ABILENE, Texas - McMurry women's tennis closed out the regular season with a home, non-conference, victory over cross-town foe Hardin-Simmons University at the Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center.
The War Hawks finished the 2014 regular season with a 7-13 record. McM will next be in action on Thursday afternoon versus Dallas Baptist University in the first round of the National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region championships, being hosted by McMurry.
The War Hawks took two of three doubles matches from the Cowgirls. McM won the No. 1 match, where Lauren Renner and Shayne Cook defeated HSU's Genene Haddad and Jasmine Briant, 8-0. The win tied the Renner-Cook team for the most doubles victories this season for the McM, with seven.
McMurry's Sheri Copenhaver and Chloe Patterson didn't have too much trouble gaining the win at No. 3 doubles either, winning over Alynna Phouthakhio and Kacie Berutti, 8-2.
The War Hawks would then go on to win five of six singles contests. All five of the McM victories were in straight sets, as well. Renner and Cook won at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions. Chole Patterson, Allie Hawkins and Autumn Patterson would secure the wins at the Nos. 4-6 bouts.
McMurry University 7, Hardin-Simmons 2
Apr 22, 2014 at Abilene, Texas (Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center)
1. Lauren Renner (MCMWT) def. Genene Haddad (HSUW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Shayne Cook (MCMWT) def. Hannah Smith (HSUW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Jenna Smith (HSUW) def. Salitza Abrantes (MCMWT) 6-1, 6-7, 11-9
4. Chloe Patterson (MCMWT) def. Jasmine Briant (HSUW) 6-0, 6-3
5. Allie Hawkins (MCMWT) def. Alynna Phouthakhio (HSUW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Autumn Patterson (MCMWT) def. Kacie Berutti (HSUW) 6-0, 6-2
1. Lauren Renner/Shayne Cook (MCMWT) def. Genene Haddad/Jasmine Briant (HSUW) 8-0
2. Hannah Smith/Jenna Smith (HSUW) def. Jessica Bentley/Bree Brosig (MCMWT) 8-4
3. Sheri Copenhaver/Chloe Patterson (MCMWT) def. Alynna Phouthakhio/Kacie Berutti (HSUW) 8-2
McMurry University 7-13
Information for this story provided by McMurry Athletics.
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