MSU Tennis and Track Roundup

Mustangs ride hot streak to 8-1 win over Arkansas-Fort Smith 

No. 14 Midwestern State stayed hot taking an 8-1 decision over 50th-ranked Arkansas-Fort Smith Saturday at the Fort Smith Athletic Club.

The Mustangs, who have rolled its last five opponents by a cumulative score of 42-3, battle No. 21 Northeastern State (Okla.) Tuesday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Center. First servce is set for 2 p.m.

MSU improved to 11-5 bouncing back from an 8-6 loss at the No. 1 doubles position as UA-Fort Smith's Abby White and Brttaney McCasin defeated Taylor Coffman and Kayla Casey, 8-6.

Juniors Lauren Pineda and Lindsay Nochowicz edged Lindsy Pearce and Madison Carr 8-4 at No. 2 while junior Madeline Schorlemmer teamed with sophomore Paige Boykin to beat UAFS' Abby Thompson and Taylor Price 8-5 at No. 3 to give the Mustangs the edge going into singles competition.

Midwestern swept all six matches to wrap up the victory.

Kayla Casey rolled past White for her fourth straight win at No. 1 6-3, 6-2, while Coffman won a battle of Taylors 6-3, 6-2 over Price at No. 2.

Schorlemmer extended her singles winning streak to five straight with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over McCasin at No. 3.

Sophomore Courtney Anderson beat Thompson 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 and Boykin blasted Pearce 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 as both players claimed a sixth straight decision.

Nochowicz improved to 11-3 in singles play with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Masa Podunavac at the No. 6 position.

Arkansas-Fort Smith dropped to 6-6 on the season.

No. 14 Mustangs rout Arkansas-Fort Smith, 9-0

Senior Kacper Boborykin is quickly closing in on his 100 dual victory at Midwestern State.

The senior from Neunkirchen, Germany claimed his 97th and 98th victories Saturday leading the 14th-ranked Mustangs to a 9-0 win over Arkansas-Fort Smith at the Fort Smith Athletic Club.

Boborykin teamed with Kyle Davidson to win his 42nd doubles' match for MSU 8-2 over Seth Laster and Grady McCain at the No. 2 spot before rolling to a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Cristobal Ramirez at the No. 1 singles pot.

It was the 56th singles victory for Boborykin, who has posted a 30-12 mark at the top spot for the Mustangs over the past two seasons.

Sophomore Ramon Toyos remained one of the hottest players in the region by taking his seventh consecutive decision 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 3 singles position to improve to 16-4 on the season.

Toyos and senior Tomas Grejtak improved to 14-3 as a double's tandem this season by claiming an 8-4 win over Ramirez and Jesse Green at No. 1, while Zack Santagate and Chris Norrie beat Eric Manning and Ryan Heslop at the No. 3 position to move to 5-2 as a pairing.

Davidson defeated Green 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 2 singles position while Norrie beat J.T. Tasker 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4, freshman Matt Tyer defeated Caleb Gunsch 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 and Grejtak routed Heslop 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6.

Midwestern State, which claimed its fifth straight win to improve to 15-5, takes on rival Cameron on Monday, April 13 in Lawton. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

Arkansas-Fort Smith fell to 2-9 on the season.

Flores gets in high gear at Victor Lopez Bayou Classic

Senior Ashley Flores received the confirmation she was seeking Saturday afternoon at the 33rd Annual Victor Lopez Bayou Classic at Rice University's Holloway Field/Ley Track.

The Haltom City native outkicked her section on the way to posting a school record time of 2:16.53 in the 800-meter run to place eighth in a Divison I heavy field.

Her goal wasn't necessarily to set a new standard or threaten the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time of 2:13.33, but it certainly fed into the bigger goal.

"We have been working on Ashley's speed since indoor nationals," MSU coach Koby Styles said. "This shows she is on the right track to developing the extra gear to be able to kick with some of the best in the country in the 1,500."

Flores also clocked MSU's top 400-meter time of the day with a 1:01.25 to highlight a solid final day at the Lopez Classic.

"It was a great afternoon for our middle distance group," Style said.

Sophomore transfer Tia Streeter finished 15th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.75 followed by fellow sophomore Maranda Rodriguez (2:23.00/22nd) and freshman April Pena (2:35.38/36th).

Rodriguez and Pena also clocked times of 1:01.45 and 1:04.48, respectively, in the 400-meter dash.

The Mustangs also enjoyed a solid showing Friday night as senior Michelle Krezonoski claimed a win in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 37:59.23.

Midwestern also boasted three runners under the 19-minute barrier with senior Kim Krezonoski taking an eighth-place showing with a time of 18:35.78 while senior Cara Mack was 12th with a n 18:51.14 and junior Brittany Adams was 13th with an 18:55.89.

Senior Danielle Chavarria shaved 15 seconds off of her time in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase turning in a time of 12:09.00 to finish ninth. She paced a 12:24.99 two weeks ago at the McMurry WarHawk Classic.

MSU competes in the West Texas Classic Saturday in Canyon.