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Crusaders Lose Close Match with Green Bay
Monday, April 07, 2008
Valparaiso came up just short in its bid for the Crusaders’ first Horizon League victory of the season on Sunday as the Brown and Gold dropped a 4-3 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.
Valpo and Green Bay split the six singles matches with the Crusaders winning at positions four through six. Lindsey Gustafson (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) defeated Callee Conda 6-3, 6-1 at fourth singles for the Brown and Gold while Julie Wingstrom (Dallas Lake, Ind./Westview H.S.) was a 6-4, 7-5 victor over Laura Bartingale at the fifth position. Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) added a 6-3, 6-0 win at the sixth spot over Kari Petrashek.
Green Bay (1-11, 1-2 Horizon League) took home wins at first through third singles though. Emily Lawent was a 6-3, 6-0 winner against Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) at the top of the order while Lauryn Grimando topped Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) 6-1, 6-4 at third singles. In the only three set match of the day, Kelly Stadum downed Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) 4-6, 7-6, 6-1 at the second spot.
The Phoenix swept the doubles contests in what proved to be an important point. Grimando and Lawent were 8-0 victors over Schartz and Keifer at the top spot while Stadum and Bartingale downed Wingstrom and Sajevic 8-6. Conda and Petrashek defeated Gustafson and Laura Lawson (Thorntown, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) 8-4 at third doubles.
Valparaiso (2-8, 0-3) will return to action on Wednesday as the Crusaders host IPFW. First serve is set for 2 p.m. CDT.