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Crusader Women Close Home Season Falling to Detroit
Lindsey Gustafson played fifth singles on Senior Day. (Ray Acevedo)
Lindsey Gustafson played fifth singles on Senior Day. (Ray Acevedo)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Detroit spoiled Senior Day for Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team on Sunday afternoon at Matchpoint Tennis Club, handing the Crusaders a 7-0 defeat to wrap up the regular season for both schools.

The Titans started the day sweeping the doubles contests.  Zeljka Minic and Annie Moore downed Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) and Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) 8-3 at the top of the lineup while Svetlana Flankova and Sophie Sjoberg-Sundstrom topped Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) and Julie Wingstrom (Dallas Lake, Ind./Westview H.S.) 8-1 at the second spot.  Aneta Maricevic and Erin Weldon defeated Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) by the same 8-1 score at third doubles.

In singles action, Detroit (13-7, 6-2 Horizon) won all six matches in straight sets.  Moore defeated Sajevic 6-0, 6-4 at the top while Minic beat Keifer 6-0, 6-0 at the second spot.  Maricevic defeated Bilyeu 6-0, 6-1 at three and Flankova downed York 6-2, 6-1 at the fourth spot.  Sjoberg-Sundstrom defeated Lindsey Gustafson (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) 6-0, 6-1 at fifth singles while Weldon topped Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) 6-0, 6-0 at the bottom of the order.

“Kim played a great second set on Senior Day,” head coach Traci Young said.  “Detroit had a tough lineup today.  We’re looking ahead to the conference tournament now.”

Valparaiso (1-20, 0-8) will return to action on Friday in the first round of the Horizon League Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.  Pairings will be released early in the week.

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