RICHARDSON, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's tennis team fell 5-1 to East Texas Baptist in the American Southwest Conference semifinal on Friday at UT Dallas in Richardson.
The Tigers took a 2-1 advantage after doubles. Seniors Kelsey Doege and Elizabeth Lopez, playing in their final match as Cowgirls, took a tiebreaker to win at No. 2 doubles. Abigail Kendall and Kyra Mobley lost a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles and Emily Shaffer and Sabra Zullo fell 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.
ETBU sealed the match with a 6-4. 6-4 win at No. 1 singles by Elisa Kendall over Maddie Hammond. Tiffany Stankiewicz won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles over Kyra Mobley and Mullika Seekhieo won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 singles over Jordan Shepley.
The Cowgirls close the year at 8-12 and ETBU will face UT Dallas for the ASC title on Saturday.
It was the final matches for the three Cowgirl seniors – Zullo, Lopez and Doege.
East Texas Baptist 5, Hardin-Simmons 1
1. Elisa Kendall (ETBU) def. Maddie Hammond (HSU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Tess Willis (ETBU) vs. Abigail Kendall (HSU) 6-2, 3-2, unfinished
3. Tiffany Stankiewicz (ETBU) def. Kyra Mobley (HSU) 6-4, 6-0
4. Kaleigh Smith (ETBU) vs. Sabra Zullo (HSU) 6-3, 5-1, unfinished
5. Olivia Parmelly (ETBU) vs. Emily Shaffer (HSU) 3-6, 2-4, unfinished
6. Mullika Seekhieo (ETBU) def. Jordan Shepley (HSU) 6-1, 6-0
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