OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton men's tennis team fell 7-0 at Wichita State in Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) action at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex Friday afternoon.
Creighton (7-6, 0-2 MVC) was unable to claim a point against Wichita State (12-6, 1-0 MVC). WSU earned the doubles point and later claimed all six singles matches in straight sets.
The Shockers, a nationally-ranked team in early March, swept the three doubles matches to begin the day and jumped out to a 1-0 lead. WSU carried that momentum into singles play.
Creighton senior Ryan Norman led the Bluejays on the day. At No. 1 doubles, Norman and freshman Nick Thompson put together CU’s best effort in an 8-4 downfall to the Shockers’ duo of Matheus Pereira and Tin Ostojic.
Norman also led the Bluejays in singles by claiming five games at the No. 2 spot in a 6-2, 6-3 setback to WSU’s Ilija Cuic.
CU freshman Quinn Dippel grabbed four games at No. 4 singles, falling to Tomislav Gregurovic of Wichita State 6-2, 6-2.
Creighton returns home for its next match against UMKC scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Koch Family Tennis Center.
Creighton vs. Wichita State Apr 5, 2013 at Wichita, Kan. (Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex) Wichita State 7, Creighton 0