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Tennis teams win conference finales

Men’s Golf
The Muhlenberg men's golf team found itself in fifth out of seven in a tight field after the first day of the Centennial Conference Championships.

The Mules trail co-leaders Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg by just 11 strokes. McDaniel and Swarthmore are ahead of the Mules by just four strokes and one stroke, respectively.

Senior Biff Slocum shot a season-best 75 and is tied for sixth, just three shots behind the leader. Sophomore Zachary Oyer is tied for 10th after shooting a 77.

Track
The track teams competed at Division I Lehigh. Sophomore Peter Rice won the 400 in 49.99, breaking 50 flat for the second weekend in a row. Senior Alex Faust improved on her NCAA provisional mark in the pole vault by clearing 12-1.
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Softball
Ursinus, which came into the doubleheader with the lowest staff ERA in Division III (0.75), held the Muhlenberg softball team to one run and five hits in a 5-0, 2-1 sweep.

Two of the hits were doubles by junior Jess Kasza in the second game. The first led to a run scoring on a wild pitch in the top of the first, but the Bears (27-5, 15-1) tied the score in the third and plated the eventual winning run in the fourth.

Freshman Brielle Klein had the lone hit in the first game for the Mules (12-19, 6-10), a third-inning double. Muhlenberg struck out a Centennial Conference-record 18 times in the opener.
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Both Muhlenberg tennis teams brought their Centennial Conference schedules to an end with close victories at Gettysburg.

Matt Kral
Kral's last two doubles wins have come in tiebreaks - both of which he and his partner won, 7-4.
The men knocked off the Bullets, 5-4. The Mules (5-8, 3-6) took two of the three doubles matches; sophomore Jordan Rutt and junior Robbie Goldwein won 8-3 at No. 1, and senior Matt Kral and junior Wayne Mitchel took No. 2 in a tiebreak, 9-8 (7-4).

Gettysburg (9-8, 3-6) took a 3-2 match lead with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, but Muhlenberg rattled off the next three to take the dual match. Kral and senior Mark Apostolos won at fourth and sixth singles, respectively, and Goldwein clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 2.

The Mules fell to Franklin & Marshall, 9-0, on Senior Day yesterday. Kral, Apostolos and Yoni Farber were honored before the match before facing off against a regionally ranked and playoff-bound Diplomat (10-7, 6-2) squad.
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The women beat Gettysburg, 6-3, behind their four junior captains, who cruised in doubles play. Caitie Druker and Sara Sutker won at No. 1, 8-1, and Danielle Winston and Lindsay Schmidt didn't lose a game in an 8-0 victory at No. 2.

The quartet then all won in straight sets for the Mules (6-8, 5-5) at first through fourth singles. Druker dropped just one game in the first set at No. 1 before being challenged in the second, 7-5. Winston won her first set at No. 3 in a tiebreak, 7-6 (7-4), before cruising, 6-1, in the second. Schmidt won a similar match at No. 4, 7-5, 6-1. Sutker took the second set at No. 2 6-0.

The win ensured Muhlenberg finished at .500 or better in the CC for the 10th consecutive season.
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