The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men's tennis team split the singles matches but it wasn't enough to overcome a deficit after doubles as the Cru was edged by Schreiner 5-4 Friday in Belton. The loss snaps the Cru's four-match winning streak and drops UMHB to 4-3. Schreiner moves to 12-5 with the victory.
Scott Wilding and Brendan Thompson paired for a win at #1 singles for the Cru, but Schreiner took #2 and #3 doubles. Wilding posted a straight set win at #1 singles and Cole Weiss added a straight set win at #3. Brian Martin won a gritty three-set decision at #6 singles, but three-set wins for the Mountaineers at #2 and #4 singles made the difference.
The Cru men will open American Southwest Conference West Division play on Saturday. UMHB will host Sul Ross State University for a 10:00 AM start at the Yvonne Li Tennis Center.
1. Scott Wilding (UMHB-MEN) def. Johnathan Christie (SCH-MT) 7-5, 6-2 2. Hoanh Le (SCH-MT) def. Brendan Thompson (UMHB-MEN) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 3. Cole Weiss (UMHB-MEN) def. Nick Pena (SCH-MT) 6-4, 6-3 4. Nathan Torres (SCH-MT) def. Julian Dunmore (UMHB-MEN) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (10-8) 5. Joshua Newman (SCH-MT) def. Alex Mackellar (UMHB-MEN) 7-5, 6-3 6. Brian Martin (UMHB-MEN) def. Luis Cabreja (SCH-MT) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
1. Scott Wilding/Brendan Thompson (UMHB-MEN) def. Johnathan Christie/Nick Pena (SCH-MT) 8-5 2. Dayton Hancock/Isaac Vasquez (SCH-MT) def. Alex Mackellar/Cole Weiss (UMHB-MEN) 8-5 3. Ryan New/Luis Cabreja (SCH-MT) def. Jace Mahan/Julian Dunmore (UMHB-MEN) 9-8 (11-9)