Bradley Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak
Stephanie York fell in a match tie-break at third singles. (Ray Acevedo)

Bradley Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak
Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valparaiso saw its two match win streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 decision to Bradley at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.

The Braves opened the match winning all three doubles contests by 8-3 scores.  Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) and Megan Bartels (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central H.S.) fell at the top of the lineup to Corey Mattson and Sarah Rodefeld while Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Kaitlyn Hamel (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain H.S.) lost to Adele Henke and Carly Miles at the second spot.  Michele Fredlake (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) and Lauren Kammerer (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) were downed by Meredith McDonagh and Elizabeth Przystawski at the third spot.

In singles play, York forced a match tie-break for the third set at number three against  Przystawski before falling 6-4, 2-6, 12-10.  Bradley (2-5) swept the other matches in straight sets.  Rodefeld won the first set 6-2 against Bartels before the Crusader freshman retired due to injury at number one singles.  Hamel fell 6-1, 6-1 at the second spot to Henke while Fredlake dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision at number four against McDonagh.  At number five singles, Zakiewicz fell 6-2, 7-6 (4) against Mattson while Kammerer dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match against Miles at the bottom of the order.

Valparaiso (2-2) will return to the courts on Feb. 24 to open Horizon League play at Milwaukee.  First serve is slated for 4 p.m.