Sophomore Kat Hebble persevered for a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 10-7 victory at No. 1 singles over Ball State's Carmen Blanco, but the Cardinals downed the Crusaders, 6-1, at the Muncie YMCA. Hebble advanced to 7-6 in singles play following her three-set triumph.
The Valpo women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 contest to Bradley on Saturday at the Clubs at River City in Peoria, Illinois. Freshman Randi Wind took Malini Wijesinghe to three sets at No. 5 singles, but ultimately fell 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
A young Valpo women's tennis team suffered a 7-0 setback to Western Michigan Saturday evening at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Crusaders will have two weeks off to prepare for their next match at Bradley University on Saturday, Jan. 30th.
The Horizon League released its men's and women's tennis preseason tennis polls Friday. The men were selected first, alongside the defending-champion Green Bay Phoenix, while the women were slotted at ninth.