Viking Sports Weekly (April 11)

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    •    CSU plays its final event before the League Championship on Friday and Saturday (April 15-16) at the Earl Yestingmeier Invitational hosted by Ball State.
    •    The Vikings finished as the runner-up at the Wright State Invitational (April 4-5) and have finished second, first and second in their last three events.
    •    Joey Krecic won the WSU Invitational with a 54-hole total of even par 213 (72-71-70). It was his second title of the season and he continues to lead the team with a 73.0 scoring average.
    •    Mitchell Moore carded a final round two-under-par 69 and finished in sixth place at 219 (74-76-69), while Patrick Luth tied for seventh place at 220 (73-77-70).

    •    The Vikings will be out of action until the Horizon League Championship which runs from April 22-24 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
    •    CSU's final regular season event, the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational, was canceled over the weekend due to snow and unplayable conditions in Northwest Ohio.

    •    CSU (8-23, 1-5 HL) plays six League games this week, starting with a three-game series at home vs. Youngstown State. The teams play a single game on Tuesday (April 12) and two on Wednesday (April 13).
    •    CSU dropped three games at Wright State over the weekend, including the final two on Sunday by one run each. Katelind Phillips went 6-for-11 in the three games and is sixth in the league in average (.394).
    •    Erica McNew is having another strong season at the plate, ranking second in average (.464) and home runs (7), fourth in RBI (27) and first in walks (28).

    •    The Vikings (10-9, 1-2 HL) will look to even their record in Horizon League play this weekend, hosting Green Bay on Sunday, April 17 in their lone contest of the week.
    •    Cleveland State dropped a tough 4-3 contest to Youngstown State on Friday (April 8), with Mirko Radosevic (No. 2) and Colton Buffington (No. 3) picking up singles wins.
    •    With his win last weekend, Radosevic who stands at 17-13 in singles play this year, just three wins shy of notching his first career 20-win season.

    •    Cleveland State (11-7, 5-0 HL) will put its seven-match win streak on the line this weekend, as the Vikings are set to host a trio of matches in their final homestand of the 2015-16 season.
    •    The Vikings will attempt to stay perfect in Horizon League, hosting Milwaukee (Saturday, April 16) and Green Bay (Sunday, April 17), while they will also face Case Western in a non-league match Saturday.
    •    Last weekend, CSU picked up a trio of wins, including a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Youngstown State to give the Penguins their first league loss of the year and keep CSU undefeated in the League.
    •    Victoria Bensimon led the Vikings on the weekend, going 3-0 in singles play along with picking up a doubles win against YSU. Isabella Spindler clinched the victory over YSU with a 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (9) win at No. 1 singles, rallying from an 0-5 deficit in the third set.


Isabella Spindler, Women's Tennis, Freshman, Clarkston, Mich.

Spindler led the Vikings to three wins over the weekend, winning two matches at No. 1 singles, two at No. 1 doubles and a match at No. 3 singles. In Friday's win over Youngstown State, Spindler clinched a 4-3 win, rallying from 0-5 down in the third set to win 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (9) in a battle of undefeated League teams.


Victoria Bensimon: The women's tennis junior went 3-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles to help CSU to a trio of wins last weekend.

Joey Krecic: The men's golf sophomore won the Wright State Invitational with rounds of 72-71-70, helping the Vikings to a runner-up finish at the event.

Erin O'Toole: The women's soccer senior earned the President's Award at the Academic Luncheon last week for the highest GPA among graduating seniors (3.93).


    Softball hosts Youngstown State, 3:00 pm

    Softball hosts Youngstown State, 3:00 pm (DH)

    Men's Golf at Ball State Invitational, All Day
    Softball at Valparaiso, 4:00 pm

    Men's Golf at Ball State Invitational, All Day
    Women's Tennis hosts Milwaukee, 11:00 am
    Softball at Valparaiso, 1:00 pm (DH)
    Women's Tennis hosts Case Western, 3:00 pm

    Men's Tennis hosts Green Bay, 10:00 am
    Women's Tennis hosts Green Bay, 2:00 pm