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MSU Roundup: Tennis Wins Matches, Softball Swept

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#18 Men Defeat #22 BYU-Hawaii, 6-3

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs grabbed a big Division II victory Friday morning as they topped 22nd ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii 6-3 at the MSU Tennis Center.

The Mustangs (10-5) won their third straight match and never trailed to the Seasiders (11-4), snapping BYU-Hawaii's seven-match winning streak.

MSU collected a 2-1 lead after doubles, with the only loss coming at No. 1.

The Seasiders 14th ranked pair of Yevhen Zakharov/Martin Chojnacki upset the Mustangs eighth ranked duo of Tomas Grejtak/Ramon Toyos 8-6.

But the other two MSU pairs came through for the lead as Kyle Davidson/Kacper Boborykin claimed No. 2 against Wei-Feng Lee/Peng Dai 8-2, and Jarron Liston/Zack Santagate won at No. 3 against Ibrahim Karmadzhe/Taylor DeHoyas 8-5.

The Mustangs grabbed the top position in singles, as 30th ranked Boborykin downed Zakharov 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

The Mustangs also claimed the No. 3 spot with Toyos bettering Karmadzhe 6-0, 6-1.

In a battle of nationally ranked singles players in the No. 2 position, BYU-H's 23rd ranked Chojnacki edged MSU's 34th ranked Davidson 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

The Seasiders also claimed No. 4 singles with Lee beating Chris Norrie 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

But the Mustangs took the bottom of the order to clinch the win. Liston won at No. 5 against Dai 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, while Grejtak beat Ian Galli in the No. 6 spot 6-2, 7-5.

The Mustangs face a key South Central Regional test on Saturday morning in Arlington, as they meet 27th ranked St. Mary's at the Arlington Tennis Center.

#18 Mustang Women Blank DBU, 5-0

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs had to sit through a three-hour weather delay before taking to the Arlington Tennis Center courts to down Dallas Baptist 5-0.

The match was halted after it was decided because of the late start and both teams have matches scheduled for Saturday morning.

The Mustangs (11-3) collected an important South Central region win from the Patriots (9-6) and snapped DBU's five-match winning streak.

MSU began the sweep by claiming all three doubles points, led by the 20th ranked tandem of Kayla Casey/Taylor Coffman beating Amanda Richter/Cassandra Wennerstrom at No. 1 8-6.

Lauren Pineda/Sydney Briner took No. 2 over Leah Rutt/Leah Smith 8-2, and Amy Clifton/Courtney Anderson blanked Lyvia Gomes/Meredith Robinson 8-0 at No. 3.

The bottom of the Mustangs singles lineup gave MSU the match win quickly.

Paige Boykin shut out Robinson 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6, with Anderson following at No. 5 with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Gomes.

The other points were halted as the match was determined.

Midwestern State concludes the four matches in four days stretch on Saturday in Arlington when the Mustangs face 19th ranked St. Mary's in a battle between the top two teams in the NCAA Division II's South Central Region. First serve at the Arlington Tennis Center is set for 10 a.m.

#24 Mustangs Swept at #12 Angelo State

No. 24 Midwestern State suffered consecutive run-rule defeats for the first time in program history, falling 10-2 and 9-1 both in five innings Friday night to 12th-ranked Angelo State at Mayer Field in San Angelo.
 
The losses drop the Mustangs into a tie atop the Lone Star Conference standings with Rambelles at 11-3, just one game in the loss column in front of West Texas A&M at 9-4.
 
The teams close the four-game weekend series with a doubleheader Saturday at Mayer Field. First pitches are set for 1 and 3 p.m.
 
Senior catcher Kim Jerrick provided the lone highlight in the nightcap, leading off the contest with her 52nd career and 12th home run of the season over the left-field fence. She needs five more to pass former West Texas A&M standout Kim LeComte (56 HRs from 2009-12) as the league's all-time leader in home runs.
 
But Angelo State erupted for seven runs on six hits in the second inning keyed by Rachel Moore's two-run homer to left-field and Carly Peters' two-run single as the Belles hit for the cycle as a team in the inning which included a double by Kenedy Urbany and a triple from Morgan Spearman.
 
ASU capped the run-rule with a walk-off, two-run blast off the bat of Tina Cisneros in the fifth inning.
 
The loss snapped a personal five-game winning streak for MSU starter Katlyn Holmes, who fell to 8-5 on the season. She allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.
 
Angelo State's Mary Kate McKay claimed wins in both games limiting the Mustangs to no earned runs on three hits in five innings in Game 1 before holding MSU to one run on two hits in Game 2.
 
Junior third baseman Kelley Schaefer roped a double to the left-field gap for MSU's first run of the game, plating Haley Howerton, who had reached on an error, from first base in the second inning. Later, Taylor Bermudes singled and scored on an error in the fifth inning.
 
Angelo State tallied a run in the first, four in the second, three in the third and two more in the fourth to total 10 runs on 12 hits to come away with the victory.
 
Erin Knox suffered her first loss in the circle since Feb. 3 to snap a personal nine-game winning streak while falling to 10-3 on the season. The freshman from West allowed eight runs -- five earned -- on eight hits while issuing five walks in 2 1/3 innings.
 
Sophomore Kat Batey allowed two runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief.