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MSU Tennis defeats Washburn

#18 Men Tennis Team defeats #39 Washburn. 

 The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs won their 16th straight at the MSU Tennis Center on Friday afternoon as they ripped 39th ranked Washburn 8-1.
 
MSU collects its third straight victory in going to 16-6 overall.  Washburn dropped its third straight in falling to 5-11.
 
"This was a match we needed," said junior Jarrod Liston.  "It's a great win in the middle of three in a row."
 
The Mustangs jumped out to a lead and never looked back after going 3-0 in doubles.
 
MSU's eighth-ranked duo of Tomas Grejtak/Ramon Toyos took the No. 1 position 8-4 over Arek Kozaczuk/Steven Fletcher.  Kacper Boborykin/Kyle Davidson won at No. 2 against the Ichabods Chance Joost/Bobby Florence 8-4, with Liston/Zack Santagate collecting No. 3 over Marko Keulers/Thilo Schlenker 8-6.
 
In singles action, the Mustangs claimed all but the No. 5 spot, the last match on the court.
 
Boborykin, ranked 30th nationally, beat Kozaczuk in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 10-6 at No. 1, with 34th ranked Davidson claiming a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 against Bobby Florence.
 
Liston won at No. 3 versus Schlenker 7-5, 6-2, Christopher Norrie downed Keulers 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4, and Keegan Sullivan beat Fletcher 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6.
 
The sole Washburn point came at No. 5 singles, as Joost outlasted Grejtak 6-7, 7-5, 10-6.
 
The Mustangs close out their three matches in three days stretch and end the regular season on Saturday afternoon against Texas-Permian Basin.  First serve at the MSU Tennis Center is set for 2:30.

Women's Tennis roll 8-1 over Washburn.

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs won their 10th straight match as they easily ripped the Washburn Ichabods 8-1 Friday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center.
 
The Mustangs go to 19-3 on the season and drops Washburn to 6-13, snapping the Ichabods back-to-back win streak.
 
Once again the Mustangs were paced by the play of Kayla Casey.  The sophomore from Franklin had the only extended play, but the 33rd ranked singles player claimed the No. 1 spot for MSU with a 6-1, 5-7, 10-3 win over Casyn Buchman.
 
Casey and partner Taylor Coffman, ranked 20th nationally in doubles, defeated Buchman/Jodie Blackim 8-6 at No. 1 doubles.
 
It was part of the sweep of doubles with Sydney Briner joining Lauren Pineda at No. 2 to down Gwen Shepler and Kirsten Holle 8-3, while Courtney Anderson/Paige Boykin beat Nzingha Banks/Ashlynn Sutton 8-3.
 
In the rest of singles play, Anderson won at No. 3 against Maria Carretero 6-1, 6-1, while Pineda took No. 4 over Holle 6-2, 6-1.
 
Boykin claimed No. 5 with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Shepler, with Briner scoring a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Banks at No. 6.
 
The only point claimed by Washburn came at No. 2 singles, with Blackim getting by Coffman 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).
 
The Mustangs close the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center.  Texas-Permian Basin visits, with a first serve at 2:30.
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