Warriors dominate Griffins
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Hendrix College men’s lacrosse team defeated Fontbonne University 18-3 on the road on Saturday afternoon.
The Warriors (4-2) scored the first six goals of the game, and led 10-1 at halftime. They outscored the Griffins (1-4) 8-2 in the second half.
Freshman midfielder Jason Blatt won 20-of-23 faceoff attempts for the Warriors, breaking his school record of 19 faceoffs won, set earlier this season. Blatt also picked up a school record 16 ground balls.
Senior midfielder Cameron Millstone scored six points and recorded an assist. Freshman attacker Carson Boone came up with seven points on three goals and four assists. Freshman Robbie Borrello also had a hat trick and sophomore Patrick Rogers dished out three assists.
Hendrix will return home to face Piedmont on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Warriors fall to Lady Reds
SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team lost to Carthage College 22-2 in Tennessee on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Reds (1-0) outshot the Warriors 28-11 and 25-6 on goal. Carthage had an edge in ground balls (18-14), draw controls (14-13) and turnovers (16-25).
Freshman midfielder Kate Davis scored both goals on free position shots for the Warriors. She also had five draw controls. Junior midfielder Landri Wenzel took three draw controls and freshman midfielder Amibeth Marks caused three turnovers.
Hendrix will return to action on March 9 when they face Saint Mary’s of Indiana in Memphis.
Golden Suns roll past Broncos
RUSSELLVILLE — Nozomi Matsuoka took a 6-3, 6-4 decision at No. 1 singles over Alina Gorina, while teaming with Tammy Bell to take an 8-3 win over Gorina and Emilie Semo at No. 1 doubles as the No. 34 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns tennis team (5-1) rolled to an 8-1 decision over No. 42 Central Oklahoma (4-2) on Saturday at the Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex.
Bohdana Sardak teamed with Olga Leyshyna to win 8-1 at No. 2 doubles over the UCO tandem of Petra Pesic and Lauren Allison, while Laura Sanchez and Camila Roca were 8-4 winners at No. 3 doubles over Kristin Richardson and Anna Braun.
In singles play, Sardak was a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) winner at No. 2 singles over Pesic, Leyshyna downed Richardson 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, Bell topped Braun 7-6 (7), 6-1 at No. 4, and Sanchez topped Allison 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.
Semo captured the sole point of the match for UCO, winning a 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 decision at No. 5 singles.
Tech returns to action on Thursday traveling to Pine Bluff to face UAPB.
A-State tops Kennesaw State
TROY, Ala. — The Arkansas State women’s tennis team defeated Kennesaw State by a score of 4-3 Saturday afternoon in a neutral site match at the Lunsford Tennis Center.
The Red Wolves (3-3) were able to take four of the six singles matches from the Owls (4-5) after losing the doubles point. Tamara Slijepcevic recorded her third straight win in the No. 1 position with a 7-5, 6-2 straight set victory over KSU’s Virginie Stein and Julie Gauguery registered her second straight singles win with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 win over the Owls’ Jana Hueckinghaus to give A-State two of the four points needed.
Arkansas State’s Biljana Miloshevska dropped the first set to Kennesaw State’s Isabela Castro, but had a key come-from-behind victory in a 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 win. Jess Heeps-Eriksen was A-State’s fourth point and she claimed her win in less dramatic fashion by defeating KSU’s Tamara Plocher 6-4, 6-2 in straight sets.
In doubles action, Miloshevska/Gauguery defeated KSU’s Plocher/Bueno 8-3, but A-State dropped the other two matches to lose the doubles point to the Owls.
The Red Wolves wrap up their two-match road swing Sunday with a match against conference foe Troy.
YellowJackets Defeat Warriors 7-2
LONGVIEW, Texas — The Hendrix College women’s tennis team lost 7-2 to LeTourneau University on Saturday morning.
The Warriors (3-4) took one doubles point from the YellowJackets (3-3), with number one freshman team of Pratheepa Ravikumar and Lauren Mahaney topping Kayla Bonina and Sarah Case 8-6. At number two doubles, sophomores Madison Schallhorn and Kaci Dickey fell to Shelby May and Megan Rush 8-5. Amy Miley and Victoria Zhang defeated senior Caroline Kelley and freshman Elizabeth Phelps 8-2 in the final slot.
Junior Elisa Rivera gave Hendrix their only singles point with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Zhang in the sixth flight. Schallhorn lost in a tiebreaker to May 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-4) at number two singles. Freshman Lauren Dickinson was defeated by Rush 6-3, 6-4 at the fifth spot.
Hendrix will be off until March 14 when they host Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Hendrix falls at LeTourneau
LONGVIEW, Texas - The Hendrix College men’s tennis team lost to LeTourneau University 9-0 on the road Saturday morning.
The YellowJackets (5-1) swept through doubles, with the closest match being the top spot. Laird Beaty and Kendall Beggs defeated Warrior (1-5) duo Robert Sheets and Bob Berardi 8-5.
In singles, freshman Karthik Garimella lost to Sindre Johnsgaard 6-3, 6-2 in the fourth flight. Freshman Ilya Pound was defeated by Morgan Weaver 6-1, 6-3 in number five singles.
Hendrix will return to the court March 14 when they host Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Phumtip victorious in Harding’s loss to Drury
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Harding women’s tennis team fell 8-1 to No. 25 Drury on Saturday and dropped to 5-5 on the season.
Harding plays again Tuesday against NCAA Division I Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff.
The Lady Bisons earned a point at No. 3 singles where Benyapa Phumtip defeated Lara Muller 6-2, 6-1. It was Phumtip’s team-best 11th singles victory of the season. She is now 7-2 in dual matches.