Pirates Fall in Final Regular Season Contest

Once again, Southwestern men's and women's tennis teams took on Mary Hardin-Baylor, this time in Belton. The women ended the day with only one match won, losing 8-1, while the men produced better results but also lost with a final score 6-3.

Doubles produced a few close matches with Gabby Hunt/ Virginia Stofer (#2) narrowly losing 6-8 to Warren/Juanez and Marieke Visser/Sarah Johnson (#3) fighting hard to pick up some games, but ultimately falling 5-8 to Shiffler/Ostorff. Aimee Blake/ Elizabeth Ellis (#1) dropped the number one doubles to Fausett/ Bilbo 3-8. 

The women fought hard in singles, but first year Gabby Hunt (#2) produced the Lady Bucs only win defeating Shiffler 6-4, 6-2. Blake (#1) was defeated by 1-6, 0-6 by Fausett. Stofer (#3) and Ellis (#6) both lost their singles 2-6, 3-6 to Bilbo and Yeaw. With a close first set, Visser (#4) fell 3-6, 0-6 to Warren and with a closer second set, Krampitz (#5) fell 1-6, 3-6 to Juaneza.

The men came out of doubles leading the match 2-1 with wins from the number one and number three teams. Egan Cornachione/ Sam McCready (#1) took down Ogo/ Martin 8-3 and Jonathan Sandoval/ Alec Bergerson (#3) took care of Stamps/Turner 8-4. Andy Clarage/Alvaro Rojas (#2) dropped the number two doubles to Summers/Davies 2-8.

The men attempted to carry their momentum from doubles into singles with some very close sets, but the only singles win came from Alec Bergerson (#4), defeating Turner 6-1, 6-1. Cornachione (#1) was defeated 0-6, 6-2 by Summers and Rojas (#6) fell 0-6, 4-6 to Ogo. Clarage (#2) narrowly lost a close first set, but lost his match 5-6, 0-6 to Stamps. McCready (#3) lost his first set but fought to take the second set in a tie breaker, forcing a third set. However, he was unable to pick up the third set and lost 2-6, 7-6, 4-6 to Davies. Sandoval (#5) also forced a third set with Martin, but he also was unable to pick up the third set, losing 0-6, 6-3, 2-6.
With the season coming to an end the Southwestern tennis teams head into conference with the women 6-7 and the men 3-9. The tennis team will have less than a week to tune up their shots for the SCAC Conference Tournament beginning on Friday April 26th in San Antonio.   

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