This past week the women’s tennis team traveled to Colorado Springs for a 1-1 weekend, where the Wildcats followed a 6-1 win vs. Stetson with a 6-1 defeat to the undefeated the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons, 9-0.
Senior Autumn Bellow scored the lone point for the Wildcats vs. USAFA, for her third win of the year. Senior Sarah Adams and sophomore Nini Memishishi came close to beating ITA’s 53-ranked doubles team. Adams and Memishishi are 7-3 together this spring and 3-2 at the top of the line.
At the Air Force Academy, ACU won in doubles winning with scores od 6-2, 6-4 and 6-2, and then later won four of their six matches in straight sets.
Adams won her match at No.1, Memishishi at No.2, Senior Jordan Henry at No. 4 and freshman Allison Stewart at No.5. Sophomore Ileana Mocciola won her lone set vs. No. 6 with the dual already decided, 8-1.
The ACU women’s Tennis team will hit the tennis courts at home next Thursday, Fe. 21 vs. Tarleton State. ACU will later host Oral Roberts that weekend and then play two duals in College Station vs. UTRGV and Texas A&M on Feb. 23rd.
Meanwhile for the men’s tennis team, they improved to 10-3 after sweeping three of their matches this weekend. The Wildcats started their road trip with a 7-0 win over Pueblo before getting winning over Air Force (4-3) and Montana (5-2).
The key for the win over the Grizzlies was the performance of doubles teams. The Sheehy brothers at the No. 1 line came back from a pair of three-point deficits, while freshman Dimitris Azoides and Riley Tran won by the same score at the No. 3 line.
Sebastian Langdon and Jackson Fire edged against the Hallgren brothers, 6-4, at the No. 2 line, improving to 3-1 on the Spring.
ACU then built its lead to 3-0 after singles won at No. 1 and 2 from the Sheehy brothers. Jon has won nine matches after starting the year 0-4, while his older brother dispatched at No. 2.
This was the first match of the Spring that Josh played No. 2 behind his younger brother. Although, Jon won two previous matches this year as ACU’s No. 1.
“I was pushed to the limit this weekend and I was ecstatic to come back without a loss,” Josh Sheehy said.
The clinching point was a bit tougher to earn, but Aizoides pushed his individual win streak to five, while newcomer Akinori Wada bested in three sets for ACU’s fifth point.
The Sheehys and Aizoides came in clutch all weekend and together they won a combined eight singles matches, including three late Friday in the 4-3 win at Air Force.
Josh and John both won 7-6 (5) in the third set at the top two lines vs. Falcons, while Aizoides made quick work of Robert Baylon, 6-2, 6-1.
ACU also won the doubles point with Josh and Tran topping Collins brothers , 6-4, and Jonathan teaming up with Cole Lawsone to defeat Isaac Perez and Baylon, 6-2.
Tran is 3-0 with Josh Sheehy this spring and 7-1 overall as a doubles competitor.
Josh Sheehy said the team has played really solid this year and it shows in the record.
“We’ve beaten some tough opponents and only lost to ranked schools so far,” Josh Sheehy said.
The Men’s Tennis team will head over to Dallas, TX to take on SMU next Friday Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.