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Wayne State Tops Valpo in Non-Conference Action
Jackie O'Reilly added another victory to her resume on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)
Jackie O'Reilly added another victory to her resume on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Valparaiso stepped out of Horizon League action on Monday afternoon while continuing its four-match homestand, dropping a 6-1 decision against Wayne State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

“We played Wayne State much more competitively today than we did in the fall (a 9-0 loss),” head coach Traci Young said.

Wayne State (15-5) jumped on top winning the opening doubles point, taking two of the three matches.  Valpo’s Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) continued to play well for the Brown and Gold at number three doubles, posting an 8-1 victory over Debora Correa and Medha Jha.  The Warriors earned wins at one and two though to secure the point.  Sharon Gill and Kristina Goranskaya topped Abby Wright (Sarasota, Fla./Pendleton H.S.) and Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) 8-1 at the top of the lineup while McCall Monte and Milena Vuksanovic defeated Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) and Camill Burden (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) 8-4.

Jackie O’Reilly added her fourth victory in her last six outings at number five singles for the Crusaders, defeating Correa 6-4, 6-3.  Wayne State won the other five contests in straight sets though.  Gill was a 6-1, 6-0 victor against Wright at number one while Goranskaya defeated Brittany O’Reilly 6-2, 6-1 at number two.  Vuksanovic downed Bilyeu 6-4, 6-2 at three while Monte was a 6-3, 6-0 winner against York at four.  Jha rounded out the lineup with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) at sixth singles.

Valparaiso (0-11) will close its four-match homestand with another non-conference tilt on Wednesday afternoon, hosting IPFW.  First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

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