LONGVIEW, Texas – Opening up a three-match homestand, the LeTourneau University women’s tennis team fell by a score of 8-1 to Wisconsin-Eau Claire at the Davis Tennis Courts in Longview, Texas on Monday, March 19.
The loss leaves LETU with a 5-4 overall record while the BluGolds improved to 9-1 overall to open up their spring break trip.
All three doubles matches went in favor of UWEC, giving Wisconsin-Eau Claire a 3-0 lead heading into singles games despite two close events between the BluGolds and YellowJackets. The number one doubles match saw Maddison Brackenreg and Gracie Favela fall by a score of 9-7 while Lauren Rockwell and Mikayla Thomas dropped a heartbreaking 9-8 (8-3) decision. At number two doubles, Terin Murray and Katy Hall fell by a score of 8-2.
In singles action, Brackenreg dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision while Murray fell by a score of 6-1, 6-1 which would clinch the match for UWEC. The number three singles match saw Favela fall by scores of 6-3, 6-3 before seeing LETU earn their only point of the day with Hall earning a 7-6, 3-6 10-8 win at number four singles. Rockwell took a 6-3, 6-2 loss at number five singles while Samantha Trevino saw action at number six singles in a 6-3, 6-0 loss.
LeTourneau will look to bounce back this evening, playing host to Texas A&M Texarkana at the Davis Tennis Courts. Initially scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. first serve, LETU will face off against the Eagles immediately following TAMU-Texarkana’s match against Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
LONGVIEW, Texas – In the first of two matches to be played by the LeTourneau University men’s tennis team, the visiting Wisconsin-Eau Claire BluGolds would claim an 8-1 decision over the YellowJackets at the Davis Tennis Courts in Longview, Texas on Monday, March 19.
LETU will enter their afternoon match with a 3-6 overall record while the BluGolds improved to 10-1 overall.
UWEC took two of the three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead as the only victory for the YellowJackets of the morning came at number one doubles with Christian Farris and Jimmie Henson taking a 9-8 (8-6) decision for their seventh victory in a row. The number two doubles match saw Robby Bundy and Zac Crowley-Kurth fall by a score of 8-1 while Nash Best and Dale Wallace dropped an 8-3 decision at number three doubles.
Singles matches did not fare any better for LeTourneau in the game, with Wallace falling by a score of 6-1, 6-1 at number one singles and Henson dropping a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 decision at number two singles. Number three singles saw Bundy fall by a score of 6-1, 6-0 while Crowley-Kurth would come up short by scores of 6-4, 6-4 at number four singles. The other two singles matches saw Best (6-0, 6-1) and Cameron Wall (7-5, 6-1) drop their decisions at number five and number six singles.
Due to a two-hour rain delay to the morning, the YellowJackets will now get pushed back until closer to 6:30 p.m. tonight to take on Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The match will get underway following the conclusion of the TAMU-Texarkana and Wisconsin-Eau Claire game which directly precedes the game between LETU and the Eagles.
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