C-USA Championship Tennis Brackets Announced

April 18, 2017

IRVING, Texas -- Conference USA officials announced the brackets and opening-round matchups for both men's and women's tennis in this weekend's conference Championships in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Denton, Texas.

The first round of action for the men's side will begin with sixth ranked Southern Miss facing Florida Atlantic at 10 a.m. on Friday. The Golden Eagles are on a 10-match win streak including Senior Day's 4-3 win against C-USA foe, UAB. Southern Miss now has two wins against the Blazers and enters the weekend with its best record in over 20 years.

The Owls (17-6) have won eight of their last 10 matches. FAU also has three wins against C-USA opponents from Charlotte, Old Dominion and UAB.

The women's team (8) will open their Championship weekend in Denton against UTSA (9) at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The winners will then face No. 1 Rice at 10 a.m. on Friday.

The Golden Eagles are on a six-match win streak, having won eight of their last 10 matches. Southern Miss is a perfect 2-0 against C-USA opponents entering this weekend's tournament securing two road wins against UAB and Middle Tennessee.

Below is the full schedule this weekend's matchups:

Men:

Quarterfinals - Friday, April 21
Match 1: (2) Old Dominion vs. (7) UAB - 10 a.m.
Match 2: (3) Florida Atlantic vs. (6) Southern Miss - 10 a.m.
Match 3: (1) Rice vs. (8) UTSA - 2 p.m.
Match 4: (4) Middle Tennessee vs. (5) Charlotte - 2 p.m.

Semifinals - Saturday, April 22
Match 5: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner - 12 p.m.
Match 6: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner - 12 p.m.

Championship - Sunday, April 23
Match 7: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner - 11 a.m

Women:

First Round - Thursday, April 20

Match 1: (8) Southern Miss vs. (9) UTSA - 9 a.m.

Match 2: (7) Charlotte vs. (10) Louisiana Tech -- 9 a.m.

 Match 3: (5) North Texas vs. (12) Middle Tennessee - 12 p.m.

Match 4: (3) Marshall vs. (14) UTEP -- 12 p.m.

Match 5: (4) Old Dominion vs. (13) UAB -- 3 p.m.

Match 6: (6) WKU vs. (11) Florida Atlantic -- 3 p.m.


Quarterfinals - Friday, April 21

Match 7: Match 1 winner vs. (1) Rice - 10 a.m.

 Match 8: Match 2 winner vs. (2) FIU - 10 a.m.

Match 9: Match 3 winner vs. Match 5 winner - 2 p.m.

 Match 10: Match 4 winner vs. Match 6 winner -- 2 p.m.



Semifinals - Saturday, April 22
 Match 11: Match 7 winner vs. Match 9 winner - 12 p.m.

Match 12: Match 8 winner vs. Match 10 winner - 12 p.m.



Championship - Sunday, April 23

Match 13: Match 11 winner vs. Match 12 winner - 10 a.m.

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