Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s tennis team took the lead after doubles and battled through two lightning delays for a 6-3 victory over LeTourneau University Friday in Belton. The Cru evens its spring record at 2-2 with the victory. The loss drops the YellowJackets to 2-8 on the spring.
UMHB took wins at #1 and #2 doubles for a 2-1 lead going into singles play. Scott Wilding rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win at #2, Brendan Thompson added a 7-5, 6-3 victory at #2 singles and Julian Dunmore clinched the win with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at #4 singles. Bright Ihezue added a 1-6, 7-6, 10-6 victory at #5 singles for an insurance point in a match that was interrupted by lightning twice and took more than six hours to complete.
It will be a short turnaround for the Cru. UMHB will host Austin College for an 11:00 AM dual match on Saturday.
1. Scott Wilding (UMHB-MEN) def. Michael McLaughlin (LETU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Brendan Thompson (UMHB-MEN) def. Tyler Grove (LETU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Morgan Weaver (LETU) def. Alex Mackellar (UMHB-MEN) 6-3, 6-4
4. Julian Dunmore (UMHB-MEN) def. Robby Bundy (LETU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Bright Ihezue (UMHB-MEN) def. Curtis Martin (LETU) 1-6, 7-6, 10-6
6. Kevin Warren (LETU) def. Jake Boles (UMHB-MEN) 6-4, 6-4
1. Brendan Thompson/Julian Dunmore (UMHB-MEN) def. Michael McLaughlin/Morgan Weaver (LETU) 8-5
2. Scott Wilding/Alex Mackellar (UMHB-MEN) def. Tyler Grove/Caleb Epps (LETU) 9-8
3. Curtis Martin/Robby Bundy (LETU) def. Bright Ihezue/Jake Boles (UMHB-MEN) 8-2