Court: ASC Tennis Weekly Notebook
April 7, 2004
AROUND THE CONFERENCE
The American Southwest Conference Tennis Championship Tournament field continues to be filled as teams complete conference schedules. The 2004 championship is scheduled April 16-17 and will be hosted by Mississippi College, the No. 1-seeded team in the women's ASC East. . . . On the women's side, MC is joined in the tourney by Hardin-Simmons and Mary Hardin-Baylor from the ASC West. The final berth from the East Division is still open. . . . Schreiner, who clinched a spot in the men's championship the last week of March, is joined by ASC West rival Hardin-Simmons. Both seeds in the ASC East are undetermined.
2004 ASC Tennis Championship Tournament
The Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls continue to roll with a 13-1 mark and they have beat all of the top teams in the region, with the exception of No. 4 Trinity, where they lost 5-4. . . . The Cowgirls have not lost a singles or doubles match in ASC West play. . . . HSU wins against Schreiner on Thursday (Apr. 8) will both squads undefeated seasons in ASC West play. For the women it will be a fourth straight undefeated season while the men are going for their third straight undefeated year. . . . Junior Brad Grace remained perfect in ASC singles and doubles action with a pair of straight set No. 2 singles wins and two victories at No. 1 doubles in matches against Mary Hardin-Baylor and Howard Payne last Saturday (Apr. 3). Grace is 9-6 overall in ASC play and 12-3 in doubles. . . . The Cowboys clinched a conference playoff place from the ASC West. . . . HSU hosts JC program College of Sante Fe in an exhibition on Friday (Apr. 9) before capping its regular season against NCAA-II East Central (Okla.) on Saturday (Apr. 10).
LeTourneau finished its 2004 schedule on Tuesday (Apr. 6), dropping both matches to ASC East rival UT Tyler. . . . LadyJacket April Hamilton was the only player to get a singles victory and Lydia Jacobs and Samantha Castillo teamed to win a doubles match in LUs 7-2 non-conference loss at Millsaps (Apr. 2). . . . Scott Beecher and Jonathan Hay each won their singles matches at Millsaps, and then teamed to win at doubles for the Jackets only match points on its two-match swing to the Jackson, Miss., metro area last weekend (Apr. 2-3).
Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore Adam ONeal went 3-1 in singles play last week playing at No.1 singles. His wins against Schreiner (Mar. 30) and Southwestern (Apr. 1) provided the only points of those matches for the Crusaders. His loss to Hardin-Simmons David Wu (Apr. 3) was his first in singles this spring. . . . The Crusaders played went 1-3 last week but snapped a five-match losing streak with a victory over McMurry (Apr. 3). Joshua Glasers three-set victory at No. 6 singles against the Indians snapped a 3-3 tie and gave the Crusaders the victory. . . . The UMHB men will close out the 2004 spring season against Colorado College on April 15. The women xxxx 15th.
McMurry senior David Salazer, with Adam Cherry as his partner, has won his last three No. 1 doubles matches. . . The McMurry teams close the regular season on Saturday with an exhibition match vs. junior college College of Santa Fe at Abilene Christian University (Apr. 10). . . . On the mens side, the Indians won all six doubles matches last week, but the team dropped a pair of 4-3 ASC West heartbreakers to Mary Hardin-Baylor and Howard Payne (Apr. 3). . . . After going 2-1 in its previous three starts, the Lady Indians lost two consecutive matches. . . . The No. 3 doubles team of Joanna Ring/Danielle Bolin (vs. Howard Payne) and Bolin in No. 4 singles and Carli Engelke in No. 6 singles (both vs. HPU) won positions for McMurry last week. . . . Jennifer Emery lost her first ASC singles match of the season, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) to Mary Hardin-Baylors No. 3.
Mississippi College has gotten solid play throughout the season from senior Thomas Blaylock in the No. 2 singles spot and teaming with Drew Brooks at No. 1 doubles. Last week Blaylock won all four of his matches, including a pair of straight set singles matches. . . . MC swept non-conference Belhaven and ASC East opponent LeTourneau in both mens and womens matches last week. The Lady Choctaws added a sweep of Louisiana College to their weeks total to go undefeated in ASC East matches for the division championship.
Ozarks junior Karie Allen won both of her No. 3 singles matches against ASC East rivals Austin College and UT Dallas in straight sets to end her season with a 4-2 record. Allen and partner Mandy Glantz recorded an 8-4 No. 1 doubles win vs. Austin College. . . . Senior Holly Rexroat closed her collegiate career on a winning note against UTD. Rexroat took a No. 5 singles win, then partnered with classmate Mandy Hock for an 8-0 doubles victory.
UT Dallas only got to play one of three scheduled dual matches last weekend, with Friday (Apr. 2) crossovers vs. ASC West teams Schreiner and Texas Lutheran rained out. . . . The mens sweep of Ozarks on Saturday (Apr. 3) was UTDs second of the season vs. an ASC East opponent. In the match the top three singles players lost just three games combined. . . . Senior Andrea Hildago picked up two points in a narrow 5-4 win for the Comets against Ozarks (Apr. 3). Hildago won at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Hidalgo is still undefeated (7-0, 4-0) in singles and is 5-2 in doubles matches.
Texas Lutheran sophomore Angela Bryant closed off her season with a straight set singles and tie-breaker doubles match wins vs. Sul Ross State on Saturday (Apr. 3). . . . Dustin Wyatt posted a 6-4, 6-2 singles and 8-3 doubles wins to finish out the season. . . . The Bulldog men finished third and the women fourth in te ASC West standings.
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