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Crusader Women Drop Home Finale to Cleveland State
Sunday, April 20, 2008
The rain forced Valparaiso to move indoors for their 2008 home finale on Saturday afternoon, and the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 Horizon League decision to Cleveland State at Matchpoint Tennis Club.
The Crusaders earned a victory at first doubles as Julie Wingstrom (Dallas Lake, Ind./Westview H.S.) and Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) defeated Denisa Muntean and Sanda Bjelan 8-2. Cleveland State (16-6, 5-2 Horizon League) won at both second and third doubles though to take the point. Charlotte Gibbons and Morgan Ungerott defeated Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) and Laura Lawson (Thorntown, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) 8-1 at the second spot while Jackie Tabb and Lindsay Sellers downed Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) and Jackie O’Reilly (DePere, Wis./DePere H.S.) 8-0.
Sajevic also played the tightest singles match at the top of the order, falling to Tabb 6-2, 6-4. Jenn Myers was a 6-1, 6-1 victor at second singles against Keifer while Bjelan defeated Wingstrom at the third spot by the same score. Gibbons topped Antrobus 6-0, 6-0 at fourth singles while Muntean won 6-1, 6-0 against Lawson at number five. Sellers also was a 6-1, 6-0 victor over O’Reilly at the bottom of the lineup.
Valparaiso (2-14, 0-7) will wrap up the regular season on Monday afternoon with an 11 a.m. CDT match against Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio.