Tennis teams split...
The South Dakota State women's tennis team defeated Metro State, while the men dropped a tight decision...
The women rebounded from a loss against Northern Colorado with a 7-2 win over regionally-ranked Metro State.
SDSU scored the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2. Jenny Blackburne and Brooke Henry teamed up at the top spot for an 8-4 win, while Bryna Nasenbeny and Megan McDougall rolled to an 8-2 win at No. 2.
In singles, Nasenbeny cruised at No. 1 with a 6-1, 6-1 win, which set the tone for the rest of the team. The Jacks took the top four matches, as well as No. 6. Blackburne, Henry and McDougall won at No. 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Anna Botzet earned a win at No. 6, as well.
The women improved to 5-6 with the win.
On the men's side, where Metro State is ranked nationally, the Jacks fell 5-4.
The two schools split the singles matches, which was not enough for the Jacks. Parker Lawley posted a convincing 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 3. James Thorp won at No. 4, and Alejandro Marin won in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 5.
The men drop to 4-8 on the season, with Wednesday's result against Air Force missing from the record.
Complete results from today's meets are available at the beginning of this article.
The SDSU men return to action on March 23 against IUPUI in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The women take a longer break, facing South Dakota and Oakland on March 29 in Fort Wayne, Ind.