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Published: Wednesday, March 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

On Saturday, Unger and Good kicked things off for the Wildcats' doubleheader with an 8-5 win over Felix Macherez and Austin Andres of UC Riverside. In singles, Unger took down Macherez again, winning 6-0, 7-6 in the No. 1 singles match for another point as Weber State came up one point short in a 4-3 loss to the Highlanders.

Against Seattle University on Saturday afternoon, Unger finished off his week with another pair of wins. He and Good dominated the Redhawks' top team of Mark Shkrebtan and Yusuke Kanehira 8-1. He then came back in singles to score a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Shkrebtan in the No. 1 match, as the Wildcats pulled out a 4-3 win.

The award is the third for Unger this season.


MEN'S SINGLES: Southern Utah got wins at first and third singles but Idaho State won the doubles point and took the other four singles matches in a 5-2 Bengal win at the Thunderbird Courts on Tuesday at Cedar City.

SUU got an 8-1 win from Alex Ivanova and Olia Tatarchenko at first doubles but Rilee Moorhead and Marian Tangarife prevailed for ISU over Ksusha Johnson and Lisa Pleskan, 8-3 at No. 2. SUU lost the third doubles match by default, giving the Bengals the doubles point.

With just five players SUU forfeited the game at sixth singles and Tangarife gave ISU a 3-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Afton Staheli at No. 4. SUU then got points from Tatarchenko and Johnson to pull within 3-2. Tatarchenko notched a 6-3, 6-3 win over Moorhead at No. 3 and Johnson was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Katharina Marsela at No. 1.

After a slow start Plsekan rallied against Zamira Vasquez, but Vasquez pulled out a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 5 and in the final match of the day ISU's Laura Porras outlasted Ivanova, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, to win the point at second singles.


SOFTBALL: The Dixie State College softball team continued their winning ways with a two wins over Hawaii Hilo on Tuesday at Karl Brooks Field in St. George. The Red Storm won the opener 5-0 and the nightcap by the mercy rule in the sixth 10-1 to extend their winning streak to nine games.

In game one, senior pitcher Lauren Folta (Erda. Utah/Tooele High School) pitched a complete game, scattering five hits allowing no runs while striking out seven Vulcan (14-9, 9-8 PWC) hitters. Folta pitched out of a jam in the sixth and seventh innings to improve to 8-2 on the season.

In the third frame Nicole Chavez (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala High School) led the inning off with a single up the middle and scored on an RBI double to left center field by Courtney Hine (San Dimas, CA/San Dimas High School) giving DSC (16-7, 9-5 PWC) a 1-0 lead.

Johnna Brown led the sixth inning off with a double down the right field line and Kelsey Mendenhall (Tooele. Utah/Tooele High School) followed with a walk. Courtney Sherwin (Mesa, Ariz./Red Mountain High School) followed with an RBI double to give DSC a 2-0 lead.

Three batters later with the bases loaded Chavez doubled into the left center field gap to plate the final three DSC runs. Chavez was the lone DSC hitter with three hits.

In game two, it was all the Red Storm. DSC jumped on the Vulcan starter Jessica Pepin and chased her from the game. DSC scored one run in the first and four runs in the second on five hits to take an early 4-0 lead.

In the 5th inning, Brown lead the inning off with a walk and freshman third baseman Sheila Gelter (St. George, Utah/Dixie High School) hit her second home run of the season over the left field fence to give the Red Storm a 6-1 lead.

DSC added four more runs in the sixth inning on three hits. The inning included a towering 3 run home run to left field for Mendenhall. It was her sixth of the season.

Chavez and Hine each had two hits for Dixie State.

In the circle, Mattie Snow (Tooele, Utah/Tooele High School) allowed just three hits and one unearned run, while striking out two. She improved to 6-4 on the season.

The Vulcans and the Red Storm conclude the four game series with a doubleheader tomorrow at Karl Brooks Field. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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