Wichita State’s women’s tennis team won its seventh straight Missouri Valley Conference title with a 7-0 victory at Drake on Sunday.
The Shockers (21-3, 7-0 MVC) won their 54 consecutive MVC match and are the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament that begins Friday in Evansville, Ind. They won 47 of a possible 49 points in MVC play.
WSU’s Julia Schiller defeated Maddie Johnson 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Gabriela Porubin defeated Brills, Summer 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
WSU won the doubles point despite a loss at No. 3 doubles.
WSU’s men fell to Drake 4-3 in the championship match of the MVC Tournament in St. Louis.
The Shockers (19-7) won the doubles point and No. 2 and No. 5 singles. Drake’s Alen Salibasic defeated Tin Ostojic 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Drake (24-6) also won three-set matches at No. 3 and No. 4 singles to earn the MVC’s automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.
Drake’s Ravi Patel defeated Guillermo de Vilchez 7-6, 6-3, 7-6 at No. 4 singles to clinch the match.
WSU can’t finish sweep — Bradley defeated Wichita State’s softball team 4-2 in Peoria, Ill. to salvage the final game of the three-game series.
The Shockers (28-21, 10-10 Missouri Valley Conference) led 2-0 entering the top of the fifth. Bradley (15-30, 9-11) scored three runs on four hits to take a 3-2 lead. An fielding error on WSU’s Kelli Spring allowed Bradley to score another run in the sixth.
Mackenzie Wright drove in WSU’s runs with a first-inning single.
Cohen Boyer wins tournament — WSU golfer Louis Cohen Boyer shot a 16-under-par 200, his 54-hole career best, to win the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.
Cohen Boyer won his first college tournament. The Shockers finished fourth with an 858, five shots behind third-place Iowa. Iowa State won the 12-team field with an 847. Kansas shot an 867 to finish sixth and Kansas State finished 10th with an 895.
WSU’s Grant Bennett carded a 217 to tie for 17th.
Shockers lead MVC field — WSU’s women’s golf team carded a 13-over-par 301 to lead the MVC Championships by one shot over Southern Illinois at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.
WSU’s Alejandra Arellano shot a even-par 72 and leads the field. She birdied four of her first 11 holes before finishing her round with a bogey on par-5 No. 18. Teammate Taryn Torgerson is tied for second with Loyola’s Jessie Staed with a 73. Bryce Schroeder is tied for 12th after shooting a 76 for the Shockers, defending champions.
Third-place Loyola is three shots back and pre-tournament favorite Missouri State is in fifth place with a 310.
Play continues with Monday’s second round.