Farmakis Seals Cowboys Win Over Austin College

Farmakis Seals Cowboys Win Over Austin College

ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team beat regionally-ranked Austin College, 5-4, on a chilly day at the Streich Tennis Center.

B.J. Farmakis sealed the dual win for the Cowboys as he rallied from a set down to beat Safe Rahman 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 singles to end the 4:30 match that was played with a wind chill in the 20's.

Alex Hunt and Griffin Weinkam picked up the Cowboys' win in doubles play with an 8-6 win at No. 1. The Cowboys needed four singles wins to earn the victory.

Hunt won easily at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2. Levi Cook won 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and Holt Fields won 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) at No. 4 singles. Josh Granberry won a tough three-setter over Weinkam at No. 2 singles and Andres Padilla beat Colin Hollingsworth 7-5, 7-5 to tie the match for the Kangaroos and set up the dramatic finish for Farmakis.  

The Cowboys are now 1-2 on the year and will play at Abilene Christian on Friday. Austin College is now 2-1 on the year.


HSU 5, Austin College 4


1. Alex Hunt (HSU) def. Kenneth Hardy, 6-2, 6-2

2. Josh Granberry (ACM) def. Griffin Weinkam, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

3. Levi Cook (HSU) def. Calum Robe, 7-5, 6-1

4. Holt Fields (HSU) def. Erik Meendsen, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

5. Andres Padilla (ACM) def. Colin Hollingsworth, 7-5, 7-5

6. B.J. Farmakis (HSU) def. Safe Rahman, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2



1. Alex Hunt/Griffin Weinkam (HSU) def. Kenneth Hardy/Josh Granberry, 8-6

2. Calum Robe/Erik Meendsen (ACM) def. Colin Hollingsworth/Levi Cook, 8-6

3. Andres Padilla/Travis Fortune (ACM) def. Jordan Davis/Chandler Livingston, 8-1




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