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Valpo Women Suffer Setback at Green Bay
Jackie O'Reilly fell at number five singles. (Ray Acevedo)
Jackie O'Reilly fell at number five singles. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened Horizon League play on Saturday evening, suffering a 7-0 defeat at the hands of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.

Green Bay (3-8, 1-0 Horizon) opened the day sweeping the doubles point.  Emily Lawent and Lauryn Grimando defeated Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) and Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) 8-0 at number one while Jennifer Bradfield and Morgan Weuve downed Abby Wright (Sarasota, Fla./Pendleton H.S.) and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) by the same score at two.  Rebecca Nelson and Laura Bartingale downed Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) 8-4 at the third spot.

The Phoenix also took the six singles matches all in straight sets.  Lawent beat Wright 6-0, 6-4 at the top of the order while Bradford beat Brittany O’Reilly 6-1, 6-0 at the second spot.  Weuve was a 6-2, 6-0 winner against Bilyeu at the third spot while Grimando was a 6-3, 6-0 victor at four against York.  Maria Anderson topped Jackie O’Reilly by the same score at five while Bartingale downed Antrobus 6-0, 6-0 at the bottom of the lineup.

“We played a lot of close games today,” head coach Traci Young said.  “Unfortunately we didn’t win the key points needed to take the games.”

Valparaiso (0-4, 0-1) will return to the courts in Wisconsin on Sunday morning, facing the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee.  First serve is set for 8 a.m.

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