Valparaiso University's women's tennis team will head to Evanston, Ill. on Friday, May 13 as the Crusaders will face Northwestern in the Brown and Gold's first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.
The Valpo Women's Tennis team will learn who and where they will play in the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. at a pairings party at Buffalouies on North Calumet in Valparaiso. Players and coaches will be present and all Valpo fans are invited to attend.
Valparaiso University is set to make its first-ever appearance at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships after the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club in Griffith, Ind. to win the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship.
Valparaiso advanced to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship match for the second straight season and third time in four years on Friday morning, defeating Oral Roberts 4-0 in the semifinals at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club in Griffith, Ind.championship match against the winner of #2 seed IUPUI and #3 seed Southern Utah.
The Mid-Continent Conference women's tennis championship will move indoors this weekend due to the forecasted cold temperatures and rain in the Valparaiso area on Friday and Saturday. Both of Friday's semifinals and Saturday's championship contest will be played at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club in Griffith, Ind.
Valparaiso University's Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./North H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after helping to lead the Crusaders to a perfect weekend and the Mid-Con regular season title.
Valparaiso University won its second straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season title and finished conference play with a perfect 8-0 mark for the second straight year on Sunday morning as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 6-1 at Chesterton High School.
Valparaiso ran its winning streak to nine straight matches on Saturday and clinched at least a share of the Mid-Continent Conference title after shutting out Oral Roberts 7-0 and defeating Western Illinois 6-1 at Chesterton High School.
Christina Scala (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South H.S.) posted a singles victory, but that would be the only point Valparaiso would record as the Crusaders fell to Illinois State 6-1 on Saturday in Bloomington, Ill.
Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a season-opening victory over Bradley last Saturday.
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team, the defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season champion, has been picked to finish second in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.
Valparaiso University's Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week after winning three matches last weekend.
Valparaiso split a pair of matches on Saturday as the Crusaders fall season came to a close in Green Bay, Wis. The Brown and Gold defeated Chicago State 4-2 but fell to Wisconsin-Green Bay by the same score.
Valparaiso University's Monika Danko (Northfield, Ill./New Trier H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after registering a pair of victories against Olivet Nazarene last week.
Christina Scala (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South H.S.) won the fourth flight of singles while Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) advanced to the finals in the fifth flight at the Evansville Invitational held this weekend in Evansville, Ind.