WICHITA — You can add “KCAC Tournament champions” to the McPherson College women’s tennis team’s resume.
By virtue of wins Friday over Kansas Wesleyan (5-0) and Bethel (5-2), the Bulldogs have punched their ticket to next month’s NAIA National Tournament in Mobile, Ala. Mac earlier in the week had won the regular-season KCAC title with a 7-0 record.
The Bulldogs quickly ended their semifinal match with Kansas Wesleyan as once they reached five wins, it was called.
In the finals, Bethel — a team Mac edged 5-4 during the regular season—played the Bulldogs within 2-1 in doubles, but then Mac dominated the singles to end it early.
• McPherson College 5, Kansas Wesleyan 0 •
1. Nikki Vorhees (Mac) vs. Amber Zimmerman (KWU) DNF
2. Brooke Vorhees (Mac) vs. Cassidy Cook (KWU) DNF
3. Nikki Thornburg (Mac) vs. Heather Koester (KWU) DNF
4. Brittany Gourlay (Mac) def. Sydney Reese (KWU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Nadine Baquiran (Mac) vs. Brenda Sanchez (KWU) DNF
6. Clair Crossman (Mac) won by Default
1. Vorhees/Vorhees (Mac) def. Reese/Zimmerman (KWU) 8-0
2. Thornburg/Baquiran (Mac) def. Cook/Koester (KWU) 8-2
3. Gourlay/Short (Mac) def. Noel/Sanchez (KWU) 8-0
• McPherson College 5, Bethel College 2 •
1. Bree Homer (BC) def. Nikki Vorhees (Mac) 7-5, 6-3
2. Brooke Vorhees (Mac) def. Allie Hipp (BC) 6-4, 6-3
3. Nikki Thornburg (Mac) def. Madelyn Weaver 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Brittany Gourlay (Mac) def. Rachel Herzog 6-0, 6-2
5. Nadine Baquiran (Mac) vs. Ashley Suhr (BC) DNF
6. Claire Crossman (Mac) vs. Rachel Shogren (BC) DNF
1. Vorhees/Vorhees (Mac) def. Weaver/Hipp (BC) 8-4
2. Homer/Herzog (BC) def. Thornburg/Baquiran (Mac) 9-7
3. Gourlay/Short (Mac) def. Rogers/Buzbee (BC) 8-2