The Valparaiso women’s tennis team played Horizon League leader Cleveland State on Saturday morning. The match, which was the final regular season match for both teams, carried plenty of significance for the final league standings, as Cleveland State needed to win in order clinch the regular season title. The Crusaders looked to play spoiler, but the Vikings were able to prevail with a 7-0 win, ending Valparaiso’s season.
The Valparaiso women’s tennis team played its last nonleague match of the season on Monday afternoon, falling to Chicago State 7-0 at the HF Racquet and Fitness Club in Homewood, Ill. The No.3 doubles pairing of Megan Barthels and Paige Heuer won the lone contest of the match for the Crusaders.
The Crusader women were unable to right the ship on Sunday afternoon, falling to Oakland 6-1 in an important Horizon League match. Freshman Paige Heuer won Valparaiso its only point of the day with a win in No.3 singles. Heuer leads the team in singles victories with six on the season.
In their first of three consecutive road matches, the Crusader women fell to Horizon League foe Detroit by a score of 6-1. Paige Heuer took two matches in both the first and second set of the No.3 singles contest, but was unable to capture the point for the Crusaders.
After winning their first Horizon League match in program history the night before, the Crusader women’s tennis team was unable to replicate the same play necessary to top an unbeaten Milwaukee team. The Panthers cruised to a 7-0 victory over Crusaders, who were playing their second match of a back-to-back.
The Crusader women’s tennis team made history Saturday night by defeating host Green Bay 5-2 for its first Horizon League victory in program history. Although there were plenty of impressive performances seen in the match, Megan Barthels and Paige Heuer provided the Crusaders with crucial victories at No.3 doubles and No.3 and No.4 singles.
In its second Horizon League matchup in as many matches, Valparaiso welcomed Wright State to the Courts of NWI on Saturday morning. The visiting Raiders were able to get the best of the Crusaders on the day, taking all seven points in the match to take away an important Horizon League victory.
In their first Horizon League match of the season, the Crusaders were unable to claim a point against preseason favorite UIC. The Flames swept both the doubles and singles competitions, winning the match 7-0.
The Crusader women dropped the final two matches of their spring trip on Friday, falling 7-0 to Providence in the morning, and 6-1 to Augustana in the afternoon. Freshman Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) led the Crusaders with a win in No.3 singles against Augustana.
The Crusader women’s tennis team lost the opening game of its Puerto Rico trip on Thursday morning, falling 7-0 to Seton Hall. Despite showing tough play in No.2 and No.3 singles, the Crusaders were unable to take a point from the Big East school.
The Crusader women met the Broncs on Friday afternoon at the Courts of NWI for the first match of the weekend. In what would end up being a 6-1 defeat for the Crusaders, Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) would win her second straight match in No.3 singles to capture Valparaiso’s lone point of the match.
On Sunday morning, the Crusader women played South Dakota State in their second match of a four game home-stand. The Jackrabbits swept doubles play and won five of six singles matches to win the match. Despite the loss, Valparaiso saw inspired play from Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) in No.3 singles. Heuer claimed the lone Crusader victory of the day.
Playing the first match in their four game home-stand, the Crusader women dropped a hard fault 4-2 decision to Dayton on Sunday morning. In the loss, Kristin Zakiewicz and Kaitlyn Hamel would win their first No.1 doubles match of the young season.
The Crusaders met Utah State for an early morning match on Sunday. Playing at a neutral site, the Aggies were able to defeat the Crusaders 7-0. Despite the team loss, the No.2 doubles pairing of Megan Barthels (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central) and Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) continued their solid play, winning their second consecutive match.
In the second match of their two-game home-stand, the Crusader women welcomed South Dakota to the Courts of NWI. Despite solid play early on from Megan Barthels (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central) and Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) in No.2 doubles, the Crusaders would fall to the Coyotes in a 7-0 decision.
After their match at Ball State on Friday, the Crusader women’s tennis team returned home Saturday for an evening match-up against Western Michigan. Despite a solid effort from the Crusaders, the Broncos were able to defeat the Crusaders in a 7-0 decision.
As the Valparaiso women's tennis team continues to prepare for the upcoming season, the 2014 schedule was released on Wednesday afternoon. The Crusader women jump into play right away, as the team travels to Muncie, Ind. for a match against Ball State this Friday.
The Crusader's women's tennis team has been picked to finish ninth in Horizon League play, according to the annual preseason tennis poll which was released on Monday by the Horizon League. The Crusader women received nine points in the polling.
The women’s tennis team traveled to Wayne State University on Monday for the team’s third contest of the fall campaign. The Crusaders were unable to repeat their previous performance, as the team fell 8-1 at the home complex of the Warriors.
In the fall home opener, Valpo was able to defeat Robert Morris (Ill.) in convincing fashion; taking a 5-2 decision over the visiting Eagles. The Crusaders swept the doubles competition and won four of six singles matches.
The Valparaiso women’s tennis team opened its 2013 fall schedule at the Ball State Invitational on Friday. The Invitational was held at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center. Twelve schools, including Valparaiso, sent participants to the invitational. Arkansas State, Butler, Chicago State, Cleveland State, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois State, IUPUI, Miami (Ohio) University, Notre Dame, and Wright State all had participants at the event.
The Valparaiso men’s and women’s golf teams will play over six weekends apiece this fall, while the men’s tennis team will compete four times and the women’s tennis team three times as the Crusaders released fall 2013 schedules for all four sports Friday afternoon.