Falcons Face New Mexico at MWC Championships on Thursday
April 22, 2009
The Air Force men's tennis team will face host New Mexico on Thursday, April 23 in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Mountain West Conference Championships. The match will begin at 4 p.m. at the Jerry Cline Tennis Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mountain West Conference regular-season champion and 38th-ranked TCU enters the 2009 MWC Men's Tennis Championship as the top seed after posting a 5-1 mark in conference play. Quarterfinal action begins Thursday, April 23, with semifinals on Friday, April 24 and the championship on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. MT.
No. 43 New Mexico (17-5, 4-2 MWC) is the No. 2 seed after winning a head-to-head tiebreaker with 49th-ranked Utah (16-8, 4-2 MWC), who will be the No. 3 seed. No. 61 BYU (15-10, 3-3 MWC) finished fourth in the conference standings and earns the No. 4 seed, while No. 46 San Diego State (14-11, 2-3 MWC) claims the No. 5 seed. UNLV (13-11, 2-4 MWC) and Air Force (7-17, 0-5 MWC) round out the bracket as the No. 6 and 7 seeds, respectively.
Action at the 2009 MWC Championship gets underway Thursday, April 23, with No. 4 BYU and No. 5 San Diego State taking the court at 10 a.m. MT, followed by No. 3 Utah vs. No. 6 UNLV at 1 p.m. MT and No. 2 New Mexico vs. No. 7 Air Force at 4 p.m. MT. The top-seeded Horned Frogs received a quarterfinal bye and will await the winner of the BYU/San Diego State match. Semifinal contests will be played at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. MT on Friday, April 24, with the championship match set for 2 p.m. MT on Saturday, April 25.