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Knapp, rcbis! uta top 10 finish as it finished ninth in the 18-
;am field at the Verizon ‘Mo’Morial
burnament at the Briarcrest Country Club in
Iryan. The Buckeyes of Ohio State came away
nth top honors, posting a two-day score of
16, showing why it is ranked No. 6 in the
^B>n. Michigan State finished second with a
com of 630, and Texas Christian University
aided out the top three with a score of 633.
It was a disappointing finish for the
vglies, who had high hopes going into their
onle tournament. A&M head coach Jeanne
lutfcerland only needed two words to
•^■ribe the way her team felt after their two
ouid total 654.
I^K-lugely disappointing,” Sutherland said.
dH’he Aggies came into the second round tied
or fourth with a legitimate chance to move up
n tiie standings but could never put enough
;ckxi shots together to make something happen.
i^Bl felt good on the front nine,” Sutherland
aid “We made the turn and had a couple of
>ad kicks and bad bounces and instead of
iccepting them and going on, we let them get
Rirlconfidence down.”
A&M had to adjust to the unexpected cold
veather and a home course that was not very
riendly. Even though the Aggies were play-
ng at home, the weather conditions took
iwa> a little of their advantage, said fresh-
nan Nicole Melton.
‘The high winds dried out the course,”
Vlelton said. ‘‘[The course] was different than
we were accustomed to playing, and it played
i little foreign to all of us.”
The Aggies may not have finished where
they had hoped but after a rough couple of
days, a bright spot can be found in Melton’s
play. The freshman finished fifth in a tough
field with a two-day score of 154.
“I think we learn every week we play, some
time^ you learn from the good stuff and some
times from the bad stuff,” Sutherland said.
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Ags blast UTA
By Doug Puentes
The No. 13 Texas A&M baseball
team continued its early season
domination of midweek games as it
scored 13 runs in the first four
innings to cruise to a 15-5 victory
over the University of Texas-
Arlington Mavericks on Tuesday at
Olsen Field.
Every A&M starter had at least
one hit, led by senior right fielder
Neal Stephenson, who went 2-for-4
with three RBIs and four runs scored.
The victory keeps the Aggies (14-
4, 3-0 Big 12) in line with one of its
goals heading into the season — stay
ing undefeated in midweek games.
A&M has taken care of business
in the midweek games, defeating
Southwest Texas State, 11-3, and
Sam Houston State, 18-5, earlier
this season.
“Right now we haven’t lost one
and that was one of our goals ” said
A&M head coach Mark Johnson.
“We broke down little parts of our
season, and one of them was
Tuesday games, and I told the team,
with our pitching staff, we should
have a chance to make a pretty good
run on the Tuesday ball games.”
After the Mavericks (7-9) took a
1 -0 lead in the first inning, the Aggies
stormed back with five runs in the
bottom of the inning to take the lead.
With the bases loaded and one
out, Stephenson delivered the big
blow, sending a double to left field
that cleared the bases.
UTA, who lost to TCU, 23-12, on
Monday, did not back down from the
Aggies, scoring two runs in the top
of the second to cut the lead to 5-3.
As it did in the first, the Aggies
responded to the Mavericks’ chal
lenge in the bottom of the second,
scoring four runs to take control of
the game.
Junior first baseman Travis
Wong, who was mired in a 0-for-20
slump, broke it in a hurry with a
three-run home run to deep left-
center field in the second.
Wong, who finished the game 1-
for-2 with the home run, left the
game in the fifth inning with a
swollen hand.
He was hit by a pitch in the first.
See Blowout on page 7
A&M freshman left fielder Coby Mavoulis congratulates junior first baseman Travis
Wong after Wong’s home run in the second inning of the Aggies’ 15-5 victory over UTA.
Aggies sweep SFA, ACU in doubleheader
Texas A&M senior Majorie Terburgh returns a shot
during A&M’s win over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday.
By Dallas Shipp
The No. 18 Texas A&M
women’s tennis team came out
on fire Tuesday to sweep
Stephen F. Austin and Abilene
Christian University, 7-0, in a
doubleheader at the Varsity
Tennis Center.
“The morning [against
SFAJ it was a matter of doing
what we had to do to win the
matches,” said A&M head
coach Bobby Kleinecke.
The first match served as a
warmup session for the Aggies,
as they completed the sweep in
just over two hours.
SFA fell in straight sets in
each of the six singles match
es and headed back to
Nacogdoches in time for its
afternoon classes. SFA fell to
3-2 with the loss.
The second match against
ACU was not much different.
Although the Wildcats were able
to avoid losing in straight sets in
every match by winning the first
set on court No. 1, it was much
of the same for the Aggies.
The Aggies dominated
from the start in the doubles
matches, sweeping the
Wildcats to take the early 1-0
lead heading into singles play.
The No. 21 duo of Jessica
Roland and Ashley Hedberg put
on an exhibition, knocking off
the Wildcats’ Lucy Johnson and
Kristin Chumley, 8-1.
Senior Majorie Terburgh
struggled through the first set
against ACU’s Sarah Taweel on
court No. 1. After regrouping
between sets, Terburgh took the
second set 6-1 and won a 10-
point tie-breaker in place of the
third set, 10-1.
“I knew that if I didn’t step
See Sweep on page 7
44,000 Aggies can choose the next
U.S. Congressman from College Station.
Or 30,000 non-Aggies can choose for us.
Which would you prefer?
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