DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team wraps up the non-conference season on Thursday at 1 p.m. when the Bulldogs welcome the Saint Louis Billikins to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Billikins come to Des Moines on a 12-match winning streak, holding a 17-3 record. Saint Louis has six players with 13 or more dual match singles wins and are led by Aspen Cervin, who has a 18-2 record at the No. 1 spot. The Bulldogs return to conference play on this weekend when they travel to Missouri State on Saturday and Wichita State on Sunday. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs have won four of their last five matches and fell to Iowa last week in their last time out. Drake has been impressive in the friendly confines of the Roger Knapp Tennis Center as the Bulldogs are 8-3 at home. Senior Maddie Johnson leads the team with a 9-3 singles record. Freshman Joely Lomas has the team’s best doubles record with a 11-3 mark.
Lt. Gen. Russell J. Handy (Photo: courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)Alaska’s top military official is stepping down.Listen nowOn Tuesday, following a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Lieutenant General Russell J. Handy will retire after 34 years in the U.S. Air Force. For the last three years of his tenure Handy has overseen Alaskan Command, the 11th Air Force, and Alaska operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD.Taking Handy’s place is Major General Kenneth Wilsbach, who most recently directed operations at US Central Command, based in Florida, and tasked with overseeing operations across North Africa and the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan.Wilsbach will be promoted to a three-star general ahead of taking all three appointments under his new command.Earlier in his career, Wilsbach was a fighter pilot, and served two assignments at Airbase Elmendorf in Alaska between 1998 and 2002.