SFA Tennis Falls in Regular-Season Finale
April 15, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - The 41st-ranked Stephen F. Austin women tennis team had a disappointing finish to an otherwise memorable 2012 season Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. The 'Jacks dropped a 4-0 decision to Texas-Arlington, ending the season 20-4 on the year, and 10-1 in conference play.
"Give Texas-Arlington credit for being the more prepared team today," said head coach Patrick Sullivan. "It was senior day and these UTA seniors have won two conference championships and they showed why today. We'll take this and learn from it and show up more prepared in the conference tournament."
Due to the threat of bad weather in the area, the two teams played singles first, but the Lady Mavs swept in the first four matches eliminating the need for doubles which resulted in SFA's first conference loss of the season. It also marks the first time since the conference opener last season that SFA has failed to score a point in a conference match.
Despite the loss, SFA is the outright Southland Conference champions and will enter the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Tournament play will begin Thursday, April 26th at the Schlief Tennis Complex, in Nacogdoches.