I want to point out, that one of Gens staple tools in footsies mk>hands has more than two varieties that are not only worth noting, but worth using as well.
Starts up in 5 frames, hits mid, no low hurtbox, goes over low attacks. Tough to execute, but goes over low attacks.
Starts up in 5 frames, great hit box, hits mid, easier to execute due to being a punch.
Starts in 7 frames, hits low, lowers the hurtbox to go under most mid attacks, slightly easier to execute than st.mk>hands due to increased startup frame window to input hands command.
When in the range for these three normals, often Gen players will use st.mp due to its speed, frame advantage and comboability, but let me illuminate your imagination for a moment.
You know he is going to sweep right, you are reading it now, it will reach the hurtbox of your st.mp, go over it with st.mk>hands
It looks like he decided to stop sweeping and start using roundhouse, go under it with cr.mk>hands
Cr.mp>hands is the punish tool, it is a reaction poke.
The other two however are very useful for prediction.
Go over and under footsies and get through that offense, make them unable to find a safe distance to press buttons.