The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team dropped its match 4-1 to UIC at XC Tennis in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The match used an unusual clinch-clinch format for singles due to limited court availability.
How It Happened
- Freshman Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) won her match at No. 3 singles. She was leading 4-1 in the opening set when her opponent could not continue due to an injury, creating a win by retirement for Tabanera.
- Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) and Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) played a close match at No. 1 doubles but lost 6-4. The No. 2 tandem also fell and No. 3 went unfinished.
- Claire’s match at No. 1 singles and Demi Jhaveri’s (Westlake, Ohio / Westlake) match at No. 5 singles both went unfinished.
Inside the Match
- Tabanera gained sole possession of the team lead with her 12th singles victory of the season. She improved to 5-2 in dual matches.
Valpo will play the second of back-to-back matches on Sunday by hosting Eastern Illinois at 1 p.m. at the Courts of Northwest Indiana.