Harding Men's Tennis falls 5-4 to UAFS

From Harding University

Harding men's tennis fell 5-4 to Arkansas-Ft. Smith on Tuesday at the Harding Tennis Courts. It was the first match of the fall season for the Bisons.

"We played hard today," Harding head coach David Elliott said. "Arkansas-Ft. Smith just had more depth than we did."

Harding (0-1) earned only one point in doubles, with Kittibodee Singnil and Jon Mark Rowden teaming at No. 1 doubles for an 8-4 victory. Singnil and Rowden improved to 11-4 in their careers as a doubles team.

Singnil and Rowden also won their singles matches. Singnil, a sophomore, is now 14-1 in his singles career at Harding, and Rowden, also a sophomore, is 16-1. Senior Helio Hashimoto won his match at No. 5 singles for his 34th career singles victory, the most by a current Harding player.

Harding will play its second match of the fall Wednesday, Oct. 3 against the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark.

Tennis Match Results
Arkansas-Ft. Smith vs Harding
Sep 25, 2012 at Searcy, Ark.
(Harding Tennis Courts)
Arkansas-Ft. Smith 5, Harding 4
 Singles competition
1. Kittibodee Singnil (HU) def. Jorge Salazar (UAFS) 6-3, 6-0
2. Jon Mark Rowden (HU) def. Pedro Carvalho (UAFS) 6-4, 6-0
3. Sean Manning (UAFS) def. Alex Ford (HU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Matt Tabler (UAFS) def. Caleb McReynolds (HU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Helio Hashimoto (HU) def. Clay Sandefur (UAFS) 7-6, 6-2
6. Caleb Gunsch (UAFS) def. Germans Uglovs (HU) 6-2, 6-4
 Doubles competition
1. Kittibodee Singnil/Jon Mark Rowden (HU) def. Jorge Salazar/Chris Ramirez (UAFS) 8-4
2. Matt Tabler/Clay Sandefur (UAFS) def. Alex Ford/Caleb McReynolds (HU) 8-5
3. Sean Manning/Pedro Carvalho (UAFS) def. Helio Hashimoto/Felipe Carbonari (HU) 9-7
Match Notes:
Arkansas-Ft. Smith 1-0
Harding 0-1