TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Mississippi State men's tennis team concluded its fall season at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships Sunday, winning two matches against players from Miami. State's Ryan Farlow and the doubles team of Farlow and Eric Lim were both victorious on the final day of action.
Farlow, a sophomore from Madison, defeated Miami's Josip Rupena 6-2, 6-1 to win his third straight singles match of the tournament and finish the fall with an 8-5 record. In other singles action, MSU freshman Pjotrs Necajevs fell 6-2, 6-1 to 70th-ranked Daniel Vallverdu of Miami while State's Lim fell 6-3, 7-5 to the Hurricane's Vivek Subramian.
In doubles, State split a pair of matches. The tandem of Farlow and Lim defeated Miami's Hector Nieto and Barnabas Carrega 9-7 while Necajevs and Artem Kuznetsov fell in a tiebreaker to Miami's Vallverdu and Subramian.
"The fall season went very well for us this year," said MSU head coach Sylvain Guichard. "Our younger guys were very competitive and it allowed them to learn some things going into the spring. We still have alot of work to do but we definitely had one of the better fall seasons in years."
State's next action will come Jan. 19-22 at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championship in New Orleans, La. The first dual match of the season will be Feb. 3 when the Bulldogs host UAB.
AUBURN, Ala. - The Mississippi State women's golf squad wrapped up play at the Derby Invitational and its fall season Sunday at the Auburn University Club. The Lady Bulldogs fired a 317 in the second round and finished in 16th place.
Sophomore Jillian Jones led State, finishing in a tie for 58th after a round of 79 on Sunday. Senior Amanda Mathis also fired a 79 in the second round and finished the tournament in a tie for 64th. Junior Julia Huh and sophomore Leigh Phillips both finished the tournament with a 160 while freshman Suzanne Stanley finished with a 168.
Auburn shot a field-best 291 in the second round to claim the team title by 12 strokes. Alabama finished in second while Tennessee finished third. Auburn's Marisa Milligan shot a 1-under 71 Sunday and finished the tournament +1-over par to win the individual competition by one stroke.
The Lady Bulldogs will open its spring season Feb. 24-26, when they compete in the Chrysler Challenge in Sandestin, Fla.