MSU Tennis Gets Sweep On Senior Day

Mustangs close out regular season with sweep on Senior Day

WICHITA FALLS, TX - No. 11 Midwestern State concluded the 2016 regular season in dominant fashion Friday afternoon as the Mustangs claimed a 9-0 win over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Senior Day.

Prior to the match, the men's tennis program honored seniors Kyle Davidson and Zack Santagate as the duo played their final regular season home match at the MSU Tennis Center.

Midwestern State (15-8) took little time in recording a doubles sweep over the Lions, dropping just four games across all three courts for an early 3-0 advantage.
The 19th-ranked tandem of Davidson and junior Ramon Toyos cruised to an 8-0 win at No. 1 before Santagate and freshman Dillon Pineda added an 8-1 victory on court two. Junior Chris Norrie and freshman Benjamin Neander completed the sweep with an 8-3 triumph at No. 3 doubles.

Pineda led 5-0 in the first set when Grady McCain retired to give MSU a 4-0 advantage before Norrie clinched the match at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win.
Neander and Hall earned a pair of straight-set wins at the bottom of the lineup before Toyos and No. 19 Davidson concluded the match with wins on the top two courts with Davidson closing it out with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 1.

The Mustangs will learn their NCAA first round opponent when the NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Selection Show airs Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. (CT) on

No. 11 Midwestern State 9, Arkansas-Fort Smith 0
Apr. 22, 2016 at Wichita Falls, Texas (MSU Tennis Center)

Singles Competition
1. No. 44 Kyle Davidson (MSU) def. Josh Coleman (UAFS) 6-2, 6-3
2. Ramon Toyos (MSU) def. Eric Manning (UAFS) 6-3, 6-0
3. Chris Norrie (MSU) def. Luke Anderson (UAFS) 6-1, 6-0
4. Dillon Pineda (MSU) def. Grady McCain (UAFS) 5-0, retired
5. Benjamin Neander (MSU) def. Pedro Carvalho (UAFS) 6-1, 6-0
6. Dylan Hall (MSU) def. Eli Harper (UAFS) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Competition
1. No. 19 Kyle Davidson/Ramon Toyos (MSU) def. Josh Coleman/Eric Manning (UAFS) 8-0
2. Zack Santagate/Dillon Pineda (MSU) def. Luke Anderson/Grady McCain (UAFS) 8-1
3. Chris Norrie/Benjamin Neander (MSU) def. Gavin Beach/Eli Harper (UAFS) 8-3
Match Notes:
Arkansas-Fort Smith 2-14
Midwestern State 15-8; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,3,5,6,2,1)

Mustangs defeat UAFS on Senior Day, Linn earns 100th career win 

The 20th-ranked Midwestern State women's tennis team closed out their home slate Friday afternoon with a 7-2 win over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Senior Day.

The program honored seniors Lindsay NochowiczLauren Pineda and Maddie Schorlemmer as they played their final regular season home match at the MSU Tennis Center. 

Midwestern State (17-7) won its third-straight contest, claiming two of three doubles matches before earning five wins in straight sets in singles to give head coach Scott Linn his 100th career win with the program, improving to 100-47 (.680) in his sixth season with the team.

Nochowicz clinched the match for the Mustangs at No. 5 singles, earning a 6-1, 6-0 victory to put MSU up 5-1. Nochowicz also teamed up with freshman Eirini Kontaki at No. 1 doubles as the 23rd-ranked duo posted an 8-6 win for the first point of the match.

Arkansas-Fort Smith (2-15) evened the match at 1-1 with Madison Carr and Kendra Dinsmore earning an 8-6 win over Schorlemmer and junior Abby White at No. 3 doubles. However, the Mustangs would go back in front with sophomore Amy Clifton and freshman Greta Lazzarotto winning the last three games for a 9-7 victory at No. 2. Lazzarotto notched her 15th-straight doubles win to improve to a team-best 22-2 on the season.

White and Kontaki quickly extended the MSU lead in singles play with a pair of straight-set wins for a 4-1 advantage before Nochowicz's clincher. White moved to a team-high 16-3 on the season with her 10th win at No. 6.

Carr posted her second win of the day for the Lady Lions at No. 4 singles after Clifton retired while leading 6-4, 2-2.

Lazzarotto and 27th-ranked Schorlemmer closed out the match for the Mustangs with a pair of dominant wins for the 7-2 victory.

Midwestern State wraps up the regular season tomorrow at noon with a matchup against No. 16 Northeastern State at the NSU Tennis Complex in Tahlequah, Okla.

No. 20 Midwestern State 7, Arkansas-Fort Smith 2
Apr. 22, 2016 at Wichita Falls, Texas (MSU Tennis Center)

Singles Competition
1. No. 27 Madeline Schorlemmer (MSU) def. Lindsy Pearce (UAFS) 6-2, 6-2
2. Eirini Kontaki (MSU) def. Annie Tarwater (UAFS) 6-1, 6-1
3. Greta Lazzarotto (MSU) def. Abby Thompson (UAFS) 6-0, 6-3
4. Madison Carr (UAFS) def. Amy Clifton (MSU) 4-6, 2-2, retired
5. Lindsay Nochowicz (MSU) def. Tristen Brunson (UAFS) 6-1, 6-0
6. Abby White (MSU) def. Jaycie Wright (UAFS) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Competition
1. No. 23 Eirini Kontaki/Lindsay Nochowicz (MSU) def. Lindsy Pearce/Annie Tarwater (UAFS) 8-6
2. Amy Clifton/Greta Lazzarotto (MSU) def. Abby Thompson/Taylor Price (UAFS) 9-7
3. Madison Carr/Kendra Dinsmore (UAFS) def. Madeline Schorlemmer/Abby White (MSU) 8-6
Match Notes:
Arkansas-Fort Smith 2-15
Midwestern State 17-7; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,2,5,4,3,1)

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