The men and women’s tennis team held senior night yesterday and sent five seniors off with wins against Midwestern State University in their last home match. The men won by a score of 5-2 and the women swept with a 7-0 win. This puts the men at an 18-8 record overall (.692 pct) and the women at a 19-6 record overall (.760 pct).
In singles for the men, they earned four victories out of four matches played, which clinched the victory giving them four points out of seven. Freshman Josh Sheehy won his match 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, junior Nico Agritelley won 6-3, 6-1, sophomore Henry Adams won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, and sophomore Paul Domanski won 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles, the men won three matches out of the three played. The teams included Adams/Agritelley, Jason Proctor/Domanski, and Sheehy/Sebastian Langdon. Adams and Agritelley won their match 7-5, Proctor and Domanski won 7-5, and Sheehy and Langdon won 6-4.
“It was bittersweet playing the last home match this season,” Sheehy said. “I’m glad we secured a victory to send off all the seniors with a home win because I know they will cherish it. I’m already looking forward to playing behind a home crowd again next year.”
In singles for the women, they won six matches out of the six played. Junior Erin Walker won her match 6-3, 2-6, 10-5, senior Kaysie Hermsdorf won 6-2, 6-4, sophomore Lucile Pothier won 6-0, 6-3, senior Nada Marjanovic won 6-1, 6-4, sophomore Whitney Williams won 6-3, 6-4, and freshman Jordan Henry won 6-0, 6-1.
In doubles, the women got two wins out of three matches played. The teams included Walker/Williams, Hermsdorf/Pothier, and Marjanovic/Andrea Crook. Walker and Williams won their match 6-3, Hermsdorf and Pothier won 6-2, and Marjanovic and Crook lost 6-4
“I can only describe it as amazing.” Hermsdorf said. “Playing the sport I love for my fans, team, and coaches. Midwestern has a great team and we all came out fighting to win. It was a great feeling to win both my matches playing at home for the last time and getting the team win. There is no greater feeling than playing for God and giving all you can, without any worries. It was a great day to be a wildcat tennis player.”
The men’s next matches will be against Texas A&M in College Station Friday and New Orleans in Houston Saturday. The women’s next match will be in Houston against New Orleans Saturday.