Cowboys Drop First Three California Matches

Eurek and Hunt
Eurek and Hunt
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team has dropped the first three matches of its spring break California trip, falling 8-1 to California Institute of Technology, 7-2 to No. 10 Case Western Reserve and 9-0 to No. 6 Claremont Mudd Scripps.

Against Caltech on Saturday evening, Andrew Eurek picked up the only for the Cowboys with a 6-3, 7-6 win at No. 6 singles. Alex Hunt dropped a tough 7-6, 7-6 match at No. 1 singles and Ben Gutierrez lost a three-setter at No. 5, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.

On Sunday morning, the Cowboys had a strong showing against No. 10 Case Western Reserve. Hunt had another solid match picking up a win 4-6, 6-1, 10-6 at No. 1 singles. He also teamed with Eurek for a 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles.

On Sunday afternoon, against No. 6 CMS the Cowboys fell 9-0. The Stags proved worthy of their high ranking. Eurek and Hunt lost 8-5 at No. 1 doubles and the other two lost 8-0. In singles, Griffin Weinkam lost 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 and Chandler Livingston lost 6-1, 6-3 and no one else won more than two games in straight set losses.

Hunt and Eurek have been selected as players of the day.

HSU is 5-6 on the year and Caltech is now 2-3, Case Western improved to 7-2 and Claremont Mudd Scripps is 6-0. The Cowboys will play Chapman on Monday at 3 p.m.
 
 

Caltech 8, Hardin-Simmons 1

Singles

1. Ruthwick Pathireddy (CIT) def. Alex Hunt, 7-6, 7-6

2. Derik Nguyen (CIT) def. Michael Boyd, 6-0, 6-3

3. Zixao Li (CIT) def. Griffin Weinkam, 6-1, 6-1

4. Miha Valencic (CIT) def. B.J. Farmakis, 6-2, 6-1

5. Tine Valencic (CIT) def. Ben Gutierrez, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9

6. Andrew Eurek (HSU) def. Praful Vasireddy, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles

1. Ruthwick Pathireddy/Sathwick Pathireddy (CITM) def. Hunt/Eurek, 8-3

2. Nguyen/ Li (CIT) def. Chandler Livingston/Weinkam, 8-2

3. Valencic/Connor Soohoo (CIT) def. Boyd/Farmakis, 8-4

 

Case Western Reserve 7, Hardin-Simmons 2

Singles

1. Hunt (HSU) def. James Fojtasek, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6)

2. Rob Stroup (CWRU) def. Weinkam, 6-1, 6-4

3. Kevin Dong (CWRU) def. Boyd, 7-5, 6-0

4. Adam Collins (CWRU) def. Farmakis, 6-4, 6-4

5. Anthony Kanam (CWRU) def. Gutierrez, 6-3, 6-2

6. Rajeev Laungani (CWRU) def. Eurek, 6-3, 6-0

Doubles

1. Eurek/Hunt (HSU) def. John Benedetto/David Zakhodin, 9-7

2. Fred Daum/Phil Gruber (CWRU) def. Weinkam/Livingston, 8-6

3. Sidd Rajupet/ Collins (CWRU) def. Boyd/Farmakis, 8-1

 

Claremont Mudd Scripps 9, Hardin-Simmons 0

Singles

1. Nikolai Parodi (CMS) def. Weinkam, 6-3, 6-3

2. Alex Brenner (CMS) def. Gutierrez, 6-0, 6-0

3. Jake Berber (CMS) def. M. Boyd, 6-2, 6-0

4. Jay Yeam (CMS) def. Livingston, 6-1, 6-3

5. Avinash Vemuri (CMS) def. Cameron Vose, 6-1, 6-1

6. Matthew Jacobs (CMS) def. Kwade Boyd, 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

1. Berber/Park (CMS) def. Eurek/Hunt, 8-5

2. Jake Williams/Yeam (CMS) def. Vose/Livingston, 8-0

3. Breener/Rohan Shanakar (CMS) def. Farmakis/Jordan Davis, 8-0

 

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