Valpo Women Drop Close Fall Opener
Jenny Schwartz won in three sets at third singles.
Jenny Schwartz won in three sets at third singles.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Box Score

            Valparaiso opened the fall portion of the 2008-2009 women’s tennis season on Saturday afternoon, dropping a tight 5-4 decision to Wayne State in Detroit, Mich.

            Playing a nine-point match format, the Crusaders took a 2-1 lead following doubles.  Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) and Julie Wingstrom (Dallas Lake, Ind./Westview H.S.) topped Deby Correa and Jennifer Bradford 8-2 at second doubles while the freshman duo of Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South H.S.) posted an 8-6 victory at the third spot against Meghan Luzod and Sargam Bhatt.  The Warriors won at number one doubles as Sharon Gill and Milena Vuksanovic defeated Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) and Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) by the score of 8-3.

            Wayne State won four of the six singles matches to capture the victory.  Valpo came from behind and won a pair of three set wins for its two points though.  Keifer rallied to down Luzod 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 at number two singles while Schwartz defeated Correa 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 at the third spot.  The Warriors earned straight set wins at first, fourth, and fifth singles while Medha Jha topped Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 at number six.

            Valparaiso will remain in the greater Detroit area on Sunday morning for a 9 a.m. CDT contest against Oakland in Rochester, Mich.