PREVIEW: @patriotstennis to host CTX in ASC quarterfinals

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – The No. 36-ranked UT Tyler Patriots will host the American Southwest Conference Women’s Tennis Championships this week at the Summers Tennis Center where they will be looking to win the ninth tournament title in program history.

The Patriots (13-7) ran through the ASC East Division with a perfect 5-0 record to secure the divisional title and hosting privileges and will welcome UT Dallas, Hardin-Simmons, East Texas Baptist, Howard Payne, LeTourneau, Concordia and Ozarks to Tyler for the three-day, single-elimination event that begins on Thursday with four matches and concludes with an 11 a.m. championship match on Saturday. 

UT Tyler will open the tournament at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday against Concordia (8-9) with that winner advancing to the semifinals which is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday. The Patriots are ranked No. 10 in the ITA West Region and finished as the tournament’s runner-up to ETBU last year, but has won the tournament in eight of the last 10 years. UT Tyler was 5-1 on its home court this season, including going 4-0 against ASC foes in Tyler. ETBU is the defending and comes into the tournament with an 8-9 overall record, including dropping a 5-4 decision to the Patriots two weeks ago to decide the ASC East champion.

UT Tyler senior Marisa Quevedo comes into the postseason tournament with a 5-1 record in first singles and is 2-1 in doubles play with Nancy Perez and 2-1 with Lauren Kuhn., while senior Alexis Arrieta is 6-5 on the season. Arrieta is 4-2 in first singles matches and has also won two matches in second singles. Caitlyn Cox leads the team with 10 wins in singles play coming into the tournament, while Kuhn and Savannah Seely have eight wins. Molly Hinkle is 6-5 and Victoria Kniffen is 4-1 on the season. In doubles, Arrieta and Alexandra McKissick lead the team with a 7-3 record. The partnership is 4-2 in first doubles and 3-1 in second doubles. They come into the postseason on a three-match winning streak.

CTX went 2-4 in ASC play this season and is the fourth seed out of the West Division. The Tornados have lost two straight matches coming into the tournament, both 7-2 losses to Hardin-Simmons and McMurry. UT Dallas is the top seed out of the ASC West Division after rolling through with a 6-0 conference record. The Comets, who are ranked No. 11 in the West Region, are 10-3 on the season including 8-1 wins over UMHB, Concordia and Hardin-Simmons to complete the season.

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AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP  
Hosted by The University of Texas at Tyler | Tyler, Texas
April 26-28, 2018 | Summers Tennis Center  |  Free Admission
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UT Tyler
(13-7)
East No. 1
UT Dallas
(10-3)
West No. 1
Hardin-Simmons 
(4-15)
West No. 2
East Texas Baptist
(5-9)
East No. 2
Howard Payne 
(6-13)
West No. 3
LeTourneau 
(8-9)
East No. 3
Concordia
(8-9)
West No. 4
Ozarks 
(2-15)
East No. 4

 

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TOURNAMENT HISTORY  | ASC Players of the Week  | ITA National Rankings  | ITA West Region Rankings

 Quarterfinals | Thursday, April 26 

9 a.m.: Howard Payne  vs. East Texas Baptist

11:30 a.m.: Ozarks  vs. UT Dallas

2 p.m.: LeTourneau vs. Hardin-Simmons 


4:30 p.m.: UT Tyler  vs. Concordia 

Semifinals | Friday, April 27

Match 5 / not before 10:30 a.m.: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2

Match 6 / not before 2:00 p.m.: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4 
 
Championship Final | Saturday, April 28

Match 7 / not before 11:00 a.m.: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6

ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS (TO BE ADDED POST-TOURNAMENT)

 

SCHOOL CONF CPCT. OVERALL PCT. STREAK
East Division
UT Tyler 5-0 1.000 13-7 0.650 L2
East Texas Baptist 4-1 0.800 5-9 0.357 W2
LeTourneau 3-2 0.600 8-9 0.471 W1
Ozarks 2-3 0.400 2-15 0.118 W1
Belhaven 0-4 0.000 2-13 0.133 L5
Louisiana College 0-4 0.000 0-12 0.000 L12
West Division
UT Dallas 6-0 1.000 10-3 0.769 W3
McMurry 5-1 0.833 11-7 0.611 W2
Hardin-Simmons 4-2 0.667 4-15 0.211 L1
Howard Payne 3-3 0.500 6-13 0.316 W3
Concordia Texas 2-4 0.333 8-9 0.471 L2
Sul Ross State 1-5 0.167 4-12 0.250 L4
Mary Hardin-Baylor 0-6 0.000 0-11 0.000 L11

 

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