TYLER, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team snapped a four-match losing streak with an 8-1 win over Linfield College in non-conference action that was contested at the Texas-Tyler tennis facility on Sunday afternoon.
The Cowboys opened the match with an impressive 3-0 run through doubles play. Steven Stanley and Gavin Ybarra swept their match at No. 3 singles, 8-0.
HSU won five of the six singles matches in straight sets and no one lost more than two games in a set. Erich Bein, Sean Strehlow, Michael McCullough, Gavin Ybarra and Steven Stanley all earned singles wins.
The Cowboys are now 4-4 on the year and Linfield fell to 2-11. HSU will return to American Southwest Conference action on Thursday against Sul Ross State.
Hardin-Simmons 8, Linfield 1
1. Erich Bein (HSU) def. Zach Lyons, 6-0, 6-1
2. Sean Strehlow (HSU) def. Cody Levien, 6-0, 6-1
3. Micah Roos (LC) def. Cullen Dees (HSU) 6-2, 0-6, 12-10
4. Michael McCullough (HSU) def. Lukas Kleinman, 6-2, 6-0
5. Gavin Ybarra (HSU) def. Ian Rapport, 6-0, 6-1
6. Steven Stanley (HSU) def. Bryce Borland, 6-1, 6-1
1. Bein/Strehlow (HSU) def. Lyons/Levien, 8-3
2. McCullough/Tony Record (HSU) def. Roos Kleinman, 8-6
3. Stanley/Ybarra (HSU) def. Rapport/Borland, 8-0