Gutierrez Lifts Cowboys By Concordia

Gutierrez Lifts Cowboys By Concordia
ABILENE, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team received a big win at No. 6 singles to beat Concordia 5-4 in the American Southwest Conference opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon.

The Cowboys took an early lead by winning two of three doubles matches. Alex Hunt and Andre Eurek won 8-6 at No. 1 and Ben Gutierrez and Griffin Weinkam won 8-4 at No. 3 doubles. Chandler Livingston and Jordan Davis lost a tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles and HSU led 2-1 going into singles.

Hunt and Weinkam each won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and Concordia won at No. 3, 4 and 5 and the match was tied at 4-4.

It was left to Ben Gutierrez at No. 6 singles and he won 6-1, 6-2 over Victor Escalon to give the Cowboys the win.

HSU is now 6-8 on the year and 1-0 in ASC play. Concordia fell to 2-9 overall and 0-1 in conference play. HSU will host Howard Payne and UT-Dallas next weekend.
 

Hardin-Simmons 5, Concordia (Texas) 4

Singles

1. Alex Hunt (HSU) def. Holt Fields, 6-2, 6-2

2. Griffin Weinkam (HSU) def. Leo Marchesi, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0

3. Clayton Hernandez (CTX) def. Michael Boyd, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

4. Zach Haynie (CTX) def. B.J. Farmakis, 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

5. Adrian Montes (CTX) def. Andrew Eurek, 6-4, 6-0

6. Ben Gutierrez (HSU) def. Victor Escalon, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

1. Hunt/Eurek (HSU) def. Fields/Marchesi, 8-6

2. Haynie/Hernandez (CTX) def. Chandler Livingston/Jordan Davis, 9-8 (7-2)

3. Gutierrez/Weinkam (HSU) def. Victor Escalon/Adrian Montes, 8-4

 

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