Women’s tennis’ 10-match win streak dating back almost a year was brought to an end by Wyoming on Saturday. The narrow 4-3 loss came down to the final match.
Junior Sarah Wilcox fell to Sophie Zehender 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 in the day’s deciding match at the No. 2 singles spot.
Early in the day, Wilcox, partnered with sophomore Kate Krueger, won the No. 1 doubles match 7-5 over Maria Oreshkina and Lucia Malinak. That victory, coupled with sophomore Emma Gener and freshman Malvika Shukla’s win at the No. 3 doubles slot, earned them the first point.
Krueger won her singles match 6-2, 6-3 at the top flight over Oreshkina.
“After the doubles match, the adrenaline kicked in. That’s what helped me keep that mentality of not shying away from playing all out,” Krueger said.
Krueger and coach Tom Lilly agreed Krueger played some of the best tennis of her career on Saturday. So did the Big East conference, as Krueger was also named tennis female player of the week for her performance.
“She was on her game. All facets were working for her and it was really fun to watch,” Lilly said.
Shukla provided another boost on the day with her first collegiate singles match win. The freshman outlasted Ida Krause at the No. 6 singles spot 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.
However, the Bluejays dropped the remaining singles matches.
“We knew it was going to be a tough one coming in, and we were just hoping to play well enough to keep it close,” Lilly said.
Creighton, now 4-1, looks to start a new winning streak as it faces DePaul Friday.