AC Women's Tennis Gets First Victory of the Spring; 9-0 vs. HPU

AC Women's Tennis Gets First Victory of the Spring; 9-0 vs. HPU

ABILENE, Tex. - The Austin College Women's Tennis Team got their first win of the Spring 2016 Season in decisive fashion, defeating the Howard Payne University Yellowjackets 9-0.

Doubles competition was exciting to say the least, with Howard Payne jumping out to early leads on all three courts.  But the Kangaroos made a quick and forceful surge back into the match with Kate Willis & Magan Green taking 6-straight games for an 8-5 win at Line 3.

Kirsten Weber & Grace Ortiz traded holds and breaks into extra innings with their opponents en route to a 9-7 victory at Line 1.

And in the marathon match of the afternoon, Meghan White & Carlye Lide fought off multiple match points to ultimately force the match into a tiebreaker, winning 9-8 (7-4) to complete the sweep.

The singles competition would be much of the same, as Kate Willis would roll to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at Line 5 for her second win of the day, and Anamariia Kheveli would clinch the match for the team with her 6-4, 6-0 performance at Line 4 singles.

Kirsten Weber would get her second win in a row at Line 1 Singles 6-4, 6-2, and Grace Ortiz would take Line 2 singles 6-1, 6-3 for her first win of Spring 2016.

Meghan White would also make it two in a row on the day with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at Line 3, and Katie Barber would complete the sweep, defeating Howard Payne's Line 6 opponent 6-0, 6-1 under the lights.

Austin College returns to action tomorrow, February 7th at 10:00am against the McMurry University Warhawks in Abilene, TX.


Austin College 9, Howard Payne 0

Abilene, TX

Hardin-Simmons Tennis Complex




1. Kristen Weber (AC) def. Alex Marlin (HPU), 6-4, 6-2

2. Grace Ortiz (AC) def. Brittany Walker (HPU), 6-1, 6-3

3. Meghan White (AC) def. Breanna Hunt (HPU), 6-1, 6-0

4. Anamariia Kheveli (AC) def. Erin McClear (HPU), 6-4, 6-0

5. Kate Willis (AC) def. Devin Mendelson (HPU), 6-0, 6-1

6. Katie Barber (AC) def. Callie Malloy (HPU), 6-0, 6-1



1. Ortiz/Weber (AC) def. Marlin/McClear (HPU), 9-7

2. White/Lide (AC) def. Walker/Hunt (HPU), 9-8 (4)

3. Willis/Green (AC) def. Malloy/Mendelson (HPU), 8-5


Match Notes

Austin College: 1-1 (0-0)

Howard Payne University: 1-1 (1-0)

Order of Finish: Doubles (3, 1, 2); Singles (5, 4, 2, 1, 3, 6)