April 17, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss men's tennis team enters the 2012 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship as the No. 7 seed and will face No. 2 seed and No. 33 ranked Memphis on Friday at 1 p.m. (CT). The four-day event, which will be hosted by UCF, is set for April 19-22.
The Golden Eagles finished the regular season with a 9-14 overall record and 1-3 against C-USA teams while Memphis finished with a 17-4 record and 4-1.
Tulsa men's tennis team, who is ranked No. 23 nationally, earned the No. 1 spot will await the winner of the opening match of No. 8-seed East Carolina and No. 9-seed UCF, which will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.
Day two begins with Tulsa and the winner of ECU-UCF at 8 a.m. ET, followed by an 11 a.m. match between fourth-seeded and No. 75 UAB and five-seed Tulane. Afternoon play begins when No. 2-seed and No. 33 Memphis as the Tigers take on seventh-seeded Southern Miss at 2 p.m. Rice, the No. 47 team in the country, earned the three-seed and will take on sixth-seeded SMU at 5 p.m. to wrap up quarterfinal action in Orlando, Fla.
For more information on the 2012 C-USA Men's Tennis Championship, fans can visit the Championship Central page.
2012 C-USA Men's Tennis Championship Schedule
UCF Tennis Complex / Orlando, Fla.
FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 19
Match 1: (8) East Carolina vs. (9) UCF - 2 p.m.
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 20
Match 2: (1) Tulsa vs. winner of Match 1 - 8 a.m.
Match 3: (4) UAB vs. (5) Tulane - 11 a.m.
Match 4: (2) Memphis vs. (7) Southern Miss - 2 p.m.
Match 5: (3) Rice vs. (6) SMU - 5 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 21
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 - 3 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 22
Match 8: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 (FSN) - 12 p.m.
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