The Cowboys won two of the three doubles against Concordia to take the early advantage.
In singles play, four of the six matches went to a third set but the Cowboys pulled out all six singles matches. Alex Hunt, Griffin Weinkam, Ben Gutierrez, Michael Boyd, Chandler Livingston and Keenan Nash all picked up wins.
In the afternoon match, HPU won 9-8 at No. 1 doubles but the Cowboys dominated every other match. The other two doubles matches were 8-2 Cowboy wins and in singles play all six Cowboys won in straight sets with no one losing more than five games.
The Cowboys were able to get several guys into the varsity lineup for the first time. Ben Gutierrez played at No. 1, Keenan Nash at No. 2, Cameron Vose at No. 3, Kwade Boyd, Nathan Talburt and Travis Reid. Jordan Davis, Matthew Eurek and Hayden Keller got into the doubles lineup.
HSU is 4-2 on the year and Concordia fell to 1-3 on the early season. Howard Payne is now 0-1 on the year.
Hardin-Simmons 8, Concordia (Texas) 1
1. Alex Hunt (HSU) def. Holt Fields, 6-3, 6-1
2. Griffin Weinkam (HSU) def. Leo Marchesi, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Ben Gutierrez (HSU) def. Adrian Montes, 6-2, 6-3
4. Michael Boyd (HSU) def. Zach Haynie, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
5. Chandler Livingston (HSU) def. Issac Glynn, 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)
6. Keenan Nash (HSU) def. Micah Austin, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
Hardin-Simmons 8, Howard Payne 1
1. Ben Gutierrez (HSU) def. Edgar Torres, 6-1, 6-1
2. Keenan Nash (HSU) def. Drew Lambert, 6-0, 6-1
3. Cameron Vose (HSU) def. Gabe Benitez, 6-3, 6-2
4. Kwade Boyd (HSU) def. Noah Marlin, 6-0, 6-0
5. Nathan Talburt (HSU) def. Andrew Stevenson, 6-1, 6-0
6. Travis Reid (HSU) def. Ryan Barrett, 6-1, 6-1
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