TYLER, Texas – Hardin-Simmons junior Alex Hunt pulled off the biggest win of his career, knocking off Arthur Fagundes of Texas-Tyler as the Cowboys lost 8-1 as a team in the season opener on Saturday morning at the Summers Tennis Center.
Fagundes is a two-time All-American for the Patriots and is currently ranked 11th in the nation and Hunt beat him 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. Hunt won the first-set tiebreaker 7-2 and rolled through the second set. It was the Cowboys only win of the match.
The Cowboys are 0-1 on the year and will host Dallas Baptist on Friday morning at the Streich Tennis Center.
UT Tyler 8, Hardin-Simmons 1
1. Alex Hunt (HSU), def. Arthur Fagundes, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
2. Vinicio Hadlich (UTT) def. Griffin Weinkam, 6-3, 6-2
3. Daniel Rodriguez (UTT) def. Levi Cook, 6-0, 7-5
4. Gabriel Hidalgo (UTT) def. Holt Fields, 6-0, 6-1
5. Pablo Gomez (UTT) def. Colin Hollingsworth, 6-0, 6-2
6. Jose Currea (UTT) def. Ben Gutierrez, 6-4, 6-0
1. Fagundes/Gomez (UTT) def. Hunt/Weinkam, 8-5
2. Hidalgo/Daniel Rodriguez (UTT) def. Cook/Hollingsworth, 8-2
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