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MSU Tennis Sweeps Metro State

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Men Start, Finish Strong to Beat Metro State, 9-0

Midwestern State coach Scott Linn got the start and finish he wanted in a 9-0 win over Metropolitan State Friday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center.

"We finished very well today, but we could be a little more consistent playing our style of tennis," he said. " You always like to start strong and finish strong. We really did that at every spot."

The win snapped a two-game skid for the Mustangs, who evened their season mark at 2-2. MSU plays host to Arkansas-Fort Smith Saturday morning at the MSU Tennis Center. First serve is set for 10 a.m.

Ramon Toyos definitely filled the strong start, strong finish mantra Friday afternoon as he rolled to a 6-3 first-set win over Nick Baker at No. 3 singles. The freshman from Torrelavega, Spain then had to climb out of a 5-2 hole to claim the last five games to take the straight set victory.

Toyos also teamed with junior Tomas Grejtak to battle for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles to set the tone for the Mustangs as Kyle Davidson and Kacper Boborykin earned an 8-1 victory at No. 2 and Jarrod Liston and Zack Santagate rolled 8-2 for an MSU doubles' sweep.

Davidson, a 6-1 sophomore from Garland, battled back from a set down to claim a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Adrien Delvaux at No. 2.

No. 1 Boborykin (6-3, 7-5), No. 4 Christopher Norrie (6-2, 6-1), No. 5 Grejtak (6-0, 6-0) and No. 6 Liston (6-1, 6-2) all claimed straight-set wins for the Mustangs.

Metropolitan State slipped to 3-2 on the season.

#19 Women Shut Out Metro State 9-0

No. 19-ranked Midwestern State shook off the nerves in time to dust off Metropolitan State (Colo.) 9-0 Friday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center.

"Playing the first home match for a lot of the freshmen was very important," MSU coach Scott Linn said. "There will always be nerves, but they did a very playing through that."

MSU freshmen Courtney Anderson and Amy Clifton found solid footing in finishing off a doubles' sweep taking an 8-4 win over MSUD's Wanda Hoolopainen and Cristina Oropeza at No. 2.

That carried over into a pair straight-set wins for the frosh making their home debut as Clifton beat Holopainen 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 and Anderson blanked Whitney Vosig 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 5 line.

Sophomore Kayla Casey scored the biggest win of the day for the Mustangs by claiming a 6-2, 3-6, 10-6 win over No. 28 Naomi Holopainen as MSU evened its mark at the top two positions at 3-3 this season.

"We are trying to establish that we can win at the top of the lineup and we did a good job with that today," Linn said.

Meanwhile, the Mustangs remained unbeaten at the Nos. 3-6 spots this season by improving to 12-0 in dominating style.

Sophomore No. 3 Lauren Pineda and junior No. 4 Taylor Coffman claimed 6-0, 6-1 victories, while Anderson and sophomore Madeline Schorlemmer took 6-0, 6-0 results at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots, respectively.

Casey and Coffman also teamed up for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles while Schorlemmer and Pineda took an 8-0 victory at No. 3.

Midwestern State takes on Arkansas-Fort Smith Saturday morning at the MSU Tennis Center. First serve is set for 10 a.m.