Sophomore Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) and junior Isabella Schoolcraft (Bargersville, Ind. / Center Grove) teamed up for a victory at second doubles on Saturday against Mid-American Conference foe Western Michigan, providing the highlight of the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team’s 7-0 setback to the visiting Broncos at The Courts of Northwest Indiana. The match marked the first of 14 home dates on the slate for head coach Bob Modesto’s team.
How It Happened
- Tabanera and Schoolcraft pulled away for a 6-1 win in their No. 2 doubles match over Ana Guadiana and Karin Hamilton. In the process, they accounted for Valpo’s first doubles victory of the season. Tabanera lifted her doubles win total to 13 during her young career, while Schoolcraft recorded her 22nd doubles win during her Valpo tenure.
- The Broncos (3-0) won the other two doubles matches to capture the point. Doubles hinged on the top spot, where WMU prevailed 6-3.
- After winning her first collegiate singles match in last week’s season opener, freshman Mia Bertino (Lockport, Ill. / Joliet Catholic) began her No. 4 singles match with a Set 1 triumph on Saturday. However, Hamilton roared back to win the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
- Valpo’s other set victory came at No. 5, where Schoolcraft opened up with a convincing 6-2 win in the first before Kaitlyn Rogosh took the remaining sets 6-2, 6-2.
- Western Michigan won the remaining matches in straight sets, but the match featured numerous tight sets. The scores at No. 1 singles were 6-4, 6-4, while No. 2 singles also featured a competitive 6-3, 6-4 match.
Valpo (0-2) will return to action less than 24 hours after Saturday’s match as the Brown & Gold host Ferris State on Sunday. The match is slated to begin at 11 a.m. at The Courts of NWI.