Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis junior Ethan Hillis captured the Drake Invitational "A" Singles Championship to highlight the three-day fall tournament hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Hillis defeated Orel Ovil of Wichita State 6-1, 6-7, 11-9 in the championship match Sunday to cap four wins in three days. All four of Hillis' wins were over NCAA Division I opponents: Wichita State (2), Northern Illinois and North Dakota.
The season opening tournament featured nine teams, including six NCAA Division I schools: Creighton, Drake, Omaha, North Dakota, Northern Illinois and Wichita State.
WashU has a week off before returning to action on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6, at the ITA Central Regional in Kalamazoo, Mich.