Tennis Team Advances To ASC Championship Tournament

April 16, 2007
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.- The women's tennis team qualified for the American Southwest Conference championship tournament after earning a 6-3 win over UT-Dallas on April 15.

<#IMAGE:1#>The Lady Eagles (3-8, 2-3) advance to post-season play for only the second time in the past five years. The Lady Eagles finished in fourth place in the ASC East Division behind UT-Tyler (12-6, 4-0), Mississippi College (7-6, 4-1) and LeTourneau (12-13, 3-1). UT-Tyler is not eligible for post-season play until next season, thus Ozarks will enter the tournament in the number 3 spot. The Lady Eagles will play Howard Payne University on April 26 at 2:00 p.n. in Abilene, Texas, on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University. HSU, winner of the ASC West Division, will host the championship tournament April 26-28. Against UT-Dallas, Olivia Fisher played the number one singles match and defeated her opponent 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. Fisher evens her singles record to 5-5. Lea Rana defeated Susan Heston 6-1, 6-2 in singles play. Brittany Hein earned a 6-1, 6-1 singles win. In doubles play, Fisher and Rana teamed up for an 8-6 victory. 2007 ASC TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-27-28 Hosted by Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, Texas Play at Hardin-Simmons and McMurry University Tennis Courts THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Quarterfinals MEN Match 1: Mary Hardin-Baylor (West #2) vs. Mississippi College (East #3), 10:00, at HSU Match 2: LeTourneau (East #2) vs. Texas Lutheran (West #3), 10:00, at McM WOMEN Match 1: Howard Payne (West #2) vs. Ozarks (East #3), 2:00, at HSU Match 2: LeTourneau ( East #2) vs. McMurry (West #3), 2:00, at McM FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Semifinals MEN Match 3: Texas-Dallas (East #1) vs. Winner Match 1 (W-2/E-3), 10:00, McM Match 4: #26 Hardin-Simmons (West #1) vs. Winner Match 2 (E-2/W-3), 10:00, HSU WOMEN Match 3: Mississippi College (East #1) vs. Winner Match 1 (W-2/E-3), 2:00, at McM Match 4: Hardin-Simmons (West #1) vs. Winner Match 2 (E-2/W-3), 2:00, at HSU SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Championship MEN Championship/Match 5: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 10:00, at HSU WOMEN Championship/Match 5: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 2:00, at HSU