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Women’s tennis wins ASC West

Women’s tennis wins ASC West

It was a season of firsts for the women’s tennis team. The team advanced to the American Southwest Conference Championship Match, hosted the championship tournament, and received its highest ranking ever, all for the first time in program history.

The women’s tennis team ranked 13th in the West Region in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Rankings. The ranking was the highest regional ranking for the Cru women since making the move to NCAA Division III in 2000. The ITA provides the only regional ranking for NCAA Division III programs, and those rankings are used for selections and seedings in the NCAA Division III National Championships.

The team posted a 13-6 overall record this spring, winning the ASC West Division and earning the right to host the ASC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments. The women snapped Hardin-Simmons’ 84-match West Division winning streak, taking the ASC West Division championship for the first time in school history. The Cru women advanced to the ASC Championship Match, falling to U.T.-Tyler May 1.

“We had a good run,” senior Rebecca Everett said. “This was our first year to win the West Division. We hadn’t beaten Hardin Simmons since I’ve been here, so when we did it was the greatest feeling. We have come so far together as a team.”

Head coach James Cohagan was also honored as the American Southwest Conference Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year. Cohagan was previously named Co-Coach of the Year in 2000.