The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team finished competition at the ITA Midwest Regional in East Lansing, Mich. on Friday. The Crusaders were represented by two duos in the doubles bracket and two individuals in consolation action.
How It Happened
- Seniors Kathleen Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind. / Silver Creek) and Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind. / Munster) fell to Chicago State’s Mariya Kostyuk and Leshia Gadacz 8-2 in first-round doubles activity.
- Freshman Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) and sophomore Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind. / Chesterton) also lost their first-round match, suffering an 8-4 setback to Akron’s Ariadna Blinova and Shannon Newnes.
- Sysouvanh also competed in consolation qualifying singles against Akron’s Carli Knezevich and lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.
- Heuer was on the losing end of a 6-2, 6-0 match against Cleveland State’s Jana Schober.
The ITA Regional Championships are the final event on Valpo’s fall calendar. Next, the Crusaders turn the page to the spring season.