The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team received victories from Jordan Kopfer and Randi Wind on the final day of competition at the Bronco Invitational in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Sunday.
How It Happened
- Freshman Jordan Kopfer (Eagan, Minn. / Eastview) rounded out a successful weekend with a three-set victory over Green Bay’s Tallie Piaskowski in a Brown Flight consolation match. Kopfer overcame a one-set deficit after losing the opener 6-2. She turned it around with a 6-2 win in Set 2 before clinching the match by claiming a 10-5 victory in Set 3.
- Sophomore Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South) also enjoyed a winning weekend for the Crusaders, capped off by a three-set triumph over Lewis’s Megan Conlin in a Silver Flight consolation match on Sunday. Wind breezed to a 6-1 victory in the opening set, but then Conlin took the second set 6-3. Wind prevailed in the 10-point match tiebreaker 10-8.
- Senior Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind. / Munster) forced a third set against Oakland’s Samantha Galloway, but found herself on the losing end of a third-set match tiebreaker. Heuer corralled a 7-5 win in the opening set, but then Galloway rallied to win the match, taking Set 2 6-3 and Set 3 10-5.
- Senior Kathleen Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind. / Silver Creek) incurred a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Chicago State’s Mariya Kostyuk in the White Flight consolation final.
- In another White Flight consolation match, Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) dropped a 6-4, 6-1 contest to Chicago State’s Leshia Gadacz.
- Sophomore Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind. / Chesterton) suffered a 6-3, 6-0 setback at the hands of Western Michigan’s Gabriela Slavova in a Brown Flight consolation match.
- In round robin singles, Halle Roach (Libertyville, Ill. / Libertyville) fell to Chicago State’s Carynne Lloyd 6-2, 6-2, while Erin Staal (Grand Haven, Mich. / Grand Haven) was on the wrong end of a 6-3, 6-3 match with Green Bay’s Noel Peck.
The final tournament of the fall season begins on Thursday, Oct. 20 as the Crusaders head to the ITA Midwest Regional, a five-day event in East Lansing, Mich.