After a strong fall season, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team has started the spring campaign on a high note, going on the road to top in-state foe IUPUI in convincing fashion on Saturday in Indianapolis. After downing the Jaguars 7-0, the Crusaders now own an unblemished 2-0 record as they also prevailed in their lone dual match of the fall.
After taking an impressive leap forward during the fall season, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team is poised to continue its forward trajectory this spring.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team enjoyed its most successful fall season on record, and the good news just keeps coming for a program on the rise. The Crusaders have added another quality player to the fold, as 2018-19 freshman Olivia Paradise inked her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team’s progress from a year ago was on display throughout the fall season, and this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championship in Normal, Ill. provided the perfect culmination to the fall campaign. A strong showing concluded with Valpo’s No. 2 doubles team picking up a win in the fifth-place match on Monday, the event’s final day.
It’s a weekend where “firsts” are prevalent for the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team. The first-year members of the Missouri Valley Conference are competing in their first-ever conference individual championship and it’s a first-year player – freshman Jelena Vujanic – who has shined the brightest.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team started the first Missouri Valley Conference Championships of the season on Saturday, beginning the MVC Individual Championships in Normal, Ill. Jelena Vujanic highlighted the day for the Crusaders, picking up a singles victory.
A trio of Valparaiso University women’s tennis players rebounded after dropping Set 1 on Saturday at Flames Outdoor Tennis Courts in Chicago, coming away with victories in their respective singles matches. Freshman Claire Czerwonka, junior Meg Modesto and sophomore Jordan Kopfer all captured dramatic triumphs to pave the way for a successful day. Czerwonka was named the individual singles champion of the event.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team returned to action on Friday, participating in the first day of the two-day UIC Invitational held the Flames Outdoor Tennis Courts in Chicago, Ill. The highlight of the day for Valpo was the performance of freshman Claire Czerwonka, who picked up a victory at No. 1 singles against UIC.
After opening the fall season by cruising to a home win over Grace on Thursday afternoon, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team turned in another quality performance at this weekend’s DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind. The Crusaders enjoyed a successful Saturday that saw five individuals and two doubles teams qualify for Sunday’s finals.