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MSU Roundup: Oland Wins in Florida, Tennis Wins Matches

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Derek Oland Cruises to 8-Stroke Win

Midwestern State junior Derek Oland cruised to his third individual tournament championship this season as the Mustangs finished third as a team at West Florida's Argonaut Invitational Tuesday at the Pensacola Country Club.
 
Oland, a junior from McKinney, Texas/Boyd, shot his first over-par round since Feb. 17 as he toured the par 72, 6815-yard PCC course in 3-over 75 in the final round to finish at 13-under 203.  He won the medalist honors by eight strokes over West Florida's Esteban Castro and Delta State's Zack Pritchett who finished a 5-under 211.
 
"Derek didn't play his best golf today," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray.  "But there was no question that he wouldn't win it.  He played so well yesterday that he still won by eight strokes."
 
Oland set new Midwestern State records for 54 holes, with his 13-under 203 bettering Brady Jones 206 in the 2007 UCO/KickingBird Classic and Andrew Ludlow's 9-under from the 2009 Lone Star Conference Championships.
 
The Mustangs recorded a 300 for the final round to finish at 4-over 868 in third, two strokes behind second-place North Alabama at 866.  Host West Florida won the 10-team tournament with a 16-under 848.
 
The round of the day for MSU belonged to Brandon Banks.  The sophomore from Irving, Texas/Ranchview fired a 1-over 73 to lead the Mustangs in the last 18.
 
MSU added a trio of 76s as well to round out the round from Julio Gonzales-Galvan, Jeremy LeGuen and Colton Kowalick.
 
"This was a great field," Ray said.  "We didn't really play well coming down the stretch, but I'm proud of the way we competed."
 
Gonzales-Galvan finished the tournament tied for 19th at 220, while LeGuen was tied for 25th at 222, with Banks finishing at 227 and Kowalick 231.
 
The Mustangs are in action again next Monday and Tuesday in the Dallas Baptist Classic at the Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving.

Mustang Women Finish Second in Southwest Classic

The Midwestern State Mustangs posted all five scores in a tight pack on the final day of the Southwest Classic to place second as a team at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.
 
The Mustangs posted a 320 on the windy day in the Texas Hill Country, to finish the event at 637, two strokes better than the third place tie of Dallas Baptist and Newman (Kan.) at 639.  Tarleton State won the nine-team event with a 625.
 
Freshman Kellie Martin of Burleson, Texas/Mansfield Legacy shot an 80 on the par 72, 6057-yard Apple Rock course in the final round to finish fourth at 10-over 154.
 
MSU junior Brenna Moore of Burkburnett, Texas also added an 80 to finish sixth at 13-over 157.
 
Freshman Sierra Campbell of Rio Rancho, N.M. finished in a tie for 20th at 82 for a 164, while freshman Hayley Dambold of Highland Village, Texas/Flower Mound Marcus posted an 81 for a 165.
 
The best MSU score in the second round was posted by sophomore Kynze Mann of Sanger, Texas, who bounced back from Monday's showing with a team-leading 79.  She completed the tournament with a 174.
 
The tournament's medalist was Tarleton State's Sharon Lau who fired a 1-over 73 for a 5-over 149 to win by four strokes over St. Mary's Allison Howarth and Oklahoma Christian's India Mathews who were at 9-over 153.
 
The Mustangs play again next Monday and Tuesday at the U.S. Women's Invitational at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.

#18 Men's Tennis Takes Down Savage Storm, 8-1

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs ran their winning streak to five as they handled Southeastern Oklahoma State 8-1 Tuesday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center.
 
The Mustangs (12-5) jumped out to the early lead by claiming all three doubles points from the Savage Storm (8-5).
 
"We came out ready today," said MSU junior Kacper Boborykin.  "Going up 3-0 in doubles was very important today."
 
Boborykin, playing with Kyle Davidson on the Mustangs No. 2 doubles pair, had to come from behind 4-1 against Tiago Ferreira/Alberto Blesa to win in a tie-breaker 9-8 (7-1).
 
MSU's No. 1 doubles team, eighth ranked Tomas Grejtak/Ramon Toyos, had no problem with Petar Popovic/Martin Bedecarratz 8-1, while the MSU's No. 3 of Jarrod Liston/Zack Santagate beat Billy Haugen/Nathan Nelmes 8-6.
 
In singles, it was 30th ranked Boborykin leading the way, blasting Blesa 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1, as 34th ranked Davidson used the same score to beat Nelmes at No. 2.
 
Toyos at No. 3 beat Popovic, and Grejtak at No. 6 downed Renato Joao by identical 6-1, 6-1 scores.
 
Liston had to rally at No. 5 to beat Bedecarratz 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 10-8 to end the match.
 
Southeastern's only point came at No. 4 singles, where Ferreira beat Christopher Norrie 6-2, 6-4.
 
The Mustangs face Tyler Junior College on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the MSU Tennis Center.

#18 Mustang Women Blank SOSU, 9-0

It was a clean sweep for the No. 18 Midwestern State Mustangs as they won their third straight with a 9-0 victory over Southeastern Oklahoma State.
 
MSU (13-3) dropped only one set in handing SOSU (6-9) its third straight loss.
 
The Mustangs grabbed all three doubles points, thanks to a tie-break win at No. 2.  Lauren Pineda/Amy Clifton chalked up a narrow 9-8 (7-5) decision against Darija Catipovic/Conchi Assiego.
 
MSU also grabbed 8-2 wins at No. 1 and No. 3.  The 20th ranked duo of Kayla Casey/Taylor Coffman won at No. 1 over Ilga Racika-Racko/Brittany Tobin, and at No. 3 Courtney Anderson/Paige Boykin downed Cassaundra Braaten/Marina Dias.
 
In singles, 33rd ranked Casey came from behind to beat Catipovic 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 at No. 2, and Coffman beat Assiego 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 at No. 3.
 
The Mustangs won handily at the other four positions in singles.
 
Clifton shutout Racika-Racko 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1, with Anderson handing Elba Haugen at 6-1, 6-1 defeat at No. 4.
 
Pineda beat Braaten 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5, and Boykin took out Tobin 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6.
 
Midwestern hits the courts again on Thursday against Tyler Junior College at the MSU Tennis Center.  First serve is at 2 p.m.