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Valpo Women Close Play at River Forest
Brittany O'Reilly came from behind for a singles win on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Brittany O'Reilly came from behind for a singles win on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team wrapped up their first fall tournament of the season on Saturday afternoon at the River Forest Tennis Club in River Forest, Ill.

Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) earned Valpo’s lone singles win of the day, rallying from a set down to defeat Sami Iwen of Green Bay 3-6, 6-1, 12-10. 

The Crusaders fell in straight sets in each of the other singles contests on day two of the tournament.

In doubles action, Megan Barthals (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) dropped an 8-4 match to Grand Valley State at number one while Kaitlyn Hamel (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain H.S.) and Michele Fredlake (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) suffered a setback by the same score at two against SIU Edwardsville.  O’Reilly and Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) fell 8-3 at third doubles against Green Bay.

Valparaiso will return to action Sept. 27 with a home dual match against Saint Joseph’s. (Ind.).  First serve is set for 4 p.m. at the Valpo Tennis Complex.