Zakiewicz Takes Third as Valpo Closes Play at Western Illinois
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Zakiewicz Takes Third as Valpo Closes Play at Western Illinois
Jackie O'Reilly teamed with Stephanie York for a doubles win on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Valparaiso’s Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) earned a victory in her third place singles match on  Saturday to highlight day two of the Kellogg-Hinds Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.

Zakiewicz, playing the only singles match of the day for the Crusaders, defeated Anele Novak of Quincy 6-2, 6-1 for her third victory of the fall season.

“Kristin played another terrific match for us today,” head coach Traci Young said.  “Her third place finish caps a great weekend of singles for her.”

Doubles play was the featured attraction at the tournament on Saturday.  Valpo’s number one doubles team of Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) earned one victory in their three matches.  After the duo fell 8-5 to Leslie Ganer and Katie Garrett of Quincy, the team defeated Val Vasquez and Tina Berto 8-2 in their first consolation match.  O’Reilly and York were eventually eliminated from the tournament by Amy Siemon and Alexandra Bayliss of Wisconsin-Whitewater 8-3.

At second doubles, Zakiewicz and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) dropped both of their contests.  In their first match, the tandem fell 8-4 to Abby Martin of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Amy Unzicker of Western Illinois, and then dropped an 8-5 decision to Brooke Henry and Bethany Goeden of South Dakota State.

Valparaiso will wrap up the fall portion of the schedule next Saturday with a dual match at Robert Morris (Ill.).  First serve is set for 10 a.m. in Chicago.