Wednesday, the women’s tennis team added a big victory to their win streak, making the total six straight games.
The Wildcats are currently ranked No. 3 nationally (18-5 overall) and have the top record in the Lone Star Conference, 4-0.
As the season comes to a close, senior sisters, Julia and Laura Mongin said it will be hard to leave the sport.
“It’s sad because we won’t play again,” they said. But “anything is possible.”
The women’s team traveled to Stephenville to face off against Tarleton State University.
The TexAnns posed no threat to ACU. The team won 8-1, winning 5 of 6 singles and all three of their doubles matches.
Julia Mongin defeated Alicia Perez 6-0, 7-5. Brittney Reed took on Mealine Barnes 6-3, 6-2. Laura Mongin challenged Ivana Zecevic 6-2, 6-2. Hannah Kelley matched against Silvia Nieva-Garcia 6-1, 6-1, and Kaysie Hermsdorf faced off with Marina Rull and was also victorious 6-1, 6-1.
All of the doubles dominated their opponents as Julia Mongin and partner Reed went 8-6 against Perez and Karla Martinez.
Duo Kelly and Micah Hermsdorf defeated Barnes and Zecevic 8-4. Laura Mongin and Kaysie Hermsdorf served up an 8-0 victory against Makenzie Mitchell and Rull.
The Wildcats face their last conference game of the season Thursday. Both teams will play Cameron University here in Abilene.
Before heading to the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament and the division regionals at the end of the month, the teams will take a trip to Pensacola, Fla.
When in the Sunshine State, they will match with Auburn University, the University of New Orleans and the University of West Florida.
While the matches in Florida will be the end to the regular season for the women’s team, the men’s team will close their season squaring up against McMurry University.
The women’s team holds 22 conference titles and the men’s team holds 13, with both squads being recent winners last season. Head coach Hutton Jones believes they will be able to repeat last year’s success.
“I know what we are capable of,” he said. “There won’t be anything easy, but the teams that are more comfortable with [competition] not being easy will usually win.”
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