The men and women’s tennis teams parted ways last weekend as the men went to Oklahoma for four matches and the women went to New Mexico for three.
In Oklahoma, the men defeated Oklahoma Baptist 6-1, Oral Roberts 7-0 and Nebraska-Omaha 4-1 but lost to Tulsa 6-1.
The one and only Wildcat to score at least one team point in all four contests was junior Jonathan Sheehy. He went 4-0 in singles, evening his season record to 4-4.
Sheehy also went 2-2 in doubles with junior Jackson Fine (vs. Omaha) and his older brother Senior Josh Sheehy (vs. Oral Roberts).
The Wildcats had a combined doubles record of 6-5 this weekend, but finished 16-6 in singles with six out of seven players finishing above .500 records. Freshman Dimitris Azoides won three of four matches, while sophomore Joaquin Delgado, junior Nikolas Moceanu, senior Josh Sheehy and freshman Riley Tran each went 2-1.
Meanwhile in Albuquerque, the women’s tennis team went 1-2 this past weekend in three matches. The Wildcats started competition with a 6-1 loss to New Mexico and a 5-2 loss against UTSA. They redeemed themselves, however, with a 6-1 win over Cameron Sunday.
ACU swept the Aggie’s in doubles before winning five of six singles competitions.
Senior Jordan Henry finished her weekend with a perfect record of 3-0. She defeated New Mexico’s Natasha Munday 7-5, 6-2 on Friday and then UTSA’s Charleem Tiwari in three-sets 3-6, 7-5, 10-7.
Henry said she was thankful the team could pick up a win to end the weekend.
“The Spring individual match results don’t matter as much as team results,” Henry said. “As happy as I am to have a record of 3-0 over the weekend, I’m even more happy to have contributed to our team totals.”
Sophomore Ileana Mocciola won her last two matches of the weekend, matching Henry for the team leads in singles wins with four. Mocciola scored her first win Saturday vs. UTSA’s Sophie Omowoare, 6-1, 6-3, and beat Cameron’s Melany Opolz, 6-1, 6-1, improving her record to 4-3.
The Wildcats finished with an 8-10 singles records on the weekend and were .500 in doubles play at 4-4 with the team of junior Sarah Adams and sophomore Nini Memishishi, who are 6-1 this season.
The women will return to action Feb. 8 at USAF Academy, Colorado to face Stetson and Air Force. The men will not have a break, however, as they host Trinity University and Tyler Junior College this Saturday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.