Valpo Women Fall to Indiana Wesleyan in Home Finale
Stephanie York teamed with Jackie O'Reilly for a doubles win in her final home match. (Ray Acevedo)

Valpo Women Fall to Indiana Wesleyan in Home Finale
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Valparaiso wrapped up the home portion of the 2010-2011 women’s tennis season on Tuesday afternoon with four three-set matches in singles action, but ultimately fell to Indiana Wesleyan 6-1 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.), the only senior on the roster, teamed with Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) for a thrilling 9-8 (6) victory at number one doubles over Eva Delk and Lisa Massey after trailing 6-1 in the match.

Indiana Wesleyan (21-1) earned wins at the other two spots though to claim the first point of the day.  Rachael Heiniger and Lauren Wilson posted an 8-2 win over Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, ind./Northridge H.S.) and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) at number two while Aubrey Lohser and Caitlin McGuire were 8-1 winners over Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) and Aubree Zdanovec (Appleton, Wis./East H.S.) at the third spot.

Zakiewicz earned Valpo’s lone point on the afternoon with a come-from-behind win at fifth singles.  She dropped the first set before winning in three sets 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 against Kristen Futrell.  Jackie O’Reilly won the first set against Massey at the top of the lineup before falling 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-2 while Brittany O’Reilly also lost in three sets against Delk 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 at the second spot.  York forced a third set at six singles against McGuire before dropping a 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-0 decision.

Heiniger was a straight sets winner over Zdanovec 6-1, 6-0 at number four singles while Wilson topped Bilyeu 6-3, 6-0 at the third spot in the order.

Valparaiso (0-17) will take to the road for its final two matches of the season this weekend, beginning on Saturday in Indianapolis.  The Crusaders will face Butler at 1 p.m. CDT.