July 25, 2013

Top Performance #3: Nagy Leads Men's Tennis to HEB Tournament of Champions Title

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 Performance #3: Nagy Leads Men's Tennis to HEB Tournament of Champions Title

Peter Nagy made Islanders history on May 1 when he was selected as one of 64 participants in the singles portion of the NCAA Championships. But it was Nagy's consistent performance and strong work ethic throughout the season that helped him reach the historic accomplishment. One of those performances ranks as the No. 3 performance from the 2012-13 school year.

The Budapest, Hungary native went 3-0 including two wins against ranked opponents in singles action to help the Islanders men's tennis team to their first ever HEB Tournament of Champions title. In the opener of the 47th annual event, Nagy made quick work of No. 47-ranked singles player Patrick Kawka, winning 6-1, 6-2, as part of the Islanders 4-1 win over No. 30 BYU. He then picked up a 6-1, 6-3 final at No. 1 singles against Jake Wynan of Louisiana - Lafayette to send the team to the finals of the tournament. In the title match, Nagy earned a 6-2, 7-5 final over No. 92 Ben Davis of Middle Tennessee to lead the Islanders to the crown.

Nagy had an impressive sophomore season for the Islanders. He completed his spring with an overall 16-4 record. He finished with a perfect 5-0 record in Southland Conference matches at the No. 1 singles position, never losing a set throughout league play. In the fall, he lost just one match, winning the Marco & Co. Islanders Open and the Rice Galleria Fall Invite, both ITA-sanctioned events, while reaching the Round of 16 at the ITA tournament.

The sophomore was an automatic qualifier for the NCAA singles portion of the NCAA Championships from the Southland after winning the conference championship at No. 1 singles and being ranked in the top 125 singles players in the nation. Nagy was named the Southland Player of the Year in addition to being a First Team All-Southland selection for both singles and doubles.

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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

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