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Crusader Women Fall in Opening Round of Horizon League Championships
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Valparaiso opened play at the 2008 Horizon League Women’s Tennis Championships on Friday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. and dropped a 4-0 decision to Cleveland State.
The Vikings, the fourth seed, opened with a win in doubles, taking the first two matches. Jackie Tabb and Jenn Myers defeated Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) and Jackie O’Reilly (DePere, Wis./DePere H.S.) 8-2 at third doubles while Morgan Ungerott and Charlotte Gibbons downed Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) and Julie Wingstrom (Dallas Lake, Ind./Westview H.S.) 8-2 at number one doubles. Cleveland State’s Sanda Bjelan and Denisa Muntean led Laura Lawson (Thorntown, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) and Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) 7-4 when the match was stopped because the point was determined.
Sajevic led her singles match at the top of the lineup 6-4, 0-1, but was unable to finish against Melissa Holzinger because the match was determined. Cleveland State (17-7) posted wins at third, fourth, and fifth singles to capture the victory. Myers topped Wingstrom 6-2, 6-1 while Bjel defeated Antrobus 6-0, 6-0. Gibbons downed Lawson by the same score. Tabb had a 6-2, 3-3 lead on Keifer at second singles and Muntean led O’Reilly 6-2, 2-1 when the match ended.
Valparaiso (2-16), the ninth seed, will meet fifth-seeded Youngstown State (7-16) on Saturday in the consolation draw in Indianapolis. The Penguins were upset 4-3 by number eight seeded Green Bay on Friday. First serve is set for 9 a.m. CDT. The winner of the Valpo-Youngstown State match will meet seventh-seeded Wright State in the seventh place match at 3 p.m. CDT, also on Saturday.