Down ODU 4-2
First serves set for 11 a.m.
Face UAB in semifinals at noon on Saturday
C-USA honors 14 tennis student-athletes
Host Conference USA Championship next weekend
Rice captured the C-USA title on April 24.
Rice advanced to the C-USA Championship match with a 4-1 win over UAB on April 23.
Rice defeated UTSA 4-0 in the opener of the 2016 Conference USA Championship
Rice upset ninth-ranked Texas Tech on March 27
Rice closed out the 2016 season by defeating No. 28 Tulane
HONORS AT RICE
ITA Scholar-Athlete 2013, 2014,
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2013, 2014, 2015
All C-USA, Second team (singles) 2014
C-USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week (2/2/16)
FallEnjoyed a return to action by posting a 3-3 mark in singles and a 7-3 mark (with Jamie Malik) in doubles, which was the Owls top winning percentage in fall doubles. ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional in singles before falling in three sets to #35 Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M... Advanced through the first two rounds of the ITA All-American with Malik before falling in the Round of 64.
Elected to take a redshirt year after missing the fall season while continuing to rehab an injury that cut short his sophomore season.
Earned second team All-Conference USA honors after posting an 8-6 mark in singles in the spring... Moved into the No. 1 slot in the rotation and was 4-4 in his last eight matches... Did not compete at the C-USA Championship because of an injury... Picked up his first career win over a top 50 opponent when he downed Malte Stropp of Mississippi State in three sets... Finished the fall 3-2 in singles... Earned a wild card entry into the main draw of the USTA Futures event at Jake Hess and advanced to the round of 16... Raced past Hudson Blake of TCU, 6-2, 6-0 at the Texas ITA Regional, then lost to George Goldhoff of Texas, 6-4; 6-2... Advanced to the third round of the prequalifying bracket at the ITA All American in Tulsa before losing to Tyler Pham of UC Irvine in three sets.
Led the Owls with a 14-7 record in singles (6-3 at 3, 7-3 at 4) and teamed with fellow freshman Adam Gustafsson for a 6-12 mark in doubles, the bulk of which came while playing on the stadium court at Jake Hess (3-10)... Won eight of his last ten decisions, the last of which was a three-set, come from behind win over Tulane's Joe Young to clinch a 4-3 upset win at the C-USA Championship and move the Owls on to the semifinals... Was 4-2 in three set matches, with on other not finished... Moved into the #1 doubles spot with Gustafsson when the Owls traveled to Texas A&M in February... Faced a pair of top 70 doubles teams and lost to both by 8-6 scores... Posted a 4-2 record in singles and a 4-3 mark in doubles in the fall... Reached the finals of the B Flight singles of the Rice Fall Invitational where he was to have faced fellow freshman Adam Gustafsson, but match was cancelled... Won a pair of matches at the ITA Texas Regional in singles before falling in the round of 32... Teamed with Gustafsson to reach the consolation finals of the ITA Texas Regional... Reached the semis with Gustafsson at the Rice Fall Invitational.
Led Reed's School to the U18 National Schools' Champions ... Played in the Junior Championships at Wimbledon... Reached the semifinals of back to back AEGON Junior International events at Nottingham...Ranked as high as 22 in the British ITA junior rankings in his age group and reached 59th overall in Great Britain in the ITA men's rankings.
Full Name: Thomas Leo Bennett... Born: 9/2/94, at Brighton, England... Parents: Gerry and Carolyn Bennett, Brighton... one brother... Rice Economics major
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