Owls Earn Top Seed for C-USA Championship

April 17, 2017

by Chuck Pool (cpool@rice.edu) - Tournament Bracket / Tournament Central

The Rice men’s tennis team has earned its third consecutive top seed in the Conference USA Men’s Tennis Championship and will open defense of their conference title on Friday at 2 p.m. when they take on UTSA at the Adams Tennis Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The Last Meeting
March 11, 2017
Hattiesburg, MS
Owls Sweep Showcase
Jamie Malik and Oscar Janglin completed an unbeaten weekend in which they won three matches in straight sets to pace the Rice Owls to a pair of wins and close out an unbeaten slate in the second annual C-USA Showcase at the Southern Miss Tennis Complex on Saturday.

This will mark the second consecutive year that Rice (20-7) will face the Roadrunners in the opening round of the C-USA Championship. The Owls took a 4-0 win last year on their way to their first conference crown since 2010. UTSA defeated Rice for the C-USA title in 2015. The two met during the regular season, with Rice taking a 4-0 win at the Conference USA Showcase in March.

Rice will be bidding to become the first repeat champion at the C-USA Championship since Tulsa won in 2011 & 2012 as well as becoming the first Owls’ team to win back-to-back men’s tennis titles at the conference level since they captured five consecutive SWC titles from 1968-72.





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