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Gustafson Wins Twice but Valpo Falls to Evansville

Friday, February 16, 2007

Valparaiso opened strong winning the doubles point from undefeated Evansville on Friday afternoon but the Purple Aces rallied during singles to post a 5-2 victory over the Crusaders in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The Crusaders opened the match with victories at second and third doubles to take a 1-0 lead. Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./North H.S.) and enny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) won their second consecutive match at second doubles, posting an 8-4 victory over the Purple Aces. Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) and Lindsey Gustafson (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy), playing together for the first time ever at third doubles then clinched the point with an 8-6 victory.

Evansville (6-0) rallied to post straight set victories at first, second, and third singles spots to move within a point of clinching the match. Chada then battled to three sets before falling 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 at the fourth spot. Schwartz dropped a third set super tie-break at fifth singles 4-6, 6-3, 11-9 in another tight match.

Gustafson earned Valpo its second point of the day, completing a perfect day for the sophomore with a come-from-behind 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Stephanie Millis at sixth singles. Gustafson improves to 3-1 on the spring.

Valparaiso (2-2) will return to action Saturday night in Fort Wayne, Ind. against Robert Morris (Pa.). First serve is set for 6:30 p.m. CST.