MSU Tennis Roundup

Mustangs blast St. Edward's 8-1 in regional rematch

Midwestern State battered 34th-ranked St. Edward's (Texas) 8-1 in a rematch of the 2014 South Central Region finals Friday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center.

The Mustangs' 25th consecutive home win was much wider than the 5-4 decision they earned over the Hilltoppers to advance to the Sweet Sixteen last May.

Midwestern used a doubles' sweep to take control of the match as Tomas Grejtak and Ramon Toyos combined for an 8-5 win voer Felix Bake and Ricardo Pineda at No. 1, Kacper Boborykin and Kyle Davids beat Patrick Clynes and Maximo Agoglia 8-2 at No. 2 and Zack Santagate and Chris Norrie bested Sortiris Tsiumas and Davor Ivkovic 8-3 at No. 3.

Toyos put the Mustangs on the brink of clinching the win by improving to 15-4 in singles play with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Pineda at the No. 3 spot.

Norrie would score the clincher with a straight-set 6-3, 6-4 win over Agoglia at No. 4 to improve to an impressive 14-5 overall in singles play this season.

Davidson came back to defeat Bake 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 2 position, while St. Edward's claimed its lone win at No. 1 as Clynes defeated Boborykin 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.

Freshman Matt Tyer and Grejtak finished off wins at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots for the Mustangs.

Midwestern State (14-5) takes on Arkansas-Fort Smith Saturday afternoon on the road. First servce is set for 2 p.m.

St. Edward's dropped to 5-8 on the season.

Women: No. 14 Mustangs blitz St. Edward's 9-0 for fourth straight win

Midwestern State blitzed No. 36 St. Edward's (Texas) 9-0 to extend its winning streak to four matches Friday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center.

The Mustangs improved to 10-5 overall while moving to 5-1 in the South Central Region. MSU also upped its mark against regionally ranked foes to 8-4.

MSU hits the road to take on Arkansas-Fort Smith Saturday afternoon. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

Midwestern stayed hot delivering its second consecutive sweep and has outscored the last four opponents by a 34-2 cumulative count.

Senior Taylor Coffman combined with junior Kayla Casey for their sixth consecutive win at the No. 1 doubles spot taking down 22nd-ranked Brooke Hughes and Alexandra Khadhyzan 8-2.

The Mustangs completed the doubles' sweep with 8-5 wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 spots.

Sophomore Courtney Anderson headlined singles play by improving to 9-1 on the season with a 7-6, 7-5 win over Francesca Chaher at the No. 4 position while Kayla Casey, Coffman and Madeline Schorlemmer claimed wins at the top three spots.

The Mustangs used a freshman duo at the Nos. 5 and 6 positions to polish off the sweep as Carrie Casey beat Summer Biggs 6-2, 6-1 and Alexis Arrieta rolled past Marissa Williams 6-1, 6-4.

St. Edward's dropped to 8-7 on the season.