April 15, 2013
IRVING, Texas - East Carolina's men's tennis team has been awarded the No. 9 seed in the 2013 Conference USA Championship, announced the league office Monday. The Pirates will face No. 8 seeded UCF on Thursday at the Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center on the University of Memphis campus.
The Pirates turned in a record of 15-5 during the regular season, but didn't face any C-USA rivals.
The match between No. 8 UCF and No. 9 ECU will be the first match played beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday. The winner advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 1 seed Tulsa on Friday.
The 2013 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship begins Thursday, April 18 and concludes with the Championship match on Sunday, April 21 in Memphis, Tenn. The C-USA champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship. The conference championship schedule is as follows:
FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 18
Match 1: (9) East Carolina vs. (8) UCF - 3 p.m.
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 19
Match 2: winner of Match 1 vs. (1) Tulsa - 11 a.m.
Match 3: (5) Old Dominion vs. (4) SMU - 11 a.m.
Match 4: (7) UAB vs. (2) Memphis - 3 p.m.
Match 5: (6) Rice vs. (3) Tulane - 3 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 20
Match 6: winner of Match 2 vs. winner of Match 3 - 1 p.m.
Match 7: winner of Match 4 vs. winner of Match 5 - 1 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 21
Match 8: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 - 1 p.m.
All times list EDT