WICHITA, Kansas (KSNW) – Soaring to a 22 and 3 record this year and a Top 30 national ranking, the Wichita State women’s tennis team continues its landmark season this week. Hosting the MVC tournament Friday through Sunday, the Shocker women’s squad is looking for its 8th straight Valley crown. That would tie the Missouri Valley record for most consecutive regular season titles in any sport.
The WSU squad consists of players from around the globe. Shocker standout Gabriela Porubin grew up near the Ukraine & has grown close to her teammates. Porubin told KSN, “They’re just like family for me, it’s amazing to be part of such an amazing team.”
WSU women’s coach Colin Foster says, “This year’s been our strongest, we got up to No. 13 in the country this year.” He added, “You’ve got to get talented players in the recruiting process and players that are willing to work hard.”
After the Valley Tourney, it’s on to the NCAA Tennis Tournament. The Shocker women haven’t advanced past the 1st round of NCAA’s in Coach Colin Foster’s tenure. The Shocker men’s and women’s tennis teams will both host the Valley Tournament this week in the Air Capital.
Additional info on MVC Tournament schedule/locations:
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 – Times TBA
MVC Tournament (Men and Women)
at WSU’s Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex & Crestview Country Club
*WSU hosts for the first time since 2013.
*WSU women are seeking their 8th-straight MVC Tournament title and 8th-straight NCAA Tournament bid.
*WSU men have played in six-straight MVC Tournament finals with wins in 2010 and 2013, but Drake will be the favorite.
*Last Fall, WSU men’s senior Tin Ostojic became the first Shocker in 33 years to win a singles match at the NCAA Individual Championships. He began the year with a top-30 national ranking.