Francour's perfect week earns him MWC Player of the Week honor

Lawrence men's tennis action Cade Francour
Lawrence's Cade Francour was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University men's tennis standout Cade Francour had a perfect week and was chosen as Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

Francour (Oshkosh, Wis./North), a junior, went 4-0 on the week to help Lawrence clinch its fourth consecutive berth in the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament.

Lawrence opened the week with a 7-2 victory over St. Norbert College. In that match, Francour won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and teamed with Connor Maloney for an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles.

Francour moved up to No. 2 singles against Ripon College and grabbed a dominating 6-0, 6-0 victory. He again teamed with Maloney for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles as the Vikings rolled to a 7-2 victory over the Red Hawks. With the win, Lawrence's 11th straight over Ripon, the Vikings clinched the No. 2 seed in the league tourney.

This is Francour's first MWC Player of the Week honor, and it's the first weekly honor for the team this season. Francour has a team-best 13-6 singles record, and he and Maloney are 10-9 in doubles.

Lawrence returns to action on Friday when the Vikings take on Lake Forest College in the Midwest Conference Tournament at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. The match begins at 10 a.m. The winner meets either Grinnell College or Cornell College for the conference championship on Friday afternoon.