Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State women’s team earns No. 2 seed; men will play Arkansas in NCAA play

Wichita State’s women’s tennis team earned a No. 2 seed and will play TCU in the first round of the NCAA Championship on May 13 in Miami.

It is the highest seed for WSU, which is making its 10th NCAA appearance. The Shockers (27-3) are ranked No. 28 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. Third-seeded TCU (15-6) is No. 35.

WSU’s men are seeded third and will play second-seeded Arkansas at 9 a.m. May 14 in Stillwater, Okla. The Shockers (17-10) are making their 11th NCAA appearance and their first since 2013. Arkansas (19-8) is ranked No. 19.

The second round of the women’s tournament is May 14. The WSU-TCU winner will play either No. 7 Miami (19-5) or fourth-seeded Quinnipiac (15-10). Times for the regional have not been announced.

In the men’s tournament, the WSU-Arkansas winner will face either No. 16 Oklahoma State (18-7) or Bryant (11-11) at 1 p.m. May 15.

Winners of the four-team regionals advanced to the round of 16, which begins May 19 (women) and May 20 (men) in Tulsa.

WSU last sent both teams into NCAA play in the same season in 2013.

WSU runner honored — Freshman Rebekah Topham earned Missouri Valley Conference track and field athlete of the week honors. She won the 1,500 meters at the Drake Relays with a time of 4 minutes, 23.09 seconds, second-best in the Valley this season.

Topham, from Griswold, Iowa, won the 1,500 and 3,000 as a freshman at the Drake Relays.

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

NCAA tennis


at Stillwater, Okla.

May 14

No. 2 Arkansas vs. No. 3 Wichita State, 9 a.m.

No. 1 Oklahoma State vs. No. 4 Bryant, noon

May 15

1 p.m.


at Miami

May 13

No. 2 Wichita State vs. No. 3 TCU, TBA

No. 1 Miami vs. No. 4 Quinnipiac, TBA

May 14