ADA — By virtue of strong play throughout much of the spring and a strong finish at the recent Lone Star Conference Golf Championships, the East Central University men’s team has qualified for the NCAA Division II South Central Regional, set for May 2-4, at the Territory Golf Club in Duncan.

The Tigers, who took fifth place at the LSC Championships on Tuesday, reached a No. 10 regional ranking this week. ECU, rated 14th in the region last week, finished ahead of Northeastern State, Southwestern Oklahoma State and West Texas A&M at the LSC. All three of those teams were ranked higher than the Tigers in last week’s regional poll.

ECU, behind the play of sophomore Bryeson Lance, posted a 6-over-par team score of 870 for the three-day, three-round conference event at the par-72 WinStar Course in Thackerville.

Lance fired a 6-under-par 210 for the three rounds, including a 4-under 68 in the second round and a 5-under 67 in the third to finish in a tie for fifth place and fuel the Tigers, who were in seventh after one round and sixth after two.

Teammate and senior Zac Pool, an All-LSC Second Team selection, finished at 3-over for the tournament, including a 2-under 70 in the second round, for 17th place overall.

Other members of the team include sophomore Jeff Weisheit, who tied 22nd at the LSC Tournament; freshman Travis Keeley, who tied for 30th; and senior Michael Vassella, who finished 43rd.

As a team, the Tigers have made strong showings at several tournaments this spring, including winning the championship of the Crawford-Wade Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce, at Pottsboro, Texas, as well as taking fourth at the Henderson State Tournament in Hot Springs, Ark., and finishing fifth at the Midwestern State Tourney in Wichita Falls, Texas.

ECU men's tennis team beats SOSU; falls to Abilene Christian at LSC Tourney

 OKLAHOMA CITY — The East Central University men’s tennis team rolled to a 5-0 first-round win over Southeastern Oklahoma State, but suffered a 5-1 loss at the hands of Abilene Christian Friday in the Lone Star Conference Men’s Tennis Championships at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

The Tigers, who went to 8-7 on the season with Friday’s dual split, won all three doubles matches against the Savage Storm while LSC Men’s Player of the Year Andres Nunez (No. 1 singles) and Mitch Sholty (No. 6) rolled to straight-set victories to end the contest.

Nunez downed Jose Alejandro Argumedo Bonet, 6-0, 6-3 and Sholty was a 6-0, 6-3 victor over Jonathan Rodriguez.

Against ACU, ECU’s only win came at No. 1 Singles as Nunez claimed a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Eldad Campbell.

 

ECU 5, Southeastern 0

DOUBLES

No. 1 – Andres Nunez/Dai Edwardes-Evans (ECU) def. Jose Alejandro Argumedo Bonet/Travis Truax, 8-6

No. 2 – Stefan Stein/Samuel Moore (ECU) def. Oriol Vidal Cortes/Dave Henkel, 8-1

No. 3 – Carlos Muro/Mitch Sholty (ECU) def. Jonathan Rodriguez/Kevin Longo, 8-4

SINGLES

No. 1 – Andres Nunez (ECU) def. Jose Alejandro Argumedo Bonet, 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 – Did Not Finish

No. 3 – Did Not Finish

No. 4 – Did Not Finish

No. 5 – Did Not Finish

No. 6 – Mitch Sholty (ECU) def. Jonathan Rodriguez, 6-0, 6-3

 

Abilene Christian 5, ECU 1

DOUBLES

No. 1 – Luke Hawk/Bryan Joiner (ACU) def. Andres Nunez/Dai Edwardes-Evans, 8-4

No. 2 – Eldad Campbell/John Strahl (ACU) def. Stefan Stein/Samuel Moore, 8-5

No. 3 – Brett Proctor/Alfredo Desiati (ACU) def. Carlos Muro/Mitch Sholty, 8-3

SINGLES

No. 1 – Andres Nunez (ECU) def. Eldad Campbell, 6-2, 6-4

No. 2 – Did Not Finish

No. 3 – Did Not Finish

No. 4 – Did Not Finish

No. 5 – Bryan Joiner (ACU) def. Carlos Muro, 6-1, 6-0

No. 6 – Brett Proctor (ACU) def. Mitch Sholty, 6-4, 6-1

 Northeastern State ousts East Central from LSC Women's Tennis Tourney, 5-0

OKLAHOMA CITY — The East Central University women’s tennis team had a short stay at the Lone Star Conference Championships on Friday as Northeastern State rolled to a 5-0 first-round dual victory over the Lady Tigers at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

ECU, which concluded the season at 4-9, dropped all three doubles matches to launch the dual before Nilsa Ramirez (No. 4 singles) and Kristen Clubb (No. 6) suffered straight-set losses in singles play to end the contest.

Northeastern 5, ECU 0

DOUBLES

No. 1 – Zuzanna Osinska/Emina Spirtovic (NSU) def. Julia Arguello/Marta Valles, 8-3

No. 2 – Claire Chanay/Ivana Belejova (NSU) def. Nilsa Ramirez/Kristen Clubb, 9-8

No. 3 – Michaela Romanova/Karolina Cichon (NSU) def. Kendra Coltrain/Noelia Caballero, 8-1

SINGLES

No. 1 – Did Not Finish

No. 2 – Did Not Finish

No. 3 – Did Not Finish

No. 4 – Ivana Belejova (NSU) def. Nilsa Ramirez, 6-2, 6-1

No. 5 – Did Not Finish

No. 6 – Karolina Cichon (NSU) def. Kristen Clubb, 6-1, 6-1

 

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