Epoxide reacting with Tosylic Acid and Water

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I was given the reaction in the attachment, and asked to find the product.

2. The attempt at a solution
My understanding is that water can open epoxide rings, in an acidic environment. And so, I would figure that the product is 1-methyl-1,2-cyclohexanediol. I don't know what the stereochemistry would be.

Any help?
Thanks,
Peter
 

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Any suggestions for the stereochemistry of this reaction?
 

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