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Valpo Closes Trip with Loss at Bethune-Cookman
Jackie O'Reilly teamed with Camill Burden at third doubles. (Ray Acevedo)
Jackie O'Reilly teamed with Camill Burden at third doubles. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Valparaiso played the fourth and final match of its 2009 spring trip to Florida on Friday afternoon, and fell on the road 7-0 to Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Wildcats opened sweeping all three doubles contests.  Eva Hankova and Monika Musilova defeated Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) and Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) 8-3 at the top of the lineup.  Stacy Lopez and Katarina Szaboova were 8-0 winners over Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) at the second spot while Valecia Kendrick and Jeneice Ward downed Jackie O’Reilly (DePere, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Camill Burden (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) by the same margin at third doubles.

Bethune-Cookman also swept all six singles matches in straight sets.  Szaboova was a 6-3, 6-2 victor over Schwartz at the top of the order while Musilova defeated Keifer 6-1, 6-2 at the second spot.  Hankova downed Bilyeu 6-1, 6-0 at third singles while Lopez topped York 6-1, 6-1 at number four.  Kendrick was a 6-2, 6-0 winner against Lindsey Gustafson (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) at the fifth slot in the lineup while Ward defeated Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) 6-3, 6-1 to round out the lineup.

Valparaiso (1-9) will return to the courts on March 22 as the Crusaders head to Indianapolis, Ind.  First serve against Butler is set for 1 p.m. CDT.