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Women Close Spring Trip with Setback at Point Loma Nazarene
Michele Fredlake fell at fourth singles. (Ray Acevedo)
Michele Fredlake fell at fourth singles. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Valparaiso wrapped up its spring trip to California on Thursday afternoon, dropping a 9-0 decision to Point Loma Nazarene at the PLNU Tennis Courts in San Diego, Calif.

Using the nine-point scoring system, Point Loma Nazarene (8-3) opened by sweeping all three doubles contests.  Wileen Chiu and Hope Penner defeated Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) and Megan Barthels (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) 8-5 at the top of the lineup while Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Kaitlyn Hamel (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain H.S.) fell 8-1 to Maika Adair and Kiersten Steinhauer at the second spot.  At number three doubles Angelina Goheen (Aurora, Ill./Rosary H.S.) and Michele Fredlake (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) dropped an 8-3 match against Preethinka Venugopal and Katelyn Abayan.

In singles play, Bartels fell 6-1, 6-0 at the top of the lineup against Adair while Hamel played the tightest match at two, falling 6-1, 7-6 (2) against Steinhauer.  Third singles saw Penner defeat York 6-1, 6-1 while Chiu topped Fredlake 6-2, 6-0 at the fourth spot.  At five, Venugopal was a 6-0, 6-2 victor over Zakiewicz while Abayan defeated Lauren Kammerer (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) 6-0, 6-1 at sixth singles. 

Valparaiso (4-5) will return to action on March 24, facing Butler beginning at 11 a.m. at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

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