Midwestern State's Paige Boykin garnered Lone Star Conference Player of the Week honors Wednesday afternoon.
The sophomore from Richmond, Texas sported an overall 5-0 record for the 17th-ranked Mustangs , who claimed wins in two of three matches last weekend in San Antonio.
Boykin took singles wins over Incarnate Word's Malisa Vatanadilok (6-1, 6-3) at the No. 4 position Friday before rolling to straight set victory over Texas-Permian's Basin's Alexandra Maytubby (6-4, 6-3) at the No. 3 spot on Saturday.
She teamed with Madeline Schorlemmer to to roll to wins at the No. 3 doubles line against Incarnate Word, St. Mary's and Texas-Permian Basin.
Boykin is 3-1 in overall singles play this season and 4-1 in doubles.
Midwestern State plays three matches in Albuquerque this weekend between with a Friday afternoon showdown with Metropolitan State (Colo.) before facing Colorado Mesa and Western New Mexico on Saturday.
Midwestern State dropped one spot to No. 18 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released Wednesday afternoon.
The Mustangs won two of three matches over the weekend to move to 3-2 on the season including wins over Incarnate Word and Texas-Permian Basin and a narrow loss to 16th-ranked St. Mary's (Texas).
MSU boasts an overall 21-9 singles mark paced by senior Taylor Coffman's hot 4-0 start, while junior Madeline Schorlemmer and sophomore Paige Boykin are 4-1 at the No. 3 doubles spot to lead the Mustangs to an overall 8-6 team record.
The Mustangs are one of two teams from the South Central Region ranked amongst the Top 25 joining No. 16 St. Mary's (Texas) while Cameron (31st), St. Edward's (Texas) (33rd), Dallas Baptist (Texas (41st), Newman (Kan.) (46th) and Arkansas-Fort Smith (50th) also carry national rankings.
Midwestern State plays a trio of regional matches this weekend in Albuquerque as the Mustangs take on Metropolitan State on Friday before playing Colorado Mesa and Western New Mexico on Saturday.
Midwestern State moved ahead one spot to No. 15 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released Wednesday afternoon.
The Mustangs improved to 4-2 on the season by taking its first NCAA Division II match of the season by an 8-1 margin over Texas-Permian Basin Saturday morning in San Antonio.
MSU boasts an overall 23-13 singles mark paced by sophomore Chris Norrie's hot 5-1 start, while junior Zack Santagate and sophomore Kyle Davidson are 5-1 at the top doubles spot to lead the Mustangs to an overall 14-4 team record.
The Mustangs are one of three teams from the South Central Region ranked amongst the Top 25 joining No. 19 Cameron and No. 22 St. Edward's (Texas) while Colorado Mesa (38th), St. Mary's (Texas) (39th), Metropolitan State (Colo.) (46th) and Western New Mexico (48th) also carry national rankings.