Three Crusaders Win Flights at Season-Opening Event
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Valparaiso opened its 2005 fall tennis season with three flight victories over the weekend at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.

Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.), Charmaine Stanislaw (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.), and Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./Aurora H.S.) were triumphant at third, fourth, and fifth singles respectively.

Evangelist cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Earlham in the quarterfinals then defeated Baldwin-Wallace 6-1, 6-0 in the semis. In the championship, she triumphed 6-0, 6-2.

Stanislaw posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over a player from DePauw in the first round and a 6-1, 6-3 win over Baldwin-Wallace in the semifinals. She won 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the championship against Indianapolis.

At fifth singles, Schwartz notched a 6-3, 6-2 win in the quarterfinals against DePauw and beat a player from Indianapolis 6-1, 6-0 in the semis. In the title match against DePauw, the freshman won 6-0, 6-2.

Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./North H.S.) was the runner-up in the second singles flight. She was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over BW in the first round and a 6-0, 6-0 victor over Indianapolis in the semifinals. In the championship, Chada fell 6-1, 6-1 to a player from DePauw.

At number one singles, Jill Dierberg (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran South H.S.) earned a fourth place finish. She won her first match against Indianapolis 7-5, 6-2 before falling to a pair of players from DePauw.

In doubles play, both Valpo teams earned third place finishes. At the top spot, Evangelist and Chada won 7-6 (6), 7-5 against Baldwin-Wallace in the first round before losing to Indianapolis 6-4, 6-2 in the semis. In the consolation match, they were 6-0, 6-0 winners over Indianapolis.

At second doubles, Dierberg and Stanislaw earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Indiana-Southeast in the first round before falling to Indianapolis in the semis. In the third place match, the duo notched a 6-3, 6-2 win.

Valpo will return to the courts September 23-25 in Chicago at the DePaul Invitational. First serve each day is slated for 9 a.m.