The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team has garnered its first league honor of the season as freshman Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) was tabbed Missouri Valley Conference Singles Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Tabanera picked up wins in both matches this week, earning Valpo’s lone victory at UIC on Saturday before helping the team to a 5-2 triumph over Eastern Illinois on Sunday afternoon at The Courts of Northwest Indiana. Tabanera dispatched EIU’s Christine Gouws in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 at third singles to help Valpo to a victorious home opener. The win allowed the Brown & Gold to already surpass the program’s win total from last season and achieve the team's highest win total against Division-I opponents since 2016.
Valpo will play its second straight home match on Sunday as SIUE will come to The Courts of Northwest Indiana in Valparaiso for a 1 p.m. start.