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Friday, April 27, 2012 | Tennis
2012 State Farm MVC Team Tennis Championship
Wichita State women down Illinois State, 4-1, and claim the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title and an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Shockers have been named the State Farm Women's Tennis Team Champion.
The Drake men beat Wichita State, 4-1, to claim the 2012 MVC Championship for the second year in a row. The triumph provided the Bulldogs their sixth NCAA Tournament berth and fourth in the last six seasons. The win also enabled Drake to equal the school record for victories (24) set in 2008.
On the men's side, top seeded Drake and No. 2 Wichita State will meet to play for the tournament title on Sunday. No. 1 Drake defeated No. 4 Illinois State 4-0, while No. 2 Wichita State defeated No. 3 Illinois State in another 4-0 decision.
Championship matchups are scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, April 29, at the Koch Family Tennis Center. The women's matches will begin at 11:00 a.m., with the men immediately following at 1:30 p.m.
The story was the same on the men's side. After two gruelling five hour first round decisions, the Braves and the Redbirds came out victorious. No. 3 Bradley defeated No. 6 Creighton 4-3, and No. 4 Illinois State defeated No. 5 Southern Illinois, 4-3.
Semifinal matchups are scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, at the Koch Family Tennis Center. The women's matches will begin at 10:00am and the men immediately following at 2:00pm.
For live scores, visit Creighton's Championship Headquarters.