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Junior Oliver Holtsberry led Toledo with a pair of victories at the Mid-American Match Play.

Rockets Split Pair of Matches at Mid-American Match Play

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 02/11/2013
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DADE CITY, FL - Toledo split its two matches on Monday in the second-annual Mid-American Match Play event. The tournament is being hosted by Ball State University and taking place at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club.

The No. 3 seed Rockets tied their opening match with No. 6 seed Bowling Green, 3-3, but the Falcons advanced to the winner's bracket due to finishing with a wider margin of victory when each match was completed.  UT regrouped and downed No. 2 seed Akron in its second match by a 3.5-2.5 margin.

"We all fought to the end," Toledo Head Coach Jamie Broce said. "We got off to a slow start against Bowling Green and were behind most of the round before turning a couple of matches back in our favor.  Otto (Black) came back and won, and Thomas (Shindler) came from three down to halve the match. Jamie (Richardson) looked like he was going to win his match, but his opponent had some heroics in his last few holes and pulled off a halve.  This made the match 3-3, and we lost on the second tie breaker situation.  It came down to one hole for the decision. It was hard to take, but I really liked the way we fought. We started quickly in our second match against Akron, and hopefully we can carry that momentum into tomorrow's match vs. Miami."

Junior Oliver Holtsberry led Toledo with a pair of victories with sophomore Jamie Richardson posting a 1-0-1 mark. Sophomore Mike Lancaster and freshman Otto Black split their two matches, while freshman Thomas Shindler played to a draw in both contests.

The Rockets will close out the event on Tuesday with a matchup against No. 5 seed Miami.

Ball State (#1 Seed) vs.
Bowling Green (#6 Seed)

Eastern Michigan (#4 Seed) vs.
vs. Northern Illinois (#7 Seed)

Toledo (#3 Seed) vs.
vs. Miami (#5 Seed)

Akron (#2 Seed) vs.
Ohio (#8 Seed)

TOLEDO 3.5, Akron 2.5
Otto Black FR
Charlie Bull JR Akron  WINS 3 and 1

Jamie Richardson SO Toledo  WINS 5 and 4
Cameron Simmons SR Akron

Oliver Holtsberry JR Toledo  WINS 4 and 3
Louis Birchall FR Akron

Mike Lancaster SO Toledo  WINS 2 and 1
Ryan Harris FR

Pat Cermak SO Toledo
Carr Vernon FR Akron  WINS 3 and 1

Thomas Shindler FR Toledo  ALL SQUARE
Harry Whittle SO Akron

Otto Black FR
Toledo  WINS 2 UP
Wes Gates SR Bowling Green

Jamie Richardson SO Toledo  ALL SQUARE
Ryan Triller SO Bowling Green

Oliver Holtsberry JR Toledo  WINS 5 and 4
Joe Cooper SO Bowling Green

Mike Lancaster SO Toledo
Charlie Olson SR Bowling Green  WINS 5 and 4

Pat Cermak SO Toledo
Chris Melvin JR Bowling Green  WINS 2 and 1

Thomas Shindler FR Toledo  ALL SQUARE
Holden Pahr FR Bowling Green 

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