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.
Aubree Zdanovic (Appleton, Wis./East H.S.) posted her second collegiate victory on Wednesday afternoon for Valparaiso, but the Crusaders dropped a 4-2 decision to Chicago State at the Chicago State Tennis Facility in the Windy City.
Valparaiso picked up a pair of singles wins on Friday afternoon, but it was not enough to defeat Bradley as the Braves notched a 5-2 victory over the Crusaders at the Clubs at River City in Peoria, Ill.
Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) won in straight sets for Valparaiso and the Crusaders went three sets in three other singles matches, but Kalamazoo came away with an 8-1 victory over the Brown and Gold Saturday morning at the Markin Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Valparaiso's women's tennis team takes to the court for the 2011 season with a small, but energetic group of players. Head coach Traci Young has four returnees, along with two freshman, on the roster for this season, and saw significant improvement in the team during the fall portion of the schedule.
Valparaiso's women's tennis team completed day one of the Kellogg-Hinds Tournament on Friday, and Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) has advanced to the third place match in the third flight of singles.
Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) won the only singles match played by a Crusader on Saturday while Valparaiso's lone doubles team in action dropped their match on the final day of a rain-shortened IPFW Mastodon Invitational held in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Valparaiso's women's tennis team wrapped up its first tournament of the fall season on Saturday playing both outdoors on the clay courts as well as indoors on the hard courts due to rain at the River Forest Invitational held in River Forest, Ill.
Valparaiso University opened competition at the inaugural River Forest Invitational on Friday playing on the clay courts of River Forest Tennis Club in a tournament that also featured the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Western Illinois University.