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Zakiewicz Takes Third as Valpo Closes Play at Western Illinois
Jackie O'Reilly teamed with Stephanie York for a doubles win on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Jackie O'Reilly teamed with Stephanie York for a doubles win on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Valparaiso’s Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) earned a victory in her third place singles match on  Saturday to highlight day two of the Kellogg-Hinds Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.

Zakiewicz, playing the only singles match of the day for the Crusaders, defeated Anele Novak of Quincy 6-2, 6-1 for her third victory of the fall season.

“Kristin played another terrific match for us today,” head coach Traci Young said.  “Her third place finish caps a great weekend of singles for her.”

Doubles play was the featured attraction at the tournament on Saturday.  Valpo’s number one doubles team of Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) earned one victory in their three matches.  After the duo fell 8-5 to Leslie Ganer and Katie Garrett of Quincy, the team defeated Val Vasquez and Tina Berto 8-2 in their first consolation match.  O’Reilly and York were eventually eliminated from the tournament by Amy Siemon and Alexandra Bayliss of Wisconsin-Whitewater 8-3.

At second doubles, Zakiewicz and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) dropped both of their contests.  In their first match, the tandem fell 8-4 to Abby Martin of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Amy Unzicker of Western Illinois, and then dropped an 8-5 decision to Brooke Henry and Bethany Goeden of South Dakota State.

Valparaiso will wrap up the fall portion of the schedule next Saturday with a dual match at Robert Morris (Ill.).  First serve is set for 10 a.m. in Chicago.