Cowgirls tennis beat Howard Payne 5-4

BROWNWOOD, Texas - Hardin-Simmons' women's team evened its American Southwest Conference record with a 5-4 win over Howard Payne on Thursday in Brownwood.

The Cowgirls took a 2-1 lead in doubles play. Angie Nhan and Genene Haddad won at No. 1 and Kelci Jackson and Tram Le won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles.

HPU claimed wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles and Nhan and Le won at No. 2 and 4 singles respectively to give HSU a 4-3 lead. Amelia Chaney claimed the winning point for the Cowgirls with a 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles.

HSU is now 3-10 on the year and 2-2 in ASC play. Howard Payne fell to 3-9 overall and 1-4 in ASC action. HSU hosts UT-Dallas on Friday at 3 p.m. and will close the season at Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday.


Hardin-Simmons 5, Howard Payne 4


1. Joan Burks (HPU) def. Genene Haddad, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

2. Angie Nhan (HSU) def. Whitney Turnacliff, 6-0, 6-1

3. Samantha Guerrero (HPU) def. Kelci Jackson, 6-3, 6-4

4. Tram Le (HSU) def. Kaila Martin, 6-4, 7-5

5. Amelia Cheney (HSU) def. Andrea Leonard, 7-5, 6-2

6. Cathryn Rasbury (HPU) def. Shelby Saul, 6-4, 1-6, 10-5


1. Haddad/Nhan (HSU) def. Burks/Guerrero, 8-2

2. Jackson/Le (HSU) def. Larissa Lynskey/Martin, 8-4

3. Turnacliff/Leonard (HPU) def. Cheney/Saul,  8-4

Information for this story provided by HSU Sports Information.

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