BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar University men’s tennis punched its ticket to the 2018 NCAA Championships by defeating rival Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Southland tournament finals Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals found out Tuesday where that ticket would take them. Big Red is headed back to College Station, Texas and will face No. 5 overall seed, Texas A&M (22-5) Friday, May 11th. “Texas A&M is one of the top programs in the nation. There are no easy matches when you get to this point. We knew before the selection show began that we were going to have a tough draw. I know our guys are excited to get there. We have our work cut out for us, but will be ready to play,” added Shankles. College Station is the site of the Cardinals’ first trip to the NCAA Championships under LU head coach Scott Shankles during the 2016 season. The other two teams making up the four-team pod are Arizona State (14-10) and Baylor (20-9). The Bears enter the tournament as an at-large selection after posting a fifth-place finish in the Big 12. Baylor advanced to the conference tournament finals before bowing out to Texas. The Cardinals (10-13) made a stunning run through the SLC Championships to qualify for their third NCAA tournament appearance in as many years. The Red and White knocked off the top-two seeds to qualify for the NCAAs. The journey to the postseason is made more impressive by the fact that the Cardinals qualified for the conference tournament on the final day of the regular season. The opening-round match against the Aggies will take place Friday, May 11th, at 1 p.m. The first and second round matches will be played at the Mitchell Tennis Center. The Sun Devils finished fifth in the Pacific 12 Conference during the 2018 campaign. Arizona State was eliminated from the conference tournament by rival Arizona in the opening round. “We are extremely excited to be headed back to the NCAA Championships,” said Shankles. “Our guys have fought so hard this season, and had to overcome so much. It is great to see their hard work be rewarded.
A judge has clamped down on handing out money in compensation cases for laptop computers for children because of cyber-bullying.Circuit Court Judge John O’Hagan previously recommended small sums of money be given to children awarded settlements in infant ruling cases.Children receiving money in compensation cases cannot receive money form the courts until they are 18 years old. But Judge O’Hagan told Letterkenny Circuit Court he is now reluctant to give out money for laptops unless parents agree.He said he was aware of how sites such as Facebook can be used as “ammunition” by some.He made his comments as the mother of a 13 year old girl said she did not want money for a laptop computer for her child.The child was awarded €18,000 in an injuries settlement and Judge O’Hagan ordered €300 be given to the girl for clothes.“If the parents agree, fine. If the parents are not, I’m reluctant,” he said.He also made a settlement of €500 to be given as part of a larger settle for a 16 year old boy for an electric guitar.JUDGE SAYS HE IS CONCERNED AT GIVING OUT LAPTOPS was last modified: January 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:compensationJUdge John O’Haganlaptops