Women’s Tennis Falls at Illinois State on Saturday
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Women’s Tennis Falls at Illinois State on Saturday
Halle Roach helped Valpo to a No. 3 doubles win on Saturday.

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team battled the elements, an injury and the opposition on Saturday at Gregory Street Tennis Courts in Normal, Ill. The host Redbirds picked up a 7-0 victory in Valpo’s first outdoor match of the season.

How It Happened

  • Valpo (5-15, 0-4 MVC) played without No. 2 singles player Jelena Vujanic (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove), forcing the majority of the lineup to play one spot higher than normal.
  • The two teams faced difficult conditions for tennis, as strong winds impacted play.
  • Illinois State (13-9, 4-1 MVC) won on all six singles courts, but several matches were tightly contested. Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) took her match against Jana Kustkova to a third set, but fell 6-4, 2-6, 10-5.
  • Valpo’s lone win of the day came on the third doubles court, where Halle Roach (Libertyville, Ill. / Libertyville) and Jordan Kopfer (Eagan, Minn. / Eastview) teamed up for a 6-3 win over Estelle Vanthier and Valerija Gercar. That marked Kopfer and Roach’s first win together in only their second match as a duo this season.

Up Next

The Crusaders will close out the regular season on Sunday at Bradley, a match that is slated to begin at 10 a.m. CT.