This weekend, the men and women’s tennis teams were active in two different locations. The men traveled to Mississippi where they matched up with the University of Southern Mississippi and lost 4-0, but also faced Jackson State University and won 6-1.
The women stayed in Abilene again this weekend to face Stephen F. Austin for the first conference match up and won in a close 4-3 match. They also had a scheduled dual against Northwestern State University, but it was postponed due to rain.
The women were put to the test in singles against SFA where they split the matches three victories out of six. The three wins came from senior Nada Marjanovic, winning her match by a score 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, Lucile Pothier, winning 6-0, 6-1, and sophomore Whitney Williams, 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.
In doubles, the women were impressive, sweeping Stephen F. Austin in three matches. The teams included Williams/Erin Walker, who won their match 6-3, Kaysie Hermsdorf/Pothier, who won 6-3, and Marjanovic/Andrea Crook, who also won 6-3.
In singles for the men, the Wildcats didn’t perform well against Southern Mississippi as they came away with four losses and two unfinished matches. However, they performed well against Jackson State getting five wins out of the six matches they played.
The men were able to pick up one win out of three against Southern Mississippi in doubles and two victories out of three against Jackson State. The first team for doubles was Josh Sheehy/Nico Agritelley, who lost their match against Southern Mississippi 6-4 and lost against Jackson State 6-4 as well.
The second team included Henry Adams/Jason Proctor, who won their match 6-4 against Southern Mississippi and won against Jackson State 6-1. The third team against Southern was Sebastian Langdon/Hunter Holman, who lost 6-4, and against Jackson State it was Marco Bensley/Paul Domanski who won 6-3.
“I thought we struggled a little bit in the first match because of how humid it was here, but we pulled out a solid win during the afternoon,” Sheehy said. “It’s nice to have a few days off now before our next matches especially since it’s during spring break.”
The next matches for the men will be on Wednesday, March 16th at 12 P.M. against Nicholls State University for their first conference match up. The next matches for the women will be Tuesday, March 15th at 4 P.M. Southeastern Louisiana University.