SEGUIN, Texas- Using their strong doubles play to jump to an early lead, the LeTourneau University women’s tennis team was able to maintain their lead through singles.
Women’s Tennis Earns 6-3 Victory Over Texas Lutheran.
SEGUIN, Texas- Using their strong doubles play to jump to an early lead, the LeTourneau University women’s tennis team was able to maintain their lead through singles action to secure a 6-3 victory over Texas Lutheran University in a Sunday afternoon dual match on March 24.
The win brings the YellowJackets to 5-7 on the season while the Bulldogs drop to 4-4.
Securing their fourth straight win at number one doubles were Katherine Waldthausen and Maddison Brackenreg with an 8-6 victory. Also getting a win in the doubles column were Terin Murray and Gracie Favela as they cruised to an 8-2 win at number two doubles. Falling for the YellowJackets at number-three doubles were Lauren Rockwall and Mimi Samdi who were defeated by a score of 8-3.
Waldthausen earned her seventh win of the season at number one singles as she was challenged to three sets in a 3-6, 6-1 and 6-3 victory at number one singles. Brackenreg managed to have an easier time in her match as she shut out her opponent in a quick 6-0, 6-0 victory at number two singles. In the number three spot. Favela added to the YellowJackets total with a 6-4, 6-3 win while snatching the last tally of the day in favor of LETU would be Rockwell at number five singles in a 7-5, 6-0 victory. Murray and Samdi would be the only two to fall in singles action as Murray suffered a 6-3, 6-4 decision while Samdi was outlasted in a tiebreaker match by scores of 7-5, 6-7 and 10-5 tiebreaker.
LeTourneau will return to action next weekend as the YellowJackets will begin American Southwest Conference action at home starting on Friday, March 29 against Belhaven University. The Blazers will enter Friday’s 3:00 p.m. match holding a 2-8 overall record.
LeTourneau Men’s Tennis Back To Winning Ways With 7-2 Victory At Texas Lutheran.
SEGUIN, Texas – In their final non-conference match before the start of American Southwest Conference next weekend, the LeTourneau University men’s tennis would secure a victory over Texas Lutheran University for the third consecutive season with a 7-2 win at the Ohlenbusch-Rinn Tennis Center in Seguin, Texas on Sunday, March 24.
LETU improved to 7-6 overall with the victory while the host Bulldogs fell to 4-4 overall following the defeat.
The YellowJackets would grab a 2-1 lead after doubles play and would earn victories in five of the six singles matches with the only singles loss coming on a tiebreaker. Doubles play would see Jimmie Henson and Christian Farris secure an 8-3 win at number one doubles to go along with a number three doubles win by a score of 8-2 from Nathan Schmidt and Bobby Clark. The Bulldogs would upend Paulo Cressio and Zac Crowley-Kurth at number two doubles by a score of 8-6 as LeTourneau would nearly sweep the three matches in doubles play.
All five wins in singles action for LETU would come in dominating fashion, as only two sets would see Texas Lutheran players win more than three games. Henson would get things started with a 6-2, 6-2 win at number one singles while Cressio would see his first action of the year at number two singles and earn a 6-2, 6-3 win to put the Yellowjackets up 4-1 in the team score. Schmidt would secure the team victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win at number three singles and would be followed up with a 6-4, 6-3 win from Clark at number four singles. Crowley-Kurth would also earn a victory at number six singles with a 6-3, 6-2 win while Jeffrey Golladay fell 6-4, 1-6, 13-11 in a heartbreaking marathon match at number five singles.
ASC play gets underway for LETU on Friday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m. against Belhaven University at home as part of two conference matches in two days for the YellowJackets. The Blazers are 3-5 overall, and 1-0 in ASC play this season after splitting their previous four games.
Weather Cancels Final Round Of Texas Cup For LETU Golf Teams.
PLANO, Texas – Due to weather not allowing all competitors to complete the final round of the 2019 Texas Cup, the final of the two-day meet held at the Courses at Watters Creek have been canceled with all scores reverting back to the first round which took place yesterday.
Due to the final round cancelation, the LeTourneau University men’s golf team finishes the meet in fourth-place as a team with a one-round score of 301 while junior Cory Gillespie finishes as the low-YellowJacket score by tying for third with a round of even-par 72. The top-three finish gives Gillespie All-Tournament Team honors as three LETU men’s golfers finished in the top-15.
The LETU women saw all three of their individualists finish in the top-10 in the tournament and were led by an eighth-place finish from junior Brittany Taylor who would shoot a score of 85 in what would be the only round that would take place on Saturday.
Results from Saturday’s action including scores can be found at the following links.
Women’s Recap/Results | Men’s Recap/Results
The LeTourneau women will next be in action at the American Southwest Conference Championships which take place April 12-14 at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose, Texas. Next up for the LETU men will be the American Southwest Conference Championship Preview Meet April 7-8 in at Comanche Trace Country Club in Kerrville, Texas.
LeTourneau Men’s Golf Fourth After Day One Of Texas Cup.
PLANO, Texas – With three golfers in the top-15 individually, the LeTourneau University men’s golf team finds themselves in fourth-place following the opening round of the Texas Cup at the Courses at Watters Creek in Plano, Texas on Saturday, March 23.
LETU finds themselves eight shots back of the lead after an opening round score of 301 and is just two shots behind third-place Concordia Texas in the 15-team field. McMurry University leads the team race with an opening round score of 293 while Texas Lutheran shot a 296 to sit in second place.
Tied for third and just one shot back of the individual lead, junior Cory Gillespie led the YellowJackets with an opening round of even-par 72 after carding four birdies on his round. Reed Fisher and Landon Oney are both tied for 13th after firing rounds of two-over 74 as Fisher would play both the front and back nine one-over par while Oney collected five birdies including three on the back-nine. Also putting up scores towards the LeTourneau team score was Buster Byrnes with an opening round 81 while Dalton Northcutt shot an 83 on the opening day of action.
Playing as individualists for the YellowJackets would be Wes Nolen who is tied for 28th after an opening round 77 while Alex Koll put up a score of 77 on the 6,754-yard, Par-72 course.
LeTourneau will be back out tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m. to conclude the meet with 18 holes of action. LETU will be looking for their fourth top-three finish of the year and second consecutive top-finish to open the spring.
PLANO, Texas- Competing in their final tournament before the American Southwest Conference Championship, the LeTourneau women’s golf team finished the day with three
Women’s Golf Completes Day One at The Texas Cup.
PLANO, Texas- Competing in their final tournament before the American Southwest Conference Championship, the LeTourneau women’s golf team finished the day with three top ten scores in day one of The Texas Cup at the Courses at Watters Creek in Plano, Texas on Saturday, March 23.
LeTourneau would be led by junior Brittany Taylor who shot an opening round score of 85 to put sit in eighth-place following the opening 18 holes of action. Following close behind was freshman Baylee Van Houten and sophomore Rachel Green who both shot a score of 90 on the day to sit at a tie for tenth place on the 5,902 Par-72-course.
Action will continue in Plano tomorrow Sunday, March 24 with an 18-hole final round to close out the meet.
LeTourneau Baseball Breaks Out Bats For 8-2 Road Win Over Patriots.
TYLER, Texas – After being limited to just three runs in a pair of road defeats on Friday, the LeTourneau University baseball team broke through for eight runs while getting eight innings from starting pitcher Raul Martinez in an 8-2 win over the University of Texas-Tyler at Irwin Field in Tyler, Texas on Saturday, March 23.
LETU improves to 14-9 overall while the Patriots see a five-game winning streak snapped to fall to 13-10 overall on the year.
The YellowJackets would be able to avoid a slow start that had plagued them in both games on Friday as the first two batters of the game would reach base as part of a four-hit, three-run top of the first inning to give LETU a 3-0 lead after one inning of play. LeTourneau would then add two more runs in the top of the second with a Weston McKinley RBI double to score Jacob Faubion who would reach with a hit-by-pitch before a stolen base, and Bryce Brueggemeyer RBI single made the score 5-0.
Just three hits would be had between the two squads from the bottom of the second inning until the top of the seventh. The Patriots would manage to take advantage of a leadoff triple in the bottom of the fourth to plate one run and add a second run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 5-2. The three-run lead would be pushed back out to five by the YellowJackets in the top of the seventh with a leadoff walk by Lee Hosie along with a one-out Brueggemeyer walk would allow for a Jacob Jones RBI single and wild pitch to plate the two runs on just one hit.
LeTourneau would add one final run in the top of the ninth on a Cody Lee sacrifice fly as Texas-Tyler never would pose a severe threat to mount a comeback in the game to allow LETU to avoid a series sweep.
Martinez would shut down a potent Patriot offense throughout the contest, holding UTT to under three runs for just the fifth time this season by any team. The freshman would toss eight innings and allow only two runs on four hits while striking out three batters on 88 pitches.
LETU made the most of their nine-hit and six walk performance as Weston McKinley and Jones led the YellowJackets with two hits each. Jones would also drive in a game-high two runs while Hosie and Brueggemeyer drew two walks each.
LeTourneau returns home to kick off a four-game homestand on Tuesday, March 26 with a 7:00 p.m. home game against Centenary College. The game will be the second of a two-game home-and-home series between the teams this season, with LETU snagging a 7-3 win in Shreveport, LA on February 20.
PINEVILLE, LA- Searching for their fourth American Southwest Conference series win this season, the LeTourneau University softball team got the job done in extra
LeTourneau Softball downs Louisiana College in Extra Innings.
PINEVILLE, LA- Searching for their fourth American Southwest Conference series win this season, the LeTourneau University softball team got the job done in an extra-inning fashion as they outlasted Louisiana College in game three by a score of 5-4 in eight innings on Saturday, March 23.
With the win, the YellowJackets improve to 15-9 overall and 12-6 in American Southwest Conference play. The Wildcats fall to 17-8 on the season and 8-7 in conference action.
Louisiana College struck first by scoring one run in the bottom of the first to jump to an early 1-0 lead. The Wildcats would do the same in the second inning, loading the bases with one out before a hit batter brought a second run across. LETU escaped the bases-loaded jam as Samantha Akers took things over in the circle for the YellowJackets to retire the next two batters.
The score remained in favor of the Wildcats until the top of the fourth when Taylor Nichols and Macey Mize lit a spark in the LETU offense by reaching base to begin the frame. Haydn Parker had no plans of ending the rally as she sent a three-run shot over the left-center field wall to give the YellowJackets a 3-2 lead.
A single and a stolen base from the Wildcats would allow Louisiana College to tie things at three on an RBI single as the score would stay deadlocked until the top of the sixth. Ethel Warren battled through a seven-pitch at-bat to collect an RBI single to score Mize and give the YellowJackets a one-run lead.
LC responded quickly, knotting the game once again during their offensive efforts in the bottom half of the sixth by using three hits to add a run before stranding two runners that would have given the Wildcats the lead. Neither team would put a base runner aboard in the seventh, sending things to extra-innings for the first time in the series.
It was Nichols and Mize once again who would get the YellowJackets off and running in the eighth with both reaching bases for the YellowJackets. Warren would do the same, this time around sending a single to right field to bring Nichols around from second base to give the YellowJackets a one-run lead before a fly out ended the inning.
Louisiana College threatened one last time as each of the first two base runners would successfully reach base, but the LETU defense stepped up when it mattered most to get a groundout and game-ending double-play to earn the victory.
Akers earned the win in the circle for the YellowJackets tossing 6.2 innings with two strikeouts and giving up just one-earned-run. Macey Mize led LETU offensively with a team-high three hits while Emilee Anderson and Warren added two of their own. The Wildcats stranded eleven runners in the contest as the LeTourneau defense stepped up time and time again in big moments.
LETU will continue their conference action next weekend, as they gear up to face Howard Payne University in a three-game series starting with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Friday, March 29th. HPU will enter the series after playing a Wednesday doubleheader against a conference opponent, Sul Ross State University in non-conference action.
LeTourneau Men’s Track and Field Takes Third At East Texas Quad In Commerce.
COMMERCE, Texas – Grabbing one win and seven top-five finishes, the LeTourneau University men’s track and field team would take third-place at the five-team East Texas Quad at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M-Commerce in Commerce, Texas on Friday, March 22.
LETU finished with a total of 89 points, edging out Texas-Tyler who took fourth with 81 points. Tarleton State University would win the meet with 219 points while host Texas A&M-Commerce scored 216 points to finish in second.
Earning the lone YellowJacket win would be sophomore Alex Hindman in the pole vault with a height of 4.80 meters (15 ft. – 9 in.) while Collin Jones (second, 4.65 meters, 15 ft. – 3 in.), Jack Miller (third, 4.50 meters, 14 ft. – 9 in.) and Cole Ironside (fifth, 4.05 meters, 13 ft. – 3.50 in.) gave the YellowJackets four of the top-five finishers in the event.
Third-place finishes would come to Stanley Williams in the long jump (6.69 meters, 21 ft- 11.50 in.), Jared Rose in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:26.67), and Adrik Kling in the javelin (32.75 meters, 107 ft. – 5 in.) while Michael Barrios took fourth in the javelin (29.68 meters, 97 ft. – 4 in.).
Daniel Lopez gave LeTourneau two top-five finishes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a fourth-place finish (11:33.84) while Arvin Hrushka(high jump, 1.84 meters, 6 ft. – 0.50 in.), Lorien Nightingale (1,500 meters – 4:10.84), the 4×100 meter relay team consisting of Solomon Siniard, Jones, Miller, and Williams (43.20) and the 4×400 meter relay team (Siniard, Colton Pounders, Jones, and Dalton Heichelheim – 3:31.50) all grabbed fifth-place finishes.
Coming away with top-eight finishes would be Kling in the hammer throw (sixth, 37.19 meters, 122 ft. – 0 in.) and discus (seventh, 26.78 meters, 87 ft. – 10 in.), Judson Iverson in the shot put (sixth, 9.46 meters, 31 ft. – 0.50 in.), Hrushka in the long jump (sixth, 5.59 meters, 18 ft. – 4.25 in.) and 110 meter hurdles (eighth, 17.35) and Pounders in the 110 meter hurdles (seventh, 16.73) and 400 meter hurdles (seventh, 58.52).
Closing out top-10 finishes for LeTourneau would be Nathan Glastetter in the 800 meters (2:11.14) along with Jones in the 110 meter hurdles (18.14), Iverson in the hammer throw (33.50 meters, 109 ft. – 11 in.), and Williams in the 100 meters (11.12) while Heichelheim narrowly missed out on a top-10 finish by taking 11th in the 400 meters (53.25).
Glastetter would also add a time of 4:30.85 in the 1,500 meters while Wesley Anderson recorded times of 2:14.47 in the 800 meters and 4:39.76 in the 1,500 meters to finish out LETU times and marks.
LeTourneau will head south next week beginning on Thursday, March 28 with plans to take part in the Texas Relays and Texas State University Bobcat open which will both be held simultaneously and conclude on Saturday, March 30th. The trip will be the last meet outside of East Texas for LETU before the ASC Championships in April.
LeTourneau Softball Grabs Game One Win, Falls In Game Two At Louisiana College.
PINEVILLE, LA.- Holding a second-place standing in the American Southwest Conference, the LeTourneau University softball team headed South for more conference action as they split a doubleheader with Louisiana College by scores of 6-5 and 3-1 on Friday, March 22.
The split moved the YellowJackets to 14-9 overall and 11-6 in ASC play while the Wildcats now stand at 17-7 on the season and 8-6 in conference play.
Emilee Anderson got things going in the top of the third for the YellowJackets by reaching base along with Maycie Walton reached base to set up Haydn Parker for a two-RBI double to center field to put LETU up 2-0. Ethel Warren followed as she brought Parker around with a double of her own to increase the lead to three. LC would be held scoreless until the bottom of the fourth as the Wildcats would score two runs off four hits and one LETU error to pull themselves within one.
Continuing the back and forth, LETU tacked on another run in the top half of the fifth when a Taylor Nichols RBI double brought Anderson across. Katelyn Trombley then sent a sacrifice fly to left field to bring Nichols home from third which gave the YellowJackets a 5-2 lead.
The Wildcats chipped away at the lead once again, recording two hits in the fifth while managing to get one run back. LETU did the same in the top of the sixth as senior Macey Mize grabbed her first RBI of the contest to score Silver Montgomery to put LeTourneau up a 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth.
Trying to make things interesting, the Wildcats gained one run back in the sixth and threatened in the bottom half of the seventh by scoring one run off two hits but stranded the game-tying runner which allowed the YellowJackets to squeeze by with a 6-5 victory.
Bailey Richey earned her fifth win of the season in the circle, tossing a complete game and five runs (three earned) on 12 hits. Parker and Warren led the LETU offense with three hits each while six other YellowJackets added one each.
Anderson was the first to cross the plate again in game two as Haydn Parker would drive her in off an infield ground out to give the YellowJackets an early 1-0 lead.
The Wildcats knotted things in the bottom half of the frame, scoring one run off an infield single. LC would then take their first lead of the day in the third by bringing across two runs off four hits. LETU would escape further damage by getting out of a bases-loaded jam to leave the deficit at two going into the final four innings of play.
Pitching and defense would take over as the game went on with the LETU offense being held to just three hits to close out the game. The best opportunity to tie things up for the YellowJackets would come in the top of the seventh as an error and one-out single would bring the go-ahead run to the plate, but a fly out and pop out would end the game and allow the Wildcats to tie the season series at 1-1.
Leigh Luker (2.2 innings) and Samantha Akers (3.1 innings) would both see action in the circle for LeTourneau, with each striking out one batter. Anderson had a team-high three hits for LETU with the other three singles coming from Trombley, Kiley Banks, and Ashley Crawford.
A series victory will be on the line tomorrow with action resuming at 12:00 p.m. for game three of the three-game set.
LeTourneau Baseball Drops Friday Doubleheader To Texas-Tyler.
TYLER, Texas- Facing the reigning National Champions for the first time this season, the LeTourneau University baseball team was unable to find their offensive production in an 8-0 and 3-1 road loss at Irwin Field in Tyler, Texas on Friday, March 22.
The losses drop the YellowJackets 13-9 on the season while the Patriots improve to 13-10 overall.
No runs would come across in the game until the bottom of the fourth as the Patriots used five hits to score five runs to take a commanding 5-0 lead heading into the fifth. A pair of three up, three down innings for the YellowJacket offense would follow and gave UTT a chance to increase their lead. Texas-Tyler would take advantage of the opportunity by adding on two more runs off a 2-RBI single up the middle to take an 8-0 lead going to the seventh. LeTourneau’s last chance to try and break through would wind up going like the innings before as the Patriots grabbed the eight-run victory in game one.
Andrew Harlan would fall to 2-3 overall on the mound for the YellowJackets, tossing 5.1 innings before Luke Ludwig took things over in the sixth. LETU was held to just one hit by Patriot senior Nate Imig, coming from Jacob Faubion in the third inning.
The YellowJackets saw an equally slow start in game two as they recorded just two hits through three innings. Despite offensive woes, they would be the first team to get on the board as Eli Birriel singled to right field to bring Noah Mahoney across to put the YellowJackets on top 1-0.
The Patriots would respond with a leadoff home run in the bottom half of the frame to tie things up at one-all and manage to take the lead on an RBI single later in the inning to go up 2-1 heading to the fifth.
The LETU offense would be unable to keep things going in the following innings as the Patriots would add to their lead with an RBI single to center field in the bottom of the seventh to go up 3-1. Birriel collected his third hit of the game to allow the game-tying run to come to the plate in the top of the ninth and would be followed by a Lee Hosie walk before seeing the game end on a double-play.
10 stranded runners would prove to be a big issue for the YellowJackets as LETU would strike out 16 times in the contest. Three of LeTourneau’s five hits in the game would come from Birriel while Brandon Ramirez and Jacob Jones each added one.
The YellowJackets will look to deny the Patriots of a series sweep as they face off one last time on Saturday, March 23 with first pitch slated for 1:00 p.m.
LeTourneau Women’s Track and Field Stays Close To Home For East Texas Quad.
COMMERCE, Texas – Staying close to home to compete against four NCAA Division II and III schools, the LeTourneau University women’s track and field team would show well with numerous personal-best performances as the East Texas Quad hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce at Memorial Stadium in Commerce, Texas on Friday, March 22.
As a team, LETU would record seven top-five finishes to score 46.83 team points to finish in fifth-place overall. Scoring the top finish for the YellowJackets would be Alexis Segura in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a second-place finish (11:42.88). A fourth-place finish would come from Kristyn Matthews, Tori Field, Georgianna Roeder, and Ro Galloway in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 53.81 while Field would go on to earn fifth-place finishes in the long jump (5.01 meters, 16 ft. – 5.25 in.) and triple jump (10.05 meters, 32 ft. – 11.75 in.).
Also grabbing fifth-place finishes would be Kaylee Packer in the pole vault (3.08 meters, 10 ft. – 1.25 in.), Victoria Hood in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (12:57.92), and Rebekah Stevenson in the javelin throw (27.28 meters, 89 ft. – 6 in.) while Melanie Shempert would take sixth in the javelin (26.62 meters, 87 ft. – 4 in.).
Five seventh-place finishes would be recorded by LETU on Friday, with McKenzie Craycraft (5,000 meters – 22:28.65), Allison Fuller (3,000 meter steeplechase – 14:36.44), Galloway (100 Meters – 12.98), Kennady Poling (pole vault – 2.78 meters, 9 ft. – 1.50 in.), and Roeder (long jump – 4.70 meters, 15 ft. – 5 in.) all managing to earn top-10 marks. Roeder would go on to record an eighth-place finish in the high jump (1.47 meters, 4 ft. – 9.75) while Riley Blok would take 12th in the event (1.34 meters, 4 ft. – 4.75 in.).
Lexi Funk would compete in three events for LeTourneau, taking an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (1:14.76) along with a mark of 20.22 meters (66 ft. – 4 in.) in the javelin and 18.83 in the 100-meter hurdles. Field added a time of 17.99 in the 100-meter hurdles while Matthews recorded times of 13.41 in the 100 meters and 28.42 in the 200 meters.
Stevenson would add marks of 9.23 meters in the shot put (30 ft. – 3.5 in.) and 31.05 meters in the discus (101 ft. – 10 in.) while Alicia Griscom competed in the hammer throw (31.22 meters, 102 ft. – 5 in.) and discus (19.95 meters, 65 ft. – 5 in.) to close out the day.
LETU will next be in action at the Texas State Bobcat Open which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 28. A full schedule of competing athletes and event times will be made available at a later date and time.
LeTourneau Women’s Tennis Falls 5-4 To Tornadoes In Non-Conference Action.
LONGVIEW, Texas – Securing two doubles points to hold a 2-1 lead heading into singles play, the LeTourneau University women’s tennis team would be unable to pull out a win in a 5-4 loss to Concordia University Texas in non-conference action at the Davis Tennis Courts in Longview, Texas on Friday, March 22.
Through 11 matches this season, LETU sports a 4-7 overall record while the Tornadoes are now 3-4 overall on the season.
Each of the two wins in doubles action would come in very different forms for the YellowJackets as Katharine Waldthausen and Maddison Brackenreg earned an 8-1 win at number one doubles while Gracie Favela and Terin Murray teamed up for an 8-7 (7-4) win at number two doubles. CTX would be able to grab a win at number three doubles as Lauren Rockwell and Samantha Trevino would fall for LETU.
It would appear as though the YellowJackets would reclaim momentum by getting a 6-3, 6-0 win from Waldthausen at number one singles and be followed up by a 6-3, 6-0 win at number two singles for Brackenreg. Things would hit a turning point as Favela would fall 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) at number three singles which would then flip momentum in favor of Concordia. Playing at number four singles for LeTourneau, Murray would fall 6-1, 6-1 while Rockwell dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision at number five singles to allow CTX to tie things at 4-4. In the final match of the day, Mimi Samdi would be unable to secure a team win for the YellowJackets by falling 6-0, 6-0 which gave the Tornadoes a one-point victory.
One more non-conference tune-up awaits the YellowJackets before the start of American Southwest Conference play as LeTourneau will travel to Texas Lutheran University for an 11:00 a.m. match on Sunday, March 24. TLU entered the weekend with a 3-2 overall record and will be playing their third match in three days when they take on LETU.
LeTourneau Men’s Tennis Drops Home Match To Concordia Texas.
LONGVIEW, Texas – Playing at home for the first time in nearly two weeks, the LeTourneau University men’s tennis team would be unable to shake off the rust in a 9-0 home defeat to Concordia University at the Davis Tennis Courts in Longview, Texas on Friday, March 22.
LETU now sits at 6-6 overall on the year while the Tornadoes improved to 4-1 on the season.
All three doubles matches would be tightly contested as number one doubles would go to a tiebreaker in an 8-7 (7-4) loss for Jimmie Henson and Christian Farris while Bobby Clark and Nathan Schmidt would fall 8-6 at number two doubles. James Estrada and Zac Crowley-Kurth would team up at number three doubles but be unable to pull out a win in an 8-5 loss.
Singles play proved to be equally competitive as Henson would fall 6-4, 6-4 at number one singles while Farris dropped a 7-5, 6-1 decision at number two singles. Playing at number three singles, Schmidt would fall by scores of 6-3, 6-2 while Clark would push the number four singles to match to a first-set tiebreak in a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 defeat. The other two singles matches would see Crowley-Kurth fall 6-1, 6-4 while Jeffrey Golladay dropped a 6-3, 6-2 number six singles decision.
LETU will head back out on the road to take on Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas on Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m.
LONGVIEW, Texas – Due to forecasted weather that is supposed to move into the East Texas area on Saturday, the LeTourneau University baseball team has announced schedule changes for this weekend’s non-conference series at the University of Texas-Tyler.
LETU will now take on UTT in a 4:00 p.m. doubleheader on Friday afternoon with Saturday now consisting of a single nine-inning game scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday’s first-game will include seven-innings, with game two being played as a nine-inning contest 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
Live video and live stat links (courtesy of Texas-Tyler) can be found at www.letuathletics.com for all three games this weekend.
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