UT-Tyler Teams Sweep Miss College; Women Clinch Share of ASC East

TYLER – The University of Texas at Tyler men’s and women’s teams tennis teams swept Mississippi College with identical 9-0 scores on Sunday at the Summers Tennis Center in American Southwest Conference action.

The win gave the women (11-6, 4-0 ASC) at least a share of their fourth consecutive ASC East title. The Patriots can earn the title outright with a win at Ozarks on April 9.

In the men’s match, the Patriots won all but two matches in straight sets and advanced to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in the ASC with the win.

The two Patriot seniors on the men’s team each ended their senior day with wins. Dustin Phillips (Houston, Texas) picked up victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, while Jordan Repsher (Friendswood, Texas) won his match at No. 2 doubles.

On the women’s side, UT Tyler won all nine points via straight sets and is now just one win away from wrapping up a No. 1 seed in next month’s ASC Tournament.

The lone senior on the women’s team, Beth Launius (LaGrange, Texas), won both of her matches in her Summers Tennis Center finale. Launius picked up wins at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.

On Wednesday, the men will look to clinch a share of their own East Division title when they host Texas-Dallas at 3 p.m., at the Summers Tennis Center.

Texas-Tyler 9, Mississippi College 0
Mar 29, 2009 at Tyler, TX (Summers Tennis Center)
Singles competition

1. Beth Launius (UTTWOMEN) def. Andrea Boyles (MC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Michelle Hagler (UTTWOMEN) def. Emily Newman (MC) 6-2, 6-4
3. Sydni Hermsdorf (UTTWOMEN) def. Marigrace Deloach (MC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Lauren Giovannini (UTTWOMEN) def. Audra Nicholas (MC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Brittany Ude (UTTWOMEN) def. Sydney Moak (MC) 6-1, 6-2
6. Morgan Wilkins (UTTWOMEN) def. Claire Cox (MC) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Beth Launius/Michelle Hagler (UTTWOMEN) def. Emily Newman/Andrea Boyles (MC) 8-6
2. Sydni Hermsdorf/Hillary Stone (UTTWOMEN) def. Audra Nicholas/Marigrace Deloach (MC) 8-4
3. Brittany Ude/Lauren Giovannini (UTTWOMEN) def. Sydney Moak/Claire Cox (MC) 8-2

Match Notes
Mississippi College 6-4 (4-1 ASC)
Texas-Tyler 11-6 (3-0 ASC)

#14 Texas-Tyler 9, Mississippi College 0
Mar 29, 2009 at Tyler, TX (Summers Tennis Center)
Singles competition

1. Dustin Phillips (UTTMEN) def. Chas Dunn (MC) 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 10-8
2. Robert Sajovich (UTTMEN) def. Patrick Stanton (MC) 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 10-3
3. David Ashlock (UTTMEN) def. Cory Seay (MC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Caleb Bulls (UTTMEN) def. Jerrod Rayborn (MC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Shaun Maddox (UTTMEN) def. Walter Freeman (MC) 7-5, 6-2
6. Kevin Wright (UTTMEN) def. Matt Thibodeaux (MC) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Dustin Phillips/David Ashlock (UTTMEN) def. Chas Dunn/Patrick Stanton (MC) 8-1
2. Robert Sajovich/Jordan Repsher (UTTMEN) def. Jerrod Rayborn/Cory Seay (MC) 8-4
3. Caleb Bulls/Andrew Reznik (UTTMEN) def. Walter Freeman/Matt Thibodeaux (MC) 8-6

Match Notes
Mississippi College 8-4 (3-2 ASC)
Texas-Tyler 12-3 (3-0 ASC); National ranking #14

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