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Brittany O'Reilly fell at number two singles. (Ray Acevedo)
Brittany O'Reilly fell at number two singles. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team stepped out of Horizon League action on Saturday afternoon and dropped a 7-0 match to Oakland at the Bloomfield Tennis and Fitness Center in Bloomfield, Mich.

The Golden Grizzlies opened the match winning all three doubles contests.  Valpo’s Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) and Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) played the tightest match of the day at the second spot, falling 8-6 to Demi Gerogakopoulos and Karen Karoub.  Jackie Dinicu and Caitlin Young were 8-3 winners over Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) at number one doubles.  At the third spot, Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) and Aubree Zdanovec (Appleton, Wis./East H.S.) fell 8-0 to Amanda Pettey and Grace Keating.

Oakland (6-10) won all six singles contests in straight sets.  Young was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Jackie O’Reilly at number one singles while Keating beat Zdanovec by the same score at the fourth spot.  Brittany O’Reilly fell to Dinicu 6-0, 6-2 at the second spot while Bilyeu fell 6-3, 6-3 at number three against Karoub.  Georgakopoulos topped Zakiewicz 6-1, 6-3 at fifth singles while Pettey was a 7-5, 6-1 winner over York at number six.

Valparaiso (0-14) will wrap up its five-match road trip on Sunday traveling down the road to Detroit  to face Wayne State.  First serve is set for 9 a.m. CDT.