By Michael Freeman, Sports Writer
The Cameron University tennis teams still may not know what hit them last Tuesday. But, the ACU tennis teams know.
Both the women’s and men’s Wildcat teams steamrolled Cameron earlier this week; the women won 8-1, and the men won 6-3.
In their games Tuesday, the Wildcat women played against Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. The women beat the Aggies with relative ease. For the women, this victory was the seventh straight over Cameron in the past six years.
For both the men and the women, Tuesday’s victory followed a couple of victories from the previous week.
On Feb. 28, the women defeated Tarleton State University 7-2, and the team’s record is now 13-2.
The men also competed with Cameron Tuesday, with Casper Steenkamp, Jason Ray and Ryan Hudson bringing in crucial three-set victories. The men also took every doubles match, but not without a fight. The men’s record is now 6-2.
Hutton Jones, head tennis coach, said the win was big for the team.
“To go on the road and get a win like this is big for our guys,” Jones said. “We’ve played a lot of 5-4 matches against Cameron in the last few years, and this one was just as close as any of those. This is a great way to start off a big week for us.”
Last Saturday, the men trounced the New Mexico Military Institute 9-0. Every match ended with a Wildcat win in straight-sets.
This weekend, the women and the men travel through the heart of Texas to play against three teams. On Saturday, both the women and men face St. Mary’s University in San Marcos and St. Edwards University in Austin. On Sunday, both Wildcat teams take on Midwestern State University in New Braunfels.