Above photo: Manitoba’s Kylie Waschuk. Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon University. 

Kylie Waschuk and her Grand Canyon University Lopes women’s tennis team reached the semifinals at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament before losing 4-3 to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on April 28 in Mesa, Arizona. The Lopes, playing in their first ever WAC tennis conference tournament, advanced to the semifinals with a 4-1 win over Chicago State University.

Waschuk earned a victory in doubles with teammate Autum Prudhomme against UTRGV, the regular season champions and tournament’s No. 1 seed. A senior at GCU, Waschuk was nominated for GCU breakthrough student-athlete of the year.