PREVIEW: @patriotstennis set to open ASC play in Abilene

Friday, February 10, 2017

TYLER – The defense of their American Southwest Conference championships begins on Saturday for the UT Tyler men’s and women’s tennis teams when they play at McMurry and Hardin-Simmons.

The ASC opening matches in Abilene begins at 9 a.m. with the Patriots playing at McMurry before the teams go across town where they’ll play at 2 p.m. against HSU. The UT Tyler men’s team is coming off a 5-4 loss against St. Edward’s (NCAA DII) last Sunday in College Station, while the women’s team started their season with a loss at home to Dallas Baptist (DII).

Arthur Fagundes had a strong start to his sophomore season with first singles and first doubles play with teammate Vinicio Hadlich for the men, while the first doubles duo of Tori Musngi and Alexis Arrieta earned a win over DBU.

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