Sophomore Josh Sheehy posted a perfect 4-0 weekend at the No. 1 single’s spot, as the men’s tennis team improved to 7-4 this spring after a 3-1 performance on its trip across the Midwest.
The team started the weekend with two wins in Dayton, Ohio, against Wright State, 6-1, and Dayton University, 4-3. The Wildcats then traveled to Kentucky to take on Eastern Kentucky, where they extended their win streak to seven-straight matches with another 6-1 victory. However, the streak was snapped when the men went to Cincinnati, OH to face Northern Kentucky, where they fell 5-2.
Along with Sheehy’s perfect weekend the team used each of its ten players to post the 3-1 mark. Fellow sophomore Sebastian Langdon posted three victories, including the match-clinching victory over Dayton. Senior Nico Agritelley and juniors Henry Adams and Hunter Holman also added two wins each to the team effort.
The men return to Abilene Wednesday for their spring home debut against UT-Arlington, Feb. 1.
Meanwhile, as the men traveled across the Midwest, the women’s tennis team remained in Texas to face competition in Houston and Dallas. The team started out strong, with a convincing 7-0 victory over Prairie View A&M. Junior Whitney Williams led the team with her 6-0, 6-0 victory from the No. 2 singles spot.
However, the Wildcats would be unable to muster another team win as they fell to the University of Houston 5-2 and SMU 6-1. Freshman Sarah Adams and Autumn Crossnoe delivered the team’s only wins from the No. 3 and No. 5 singles spots. Against SMU, sophomore Jordan Henry helped ACU avoid being shut out as she earned a 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 victory out of the No. 6 singles spot.
The 1-2 weekend drops the women to 2-3 this spring, but this has been without one of the team’s top competitors Lucile Pothier, as of late. The Wildcats return to action Feb. 11 when they host Trinity University and Tyler Junior College.
The women are set to begin Southland play March 5 against Central Arkansas, while the men will start conference March 19 when they host Nicholls State.