Crusader Women Drop Decision at Northern Kentucky
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Crusader Women Drop Decision at Northern Kentucky

In their last match of the fall campaign, the Valparaiso women’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision on the road at Northern Kentucky

The Crusaders’ first doubles team of Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge) and Kaitlyn Hamel (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain) claimed four games in their match before falling to Maria Voscekova and Danielle Donahue 8-4. In second doubles, Megan Barthels (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central) and Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) were able to take six games from the Northern Kentucky pairing of Marta Romea and Nicole Soutar, but the Crusader pairing would be defeated in a close 8-6 match.  In third singles, Angelina Goheen (Aurora, Ill./Rosary) and Michele Fredlake (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s)  took three matches in their match but fell in an 8-3 decision.

Northern Kentucky would go on to sweep the singles matches as well. In first singles, Hamel would lose 6-1, 6-0, while Zakiewicz would fall in second singles 6-1, 6-1. In third and fourth singles, Heuer and Barthels would lose their respective matches 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0. In fifth singles, Fredlake played the closest match of the day, but would go on to lose 7-6(4), 7-5 to Northern Kentucky’s Xantos. In sixth singles, Moran Paras (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard) fell to Sierra Nellessen by a 6-1, 6-0 decision. 

Valparaiso (1-2) will return to action in the spring when the team begins their spring slate of matches. Until then, stay current with news from the women’s tennis team by visiting