News from MSU Media Relations--November 3

The latest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...Men's Tennis and MSU Athletics.

Men's Tennis
TALLAHASEE, Fla. - The Mississippi State men's tennis team concluded its fall season at the Seminole Invitational with four victories in singles action on Sunday.

Senior Ryan Farlow, who won his opening match in the B Draw on Saturday, won his quarterfinal match against Creighton Blanchard of Alabama, edging Southeastern Conference foe in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, followed by a slip up in his semifinal match to Alex Emery of UAB, 6-1, 6-1.

In A Draw consolation play, junior Chris Doerr took his opening match over Sander Gille of East Tennessee State 6-1, 7-5 before dropping a match to Simon Childs of Louisville, 6-3, 6-4. Also seeing action in A Draw consolation play, sophomore Antonio Lastre picked up two victories over Brian Ly of UAB, 6-2, 6-4, and Andrew Felsenthal of Alabama in a three-set match, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

MSU will prepare for spring action opening on Jan. 16 in Lexington, Ky., at the SEC Indoor Championships.

MSU Athletics
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Mississippi State Athletic Department announced Sunday that it will auction 10 of the football helmets worn in Saturday's MSU-Kentucky game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness beginning Monday morning.

The week-long auction will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT Monday, November 3, and end Monday, November 10, at 5 p.m. CT. Those wishing to place bids on the helmets should visit auction headquarters on during that time period (bidders should note that the auction items will not appear in auction headquarters until the starting time of 8:30 a.m. CT, Monday, Nov. 3).

Winners of the helmets will be contacted Tuesday, November 11.

Fans who have existing Dog Tag accounts should log in with their normal account information and will be able to monitor their auction history through their account. Those that do not have exisiting accounts should simply click the "Create Account" button on the auction home page to begin the simple bidding process.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward breast cancer research.

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