RECAP: @patriotstennis rolls to 5-0 quarterfinal win

Thursday, April 26, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – The No. 37-ranked UT Tyler women’s tennis team rolled to a 5-0 American Southwest Conference quarterfinal win over Concordia on Thursday to a complete a four-match day at the Summers Tennis Center that saw the Patriots, East Texas Baptist, UT Dallas and Hardin-Simmons advance.

The Patriots (14-7) will play HSU at 2 p.m. on Friday in the day’s second semifinal that will follow the Comets and Tigers battling for their spot in Saturday’s 11 a.m. championship final. UT Tyler earned a 7-2 win over the Cowgirls in their regular-season matchup back on Feb. 3 in the first match of the season.

UT Tyler was dominant over the Tornados from the start on Thursday, starting with an 8-0 third doubles win by Lauren Kuhn and Emily Danielson which was followed by an 8-1 second doubles win from Alexis Arrieta and Alexandra McKissick. In first doubles, Marisa Quevedo and Victoria partnered for the first time and won an 8-6 decision. Arrieta and McKissick are now 8-3 this season.

With postseason matches ending with the first team to five, Quevedo, Arrieta, Nancy Perez and Kuhn would have their singles matches end unfinished with Caitlyn Cox and Savannah Seely cruising to quick wins. Cox secured the fourth point for the Patriots with a 6-0, 6-1 win in fifth singles and was followed by Seely who won a 6-2, 6-1 sixth singles win. Cox earned the 11th win of her freshman season with the victory, while Seely picked up her ninth win.

 

 Quarterfinals | Thursday, April 26 

East Texas Baptist  5, Howard Payne  0 [BOX SCORE / PHOTOS]

 UT Dallas 5, Ozarks 0  [BOX SCORE / PHOTOS]

 Hardin-Simmons 5, LeTourneau 3 [BOX SCORE / PHOTOS]


 UT Tyler  5, Concordia 0  [BOX SCORE / PHOTOS]

Semifinals | Friday, April 27

Match 5 / not before 10:30 a.m.: East Texas Baptist vs. UT Dallas

Match 6 / not before 2:00 p.m.: Hardin-Simmons vs. UT Tyler  
 
Championship Final | Saturday, April 28

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