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MSU Tennis power past 22nd-ranked St. Mary’s, 7-2

(Source: Midwestern State University) (Source: Midwestern State University)

The 23rd-ranked MSU Texas men's tennis team capitalized off its early momentum of taking three doubles matches to a 7-2 win over 22nd-ranked St. Mary's on Saturday at Rohrbach Stadium in San Antonio.
 
The Mustangs improve to 3-1 on the young season, taking down their first NCAA DII opponent of the year.
 
In doubles, MSU's tandem of Dillon Pineda and Nolan McCaig secured a huge upset, knocking off St. Mary's third-ranked team of Jeremiah Gonzalez and Bojan Popovic, 8-3 at the No. 1 line to get things started. The duo of Alex Martinez Roca and Angel Palacios upended the Rattler's 25th-ranked pair of Saisaurav Konakanchi and James Weatherhead, 8-4, at No. 3 before the pair of Vasudev Vijayaraman and Denney Norrie extended the MSU lead to 3-o with an 8-6 win over Jose Antelo and Brendan Brown at No. 2.
 
Midwestern State rode the momentum from doubles to first set wins on five-of-six singles courts. Freshman Nolan McCaig extended the lead to 4-0 for the Mustangs with a straight-sets win over Felix Hollaway, 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 5 spot before sophomore Angel Palacios clinched MSU's 16th-consecutive victory over the Rattlers, downing Alex Gee, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4. Junior Dillon Pineda picked up his first singles win of the spring, ousting Popovic, 6-4, 7-5 at the No. 2 line. Freshman Alex Martinez Roca improved to 4-0 on the year, dropping Weatherhead, 6-2, 0-6, 6-0 at No. 6.
 
The Rattlers got on the board, claiming the final two singles matches. Sophomore Joshua Sundaram and senior Vasudev Vijayaraman were each tripped up in tightly contested three-set matches.

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