Valparaiso's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team while Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) and Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) were Second Team selections as the league announced its postseason awards on Tuesday afternoon.
Valparaiso University will host the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex. The two-time defending tournament champion Crusaders will serve as the tournament's third seed and face second-seeded IUPUI on Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the semifinals.
Valparaiso allowed UMKC to win just eight games on the afternoon, four in singles play and four more in doubles action, as the Crusaders won their third straight match while moving over .500 for the first time since late February, defeating the Kangaroos 7-0 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.
After dropping the doubles point, Valparaiso rallied during singles play to defeat Southern Utah 4-3 in the Crusaders' final match of the opening Mid-Continent Conference cluster held in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday afternoon.
Valparaiso earned a 4-0 victory over Oakland in the first match of the day on Friday, but dropped a close 4-3 decision to IUPUI in the afternoon on the second day of Mid-Continent Conference cluster action in Las Vegas, Nev.
Persistent drizzle throughout the afternoon on Wednesday prevented the courts from completely drying, and, after a rain delay of more than an hour, both the men's and women's tennis matches between Valparaiso and Chicago State slated for the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex have been postponed.
Valparaiso finished up its spring trip on Thursday splitting a pair of matches in Fort Myers, Fla. The Crusaders defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 4-1 in the morning before falling 7-2 to Florida Gulf Coast in the afternoon.
Valparaiso forced four singles matches to three sets on Monday afternoon at Matchpoint Racquet Club in Griffith, Ind., but managed just one victory among them as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 contest to Ball State.
Valparaiso University's Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's women's tennis Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 2-1 mark last weekend.
Valparaiso opened strong winning the doubles point from undefeated Evansville on Friday afternoon but the Purple Aces rallied during singles to post a 5-2 victory over the Crusaders in Fort Wayne, Ind.
After three straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season titles and back-to-back league tournament championships, optimism is high for Valparaiso as the Crusaders head into their final season of play in the Mid-Con.
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team has been selected to win its fourth straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season championship in 2007 according to the preseason poll voted upon by the league's head coaches.
Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) won her first round match at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in the qualifying draw on Thursday, but fell in her second round contest as well as in the consolation draw held in East Lansing, Mich.
Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following her performance at the Rocket Hidden Duals this past weekend.
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team will travel to a pair of fall invitationals while hosting an alumni tournament during Homecoming weekend as head coach Tim Maluga announced his fall schedule.