No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi went down 2-1 but came back to defeat No. 3 Abilene Christian 4-2 on Saturday. No. 4 Lamar pulled the upset on top-seeded UIW, 4-2, to keep its hopes alive for a three-peat in the tournament. BEAUMONT, TEXAS – For the fifth year in a row, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Lamar will meet in the Southland Conference Tournament Championship. No. 4 Lamar 4, No. 1 UIW 2 (Box Score)The doubles point set the tone for what was going to be a close one in the contest of Cardinals. UIW’s Francisco Bendana and Joey Vatanadilok snagged a 6-3 win over Lamar’s Paton and Sebastian Santibanez on court two, but Lamar evened things at one apiece immediately at the top line. LU’s Logan Powell and Benny Schweizer defeated the first team all-conference pair of Gabriel Evans and Sebastian Mortier 6-3, but UIW clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win at the No. 3 flight. Mortier put UIW up 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat of Arthur Serafim. It was the last point his side would see as LU claimed wins at lines four, five, two before Caleb Dyer punched the team’s ticket to Sunday’s championship with a 7-6, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles. The 2018 Southland Men’s Tennis Tournament championship is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday at the Beaumont Tennis Municipal Center in Beaumont, Texas. No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, No. 3 Abilene Christian 2 (Box Score)The Islanders came out firing on all cylinders in doubles play to clinch the 1-0 advantage into singles. In a battle of brothers at the top line, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Okkie and Francois Kellerman were able to best Josh and Jon Sheehy of Abilene Christian 6-1 followed by William Mottet and Thomas Rodrigues earning the doubles point with a 6-3 win at the No. 2 line. The Sheehys immediately got Abilene Christian right back in the match in singles, garnering quick defeats at the top two singles lines. Jon defeated Mottet 6-3, 6-2 in 55 minutes of action, six minutes before Sheehy put away Francois 6-1, 6-3. The Islanders Carlos Pedrosa won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles to tie the match at two apiece before Okkie took a tough second set against ACU’s Paul Domanski to win in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. At No. 4 singles, Rodrigues needed a tiebreak in the second set to send the Islanders to their sixth consecutive tournament final. He defeated the Wildcats’ Niko Moceanu 6-3, 7-6 (7-1).