Red Wave finishes third at NSISC Championships

CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Henderson State Red Wave swim team finished in third-place at the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference Championships.

Lindenwood won the championship with 992.5 points, followed by Delta State (922) and Henderson State (682). Ouachita Baptist placed fourth in the meet with 534.5 points.

On the final two days of competition, Bence Greifenstein took a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (56.31) and the 200 breaststroke (2:02.09).

Guy Buls came in fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:02.13), and finished fifth in the 200 breaststroke (1:49.72).

Aaron Villemez scored in both freestyle events, swimming to a fifth-place finish in the 200 (1:41.60) and sixth-place in the 100 (46.36).

Colton Laramore took home fourth-place in the 1,650 freestyle (15:58.02). while Matthew Gribble placed fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.55).

The 400 medley relay team of Buls, Greifenstein, Brandon Curley and Villemez placed third (3:22.10).

Henderson State had numerous NCAA "B" cut times in the meet. Those who have recorded "B" cut times will be informed on Monday if they qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championship Meet.


Miller wins 200 butterfly at NSISC

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Henderson State’s Jeanne Miller finished in first-place in the 200 butterfly on the final day of the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference Championships in Cleveland, Miss.

Miller was Henderson’s lone champion in the four-day meet, posting a winning time of 2:03.18. Miller also had a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly (55.48).

Mary Allison Andrews scored in three events finishing in fifth-place in the 200 butterfly (2:09.31) and 100 backstroke (59.11), while placing sixth in the 100 butterfly (57.87).

Lauren Sutton had a great finish in the 100 freestyle placing second with a time of 52.18. She also recorded a third-place in the 200 freestyle (1:53.67).

Jessica Miller placed third in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.85) and also placed fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:36.25).

In the 200 breaststroke, Melissa Ralston finished in fifth-place (2:28.15), but had her top performance in the 100 breaststroke placing third (1:05.04).

Henderson’s 400 medley relay team of Andrews, Ralston, Miller, and Sutton swam to a runner-up finish (3:51.08).

The 400 free relay team of Desi Lobuono, Miller, Andrews and Sutton placed fourth with a time of 3:32.28.

Delta State won the championship with 1,005 points with West Florida scoring 925 points.

Henderson State finished third (676), with Ouachita Baptist in fourth (548) and Emmanuel College fifth (230).


Rhodes tops Hendrix

CONWAY — The Hendrix College women’s tennis team opened Southern Athletic Association play with a 7-2 loss to Rhodes College at the Hendrix Tennis Courts on Sunday morning. The Warriors (3-3, 0-1) took two singles matches off the Lynx (2-1, 1-0), who are ranked 11th in the South Atlantic Region.

Freshman Pratheepa Ravikumar won the top singles match for Hendrix, defeating Amelia McIsaac 6-2, 7-6. Sophomore Madison Schallhorn beat Elyse Smith 7-6, 7-5 in number four singles for the Warriors’ other point. Senior Saranya Prathibha lost to Kristal Skrmetta 6-2, 6-4 in the fifth flight and sophomore Kaci Dickey fell to Anna Heinmeyer 6-3, 6-1 at the sixth spot.

Rhodes swept doubles, but won only 9-7 at the first and third positions.

Hendrix will play their first road match of the year at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, on Saturday.

Lynx defeat Warriors in SAA opener

CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s tennis team lost their first Southern Athletic Association match of the year 8-1 to Rhodes College at the Hendrix Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday.

Junior Robert Sheets improved his season record to 4-4 with a win 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) tiebreaker win over Eliot Blatt for the Warriors’ (1-4, 0-1) only point at number one singles.

The Lynx (2-1, 1-0), who are ranked 13th in the Atlantic South Region, won the other eight match-ups.

Hendrix will play their first road match of the season on Saturday at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.


Warriors sweep Lady Crusaders

IRVING, Texas — The Hendrix College softball team won both games of a double-header against the University of Dallas at Crusader Field on Sunday afternoon. The Warriors (2-2) overcame a 6-0 deficit to win 7-6 in the opener, then dominated the Lady Crusaders (2-4) 11-5 in game two.

Michaela Larabee led off with a double in the fifth and was scored on a Shelby Anderson triple.

Michaela Larabee went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and a stolen base, and sophomore designated player Kayla Patton had three hits, including a double. Hughes had two hits, including the two-run homer.

Freshman Hope Resor (1-1) picked up the win in relief, giving up two hits and two walks with one strikeout in three scoreless innings. Katherine Lee (1-1) struck out seven but allowed 13 hits and three earned runs.

In the second game, Amanda Riley went 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored. Larabee had three hits and two runs scored and Tiffany Hubbard went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Kayla Patton had two hits, including a double, with four RBI and Hughes added two hits and a steal.

Patton (1-1) struck out four and gave up seven hits, two earned runs and a walk to earn her first win of the year.

Hendrix will host the Warrior Spring Fling beginning with a double-header against Greenville College on Friday night.