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College Round-Up for Feb. 23

TENNIS

A-State falls to SIU-Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Arkansas State women’s tennis squad fell to the Salukis of Southern Illinois-Carbondale Friday night by a score of 5-2 in a match that lasted nearly six hours long.

A-State (1-2) was able to get its two points from the singles competition as senior Janie Nowland defeated Meagan Monaghan 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 and freshman Julie Gauguery was victorious in straight sets over Ariadna Cairo Baza 7-6, 6-4.

Southern Illinois-Carbondale (3-3) was able to defeat the Red Wolves by winning three of the four singles matches that went to three sets.

Southern Illinois-Carbondale earned the doubles point by sweeping the Red Wolves.

A-State drops another 5-2 decision

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Arkansas State women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to the UT Martin Skyhawks Saturday in a neutral site match.

A-State’s Tamara Slijepcevic defeated UT Martin’s Ivon Simic in straight sets 6-0, 6-2 and Jess Heeps-Eriksen was victorious over UTM’s Katie McCall by a score of 6-1, 6-1 to give Arkansas State (1-3) its two points of the contest.

A-State returns to action Tuesday when the Red Wolves host in-state opponent Central Arkansas.

Harding blanks Delta State

ARKADELPHIA — Harding women’s tennis won its second straight match with a 9-0 shutout Saturday over Delta State of the Gulf South Conference at the Heflin Tennis Center.

The Lady Bisons (4-2), ranked No. 9 in the ITA Central Region Rankings, snapped a 15-match skid against Delta State that dated back to 1995.

Harding swept all three doubles matches. Piper Huey and Benyapa Phumtip improved to 2-1 at No. 1 doubles with an 8-4 victory. Ali Rowden and Katie Huff are also 2-1 as a team and won 8-2 at No. 2. At No. 3 singles, Lauren Doversola and Kaleigh Wagner won the tightest match, outlasting Alex Howe and Sara Alvarez 9-7. Doversola and Wagner are now 3-1 as a doubles team.

In singles action, Rowden won her third dual match at No. 1 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Sophie Niemeyer. Piper Huey improved to 4-0 in No. 2 singles matches with a 7-6, 6-1 win over Katharina Assmann. Phumtip did not lose a game in a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hidemi Mayeshiro at No. 3. Phumtip has a team-high eight singles victories.

Doversola won 7-6, 6-2 at No. 4 singles for her fifth singles victory. Arielle Butler’s 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 5 was her sixth and gave her a 4-2 record in dual matches. Wagner closed out the victory for the Lady Bisons with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles. She is 6-4 this season.

Harding’s next action is Monday in St. Louis, Mo., against the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

LACROSSE

Berry tops Hendrix in first home game

CONWAY — In the first intercollegiate women’s lacrosse game to be played in the state of Arkansas, Hendrix College (2-3, 1-1) loss to Berry College 19-6 at Warrior Field on Saturday.

The Vikings (3-0, 2-0) outshot the Warriors 29-19 overall and 26-14 on goal. Berry also held a 19-15 ground ball edge, while Hendrix had a 14-13 lead in draw controls. The Orange & Black committed more turnovers (19-15) and fouls (14-6).

Freshman midfielder Raychl Reger led Hendrix with four goals and had three draw controls. Freshman midfielder Kate Davis scored once and had a game-high five draw controls.

Hendrix will travel to Sewanee — The University of the South for another SAA match-up on Friday night.

Hendrix blanks Centenary

CONWAY — For the first time in program history, the Hendrix College men’s lacrosse team recorded a shutout, defeating Centenary College of Louisiana 22-0 at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win was also the biggest margin of victory for the Warriors (3-1) in school history.

The Orange & Black outshot the Gents (0-1) 73-9, including a 37-4 margin on goal. Hendrix led in ground balls 58-35 and caused 17 of Centenary’s 39 turnovers. The Warriors also were a perfect 17-of-17 on clears, while the Gents went 9-of-29. Hendrix set a school record with six man-up goals.

Sophomore midfielder Travis Rabun (two goals, five assists) and freshman attacker Cody Eckes (four goals, three assists) led Hendrix with seven points each. Freshman Carson Boone scored four times with a helper and senior Cameron Millstone found the cage four times with six ground balls.

Hendrix will host Augustana College of Illinois on Wednesday night.

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