Court: ASC Tennis Weekly Notebook
April 16, 2003
On the Court . . .
MC, HSU Claim Division Titles: Mississippi College and Hardin-Simmons University each claimed American Southwest Conference Division titles, earning top seeds in the April 25-26 ASC Tennis Championships at Abilene, Texas. MC won both the men's and women's East Division titles while Hardin-Simmons won the men's and women's West Division titles. Both squads will face the No. 2 seeds in their opposite divisions in the first round of the conference tournament.
Second Seeds Nearly Set: Two of the four second seed berths in the conference tournament have been decided with the remaining spots determined by the outcome of Friday's (Apr. 18) men's and women's Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Schreiner matches. UT Dallas earned the No. 2 seed in the Men's East Division while Ozarks will be the No. 2 seed in the Women's East Division. . . . Howard Payne and Schreiner are in contention for the No. 2 seed from the Men's West Division, while a three-way race between Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas Lutheran and Schreiner is underway in the Women's West Division.
ASC Championship Tournament in Abilene: By virtue of its women's West Division title, Hardin-Simmons will serve as the host institution for the April 25-26 ASC Men's and Women's Tennis Championship. Match times are TBA with the tournament site at the Streich Tennis Center in Abilene, Texas.
Net Notables . . .
Ozarks' No. 2 doubles team of Karie Allen and Mandy Hock finished the regular season undefeated. The duo, 6-0 overall and 4-0 vs. the ASC East, helped the Lady Eagles capture second-place in the division with their key 9-7 victory over LeTourneau last Friday (Apr. 11).
Texas Lutheran sophomore Jenny Growcock completed the ASC West season undefeated in singles play, finishing the year 6-0 at No. 3. Growcock was 6-1 in conference doubles action for 2003.
Ozarks senior John Manning played perfectly over his final collegiate matches with a pair of singles and two doubles victories in last week's matches vs. NAIA Division I John Brown and ASC East rival LeTourneau.
Mary Hardin-Baylor heads into Friday's ASC Women's West Division showdown at Schreiner on a three-match win streak.
Texas Lutheran completed a winning season in women's tennis (5-3 overall) for the first time since 1999.
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