Mavericks earn wins to wrap up fall tennis schedule
The Mesa State College men’s and women’s tennis teams picked up victories Saturday to wrap up the fall portion of the season.
The men (5-2) won two of the three doubles matches to defeat Colorado State University-Pueblo 5-4 at Canyon View Park and the women defeated CSU-Pueblo 7-2.
The men did it without Alex Barrios playing singles. The freshman injured his shoulder after the doubles match warming up for singles. Mesa State coach Dan MacDonald said it’s not a serious injury.
Another freshman, Jonathan Casson, played in Barrios’ spot and came through with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles. Joseph Aragon won at No. 5 singles and Isaac Brown rallied from a set down to seal the win at No. 6.
Mesa defeated the Colorado School of Mines men’s club team 6-3 late Friday night at the Junction Indoor Tennis Center, winning three singles matches in a third set.
The Mesa women swept the doubles and won four of six singles matches against the ThunderWolves.
The Mavericks won at No. 2, 3, 4 and 6 singles.
Mesa State is in seventh place after one round in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Fall Championship in St. Paul, Minn.
The Mavericks are at 332, led by Kristina Casillas at 8-over-par 80. She is tied for eighth.
Jennifer Hilts shot an 81, Jessica Berve 84, Afton Balling 87 and Michelle Stripp 89.
Augustana (S.D.) leads the tournament at 308. Western New Mexico is second with 323 and Minnesota State-Mankato scored 326.
Michelle Narveson of Winona State and Allie Ostrander of Augustana share the individual lead with 75.
The NSIC Fall Championship continues today with 72 holes to determine the conference champion.
Mesa State and Western New Mexico aren’t eligible for the NSIC championship title, but are competing in the tournament for regional ranking purposes.