Cowboys Fall In ASC Semifinals

Cowboys Fall In ASC Semifinals

TYLER, Texas  — Hardin-Simmons saw its 2014 season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to Texas-Tyler in the American Southwest Conference semifinals on Saturday evening at the Summer Tennis Center in Tyler.

UTT took all three doubles matches. Erich Bein and Nathan Chavez lost a tough 9-7 decision at No. 1 doubles. 

In the singles action Daniel Budd won 6-2, 6-1 over Michael McCullough and Edward Timponi won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 singles against Andrew Eurek to end the match.

Freshman Sam May had won the first set at No. 4 singles and Nathan Chavez was in a tiebreaker in the first set when the match was completed.

The match ended the careers of seniors Bein and McCullough.

HSU finished the year 11-11 and Texas-Tyler improved to 21-3 and will play for the ASC title on Sunday.


Texas-Tyler 5, Hardin-Simmons 0


1. Ramon Martinez (UTT) vs. Erich Bein, 6-3, 2-1, unfinished

2. Daniel Budd (UTT) def. Michael McCullough, 6-2, 6-1

3. Harry Kelleher (UTT) vs. Nathan Chavez, 6-6, unfinished

4. Justin Randell (UTT) vs. Sam May, 5-7, 0-0, unfinished

5. Ryan Spencer (UTT) vs. Jordan Wilson, 6-4, 2-0, unfinished

6. Edward Timponi (UTT) def. Andrew Eurek, 6-1, 6-0


1. Chris Wootton/Harry Kelleher (UTT) def. Nathan Chavez/Erich Bein, 9-7

2. Ryan Spencer/Daniel Budd (UTT) def. Sam May/Michael McCullough, 8-2

3. Ramon Martinez/Justin Randell (UTT) def. Jordan Wilson/Andrew Eurek, 8-2

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