Rafael Rondino and the Blazers are in Tulsa for the C-USA Championship.
April 16, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- UAB's men's tennis team will open play Thursday at the 2014 Conference USA Championship at Tulsa, Okla.
The seventh-seeded Blazers (12-8) will take on No. 10 seed UTSA in one of two 10 a.m. matches when play begins at the Case Tennis Center on the University of Tulsa campus.
Both UAB and UTSA will enter the conference tournament coming off a loss to No. 75-ranked South Alabama. The Blazers dropped a narrow 4-3 decision to the Jaguars last Sunday while the Roadrunners fell to USA by a 4-2 score a day earlier. Both matches were played in Mobile, Ala.
Thursday's meeting will be the second this season between UAB and UTSA. The teams played back on Feb. 16 in Birmingham with the Blazers prevailing by a 4-3 score.
UAB enters Thursday's match having won six of its last eight matches.
The winner of Thursday's opening round matchup will advance to Friday's quarterfinals against No. 2 seed Tulane.
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2014 C-USA Men's Tennis Championship Schedule
Case Tennis Center / Tulsa, Okla.
FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 17
Match 1: (10) UTSA vs. (7) UAB - 10 a.m.
Match 2: (11) Florida Atlantic vs. (6) Charlotte - 10 a.m.
Match 3: (9) Southern Miss vs. (8) Old Dominion- 2 p.m.
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 18
Match 4: winner of Match 1 vs. (2) Tulane - 10 a.m.
Match 5: winner of Match 2 vs. (3) East Carolina - 10 a.m.
Match 6: (5) Rice vs. (4) Middle Tennessee - 2 p.m.
Match 7: winner of Match 3 vs. (1) Tulsa - 2 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 19
Match 8: winner of Match 4 vs. winner of Match 5 - 12 p.m.
Match 9: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 - 12 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 22
Match 10: winner of Match 8 vs. winner of Match 9 - 11 a.m.
Times are Central Daylight Time