September 16, 2013

Islanders Tennis Update: Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Kicks Off This Weekend

2013 Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open Kicks Off This Weekend

 

We’re very proud to announce that Islanders Athletics will be hosting the Marco & Company Catering Islanders Open starting this Friday at 9 a.m. This is an officially sanctioned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) event. All results go directly for national ranking points in the NCAA Division I ranking.

I feel it’s a great honor for our school to get awarded this tournament by the ITA and it is a very prestigious event for the Island University and the Corpus Christi Tennis community.

Men’s matches will begin play Friday at 9 a.m. at the HEB Tennis Center at 1520 Shely St. while all women’s matches will be played at the Islanders’ Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center at 400 Nile Drive. The tournament will run all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the finals being held Sunday.

This year’s field will feature players from the University of Houston, UTSA, Sam Houston State, Lamar, Incarnate Word, UTPA, St. Edwards and Texas A&M - Kingsville. Nine teams will have players competing including your hometown Islanders. 

We also want to give a special thanks to Marco and Cathy Mattolini for their generous sponsorship that makes this event possible. They have been incredible supporters of Islanders Tennis and we are very grateful for their generosity. Marco and Company Catering is located on 525 S. Staples St. We would also like to thank HEB Tennis Center and the Corpus Christi Athletic Club for their generous support of this event.

Please mark your calendars for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to come see high-level NCAA tennis, hosted by A&M - Corpus Christi.

Thank you for your continued support of Islanders Tennis!

Steve Moore