The women’s tennis team earned two wins against Southland Conference opponents, Sam Houston State and Lamar University this past weekend. The matches were played at home as the Wildcats swept Sam Houston State on Saturday, 7-0 and defeated Lamar on Sunday, 5-2.
The Wildcats shutout Sam Houston State, their first conference shutout of the year, as all singles matches were won in just two sets.
Junior Nada Marjanovic won her third-straight match at No. 6 to claim the team’s best overall record at 11-1.
Junior Kaysie Hermsdorf, with freshmen Erin Walker and Lucile Pothier each won for the tenth time this season. In doubles, freshman Whitney Williams and Walker improved to 7-3 over their past 10 matches, with Pothier and freshman Carli Knezevich were leading 7-4 before their match was suspended.
On Sunday against Lamar, the Wildcats rallied in all three wins in doubles. Reed and Hermsdorf won their fifteenth victory at the No. 1 position as the duo moved up to 6-1 in conference play. In singles, the Wildcats won four matches as Reed and Hermsdorf fell to their opponents.
The women will return to play this Thursday to compete against Texas A&M- Corpus Christi before concluding their conference season this Saturday against Central Arkansas.
The men’s team lost to Lamar University on Sunday 6-1, but bounced back to earn a 6-1 in against University of Texas-Permian Basin. Against Lamar, the only singles win came from sophomore Nico Agritelley with a win in three sets 3-6, 6-2, 10-4.
“I have been battle a shoulder injury the past couple weeks,” Agritelley said. “So going into this match I knew I had to bring something a little extra.”
In doubles, freshman Henry Adams and junior Jason Proctor defeated their opponents 6-5 in the first set, however the last was left unfinished. In the win over Texas-Permian Basin, the Wildcats swept the team in doubles, and only lost one singles match.
“We just went out on the court with a good attitude and executed our patterns” Agritelley said.
The men’s team will conclude its conference play this Thursday at home against Texas A&M- Corpus Christi and Hardin Simmons.