Islanders Tennis Announces 2014 Schedules

MEN'S SCHEDULE | WOMEN'S SCHEDULE

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's and women's tennis teams have announced their 2014 schedules, with 17 total home matches on tap between the two teams, including the prestigious HEB Tournament of Champions. The Islanders will also host the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.

"We're extremely excited about the women's and men's tennis teams this up coming year and the great matches that we will be able to play in front of the Corpus Christi Tennis Community at the beautiful Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center," Director of Tennis Steve Moore said. "Last year our fans gave us a tremendous advantage and got us nationally recognized in attendance. I can't begin to tell you the difference that made for our teams and how much that meant to the players."

The Islanders men's and women's teams were both ranked in the top 10 in NCAA Division I National Attendance averaging well over 100 fans per match. The Islanders were also one of only 34 universities in the nation to have both teams ranked in the top 75 during the week of March 5, 2013.

Last season, the men's team clinched its six straight Southland Conference Championship and were ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division I national rankings for the seventh straight year. The women's tennis team accomplished something no other team in program history had done, breaking into the ITA Top 75 at No. 60 in the nation. The team also advanced to the finals of the Southland Conference Tournament while placing second in the conference during the regular season.

"We are proud to be hosting the Southland Conference Championships in Corpus Christi as well as the prestigious HEB Tournament of Champions, and the officially sanctioned ITA event, the Marco and Co. Catering Islanders Open," Moore added. "It is our goal to bring top-notch events to this great tennis community who have been so supportive of the Islanders."

The men's team will open the season with three matches in Albuquerque, N.M. starting on Jan. 18 against the University of Arizona. The Islanders will then take on Cal Irvine (Jan. 19) and New Mexico (Jan. 20). The team will remain on the road the following weekend to face New Mexico State and Utah State in Las Cruces, N.M. on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, respectively.

Both Islanders' teams will host Maryland Baltimore Country in the home opener on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. The women's team will then embark on a four-match road swing while the men hit the road for a five-match road trip. First up for the women's team are two matches in Houston against Southern Mississippi on Feb. 1 and Houston on Feb. 2. Two days later, the women's team will travel to Prairie View to take on the Panthers on Feb. 4 and San Antonio to face UTSA on Feb. 6. The Islanders will return home to host UTPA on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.

The men's team will compete against the Panthers to jumpstart its road trip on Feb. 4 in Prairie View, Texas, before facing Southland foe Oral Roberts in Dallas on Feb. 16. The Islanders will continue competition two days later against Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La. (Feb. 18) and Southern Mississippi in Houston on Feb. 19. Before returning home, the Islanders will face Big 12 foe Texas in Austin, on Feb. 23, in a rematch of last season's NCAA first round match.

The Islanders women's team will play five matches away from the Coastal Bend starting on Feb. 12 at SMU. The Islanders will continue play at UT Arlington on Feb. 13 and at Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 18. The team will then face UTPA on Feb. 26 in Edinburg, Texas, and New Mexico on March 2 in Houston.

The men's team will start a four-day homestand on Feb. 24 against UT Arlington before hosting the prestigious HEB tournament of Champions on Feb. 28 and March 1. SMU, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, DePaul, Western Michigan, South Alabama and UTSA are all scheduled to compete in the two-day event. Competition will start at 9 a.m. on both days.

Both the men's and women's teams will host Abilene Christian in conference play on March 10 at 1 p.m. before heading back on the road. The women's team will continue conference action at Stephen F. Austin (March 15) and Northwestern State (March 16) before hosting Southeastern La. on March 21 at 1 p.m. Following the home matches, the women's team will face Central Arkansas in Dallas on March 25 and McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. on March 29. The Islanders will wrap its road trip at Nicholls on March 30 before returning home for four matches.

The men's team will hit the road one last time starting on March 22 at Houston vs. Tulane. The Islanders will then take on Rice on March 23 before traveling to Forth Worth for a match vs. TCU on March 26. The squad will continue conference play against Lamar in Beaumont on April 8. The Islanders will close out its regular season at home against Incarnate Word (April 10), Nicholls (April 11) and New Orleans (April 21).

The women's team will open its four-match homestand vs. Prairie View A&M (April 3), Sam Houston State (April 5) and Lamar (April 6), before hosting Oral Roberts on April 14. The team will play its final regular-season road match on April 19 in San Antonio against Incarnate Word. The women's team will host New Orleans on April 21 in its final regular-season match at 12 p.m.

The Islanders men's and women's teams will host the Southland Conference Tournament on April 25-27 at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. The Islanders hosted the 2009 and 2010 tennis championships at the HEB Tennis Center.

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2013-14 Men's Tennis Schedule

Date Opponent Notes Result Time/Status Links
Sep. 20 Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   9:00 AM PreviewRecap
Sep. 21 Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   9:00 AM PreviewRecap
Sep. 22 Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   9:00 AM PreviewRecap 
Photos
Oct. 5 Alumni Match Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   10:00 AM Recap
Oct. 19 at ITA Texas Regional at Baylor (Waco, Texas)   TBA PreviewRecap
Jan. 18 vs. Arizona Albuquerque, N.M.   2:00 PM  
Jan. 19 vs. UC Irvine Albuquerque, N.M.   2:00 PM  
Jan. 20 at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.   7:00 PM  
Jan. 23 at New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M.   2:00 PM  
Jan. 24 vs. Utah State Las Cruces, N.M.   2:00 PM  
Jan. 26 Maryland Baltimore County Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   10:00 AM  
Feb. 4 at Prairie View Prairie View, Texas   2:00 PM  
Feb. 16 vs. Oral Roberts * Dallas, Texas   1:00 PM  
Feb. 18 at Louisiana-Lafayette Lafayette, La.   1:00 PM  
Feb. 19 vs. Southern Miss. Houston, Texas   1:00 PM  
Feb. 23 at Texas Austin, Texas   6:00 PM  
Feb. 24 UT Arlington Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   3:00 PM  
Feb. 28 TBA 48th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions (Corpus Christi, Texas)   9:00 AM  
Mar. 1 TBA 48th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions (Corpus Christi, Texas)   9:00 AM  
Mar. 10 Abilene Christian Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   1:00 PM  
Mar. 22 vs. Tulane Houston, Texas   1:00 PM  
Mar. 23 at Rice Houston, Texas   1:00 PM  
Mar. 26 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas   5:30 PM  
Apr. 8 at Lamar * Beaumont, Texas   2:00 PM  
Apr. 10 Incarnate Word * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   1:00 PM  
Apr. 11 Nicholls * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   12:00 PM  
Apr. 21 New Orleans * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   12:00 PM  
Apr. 25 TBA Southland Conference Tournament (Corpus Christi, Texas)   TBA  
May. 9 at TBA NCAA Championships   TBA  

Home games in bold.
*Conference Game
All Times Central Standard Time

2013-14 Women's Tennis Schedule

Date Opponent Notes Result Time/Status Links
Sep. 20 Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   9:00 AM Preview Recap
Sep. 21 Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   9:00 AM Preview Recap
Sep. 22 Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   9:00 AM Preview Recap 
Photos
Oct. 5 Alumni Match Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   10:00 AM Recap
Oct. 17 at ITA Texas Regional at TCU (Ft. Worth, Texas)   TBA Preview Recap
Jan. 26 Maryland Baltimore County Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   10:00 AM  
Feb. 1 vs. Southern Miss. Houston, Texas   1:00 PM  
Feb. 2 at Houston Houston, Texas   1:00 PM  
Feb. 4 at Prairie View Prairie View, Texas   2:00 PM  
Feb. 6 at UTSA San Antonio, Texas   2:00 PM  
Feb. 10 Texas-Pan American Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   3:00 PM  
Feb. 12 at SMU Dallas, Texas   2:00 PM  
Feb. 13 at UT Arlington Arlington, Texas   2:00 PM  
Feb. 18 at Louisiana-Lafayette Lafayette, La.   1:00 PM  
Feb. 26 at Texas-Pan American Edinburg, Texas   2:00 PM  
Mar. 2 vs. New Mexico Houston, Texas   11:00 AM  
Mar. 10 Abilene Christian * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   1:00 PM  
Mar. 15 at Stephen F. Austin * Nacogdoches, Texas   1:00 PM  
Mar. 16 at Northwestern State * Natchitches, La.   1:00 PM  
Mar. 21 Southeastern Louisiana * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   1:00 PM  
Mar. 25 vs. Central Arkansas * Dallas, Texas   1:00 PM  
Mar. 29 at McNeese State * Lake Charles, La.   1:00 PM  
Mar. 30 at Nicholls * Thibodaux, La.   1:00 PM  
Apr. 3 Prairie View Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   1:00 PM  
Apr. 5 Sam Houston State * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   1:00 PM  
Apr. 6 Lamar * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   12:00 PM  
Apr. 14 Oral Roberts * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   4:30 PM  
Apr. 19 at Incarnate Word * San Antonio, Texas   1:00 PM  
Apr. 21 New Orleans * Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center   12:00 PM  
Apr. 25 TBA * Southland Conference Tournament (Corpus Christi, Texas)   TBA  
May. 9 at TBA NCAA Championships   TBA  
Home games in bold.
*Conference Game
All Times Central Standard Time