Softball team wins 22nd-straight game

The top-ranked softball team tied a school record by winning its 22nd-straight game with six wins last week.

The Bears swept a doubleheader, 8-0 and 10-2, at Greenville College on April 15, then posted four wins at the Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational.

On April 16, WUSTL posted a school-record 22nd shutout of the season in defeating No. 14 Coe College, 1-0, then posted a 3-2 comeback win against Illinois Wesleyan.

The Bears notched a 12-4 victory over Benedictine University in Game 1 April 17.

In the finale, sophomore Jamie Kressel hit two home runs, including a walk-off homer in the seventh, to lead the Bears to a 2-1 victory over No. 12 University of Chicago.

Women’s tennis takes second place at UAAs

The women’s tennis team took second place at the UAA Championship April 15-17 in Waltham, Mass.

The Bears fell to Emory University, 8-1, in the UAA final. Senior Kacie Cook notched the lone point for WUSTL against Emory, winning her No. 2 singles match 6-2, 7-5.

Cook went 3-0 at second singles on the weekend, the best mark at that position in the conference; she is 12-11 overall in singles play this season.

The Bears opened the Championship with a 9-0 win against Case Western Reserve University. The next day, WUSTL upended Carnegie Mellon University, 6-3, in the semifinals.

Baseball loses two at DePauw University

The baseball team dropped a pair of games at DePauw University on April 16.

The Bears fell, 3-0, in Game 1 and 8-2 in Game 2, dropping to 27-6.

Men’s, women’s track teams finish third

The men’s and women’s track and field teams placed third at the North Central Quad on April 16 in Naperville, Ill.

Junior David Skiba paced the men, putting together another strong performance in the hurdles events. Skiba won the 400-meter hurdles in 56.52 and placed second in the 110 hurdles in 15.05.

On the women’s side, juniors Laura Ehret and Natalie Karas each won an event.

Ehret clocked a 2:18.99 in the 800, improving her team season-best time by two seconds. Karas took first place in the 5,000 in 18:56.72.

Men’s tennis team finishes fourth at UAAs

The No. 17 men’s tennis team took fourth place at the UAA Championship April 15-17 in Waltham, Mass.

The Bears defeated New York University, 5-2, in the opening round and then dropped a 4-3 decision to the University of Rochester in the semifinals.

WUSTL then fell to the University of Chicago, 4-3, on April 17 in the third-place match.