Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s team knocked out DePaul 4-0 on Friday morning before losing 4-3 to UL-Lafayette in the 59th Annual H-E-B Tournament of Champions at the Thomas J Henry Tennis Center. As reported by the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi website, in game one, the Islanders eliminated a DePaul team that went undefeated in the Big East Conference last year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The Demons recorded a win at Purdue last week. A&M-Corpus Christi took the doubles point after winning on course two and three. In singles, Peres outscored Pablo Torres Almeida 6-3, 6-2. The Islanders again won the doubles point in their afternoon match against the Cajuns.
Seniors Pascal Lorieul and Avery Zavala submitted a 6-4 victory at court one, and Bertrand and Peres pulled out a win in a tiebreak on court three. Though, UL-Lafayette was able to climb out of a hole in singles despite losing the first set on four courts.
A&M-Corpus Christi notched victories on courts two and five as Zavala won 7-5, 6-2 and Bertrand won 6-1, 6-2.
The Islanders will play for third-place Saturday at 12 p.m. against Radford.
About Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi, is a public research university in Corpus Christi, Texas, part of the Texas A&M University System and classified under R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity.
Originally called Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, it was later called Corpus Christi State University before joining the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and taking its current name. The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies brings scientists to campus to strengthen TAMU-CC’s research on environmental issues facing the Gulf of Mexico, wetlands, coastal waterways, and beaches.
Other campus centers conduct biodiversity research through offshore scientific diving expeditions and aid in oil spill response, hurricane monitoring, and commercial transportation. The Texas A&M–Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) athletic teams are called the Islanders.
The university is a member of the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), competing primarily in the Southland Conference since the 2006-2007 academic year. Photo Credits: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi website