Millikin’s Chase Earns All-Conference at CCIW Championships

DECATUR, Illinois—The Millikin women’s golf team finished in fifth place and Taylor Chase (Bedford, Ind., H.S.) earned All-Conference honors at the 2021 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Golf Championships played September 30-October 2 at the Ironwood Golf Course in Normal.

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Chase finished tied for 10th at 238 (81-75-82) to lead the Big Blue. McKenna Parkhouse (Gridley, El Paso Gridley H.S.) finished in 25th at 255 while Claire Rendleman (Maryville, Collinsville H.S.) was 26th at 256. Millikin shot a team total of 1006.

Shelby JonesMillikin Women’s Tennis Wins Twice

The Big Blue women's tennis team completed a sweep of Elmhurst University on October 1 at the Fairview Park Tennis Complex to kick off Homecoming weekend.

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Millikin started off strong in doubles play with Paige Willer (Decatur, Mt. Zion H.S.) and Emily Markus (Irvine, Calif., University H.S.) capturing an 8-0 No. 1. At No. 2, Chloe Sabin (Lees Summit, Mo., Lees Summit West H.S.) and Nikol Obradovic (San Jose, Calif., Prospect H.S.) picked up an 8-1 win. Finishing out doubles play at No. 3 was the partnership of Taylor Milholland (Westville, H.S.) and Shelby Jones (Alton, Marquette Catholic H.S.) winning 8-4.

After sweeping doubles, the Big Blue kept the momentum going in singles play. Markus secured the first singles victory with a 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. Sabin picked up the next win with 6-0, 6-1 set victory at No. 4. Cristina Borunda (Chihuahua, Mexico) was victorious at No. 5 6-1, 6-0. Milholland's match finished up next with twin 6-0 victories at No. 6. Obradovic picked up her second win of the day at No. 1 with 6-0, 6-1 set victory. Rounding out singles play was Brianna Barconi (South Elgin, H.S.) who earned 6-3, 6-2 wins at No. 3.

The Big Blue women's tennis team headed indoors to the Decatur Athletic Club on a rainy Saturday for a CCIW match on Saturday. Millikin came away with a 5-4 victory to improve to 7-1 on the season (4-1 CCIW). The win marked the first in women's program history against Wheaton College.

Millikin picked up two wins in doubles play. Obradovic and Sabin secured the first victory at No. 2 8-1. Willer and Markus picked the second win of the day, 8-7 at No. 1 in a 7-4 tiebreaker over Abygale Ahn and Audrey Vick.

The match was decided by the final singles match to finish. The Big Blue started off strong with Markus notching twin 6-3 sets at No. 2 against Vick. Wheaton matched the victory with one of their own at No. 3. With the match tied at 3-3, the Big Blue pulled back in front when Obradovic defeated Ahn 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 at No. 1. With the match tied at 4-4, all eyes were on the match between Sabin and Wachs at No. 5. Sabin secured the first set with a 6-3 win. Wachs took set two 7-6 in a 7-5 tiebreaker. Sabin bounced back to take the final set 6-2 and secure the team victory for the Big Blue.

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