Falcons to Face UNM in First Round of MWC Championships
April 15, 2008
The Air Force men's tennis team will face New Mexico in the first round of the 2008 Mountain West Conference Championships on Thursday, April 24. The match will begin at 1 p.m. (CT) at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The pairings were relesed today by the conference office.
MWC regular-season tri-champions TCU, New Mexico and Utah are the top three seeds after posting identical 5-1 marks in conference play. The Horned Frogs (18-6 overall) won the tiebreaker and captured the top seed by virtue of their No. 36 national ranking, while the 48th-ranked Lobos (18-7 overall) claimed the No. 2 seed by way of their win over the 64th-ranked and third-seeded Utes earlier in the season.
UNLV (10-11, 3-3 MWC) finished fourth in the conference standings and earns the No. 4 seed, while BYU (14-11, 2-4 MWC) claims the No. 5 seed. San Diego State (12-11, 1-5 MWC) and Air Force (10-14, 0-6 MWC) round out the bracket as the No. 6 and 7 seeds, respectively.
Action at the 2008 MWC Championship gets underway Thursday, April 24, with No. 3 Utah and No. 6 San Diego State taking the court at 10 a.m. Central Time, followed by No. 2 New Mexico vs. No. 8 Air Force at 1 p.m. CT and No. 4 UNLV vs. No. 5 BYU at 4 p.m. CT. The top-seeded Frogs received a quarterfinal bye and will await the winner of the UNLV/BYU match. Semifinal contests will be played at 10 a.m. CT and 2 p.m. CT on Friday, April 25, with the championship match set for 10 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 26.