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The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi women's tennis team fell to Sam Houston State, 4-2, on Thursday during the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Thomas J Henry Tennis Center.
- The Islanders finish the 2019 season at 13-8 overall while the Bearkats improved to 14-7.
- Texas A&M-Corpus Christi got off to a strong start, winning the double's point with victories at No. 1 and No. 3.
- Camille Townsend paired with Mariya Shumeika at the No. 1 position to win, 6-2.
- Carolina Bulatovic and Maria Maldonado fought off a tie-break at No. 3 to win, 7-6, giving the Islanders the double's point.
- Townsend picked up a tough three-set win at No. 2 singles. After winning the first set and falling in a tough second set, the freshman came back to take the third set, 6-1, for the single's point.
- Maria Maldonado came back form being a set down to force a third set at No. 6 singles.
- Freshman Shumeika also came back from a set down to force a third set at No. 4 singles.
- Prior to the match, the Islanders received their All-Southland awards including Newcomer of the Year Kei Kato.

Match Results
Singles 
1. Sahaja Yamalapalli (SHSU) def. Carolina Bulatovic (AMCC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Camille Townsend (AMCC) def. Isidora Zivkovic (SHSU) 6-4, 6-7 (3-8), 6-1
3. K DeLaLuz Montalvo (SHSU) def. Kei Kato (AMCC) 6-3, 6-2
4. Lusine Chobanyan (SHSU) vs. Mariya Shumeika (AMCC) 7-5, 5-7, 0-1, unfinished
5. Roos Gerritsen (SHSU) def. Myu Kageyama (AMCC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Petra Kaszas (SHSU) def. Maria Maldonado (AMCC) 7-6 (12-10), 0-6, 6-0

Doubles 
1. Camille Townsend/Mariya Shumeika (AMCC) def. Roos Gerritsen/Lusine Chobanyan (SHSU) 6-2
2. Sahaja Yamalapalli/Isidora Zivkovic (SHSU) def. Myu Kageyama/Kei Kato (AMCC) 6-4
3. Carolina Bulatovic/Maria Maldonado (AMCC) def. K DeLaLuz Montalvo/Petra Kaszas (SHSU) 7-6 (7-4)

History of Success
- As a program, the Islanders have reached 10 NCAA Tournaments in program history and captured 22 Southland titles in the last 12 years. The women have won three of the past four Southland Conference regular season titles.

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