Quick Sports: Tennis teams sweep conference road trips

Men’s tennis team captures share of regular-season conference championship

An undefeated trip to San Diego helped the No. 45-ranked Horned Frogs claim a share of their second straight Mountain West Conference regular-season championship.

The three-match road trip began Thursday when the Horned Frogs handed No. 41 New Mexico its first conference loss of the season with a 5-2 victory. The Lobos can still claim a share of the regular-season championship if they defeat San Diego State University at home April 21.

The Horned Frogs saw a similar result Friday when they defeated No. 38 San Diego State 4-2 on the Aztecs’ home court. Doubles matches were postponed so singles matches could be completed because of a threat of rain. The doubles matches were canceled once the Horned Frogs had won four singles matches, sealing the match.

The team wrapped up its perfect weekend with a 5-0 victory over Air Force on Saturday. The Horned Frogs overpowered the Falcons, taking all five singles matches in straight sets. Once again, doubles matches were not played.

The three victories pushed the team’s record to 11-10 on the season. The team had not been above .500 until its win on Saturday. The team went 5-1 in its final six regular-season matches, all against MWC opponents.

The MWC Championships are slated to begin April 22 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Women’s tennis team wins sixth straight

The women matched the success of the men’s tennis team with three conference wins late last week at the Randy Briggs Tennis Bubble in Albuquerque.

The three matches concluded the conference portion of the team’s schedule and gave the Horned Frogs six consecutive victories. The team accumulated a 7-1 record in the MWC this season and a 13-9 record overall.

The closest match of the trip came against Air Force on Thursday, but the team came out on top 5-2.

The team topped both Wyoming and Colorado State 7-0 on Friday to wrap up the road trip.

The Horned Frogs will finish up the regular season April 17 when they host Baylor at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Flyin’ Frogs compete at Texas Tech Invitational

The men’s and women’s track and field teams collected nine NCAA regional qualifying marks Thursday at the Texas Tech Invitational.

Earning the marks were members of the women’s 4X100, Kishelle Paul (100-meter hurdles), Jessica Young (400 meters), Jessica Clarke (400 meters), Candis Kelley (shot put) and Stormy Harrison (shot put). On the men’s side, Mychal Dungey (200 meters), Sean Zurko (800 meters) and the men’s 4X100 earned regional marks as well.

The Flyin’ Frogs will host the TCU Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex.