MSU Roundup: Golf, and Tennis

White records clincher, Mustangs defeat No. 41 St. Edward's

AUSTIN, TX (KAUZ) - Junior Abby White posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 6 singles to clinch a 5-4 win for No. 20 Midwestern State over No. 41 St. Edward's Friday afternoon at the Strohmeyer Varsity Tennis Courts.

Midwestern State (15-7) earned a much-needed victory over regional foe St. Edward's, who appeared just in front of the Mustangs at No. 3 in yesterday's South Central Regional rankings released by the NCAA. The top four teams in the region will advance to the NCAA postseason.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 2-1 advantage following doubles play with White and senior Maddie Schorlemmer earning the first point of the match with an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles. Freshman Greta Lazzarotto earned her team-high 20th win of the season, teaming up with sophomore Amy Clifton for a win on court two after claiming the final three games for an 8-6 triumph.

St. Edward's (14-6) got on the board with a win at No. 1 doubles with Anjali Sampath and Marissa Williams defeating the 23rd-ranked duo of senior Lindsay Nochowicz and freshman Eirini Kontaki, 9-7.

Midwestern quickly stretched its lead to 4-1 with wins on the top two courts. Kontaki earned a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles over Ivana Zecevic before 27th-ranked Schorlemmer downed Sampath on court one, 6-0, 6-3.

The Hilltoppers evened up the match at 4-4 with wins at Nos. 3-5 including a pair of three-set victories before White's clincher over Elisa Guillen. With the win, White improved to a team-best 14-3 in singles this season.

Midwestern State closes out its Lone Star Conference regular season slate Monday when the Mustangs play host to Texas A&M-Kingsville at 10 a.m. at the MSU Tennis Center.

No. 20 Midwestern State 5, No. 41 St. Edward's 4
Apr. 15, 2016 at Austin, Texas (Strohmeyer Varsity Tennis Courts)

Singles Competition
1. No. 27 Maddie Schorlemmer (MSU) def. Anjali Sampath (SEU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Eirini Kontaki (MSU) def. Ivana Zecevic (SEU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Marissa Williams (SEU) def. Greta Lazzarotto (MSU) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-1
4. Laura Galvan (SEU) def. Amy Clifton (MSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Valentina Martinez (SEU) def. Lindsay Nochowicz (MSU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
6. Abby White (MSU) def. Elisa Guillen (SEU) 6-1, 6-4 

Doubles Competition
1. Anjali Sampath/Marissa Williams (SEU) def. No. 23 Eirini Kontaki/Lindsay Nochowicz (MSU) 9-7
2. Amy Clifton/Greta Lazzarotto (MSU) def. Valentina Martinez/Elisa Guillen (SEU) 8-6
3. Abby White/Maddie Schorlemmer (MSU) def. Ivana Zecevic/Laura Galvan (SEU) 8-2 
 
Match Notes:
Midwestern State 15-7; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #4
St. Edward's 14-6; National ranking #41; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,4,3,5,6)

Mustangs stay perfect in region with win over No. 33 St. Edward's

The 11th-ranked Midwestern State men's tennis team remained perfect in South Central Region play Friday evening as the Mustangs earned a 5-2 win over No. 33 St. Edward's at the Strohmeyer Varsity Tennis Courts.

Midwestern State improved to 13-6 overall and 8-0 in regional play to bolster its resume for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. St. Edward's fell to 9-12 on the season with the loss.

Freshman Benjamin Neander clinched the win for the Mustangs on court five, rallying from a first set defeat to take down Mateus de Col, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, to give Midwestern the 5-2 victory.

The Mustangs took a 2-1 lead heading into singles action after wins at No. 1 and 2 doubles. The 19th-ranked duo of senior Kyle Davidson and junior Ramon Toyos defeated the No. 20 team of Charlie Shin and Ricardo Pineda on court one, 8-4, to put MSU up 1-0. Senior Zack Santagate and freshman Dillon Pineda added to the Mustangs lead with an 8-4 victory of their own at No. 2 doubles before the Hilltoppers posted an 8-6 win on court three.

Pineda was leading his match at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 2-6, 2-0, when Logan Buignet retired due to injury. No. 44 Davidson then stretched the MSU advantage to 4-1 with his 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 triumph over Pineda at No. 1 singles.

Maximo Agoglia recorded the lone singles win for the Hilltoppers on court three, defeating junior Chris Norrie, 6-2, 6-3.

Midwestern State next takes on NCAA Division I UT Arlington tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the UTA Tennis Center.

No. 11 Midwestern State 5, No. 33 St. Edward's 2
Apr. 15, 2016 at Austin, Texas (Strohmeyer Varsity Tennis Courts)

Singles Competition
1. No. 44 Kyle Davidson (MSU) def. Ricardo Pineda (SEU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
2. Charlie Shin (SEU) vs. Ramon Toyos (MSU) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 3-3, unfinished
3. Maximo Agoglia (SEU) def. Chris Norrie (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Dillon Pineda (MSU) def. Logan Buignet (SEU) 6-1, 2-6, 2-0, retired
5. Benjamin Neander (MSU) def. Mateus de Col (SEU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
6. Jared Fellows (SEU) vs. Dylan Hall (MSU) 5-5, unfinished

Doubles Competition
1. No. 19 Kyle Davidson/Ramon Toyos (MSU) def. No. 20 Charlie Shin/Ricardo Pineda (SEU) 8-4
2. Zack Santagate/Dillon Pineda (MSU) def. Maximo Agoglia/Mateus de Col (SEU) 8-4
3. Jared Fellows/Felix Bake (SEU) def. Chris Norrie/Daniel Gallivoda (MSU) 8-6 
 
Match Notes:
Midwestern State 13-6; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #2
St. Edward's 9-12; National ranking #33; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,1,3,5)

Mustangs ranked ninth in South Central Region rankings

Midwestern State is ranked ninth in the latest South Central Region rankings released Friday afternoon by the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Committee.

The Mustangs possess a 300.82 team stroke average to rank 60th nationally in GolfStat rankings an adjusted scoring average of 75.51 with a drop score of 81.

Juniors Colton Dorion (74.53), Thomas Smith (75.05) and Jared Baker (75.09) lead the Mustangs with sub-76 stroke averaged. The trio has combined for 15 rounds of par-or-better and eight rounds in the 60s.

Colorado-Colorado Springs tops the region followed by Colorado Christian, Western New Mexico, Oklahoma Christian, St. Mary's (Texas), Dallas Baptist, St. Edward's (Texas), Cameron, MSU and Regis (Colo.).
 
Ten teams and the top four individuals not on advancing teams from the South Central Region will compete with 10 programs from the West Region at the New Mexico State Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M. from May 2-4.
 
Tournament champions from the Heartland and Rocky Mountain Athletic conferences received automatic bids into super region play, while Lone Star Conference members which include MSU, Cameron, Texas A&M-Commerce and West Texas A&M must qualify for an at-large bid.
 
Midwestern State advanced to regional play in each of the last six seasons and in seven of the nine years since bringing back golf in 2007.
 
The Mustangs compete in the Lone Star Conference Championship beginning Monday at the Frisco Lakes Golf Club.

                                                                                 NCAA Division II Region Rankings
                                                                                        South Central

                                                                                         April 15, 2016

Rank School
1 Colorado-Colorado Springs
2 Colorado Christian
3 Western New Mexico
4 Oklahoma Christian
5 St. Mary's (Texas)
6 Dallas Baptist (Texas)
7 St. Edward's (Texas)
8 Cameron (Okla.)
9 Midwestern State (Texas)
10 Regis (Colo.)

Mustangs ranked 14th in latest West Super Region rankings

Midwestern State ranked 14th in the latest West Super Region rankings released Friday by the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Committee.

Tarleton State tops the rankings followed by Dallas Baptist (Texas), St. Mary's (Texas), California Baptist, Sonoma State (Calif.), Academy of Art (Calif.), Point Loma (Calif.), Western Washington, West Texas A&M, Chico State (Calif.), St. Edward's (Texas), Oklahoma Christian, Newman (Kan.) and MSU.
 
The top 12 teams and six individuals not on those teams will be selected to the participate in the NCAA Division II West Super Regional May 2-4 at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, Calif.  The top three teams from the Super Regional and the top three individuals not on those teams advance to the NCAA Division II Championship on May 18-21 at the CommonGround Golf Course in Denver, Colo.
 
The committee will announce the tournament field on Monday, April 25.
 
The Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Division II Super Regionals in each of the last four years finishing seventh last season.

Midwestern competes in the Lone Star Conference Championships on April 18-19 at the Frisco Lakes Golf Club.

                                                                                      NCAA Division II Region Rankings
                                                                                      West Super Region

                                                                                       April 15, 2016

Rank School
1 Tarleton State (Texas)
2 Dallas Baptist (Texas)
3 St. Mary's (Texas)
4 California Baptist
5 Sonoma State (Calif.)
6 Academy of Art (Calif.)
7 Point Loma (Calif.0
8 Western Washington
9 West Texas A&M
10 Chico State (Calif.)
11 St. Edward's (Texas)
12 Oklahoma Christian
13 Newman (Kan.)
14 Midwestern State (Texas)

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