Brooker takes second at No. 6 singles; Jumes breaks career wins record

Brooker takes second at No. 6 singles; Jumes breaks career wins record

MADISON, Wis. -- Lawrence University's David Brooker grabbed second place at No. 6 singles on Saturday at the Midwest Conference Championships, and teammate David Jumes broke the school's career wins record.

Brooker reached the finals but was unable to take on Grinnell College's Ben Cobin due to illness. Brooker warmed up for the title match but couldn't continue. 

Brooker, who earned all-conference honors by reaching the title match, got to the finals with a pair of victories. In the quarterfinals, Brooker stopped Lake Forest's Nick Rehm 7-6, 6-4. Brooker then downed St. Norbert's Matt La Violette 6-3, 7-6.

Jumes, playing No. 1 singles, broke Lawrence's career wins mark with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Monmouth's Ronnie Griffin in the quarterfinals. Jumes now has 61 career wins, one better than former MWC champion Ryan Dunn. Jumes was eliminated with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Cornell's Gabriel Souza.

Two other Vikings, rookies Connor Maloney and Cade Francour, also reached the semifinals. Maloney beat Monmouth Paulo Pliego 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the quarterfinals at No. 3 before falling to Grinnell's Tommy Pitcher in the semifinals. Playing at No. 5, Francour pounded Monmouth's Cole Pyatt 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals but fell to Cornell's Tucker Barnes 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals.

Bill Schuman-Kline lost his quarterfinal match at No. 2 but rebounded to win the consolation title with an 8-0 win over St. Norbert's John Zanotti. At No. 4 singles, Aidan Delgado lost in the quarterfinals but managed to reach the consolation title match before losing 8-5 to St. Norbert's Alex Vandenberg.