Feb. 16, 2003
ABILENE, Texas - The HSU men's tennis team is now 5-0 after this weekends match play. Western New Mexico, Concordia, McMurry, and Southwestern have been added to HSU's defeated list.
On Friday the Cowboys defeated Western New Mexico 8-1 in the early afternoon match. The Cowboys then returned to play Concordia later that afternoon. HSU finished strong with a 7-0 win.
The Cowboys started strong Saturday morning with an 8-1 defeat over cross-town rival McMurry. Due to cold and windy weather, HSU's second match of the day was postponed until 5:00 that evening, when they took on Southwestern. HSU dominated beating Southwestern 9-0. The win guaranteed a regional ranking ahead of Southwestern.
The Cowboys next action of play will be this following weekend with the ASC Individual Tournament hosted here in Abilene. Last year the Cowboys took home 1st and 2nd place in doubles and 1st in singles ASC titles.
Western New Mexico
Friday, February 14
Singles Mitch Aston def. Jon Sklenar 6-4, 6-1 Mark Plowman def. Adam Krukow 6-3, 7-5 Brad Grace def. Steve Patton 6-2, 7-5 Tarek Merchant def. David Wu 6-4, 6-3 Bryce Hicks def. Andy Sajbert 6-2, 6-2 John Roaten def. Dennis Munoz 6-3, 7-6 Other: Ethan Moore def. Erik Gonzales 6-3, 6-1 Reed Stafford def. J.D. Sadighi 6-2, 6-0 Doubles Aston/Plowman def. Sklenar/Patton 8-4 Wu/Grace def. Merchant/Sajbert 8-6 Narvid/Hicks def. Krukow/Gonzales 8-4 Other: Moore/Stafford def. Munoz/Sadighi 8-2
Saturday, February 15 Singles Mitch Aston def. Trance Rosenquist 6-1, 6-1 Mark Plowman def. David Salazar 6-1, 6-1 Brad Grace def. Tim Haupt 6-0, 6-0 David Wu def. Sal Palacio 6-0, 6-0 Justin Narvid def. Landry Gilbert 6-1, 6-1 John Roaten def. Zach Schroeder 6-0, 6-2 Doubles Grace/Wu def. Salazar/Haupt 8-2 Rosenquist/Gilbert def. Roaten/Stafford 8-5 Narvid/Moore def. Palacio/Schroeder 8-0
Singles Mitch Aston def. Travis Bias 6-2, 6-1 Mark Plowman def. Michael Mendelow 6-1, 6-3 Brad Grace def. Dillon Gussis 6-2, 6-0 David Wu def. T.J. Walthall 6-3, 6-4 Justin Narvid def. Matt Stevens 6-2, 7-6 John Roaten def. Sam Jones 6-2, 6-7, 10-7 Doubles Aston/Plowman def. Mendelow/Bias 8-0 Wu/Grace def. Stevens/Gussis 8-2 Narvid/Hicks def. Walthall/Kennedy 8-5