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Hardin-Simmons' Women's Tennis Team Takes ASC Championship, Thompson Honored as MVP
April 26, 2003

ABILENE, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons' women's tennis team has claimed the American Southwest Conference title Saturday at Streich Tennis Center. The Cowgirls defeated Mississippi College 5-4 in finals action.

In women's singles action, the Cowgirls split matches with the Lady Choctaws. Hardin-Simmons won three of the six matches played. Bobbye Thompson, McKenzie Swindle and Allison Baker won their matches for HSU while Lauren Bicker, Ashley Diaz and Diane Swalm won their singles matches for Mississippi College. Swindle and Baker won their mtaches in two sets.

In women's doubles action, Hardin-Simmons took two of the three matches played. The Cowgirl team of Thompson/Swindle defeated Fountain/Diaz, 8-2 while HSU's Haynes/Hanes defeated Adams/Randle, 8-4. MC's team of Bicker/Swalm defeated Chandler/Baker, 8-5.

Cowgirl Bobby Thompson from Burleson was named ASC Women's Tennis Tournament MVP. Thompson won all of her matches at the tournament this weekend.

Hardin-Simmons women's tennis team closes out the year as three-peat ASC Champions with an overall record of 14-5 and 9-0 in ASC action. Mississippi College women's tennis team finished out the year with an 16-3 overall record and 6-1 in ASC play.

Women's Finals -- Hardin-Simmons 4 - Mississippi College 5

Singles
1 - Lauren Bicker (MC) def. Nancy Chandler (HSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
2 - Bobbye Thompson (HSU) def. Katherine Fountain (MC), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
3 - Ashley Diaz (MC) def. Stephanie Haynes (HSU), 7-6, 1-6, 6-2
4 - Diane Swalm (MC) def. Candace Hanes (HSU), 7-5. 4-6, 6-4
5 - McKenzie Swindle (HSU) def. Holli Adams (MC), 6-3, 6-2
6 - Allison Baker (HSU) def. Shannon Randle (MC), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
1 - Bicker/Swalm (MC) def. Chandler/Baker (HSU), 8-5
2 - Thompson/Swindle (HSU) def. Fountain/Diaz (MC), 8-2
3 - Haynes/Hanes (HSU) def. Adams/Randle (MC) 8-4


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