Cowboys Remain Perfect; Set-Up ASC West Title Showdown

Cowboys Remain Perfect; Set-Up ASC West Title Showdown

 

ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team beat Mary Hardin-Baylor, 5-4, to remain undefeated in American Southwest Conference West Division play on Saturday at the Streich Tennis Center.

The Cowboys are now 6-11 overall and 5-0 in league play and will play UT Dallas on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Richardson for the ASC West title and the right to host the ASC Championship. UMHB fell to 4-7 overall and 3-3 in league play.

HSU had to rally after falling behind 2-1 after doubles. Senior Ben Gutierrez and Griffin Weinkam won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles on senior day.

In singles action, Alex Hunt started the roll with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and Weinkam won 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Holt Fields won 6-4, 7-6 at No. 3 and UMHB won at No. 4 and No. 5 singles to tie the match at 4-4.

For the second straight day, Kwade Boyd came through for the Cowboys as he won 6-3, 6-2 to seal the dual at No. 6 singles.

It was the final regular-season home match for Gutierrez, Chandler Livingston and B.J. Farmakis.

 

Hardin-Simmons 5, Mary Hardin-Baylor 4

Singles

1. Alex Hunt (HSU) def. Cole Weiss (UMHB-MEN) 6-0, 6-0

2. Griffin Weinkam (HSU) def. Alex Mackellar (UMHB-MEN) 7-5, 6-3

3. Holt Fields (HSU) def. Jace Mahan (UMHB-MEN) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

4. Brian Martin (UMHB-MEN) def. Keenan Nash (HSU) 6-3, 6-4

5. Robert Galligan (UMHB-MEN) def. Jordan Davis (HSU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

6. Kwade Boyd (HSU) def. Jake Boles (UMHB-MEN) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

1. Brian Martin/Robert Galligan (UMHB-MEN) def. Holt Fields/Jordan Davis (HSU) 8-6

2. Cole Weiss/Jace Mahan (UMHB-MEN) def. Alex Hunt/Chandler Livingston (HSU) 8-4

3. Ben Gutierrez/Griffin Weinkam (HSU) def. Alex Mackellar/Jake Boles (UMHB-MEN) 8-6

 

 

 

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