The LeTourneau University women’s tennis team dropped a pair of 7-2 decisions to Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia, respectively.
On Friday, the two teams withstood a pair of weather delays before the Cru took all three doubles matches. LeTourneau came back to pick up a pair of wins at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.
Sophomore Rachel Morisseau bounced back from a one-set deficit to win, 1-6, 7-6, 10-3 over Elizabeth Ostroff at No. 1 singles. Freshman Terin Murray picked up a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles. Freshman Lauren Rockwell nearly picked up a win at No. 3 singles before losing 6-3, 5-7, 10-7.
On Saturday against Concordia, the doubles team of Murray and Morisseau were victorious at No. 1 doubles, 8-2.
Murray picked up her second singles win of the day, winning 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Morisseau lost 6-4, 7-6 (10-6) at No. 1 singles against Leyla Martinez of the Tornados.
Next, the YellowJackets will host Cal Tech on Friday, Mar. 25 at noon at the Davis Tennis Courts.
The LeTourneau University men’s tennis team dropped a pair of 6-3 decisions to Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia, respectively.
In the loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday, the YellowJackets’ began the day with a win at No. 3 doubles by the tandem of Curtis Martin and Robby Bundy, who defeated Bright Ihezue/Jake Boles, 8-2.
Morgan Weaver for LETU picked up a win at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-4 and teammate Kevin Warren was victorious at No. 6 singles, 6-4, 6-4.
To secure the win, UMHB won at No. 1 and two doubles as well as No. 1, 2, 4 and five singles.
In Saturday’s 6-3 loss to Concordia, the host Tornados took all three doubles matches and secured the win with victories at No. 1, 4 and five singles.
At No. 2 singles, Ty Grove was a 6-4, 6-2 winner and Weaver picked up his second win of the weekend with a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles.
Next, the YellowJackets will host Texas Lutheran and Cal Tech on Friday, Mar. 25 at 8:30 a.m. and noon, respectively.
Ozarks scored four times in the sixth inning to rally for a 5-4 win over the LeTourneau University softball team on Saturday afternoon.
LeTourneau (10-13, 6-10 ASC) built an early 3-0 advantage in search of its first series sweep of the season. A two-RBI double by sophomore Ashlin Roach and an RBI single by freshman Macey Mize put LETU ahead early. Earlier in the inning, the YellowJackets had loaded the bases on a single and a pair of hittings by pitches.
Ozarks (6-11, 6-9 ASC) got on the scoreboard in the third inning after an LETU error to cut the deficit to 3-1. The YellowJackets nearly extended its lead in its half of the third with runners on second and third with one out on a groundout and a strikeout ended the threat. The Eagles scored four times on four hits including a two-RBI single by Kayla Gray. Plus, an RBI ground out and another LETU error allowed the visitors to take a 5-3 lead.
The YellowJackets cut the deficit to one when sophomore Kelsie Benson hit her first home run of the season in the sixth. Then, they mounted a threat in the seventh when junior Courtney Matulis singled and took second on an Ozarks error. A ground out moved the tying run – Matulis – to third. Then, a pitch hit senior Brianna Williams to put runners on the corners. LETU nearly plated the tying run, but Matulis was thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice by Roach. With the tying run on second, senior Rachel Gauspohl hit a sharp grounder to third that was picked up by the Eagles’ third baseman, who tagged third to end the contest.
For Ozarks, Hannah Oler pitched the complete game, scattering eight hits, four runs (four earned) and striking out to improve to 2-2. The Eagles’ Haleigh Moore and Beth Massey each had two hits to lead an eight-hit attack.
For LeTourneau, senior Kayla Cosby fell to 5-6 in the loss, allowing seven hits, four runs (three earned) and striking out four. Matulis had two hits and Roach drove in a pair to lead the YellowJackets.
The YellowJackets will next face Louisiana College in a revised schedule. The ASC series will get underway on Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 6 p.m. and a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 23.