CORPUS CHRISTI - Throughout the summer of 2012, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2011-12 school year.
Every Wednesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Mondays 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 #6: Mia Matuszak Seals Deal Against Texas State
Tennis is a game about momentum. The momentum can swing drastically from one side to the other during the same match. No player knows that better than Mia Matuszak during her match against Texas State on March 31.
After a devastating loss in doubles, the Hinsdale, Ill. native had to face yet another unfortunate event during her singles match.
Down 0-2 in the final set, she battled back to take a 4-2 lead, but sprained her ankle on the deciding point of the fourth game. It looked like a horrible break for the Islanders, as her ability to finish the match was in doubt, but Matuszak taped the ankle, served underhand because she could not jump, and was able to outlast her opponent, Francesca Bernes, to send the Islanders into a tremendous celebration after a 6-3 victory in the third.
"Mia was an absolute warrior today – I couldn't be prouder of the effort she gave us," Moore added. "We needed someone to come through for us, and she was absolutely fearless out there. She handled the conditions, the pressure and the adversity with so much poise and toughness. What a performance."
With her win at number six singles, the junior sealed the 4-3 win against Texas State.
June 13 - #10: Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite
June 20 - #9: Terence Jones Scores Career-High 33 in Islanders Win Over Texas State
June 27 - #8: Myles and Taylor Light It Up Against NW State
July 4 - #7: Gonzales' Fireworks Lead Islanders to Win at UHV
July 11 - #6: Mia Matuszak Seals Deal Against Texas State
June 18 - #10: Women's Basketball and Men's Basketball Sweep Turkey Tuesday Doubleheader
June 25 - #9: Krista Fenniak Knocks Home an Eagle from 110 yards at Southland Conference
July 2 - #8: Men's Tennis Wins Tight Match Over Cowboys in HEB Tournament
July 9 - #7: Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Start Win Streak