a.m. start time at the Corpus Christi Country Club. Earlier in the week #$%^the Islanders defeated the UT Arlington Mavericks by a 5-2 margin to improve to 2-0 in league play.

March 31, 2011
Islanders take 6-1 match to stay unbeaten in Southland play
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The No. 75 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team kept its quest a fourth-straight Southland #$%^Conference Championship on track Thursday with a 6-1 victory over the Lamar Cardinals. The team is now 23-1 in the last 24 #$%^Southland Conference regular-season and tournament matches.

March 28, 2011
No. 73 Men's tennis hosts UT Arlington in Southland Conference showdown
The No. 73 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will host the UT Arlington Mavericks on Monday in a Southland #$%^Conference match. The match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

March 21, 2011
No. 41 Rice bests No. 60 men's tennis at 53rd Rice Invitational
HOUSTON, Texas ? The No. 60 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss to No. 41 Rice at the 53rd #$%^Rice Invitational on Sunday at the Jake Hess Tennis Center. The team lost 4-1 to Central Florida on Friday and 4-1 against No. 50 #$%^South Florida on Saturday in the tournament.

March 19, 2011
Men's tennis suffers 4-1 loss to South Florida
HOUSTON, Texas ? The No. 60 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis suffered its second-straight 4-1 loss on Saturday #$%^after falling by a 4-1 final against a very hot No. 50 South Florida team coming off of a win over Florida State, who has been #$%^ranked as high as No. 25 this season. The two teams are taking part in the 53rd Rice Invitational being held by Rice at the Jake #$%^Hess Tennis Center.

March 18, 2011
Men's tennis travels to Houston for 53rd Rice Invitational
The No. 60 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will face some tough competition this weekend when they take part #$%^in the 53rd Rice Invitational in Houston. They will face some of the top teams in the nation at the annual event.

March 16, 2011
Islanders men's tennis moves up to No. 60 in latest ITA rankings
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team moved up three spots in the rankings this week, improving to No. 60 in the #$%^ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings released Tuesday.

March 8, 2011
Laurent Montoisy garners third Southland Player of the Week award
For the third time this season, Laurent Montoisy has been named the Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week #$%^after a vote by the league sports information directors on Tuesday.

March 7, 2011
Men's Tennis wins 6-1 match against Middle Tennessee
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The No. 54 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team picked up its third victory in four days on #$%^Monday, taking a 6-1 final over Middle Tennessee State in the afternoon at the Corpus Christi Country Club. They also beat the #$%^Blue Raiders in the opening round of the HEB Tournament of Champions on Friday.

March 6, 2011
BYU Holds off Islanders 4-0 to Claim 45th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions
Corpus Christi - No. 50 BYU Cougars held off a spirited No. 54 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis team Saturday to win #$%^the 45th annual HEB Tournament of Champions 4-0. This is the longest running college team tournament in the country.

March 2, 2011
No. 54 Islanders fall to No. 5 Texas on the road
AUSTIN, Texas ? The No. 54 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team lost a 7-0 final to the No. 5 Texas Longhorns on #$%^Tuesday night on the road.

March 1, 2011
No. 61 Men's Tennis travels to Austin to face No. 4 Texas in non-conference match
The No. 61 Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will put its five-match winning streak on the line Tuesday when they #$%^travel to Austin to take on the No. 4-ranked Texas Longhorns in a non-conference match ahead of this weekend's 45th Annual #$%^HEB Tournament of Champions.

March 1, 2011
Islanders men's tennis moves up to No. 54 in latest ITA rankings
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team reached its highest ranking of the year on Tuesday when the Intercollegiate #$%^Tennis Association (ITA) ranked them at No. 54 in the nation. The Islanders moved up seven sports from No. 61 ahead of their #$%^Tuesday evening match against No. 5 Texas.

February 22, 2011
Laurent Montoisy named Southland Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis player Laurent Montoisy picked up his second Southland Men's Tennis Player of the #$%^Week award on Tuesday after the senior captain led his No. 62-ranked team to a 5-2 victory over the Nicholls Colonels on #$%^Sunday. It is the second weekly honor for Montoisy this year with the award being voted on by the league's sports information #$%^directors.

February 21, 2011
Islanders tennis teams battle Nicholls, wind for a pair of hard-fought 5-2 victories
BEAUMONT, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's and women's tennis teams both came up with 5-2 Southland #$%^Conference wins over Nicholls on Sunday afternoon at the Lamar tennis complex. The No. 62-ranked men's team has now #$%^won 17 of their last 18 regular season league matches while the women's team has jumped out to a 2-0 start in conference #$%^action after battling in a very windy match that last over five hours.

February 18, 2011
Islanders tennis sweep three matches on Thursday at Prairie View A&M
HOUSTON, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's and women's tennis teams won all of their matches on Thursday, #$%^with the men's team taking two from Prairie View A&M and the women's team winning its only one of the day against the #$%^Panthers.

February 17, 2011
Tennis teams head to Houston for dual matches against Prairie View A&M
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi tennis teams will both be in action on Thursday in Houston when they play at Prairie View #$%^A&M before heading to Beaumont for a weekend match in Southland Conference play.

February 15, 2011
Islanders hold at No. 62 in latest ITA rankings
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team held onto the No. 62 spot in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) #$%^rankings on Tuesday afternoon when the latest polls were released.

February 14, 2011
No. 62 Islanders down Louisiana-Lafayette by 5-2 final in home opener
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team fell behind early but fought back to take a 5-2 #$%^final over visiting Louisiana-Lafayette. It was the2011 home opener for the team at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

February 13, 2011
No. 62 Islanders men's tennis hosts Louisiana-Lafayette in home opener
The No. 62 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis team will play their first home match of the season on Sunday as they play #$%^host to Louisiana-Lafayette in the afternoon. The dual match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

February 9, 2011
Islanders move up to No. 62 in latest ITA rankings
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team continued to climb in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) #$%^rankings released on Tuesday. After reaching a ranking of No. 66 last week, the Islanders have improved to No. 62 in the latest #$%^poll.

February 4, 2011
Men's tennis back in rankings as the No. 66 team in the nation
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team has returned to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) national #$%^rankings after last appearing in the rankings during March of last year. Previous to the absence, the Islanders had been ranked #$%^every week for four-straight years by the ITA, reaching a high-ranking of No. 35 nationally.

February 2, 2011
Montoisy named Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi's Laurent Montoisy had a big singles win to clinch an even bigger team win and has been #$%^recognized as the Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

January 29, 2011
Islanders earn thrilling 4-3 victory over No. 49 TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team overcame a daunting deficit and earned a thrilling 4- #$%^3 win over the No. 49-ranked TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

January 28, 2011
Men's tennis team suffers loss against No. 9 Baylor
WACO, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team had a tough afternoon against one of the elite teams in the #$%^country on Friday, falling 7-0 to the No. 9 Baylor Bears at the Baylor Tennis Center.

January 25, 2011
Islanders end road trip with loss at New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team ended its season-opening four-match road trip on #$%^Monday night, falling 7-0 to host New Mexico at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex.

January 23, 2011
Islanders lose match to DePaul on the road
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team was unable to pick up another win on Saturday, #$%^falling to DePaul on its third-straight day playing a match in the state of New Mexico.

January 22, 2011
Islanders men's tennis evens record with dominating win over Utah State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team bounced back from a season-opening loss to take a #$%^dominating 7-0 win over Utah State in the second match of the year. It was the second day in-a-row that the team played an #$%^opponent from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

January 21, 2011
Islanders men's tennis team drops opener to No. 67 New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team took on the first of many ranked opponents this year in #$%^the season opener, falling by a 6-1 final to No. 67 New Mexico State Aggies on the road. The Islanders will face Utah State #$%^tomorrow in the second match of its road trip.

January 20, 2011
Men's Tennis opens season against No. 67 New Mexico State
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team will open its 2011 season at New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. #$%^beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

October 26, 2010
Islanders tennis teams conclude strong showing at ITA Texas Regionals
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi tennis teams recently concluded conclude their fall (individual) season with a very strong third #$%^day at the ITA Texas Regionals.

October 25, 2010
Islanders tennis teams finish up play in ITA Texas Regionals
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's and women's tennis teams finished up play at the ITA Texas Regionals on Sunday. The #$%^men played in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M while the women took part in the regional held on the campus of #$%^Baylor in Waco.

October 24, 2010
Islanders men's tennis team finishes Saturday play at ITA Texas Regional
COLLEGE STATION ? the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team finished up play on Saturday with a good showing in #$%^the prestigious ITA Texas Regional. The tournament is made up of players from the Texas Region. The NCAA is made up of 12 #$%^regions, with each sending their champions to play at the ITA Indoor Nationals. Islanders Director of Tennis Steve Moore is the #$%^Texas Region Chairman.

October 3, 2010
Montoisy and Langford win doubles final over Texas at Rice Invite
HOUSTON ? Laurent Montoisy and James Langford put up their best performance as a doubles team on Sunday morning, #$%^winning the tournament by beating Ben Chen and Sudanwa Sitaram from the University of Texas in the final of the doubles Blue #$%^Draw at the 2010 Holiday Inn Medical Center Rice Fall Invite.

October 2, 2010
Islander men's tennis duo advance to finals of Rice Invite
HOUSTON ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team had a stellar showing from its top men's tennis doubles team on #$%^Saturday to advance to the finals of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Medical Center Rice Fall Invite.

October 1, 2010
Islanders men's tennis completes first day of Rice Fall Invite
HOUSTON ? Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis players Laurent Montoisy and James Langford completed play on the #$%^first day of the 2010 Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Medical Center Rice Fall Invite. The pair won a doubles match play while falling #$%^in their singles matches.

September 30, 2010
Islanders tennis players Montoisy and Langford head to Rice Fall Invite
Laurent Montoisy and James Langford, the top two players for the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi men's tennis team, will be #$%^traveling to Houston this weekend to take part in the 2010 Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Medical Center Rice Fall Invite.

September 26, 2010
Men's tennis finishes up strong showing at Baylor HEB Invitational
WACO ? Newcomers Aurelien Tave and Matt Westmoreland won two matches each, and Laurent Montoisy made the round of #$%^16 in the main draw at one of the strongest tournaments in the nation as the Islanders concluded play in the Baylor HEB #$%^Invitational

September 25, 2010
Montoisy and Islanders men's tennis have big opening day at Baylor HEB Invitational
WACO - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi continued this fall season at the prestigious Baylor HEB Men's Invitational. Senior Laurent #$%^Montoisy advanced to the round of 16 with defeats of the top singles players from Maryland and Oklahoma State.

September 23, 2010
James Langford wins Islanders Open final against teammate Laurent Montoisy
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis team crowned a champion of the 2010 Islanders Open after James Langford beat teammate Laurent Montoisy. The tournament is an officially sanctioned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) fall tournament.

September 23, 2010
Tennis teams set to compete this weekend against top competition
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's and women's tennis teams will once again be facing some of the top competition from around the region when they play in separate tournaments this weekend.

September 22, 2010
Men's Tennis to host Islanders Open finals on Wednesday night
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis team will finish what it started this weekend when they play the finals of the 2010 Islanders Open, an officially-sanctioned Intercollegiate Tennis Association fall tournament, at the Corpus Christi Athletic Club at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

September 20, 2010
Islanders dominate long second day of Islanders Open
CORPUS CHRISTI ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi tennis teams enjoyed success on day two of the 2010 Islanders Open and are positioned to compete for both the men's and women's individual and doubles titles on Monday.

September 19, 2010
Freshman Nicolae shines in Islanders debut on rain-shortened first day
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi tennis programs endured several weather delays on Saturday before finally kicking off the fall season with the 2010 Islanders Open.

September 18, 2010
Updated: Islanders Open start delayed due to inclement weather
CORPUS CHRISTI ? The 2010 Islanders Open will start play at 3:30 p.m. on two indoor courts at the HEB Tennis Center. #$%^Weather delays have pushed back the original start time of 9:00 a.m. and force the outdoor matches to be moved onto covered #$%^courts.

September 17, 2010
Tennis opens fall schedule with 2010 Islanders Open
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi tennis teams will see their first action of the fall this weekend as the program hosts the Second Annual Islanders Open, an officially-sanctioned ITA fall tournament. The tournament will be hosted in its entirety at the HEB Tennis Center.

August 17, 2010
ISLANDER DIRECTOR OF TENNIS STEVE MOORE NAMED ITA REGIONAL CHAIRMAN
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Director of Tennis Steve Moore has been named chairman of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's #$%^Texas Region. Moore takes over the position from Matt Knoll, the Director of Tennis at Baylor, after Knoll recently completed his #$%^three-year term as chairman.

July 20, 2010
FORMER ISLANDER TENNIS PLAYERS COMPETING IN PROFESSIONAL TOURS
Former Islander tennis players Mikhail Pavlov and Dmitry Novikov recently competed in the Peoria Futures tournament on the United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit and are competing in the 2010 Millennium Tennis Club $10,000 Men's Futures in Joplin, Mo. this week.