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HSU And Howard Payne Split Tennis Matches

The Howard Payne and HSU tennis split their American Southwest Conference tennis match today. The Cowboys won the men's match. The Lady Jackets won the ladies' match.
ABILENE, Texas - Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team blanked Howard Payne 9-0 on Wednesday evening to set up a winner-take-all match with Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday for the American Southwest Conference West Division title.
 
The Cowboys cruised through the three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead and in singles HSU won all six matches in straight sets.
 
Sean Strehlow won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Michael McCullough won 6-0, 6-0.
 
HSU is now 10-5 on the year and 5-0 in ASC West action. Howard Payne fell to 7-9 overall and 3-2 in league play. The Cowboys close ASC play on Friday at Mary Hardin-Baylor.
 
Hardin-Simmons 9, Howard Payne 0
Singles
1. Erich Bein (HSU) def. Edward Martinez, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
2. Sean Strehlow (HSU) def. Ryan Prather, 6-1, 6-0
3. Cullen Dees (HSU) def. Luis Vallecillo, 6-4, 6-3
4. Michael McCullough (HSU) def. Jacob Cadena, 6-0, 6-0
5. Gavin Ybarra (HSU) def. John Samuel, 6-1, 6-4
6. Steven Stanley (HSU) def. Jacob Carrillo, 6-2, 6-2
Doubles
1. Bein/Strehlow (HSU) def. Martinez/ Prather, 8-4
2. McCullough/Tony Record (HSU) def. Vallecillo/Cadena, 8-3
3. Ybarra/Stanley (HSU) def. Brit Campbell/John Samuel, 8-3
 
Hardin-Simmons' women's tennis team fell to Howard Payne 5-4 on Tuesday evening at the Streich Tennis Center in American Southwest Conference action.
 
Howard Payne took an early lead after doubles with wins as No. 1 and No. 2. The Cowgirls responded with wins at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles. Howard Payne won at No. 4 and No. 5 singles and that put No. 6 singles as the last match on the court.
 
HPU's Samantha Guerrero defeated Tram Le in a pair of tiebreakers to secure the match.
 
HSU is now 7-9 on the year and 3-2 in ASC action. HSU is in a must win situation on Friday at Mary Hardin-Baylor. If they do not win, they will not qualify for the ASC Tournament for the first time in school history.
 
HPU improved to 7-13 overall and 4-1 in ASC play.
 
Howard Payne 5, Hardin-Simmons 4
Singles
1. Lauren Jay (HSU) def. Gabi Crunelle, 6-1, 6-0
2. Morgan Rainer (HSU) def. Joan Burks, 6-1, 6-3
3. Genene Haddad (HSU) def. Whitney Turnacliff, 6-4, 6-2
4. Jenna Johnson (HPU) def. Kelsi Jackson, 6-2, 6-3
5. Emilee Stephens (HPU) def. Amelia Chaney, 6-4, 6-0
6. Samantha Guerrero (HPU) def. Tram Le, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4)
 
Doubles
1. Crunelle/Burks (HPU) def. Jay/Haddad, 8-5
2. Johnson/Turnacliff (HPU) def. Chaney/Jackson, 8-4
3. Le/Rainer (HSU) def. Guerrero/Stephens, 8-1
 
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