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MSU Roundup: Tennis Sweeps TJC, 2 Mustangs Honored by LSC

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Oland Honored as LSC Golfer of the Week

For the fourth time this season, the Lone Star Conference has named Midwestern State golfer Derek Oland as the LSC's Men's Golfer of the Week.
 
Oland collected several records in collecting his third individual tournament title of the year with his win Tuesday at the Argonaut Invitational in Pensacola, Fla.
 
The junior from McKinney, Texas/Boyd tied the Pensacola Country Club record and broke the MSU school record with a 10-under-par 62 in the opening round.  He followed that with a 6-under 66 on the par 72, 6815-yard PCC course, equaling the sixth-best round in school history - both on Monday.  The 36-hole total of 16-under 128 is also a new school record.
 
One Tuesday, he followed it with a 3-over 75 to win the tournament by eight strokes with a 13-under 203 and establish a new 56-hole school record.  Oland's play helped MSU to a third place finish as a team.
 
Oland sports a 70.95 stroke average, second nationally by raw score while being ranked fourth in NCAA Division II by Golfstat.  Of his 21 rounds this year, 14 have been par or better with six rounds in the 60s.
 
He's joined by LSC Women's Golfer of the Week Sharon Lau of Tarleton State who won the Southwest Classic.
 
The Mustangs play in the Dallas Baptist Classic at the Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving next Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, their final competition before the Lone Star Conference Championships on April 21-22.

Tennis: Anderson Gains Weekly Honor

Midwestern State's Courtney Anderson garnered Lone Star Conference Player of the Week honors Thursday when league officials announced weekly awards.

The freshman from Cypress helped 18th-ranked Mustangs reel off four wins last week with a perfect week.

Anderson claimed two wins at the No. 4 single's position and two more at No. 5 to improve to 14-1 for the season in singles' play.

The Cypress Ranch High product teamed with Amy Clifton at No. 3 doubles against Colorado Mesa, Dallas Baptist and St. Mary's before pairing with Paige Boykin against Southeastern Oklahoma.

Anderson boasts a 12-4 mark in doubles play this season with ledgers of 6-2 at No. 2 and 5-1 at No. 3.

Midwestern State takes on Tyler Junior College Thursday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

Tennis: #18 Men Edge Tyler JC, 5-4

The Midwestern State Mustangs needed everything they had on Tuesday at home against Tyler Junior College as the 18th ranked NCAA Division II team edged the third ranked NJCAA squad 5-4.
 
The Mustangs (13-5) won their sixth straight, while the Apaches (11-7) lost for the third time in four straight matches against NCAA Division I or II opponents.
 
The match hinged on the No. 6 singles, where the Mustangs Tomas Grejtak and TJC's Dillon Eizember carried their match not only to three sets, but a final tiebreaker.  Eizember grabbed the opening set 6-1, before the Grejtak came back to claim the second 6-2.  In the third, Grejtak got the match with a 7-5 winner in the tiebreaker to take the set 7-6.
 
MSU split the singles matches with the Apaches.
 
The Mustangs grabbed No. 1 as 30th ranked Kacper Boborykin held a 6-4, 2-1 lead when Mate Cutura, the top ranked NJCAA player, retired.  They also took No. 3 when Ramon Toyos defeated James Martell 7-5, 6-3.
 
TJC got singles points at No. 2 when the NJCAA's 12th ranked Vaughn Hunter took a three-set win over 34th ranked Kyle Davidson 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.  Ryan Hudelson downed the Mustangs Jarrod Liston 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4, while Trey Seymour beat MSU's Christopher Norrie 6-3, 6-1.
 
The Mustangs edge came in doubles play, as MSU's No. 2 tandem of Boborykin/Davidson beat the NJCAA's ninth ranked Hudelson/Hunter 9-8 (7-4), and Liston/Zack Santagate won at No. 3 against Seymour/Eizember 8-4.
 
The Apaches won at No. 1 with Cutura/Martell, ranked fifth in NJCAA, upsetting eighth ranked Grejtak/Toyos 8-4.
 
The Mustangs are off for a week before returning to the competition court.  They play again on the road in Springfield, Mo., a week from Friday when they visit 12th ranked Drury.

Tennis Women Knock off JuCo's #1 Team

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs won their fifth straight as they downed the NJCAA's top ranked team, Tyler Junior College, 6-3 at the MSU Tennis Center.
 
The Mustangs (14-3) grabbed an early lead and never looked back in handing TJC (15-5) its fifth loss to an NCAA Division I or II team.
 
MSU collected two of the three doubles points as Lauren Pineda/Amy Clifton won at No. 2 against the NJCAA's sixth ranked Kylie Reynaud/Paige Murdock 8-6, and Courtney Anderson/Paige Boykin took No. 3 with an 8-5 win against Kerry Wiegand/Ashleigh DeWet.
 
TJC claimed No. 1 doubles as the NJCAA's top-ranked duo of Fausthyara Pietersz/Joanna Savva defeated 20th ranked Kayla Casey/Taylor Coffman 8-6.
 
In singles action, the Mustangs took four of the six points, led by 33rd ranked Casey who beat Savva, ranked fifth in the NJCAA, 6-0, 6-4 at No. 2.
 
MSU's Anderson won at No. 4 over DeWet 6-4, 6-1, with Pineda winning No. 5 against Reynaud 6-2, 6-3 and Boykin taking No. 6 in three sets against Murdock 5-7, 6-4, 10-5.
 
TJC's Pietersz, ranked second in the NJCAA, beat Clifton 6-1, 6-3 at No.1, while Nicki Johnson beat Coffman in three sets at No. 3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1.
 
The MSU women are idle until next Tuesday when they visit Stephenville for a Lone Star Conference match against 28th ranked Tarleton State.