Men's Tennis Earns No. 2 Seed For C-USA Championship
April 15, 2013
NOTE: Parking at Memphis University School (MUS) will be extremely limited on Friday due to classes and an on-going construction project at MUS. Please plan time to find parking.
MEMPHIS - -
The University of Memphis men's tennis team (11-7, 1-0 C-USA) earned the number two seed in the Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship that begins Thursday at MUS. The Tigers will square off against UAB, a team they just faced on Friday, in a 2 p.m. Friday match.
The tournament will kick off with the No. 8 seeded UCF Knights facing the No. 9 seeded East Carolina Pirates. The match will be played Thursday at 2 p.m. with the winner advancing to face top-seeded Tulsa, Friday, at 10 a.m.
Also being played Friday at 10 a.m. will be No. 4 seed SMU vs. No. 5 seed Old Dominion. The 2 p.m. matches on Friday will feature No. 2 seeded Memphis vs. No. 7 seeded UAB and No. 3 seed Tulane vs. No. 6 seed Rice. Both matches will be played at MUS.
The Saturday semifinals will both be played at noon and the championship match, with the Conference USA tournament automatic bid into the NCAA tournament field, will be played at noon, Sunday.
Memphis is coming off a runner-up performance in last year's C-USA Championship, where they advanced to the finals with wins over Southern Miss and Rice to earn the match-up with defending conference champion, Tulsa. Tulsa prevailed in that last meeting, 4-1, but the Tigers still received an at-large into the NCAA tournament field, where they fell 4-2 to Baylor.
Admission for the tournament is free. In case of rain, matches will be moved indoors to The Racquet Club of Memphis.