RICHARDSON, Texas – The Cameron women’s tennis team was officially announced as Co-Champions of the Lone Star Conference on Saturday as the league tournament brackets were also released by the league office.
With an 8-1 league record, the Aggie women tied for first place with St. Mary’s and Angelo State in the league standings, making all three Co-Champions of the LSC regular season as Cameron beat St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s beat ASU, and the Rambelles took down CU this spring.
The LSC Championship is the Cameron women’s program’s second all-time with the last one coming back in 2016. That season, CU went 3-0 in the smaller league slate and then went on to win the LSC Tournament Title and then the South Central Region Championship. That 2016 squad also won their first-round meeting at the NCAA Division II National Championship before falling in the second round.
Due to the LSC tiebreaker rule for tennis, the Aggies will claim the one seed in the tournament as they are currently the highest ranked team in the South Central Region (No. 1). The Aggies will face UTPB in their quarterfinal match on Thursday, April 28, at 8:30 a.m.in Arlington, Texas.
Should they win against the Falcons, CU would go on to the semifinal on Friday, April 29, at 9:30 a.m. with the women’s final set for Saturday, April 30, at 9:30 a.m. as well. The Aggies went 3-0 against their side of the bracket this spring as the other two Co-Champions are on the other side of the slate and CU would not meet one of them until the final.
On the men’s side, the Aggies earned the three seed in the 8-team conference tournament with a 5-2 record against LSC opponents this season. Midwestern State claimed the outright regular season title with a perfect 7-0 league mark, including a 5-2 win over CU a few weeks ago.
Cameron will face the 6-seed Western New Mexico at noon at the Arlington Tennis Center in the quarterfinals of the LSC Tournament on Thursday. CU is 2-1 against their side of the bracket with their lone loss coming against the 2-seed UT Tyler, who faced UTPB in the first round.
The ensuing semifinal match will be at 1 p.m. on Friday and then the men’s final will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Additionally, the Lone Star Conference end of the year awards will be released by the league office on Wednesday, April 27, prior to the start of the tournament.
The tournament format is three 6-game pro set doubles matches with a 7-point tiebreak at 6-all. Following doubles matches, teams will play six best-of-three set singles matches. Once one team reaches four points, remaining singles matches will be abandoned.
The winner of each of the tournaments will be named the Lone Star Conference Tennis Tournament Champion and earn the league’s automatic qualification to the 2022 NCAA Division II South Central Regional held May 7-10.