Valparaiso returned to the road on Tuesday afternoon and dropped a 7-0 match to Bowling Green at the Perrysburg Tennis Center in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Megan Bartels (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central H.S.) and Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) fell 8-0 at first doubles against Nikki Chiricosta and Emily Reuland. Kaitlyn Hamel (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) fell at the second post 8-3 against Maddy Eccleston and Katie Grubb while Michele Fredlake (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) and Brittany O’Reilly dropped an 8-1 decision to Mary Hill and Jade Johnson 8-1.
Bowling Green (8-7) dropped just three games total in singles action en route to the sweep. Chiricosta downed Bartels 6-0, 6-0 at one while Reuland beat Hamel by the same score at two. At third singles, York fell 6-0, 6-2 against Eccleston while Fredlake, playing one spot below her in the lineup, dropped a 6-0, 6-1 match against Grubb. At five, Hill beat Zakiewicz 6-0, 6-0 while Jessica Easdale topped O’Reilly by the same score at six.
Valparaiso (4-12) will return home to the Valpo Tennis Complex on Saturday morning to begin its final homestand of the season. The Crusaders will face Youngstown State beginning at 11 a.m.