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LETU Sports Update 4-2-14

LONGVIEW, April 2, 2014—YourEastTexas.com proudly brings you updates on the latest in sports news and happenings at LeTourneau University.

Women’s Tennis:

The LeTourneau University women’s tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to host Hardin-Simmons University on Tuesday.

The YellowJackets picked up their first win on the afternoon when Amy Miley and Miranda Lamb were victorious at No. 3 doubles, 8-4. The win improves their record to 3-2 on the season.

LeTourneau was also victorious at No. 1 singles when senior Sarah Case rallied to win in three sets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. For Case, it is her third-straight win and improves her record to 7-6. The Van Alstyne native has won seven of her last 10 matches.

 The other win came at No. 5 singles when senior Miranda Lamb won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2 over Alynna Phouthakhio. With the win, Lamb improves to 4-2.

Next, the YellowJackets return to Longview for a pair of ASC matches on Saturday, Apr. 5 at 9 a.m. vs. Sul Ross State and a 3 p.m. contest vs. East Texas Baptist at the Davis Tennis Courts.

 

Men’s Tennis:

The LeTourneau University men’s tennis team had its four-match winning streak snapped on Tuesday when Hardin-Simmons defeated the YellowJackets, 7-2.

In doubles, the lone win for LeTourneau came at No. 3 doubles with the tandem of Morgan Weaver and Michael McLaughlin defeating Jordan Wilson and Andrew Eurek, 8-4. It was the first time, this spring that Weaver and McLaughlin had played together.

The other victory, on the day, came at No. 2 singles with sophomore Laird Beaty defeating Michael McCullough, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) and 1-0 (10-8). For Beaty, he is 9-1 on the season at No. 2 singles and has a team-best 16 wins.

Next, the YellowJackets return to Longview for a pair of ASC matches on Saturday, Apr. 5 at 9 a.m. vs. Sul Ross State and a 3 p.m. contest vs. East Texas Baptist at the Davis Tennis Courts.

 

Women’s Golf:

The LeTourneau University women’s golf team finished fourth at the LeTourneau Spring Classic at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview on Tuesday.

The YellowJackets remained in fourth place after shooting a 380 in the final round as they finished with a 36-hole total of 748 (368-380). The 748 by LeTourneau is a season best 36-hole total.

Freshman Kyleigh Scoggin was the top individual for LeTourneau, shooting a 177 (81-96). Joining Scoggin in the top 20 were freshman Alisa Wilson, who improved by six strokes on Tuesday, with a 180 (93-87) and tied for 15th and freshman Stephanie Mobley, who improved by eight strokes with a 184 (96-88) to finish 19th. Freshman Katelyn Breazeale finished 29th with a 207 (98-109) to round out the LeTourneau lineup.

Saraid Ruiz of Tyler Junior College led the Apaches to the team title with a final round 72. Ruiz shot a 36-hole total of 151 (79-72) for a four-stroke victory over teammate Rebecca Bostrom. The Apaches claimed the team title with a 33-stroke improvement on Tuesday, shooting a 299 and 36-hole total of 631 (332-299).

The next tournament for the YellowJackets is the ASC Tournament, April 14-15 at Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose, Texas.

 

Men’s Golf:

The LeTourneau University men’s golf team finished 10th at the LeTourneau Spring Classic at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview on Tuesday.

The YellowJackets posted a final round 316 for its second lowest total of the season  en route to a 54-hole total of 971 (330-325-316).

LeTourneau junior Will Park shot a final round 73 – for his lowest total of the season and to tie a career-best for The Woodlands, Texas native. Park shot a 73 as a sophomore at last year’s Rhodes CollegeMen’s Fall Classic. He finished with a 54-hole total of 232 (81-78-73) to share 16th-place honors.

Teammate sophomore Jacob Soerens shot a final round 80 for a 54-hole total of 240 to finish 33rd and freshman Austin Gray was tied for 36th with a final round 78 for a 54-hole total of 242 (85-79-78). The final round 78 by Gray was just one stroke of his season-best round. Freshman Blake Smith and freshman Nathan Kleoppel were 49th (261 – 85-87-89) and 50th (269 – 88, 96. 85), respectively.

ASC member Concordia won the team title with a 54-hole total of 889 (300-294-295) for  a 23-stroke victory over Centenary College. The Tornados also had the individual champion, Jack Cerosimo, who shot a +2, 212 (68-71-73).

The next tournament for the YellowJackets is the ASC Tournament, April 14-15 at Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose, Texas.

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