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Valpo Downed by Butler in Horizon League Opener
Christine Antrobus earned Valpo's lone win on Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Christine Antrobus earned Valpo's lone win on Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Valparaiso opened Horizon League action on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind., but was defeated by Butler 6-1 at the Butler Bubble.

Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) earned Valpo’s lone point on the afternoon, defeating Kahfii King 6-2, 6-1 at number six singles.  The Bulldogs won the other five singles contests in straight sets.

Natali Jaimes downed Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) 6-2, 6-3 at the top of the lineup while Gabriella Bobrowski was a 6-1, 6-0 winner against Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) at the second spot.  Molly Casperson downed Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) 6-2, 6-1 at number three singles while Becky Jenkins was a 6-0, 6-0 winner against Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) at the fourth spot.  Cam Thompson added a 6-4, 6-1 win over Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) at fifth singles.

Butler (6-8, 0-1 Horizon) also swept all three doubles matches on the afternoon.  Casperson and Jenkins were 8-3 victors against Schwartz and Keifer at the top of the order while Jaimes and Bobrowski were 8-2 winners against Lindsey Gustafson (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) and Julie Wingstrom (Dallas Lake, Ind./Westview H.S.).  Ashley Breitenbach and Thompson topped Camill Burden (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) and Jackie O’Reilly (DePere, Wis./DePere H.S.) 8-0 to round out the lineup.

Valparaiso (1-10, 0-1) will return to action next Sunday morning for a 7 a.m. CDT match against Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio.