MSU Roundup: Track and Tennis

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Midwestern State rolled to its second straight 8-1 result beating NCAA Division III Trinity (Texas) Friday afternoon at Al G. Hill, Jr. Tennis Stadium.

The Mustangs, who improved to 8-5 on the season, takes on Texas A&M-Kingsville in their Lone Star Conference opener Satruday afternoon King High School. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

Midwestern cruised to a 3-0 lead after doubles play with junior Kayla Casey and senior Taylor Coffman beating Lisa Southwick and Marie Lutz 8-1 at No. 1, juniors Lauren Pineda and Lindsay Nochowicz defeated Cheyenne Duncan and Gabrielle Roe 8-2 at No. 2 and junior Madeline Schorlemmer and sophomore Paige Boykin belted Nicole Rueb and Kirsty Hamilton 8-1 at No. 3.

The Mustangs claimed wins in two of the three singles matches that went to split sets.

Schorlemmer outlasted Caroline White 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 at No. 3 while sophomore Courtney Anderson beat Roe 7-6, 4-6, 10-7 at No. 4.

Trinity's Southwick gave the Tigers their lone win of the match by taking a 6-3, 2-6, 10-6 decision over Coffman at No. 2.

Casey, Boykin and Nochowicz all claimed straight set victories at Nos. 1, 5 and 6 respectively.

Trinity fell to 5-8 on the season.

Midwestern State rebounded from a close 4-3 loss to Division I Nicholls State (La.) to dominate Trinity (Texas) 7-2 Friday afternoon.

The Mustangs, who moved to 11-5 on the season, take on the 8th-ranked junior college side in the nation in Laredo CC Saturday in Kingsville. First serve is set for 10 a.m.

MSU controlled the upper half of singles play against Nicholls State led by seniors Kacper Boborykin and Kyle Davidson, who claimed straight-set wins at the Nos. 1 and 2 spots.

Sophomore Ramon Toyos put the Mustangs within one win of the clinched by outlasting Evan Karatzas 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 3 position.

MSU sophomore Chris Norrie stretched Bernard Wezeman to three sets at No. 4 before falling 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. The Colonels clinched the victory by taking victories at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots.

MSU senior Tomas Grejtak teamed with Toyos to give the Mustangs their lone doubles win over Partha Adovely and Lukas Clemens 8-7 at the No. 1 spot.

Midwestern swept all six singles contests later in the afternoon against Trinity, which is ranked 7th in NCAA Division III.

Boborykin rolled past Jordan Mayer 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 and Davidson beat Clayton Niess 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 while Toyos doubled up Chas Mayer 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 and Norrie defeated Kevin Lee 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4.

Freshman Matt Tyer rolled past Eliot Guin 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 and Grejtak completed the singles' sweep with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Alvaro Hobbs at No. 6.

Boborykin and Davidson pulled the Mustangs to within 2-1 following doubles play taking an 8-4 decision over Chas Mayer and Guin at No. 2.

Nicholls State improved to 6-7 on the season, while Trinity dropped to 10-7.

Midwestern State finished 13th in a strong distance medley relay field Friday night in the Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

The Mustangs squad of senior Cara Mack (1,200 meters), freshman April Pena (400 meters), Flores (800 meters) and sophomore Tia Streeter (1,500 meters) clocked a 12:22.58 which would have rated as the second-best indoor time in program history.

The DMR, however, is not typcially ran outdoors but Cristina Alcantar, C.J. Frizzell, Ana Lopez and Flores combined to run a then-LSC record 12:06.75 in the 2014 LSC Indoor Championships.

Baylor (11:18.80) edged Oklahoma State (11:19.03) to claim the win in the event with Kansas finishing third with a time of 11:21.69.

Midwestern State was the lone NCAA Division II squad in the race finishing behind former Lone Star Conference members Abilene Christian (11:46.04/8th) and Incarnate Word (12:13.30/12th) while Wayland Baptist took 10th with a time of 11:54.38.

The event closes out a two-day run for MSU at the 88th runner of the Texas Relays.

Senior Emma Ramirez paced an 11:16.09 to place ninth in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase Thursday night, while senior Ashley Flores finished 10th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:42.74.

Midwestern State competes in the Victor Lopez Classic hosted by Rice University on April 3-4 in Houston.