Cowboys Fall In ASC Tennis Tournament

Cowboys Fall In ASC Tennis Tournament

TYLER, Texas — Hardin-Simmons' tennis team fell to Mississippi College, 5-0, in the American Southwest Conference Tennis Championship semifinal on Saturday morning at the Tyler Tennis and Swim Club.

The Cowboys fell in a hole early losing all three doubles. The Cowboys had their chances in doubles. No. 3 was serving for the win and MC broke to put the match back on serve. The Choctaws fought off a match point in the tiebreak and won the breaker 8-6. No. 1 doubles was up a break, but the Choctaws won back the break and then broke again to take the match 9-7.

MC won at No. 5 singles to make it 4-0 and then won at No. 3 singles to clinch the match. 

HSU closes the season with a record of 10-7. MC will face Texas-Tyler in the ASC final on Sunday. 

The match ended the careers of HSU seniors, Sean Strehlow, Culleen Dees, Gavin Ybarra and Tony Record.


Mississippi College 5, Hardin-Simmons 0


1. Erich Bein (HSU) led Christian Branning, 6-2, 0-1, did not finish

2. Chris Wooten (MC) led Sean Strehlow, 6-3, 1-0 did not finish

3. Jacob Womack (MC) def. Culleen Dees, 6-2, 6-1

4. Matt Whiteside (MC) led Michael McCullough, 6-5, did not finish

5. Matthew Martin (MC) def. Gavin Ybarra, 6-1, 6-4

6. Dudley Lampton (MC) led Steven Stanley, 7-5, 1-0, did not finish


1. Branning/Wotton (MC) def. Strehlow/Bein, 9-7

2. Womack/Whiteside (MC) def. Tony Record/McCullough, 8-1

3. Martin/Lampton (MC) def. Stanley/Ybarra, 9-8 (8-6)


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