April 18, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- The UAB men's tennis team will begin play Friday in the 2013 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship at Memphis, Tenn.
The Blazers (15-10, 1-2 C-USA) are the No. 7 seed in the tournament and will play their quarterfinal round match against the host Memphis Tigers (11-7, 1-0 C-USA), seeded second and ranked No. 35 nationally this week in the latest ITA Rankings.
Friday's match is set to start at 2:00 p.m. CT at the Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center. Two other quarterfinal matches (No. 9 seed East Carolina vs. No. 1 Tulsa and No. 5 seed Old Dominion vs. No. 4 SMU) will precede the Blazers/Tigers' matchup. Rice, the No. 6 seed, will face No. 3 seed Tulane at 2:00 p.m. in the final quarterfinal match.
UAB and Memphis squared off a week ago in Memphis with the Tigers winning, 4-0. The Blazers' last action came on Saturday as they defeated South Alabama, 4-1. Memphis also played its last match against South Alabama, downing the Jaguars, 4-0, last Sunday afternoon.
The winners of Friday's matches will advance to semifinal round play on Saturday. The championship match is scheduled for noon on Sunday.
2013 C-USA MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
DUNAVANT-WELLFORD TENNIS CENTER / MEMPHIS, TENN.
FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 18
Match 1: (9) East Carolina 4, (8) UCF 3 (played indoors at the Racquet Club of Memphis)
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 19
Match 2: (9) East Carolina vs. (1) Tulsa - 10 a.m.
Match 3: (5) Old Dominion vs. (4) SMU - 10 a.m.
Match 4: (7) UAB vs. (2) Memphis - 2 p.m.
Match 5: (6) Rice vs. (3) Tulane - 2 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 20
Match 6: winner of Match 2 vs. winner of Match 3 - 12 p.m.
Match 7: winner of Match 4 vs. winner of Match 5 - 12 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 21
Match 8: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 - 12 p.m.