Thursday's match with UH is the second time the two schools have met on the tennis courts. The only previous match was during the 1987 campaign at the Florida State Invitational with the Cougars topping State 5-1.
UH won its first two matches of the season this past weekend, sweeping Stephen F. Austin and Prairie View A&M. They open up Conference USA action on Wednesday at Southern Mississippi.
MState continues its season-opening weekend on Saturday, Feb. 4, taking on the Trojans from Troy University. That match is set for 1 p.m.