The Hendrix College men’s tennis team lost to the University of the Ozarks, 9-0,
at Laurel Park on Sunday. With the loss, the Warriors fall to 1-4 on the year, while the Eagles improve to 4-0. The closest match up was at the third singles between Greg Knaggs and Bob Berardi. Berardi took the first set 7-6 with a 7-3 tiebreaker. Knaggs bounced back to win the next 6-4 and won 10-7 in the third set tie breaker.
he Hendrix College women’s tennis team earned its second consecutive win by defeating the University of the Ozarks 5-4 at the Hendrix Tennis Courts on Sunday.
The Warriors (2-3) outlasted the visiting Lady Eagles in a match that lasted nearly five hours.
The match came down to the second singles matchup between Warrior junior Saranya Prathibha and Whitney Lewis. Prathibha took the first set 6-2, but Lewis evened it up with a 7-6 win in the second. Prathibha won the match with a 10-6 tiebreaker.
The Warriors had to win four of the six singles matches after earning only one point in doubles. Freshman Madison Schallhorn defeated Tara Richards 6-0, 7-5 in third singles. Senior Arden Brazzeal beat Elly Eibes 6-2, 6-2 in number one singles and sophomore Hannah Smashey topped Mollie Wilkins 6-0, 6-1 at the fourth spot.
Hendrix’ doubles point came at the number two flight where Prathibha and Smashey downed Richards and Wilkinson 8-3.