Fredlake Finishes with Win; Crusaders Fall 6-1 at YSU
Senior Michele Fredlake recorded a 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 marathon winner at No. 6 singles versus Victoria Ferry on Sunday morning at the Youngstown State Outdoor Courts. Valpo fell 6-1 in the season finale as the Penguins completed a perfect 8-0 run in Horizon League play.
Women's Tennis Falls at Cleveland State
The Valpo women's tennis team dropped the first match of its road trip, 7-0, to Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the Paramount Tennis Club. Paige Heuer took Aleksandra Golawska to three sets at No. 4, but Golawska escaped with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 win.
Women's Tennis Closes Out Home Slate with Close Loss
Cary Milanes picked up her eighth win in singles play, but it wasn't enough as Chicago State collected a 6-1 win over the Crusaders Tuesday in Valpo's final home match of the spring. The top three singles matches all went three sets.
Hamel Wins on Senior Day; Crusaders Fall 6-1 to Oakland
Senior Kaitlyn Hamel won in straight sets at No. 1 on Sunday morning, but the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 match to Oakland in Horizon League action at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
Women's Tennis to Honor Four Seniors on Sunday
Sunday morning's match against Oakland will serve as Senior Day for Valpo women's tennis. Megan Barthels, Michele Fredlake, Kaitlyn Hamel, and Michele Fredlake will each be recognized prior to the 11:00 am first serve at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
Titans Prevail 6-1 over Crusaders on Saturday
Valpo women's tennis dropped a 6-1 Horizon League contest to the Detroit Titans on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex. Kathleen Hebble got Valpo on the scoreboard with her sixth singles victory of the season. She persevered for a 7-6 (6-1), 6-3 win over Valeryia Kulikovskay at No. 2 singles.
Traci Young Joins the Valpo Coaches Show
Head women's tennis coach Traci Young sat down with Brad Collignon this week to discuss the Crusaders' win over Green Bay last Saturday, a wave of strong underclassmen, as well as her squad's four seniors.
Women's Tennis Defeats Green Bay, 5-2
Behind four singles victories and two triumphs in doubles play, the Valparaiso women's tennis team handed Green Bay a 5-2 loss at the Valpo Tennis Complex on Saturday morning.
Crusader Women Fall at Home
The Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Milwaukee Friday night at The Courts of NWI. The Crusaders return to action Saturday morning at the Valpo Tennis Complex at 11 am versus the Green Bay Phoenix.
Barthels Records Win, but Crusaders Fall 4-1 to Dayton
The Valparaiso women's tennis team closed out its trip to Ohio on Sunday dropping a 4-1 contest to Dayton, but not before Megan Barthels registered her team-high seventh singles win of the season.
Crusaders Drop 6-1 Decision at Wright State
Kathleen Hebble collected a commanding straight-set win at No. 2 singles, but it wasn't enough as the host Raiders defeated the Brown and Gold 6-1 at the Dayton Center Courts in Ohio on Saturday afternoon.
Women's Tennis Picks Up Big Win at Western Illinois
Freshman Cary Milanes won the match-clinching point at No. 3 singles in Valpo's 5-2 victory over Western Illinois at the WIU Tennis Facility on Saturday afternoon.
Crusader Women Drop Horizon League Opener to UIC
The Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped its Horizon League opener, 7-0, to UIC Thursday afternoon at The Courts of NWI. Cary Milanes lost a three-set heartbreaker 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 at No. 3 singles.
Women's Tennis Drops Doubleheader in the Desert
Due to inclement weather on Monday, the Valparaiso women's tennis team played a doubleheader Tuesday in Phoenix. The Crusaders fell to Grand Canyon in the morning, and Arizona Christian in the evening. Sophomore Paige Heuer scored a singles and doubles victory for the Brown and Gold versus the Firestorm.
Milanes Registers 5th Win; Crusaders Fall 6-1 to Wayne State
Freshman Cary Milanes was victorious twice Friday, but the Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to the undefeated Wayne State Warriors at The Courts of NWI.
Women's Tennis Drops Saturday Contest at NIU
The Valparaiso women's tennis team fell 7-0 to Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford.
Hebble Named Horizon League Player of the Week
Hebble won both her matches at No. 2 handily last week, including a 6-2, 6-2 triumph in the Crusaders' 4-3 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday.
Jaguars Narrowly Defeat Valpo Women at Courts of NWI
Freshman Kathleen Hebble won her second singles match in as many days at No. 2, but IUPUI escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Valparaiso women's tennis team Saturday afternoon at the Courts of NWI.
Women's Tennis Downs Nebraska-Omaha, 4-3
A dramatic three-set win from Cary Milanes at No. 3 singles lifted the Valparaiso women's tennis team to a 4-3 victory over visiting Nebraska-Omaha Friday afternoon at the Courts of NWI.
Barthels Collects Win in Defeat to Bradley
Senior Megan Barthels rallied back after dropping the first set at No. 5 singles to earn a 4-6, 7-5, 12-10 victory at Bradley on Saturday morning. The Crusaders also registered a win at No. 3 doubles behind Cary Milanes/Michele Fredlake's 6-4 triumph.
Crusader Women Drop Neutral Site Contest to Akron
Senior Megan Barthels gritted out a pair of tiebreakers at No. 5 singles before eventually falling to Maria Bessmertnaya 6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-5. Akron claimed a 7-0 victory over Valparaiso at the Butler Bubble in Indianapolis.
Women's Tennis Falls in Its Season Opener
The Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped its season opener 7-0 to Western Michigan Saturday evening in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Freshman Cary Milanes made waves in her first spring match.
HL Tennis Preseason Polls Released: Men Picked 3rd; Women Selected 8th
The Horizon League released its men's and women's tennis preseason tennis polls Thursday. The men were selected third, while the women were slotted to finish eighth.
Spring Tennis Schedules Released
The Valparaiso men's and women's tennis teams released its respective schedules Tuesday. The men host IPFW on Friday, January 30th at the Courts of NWI in their first home match of the spring while the women's home opener is slated for Friday, February 13th versus Nebraska-Omaha.
Women's Tennis Picks Up Landmark Win at UIC Invitational
Freshman Cary Milanes did something Saturday that no other women's tennis player has ever done at Valpo under head coach Traci Young: beat a Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponent. Milanes outlasted NIU's Evelyn Youel 6-4, 6-3 at the UIC Flames Outdoor Courts.
Hamel/Hebble Capture Doubles Win at UIC Invitational
The doubles portion of the UIC Invitational was held at Match Point Tennis Center in Griffith, Indiana on Saturday. Kaitlyn Hamel and Kathleen Hebble teamed up to defeat Northern Illinois' Cristina Alvarez/Abigail Dekkinga 8-7 (3) in the opening round.
Valpo Sweeps Weekly Horizon League Tennis Honors
Charlie Emhardt and Paige Heuer were both named Horizon League Players of the Week Tuesday after undefeated weeks on the court.
Crusaders Drop First Match of Fall to Marian
Megan Barthels and Paige Heuer improved their doubles record to 3-0 Sunday following an 8-5 victory over Marian's Sarah and Anne Potter. Heuer also remained perfect on the singles side with a straight set win at No. 4. However, the host Knights rode five singles victories to a 7-2 triumph over the Crusaders in Indianapolis.
Women's Tennis Scores Pair of Victories to Open Season
Crusaders defeated Aquinas College 7-2 Saturday morning before handing Davenport University a 6-3 loss in the afternoon. Megan Barthels, Paige Heuer, and Cary Milanes all went a perfect 2-0 in singles play while the doubles teams of Barthels/Heuer and Milanes/Paras went undefeated.
Fall Tennis Schedules Released
The men's and women's tennis teams released their fall schedules Wednesday. The men's team opens its fall slate at the Purdue Fall Invitational Sept. 19-21 while the women's team begin their fall schedule with a doubleheader versus Aquinas College and Davenport.