Mustangs lose at Southlake

Damian Atamenwan

The Midwestern State tennis team saw its season demise after losing 5-1 to the University of Incarnate Word at the Lone Star Conference Championship Friday.

Luke Joyce teamed up with Kacper Boborykin at No.3 doubles to defeat Brandon Davis and Chris Lawson 8-3 as the Mustangs claimed their only point of the tournament. However, the Cardinals already had a two point advantage from previous matches.

Junior Colby Meeks partakes in a practice drill Thursday afternoon. Photo by Damian Atamenwan

Aiden DeLeon and Carlos Olvera took the liberty of thrashing Jarrod Liston and Tomas Grejtak 8-4 at No.1 singles while David Ballenger combined forces with Luke Trautmann to take down Mario Urban and Colby Meeks at No.2 doubles.

The Mustangs proceeded to the singles competitions with the intention to make a comeback but UIW wanted the win more. Olvera defeated Joyce at No.1 singles to double his team’s lead before Leury Arias extended the Cardinal’s lead with a victory over Meeks at No.2 singles. Incarnate Word could finally call themselves winners after Liston fell to Ballenger 6-2, 6-4 at No.4 singles.

Midwestern State ended its season with a 9-11 record.


The Midwestern State women’s tennis team suffered a disappointing 5-1 loss against Tarleton State University in the Lone Star Conference Championship Friday.

MSU, who had lost 6-1 to Tarleton State earlier this season, was determined to avenge the defeat but the TexAnns fought harder for clear victory.

Leah Roberts and Taylor Coffman registered the Lady Mustangs’ only point when they defeated the combination of Silvia Nieva-Garcia and Kayla Deatherage 8-0 at No.3 doubles. The duo have been playing remarkably all season and were significant in the Midwestern State senior day matches at the Mustangs Courts.

However, Tarleton dominated the other doubles competitions with Melanie Barnes and Karla Martinez defeating Rozike van Rensburg and Lindsey Holcomb 9-7 and Makenzie Mitchel and Alicia Perez securing 9-8 victory over Sarita Adhikary and Lindsey Buenger.

The singles competition wasn’t impressive at all for the Lady Mustangs who lost every set of every match. Perez was delighted as she beat Van Rensburg 6-3, 6-1 at No.1 singles to give Tarleton a great advantage. Martinez met and defeated Holcomb for the second time with scores of 6-0 and 6-1 while Barnes finished up the fixture with a 6-2,6-2 win over Adhikary.

Midwestern State ended the season with a 8 -13 record.