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Creighton Defeats Valpo in Spring Trip Opener
Molly Keifer played at number one doubles for just the second time this season. (Ray Acevedo)
Molly Keifer played at number one doubles for just the second time this season. (Ray Acevedo)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Valparaiso opened its 2009 spring trip in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday morning, dropping a 7-0 match to Creighton.

The Blue Jays opened doubles play winning all three matches for the opening point.  Kelsey Schmidt and Lauren Mastro defeated Camill Burden(Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) and Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) 8-1 at third doubles while Nicole Nakoka and Tess Reddin posted an 8-0 win at the top spot against Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.).  Creighton finished the doubles swee as Leesa Cadwallader and Sarah Cadwallader topped Jackie O’Reilly (DePere, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) 8-1 at the second  spot.

Creighton (3-3) then swept all six singles matches to complete the match shutout.   Reddin defeated Keifer 6-0, 6-0 at number one while Mastro downed Bilyeu at the second spot by the same score.  Schmidt beat York 6-1, 6-0 at third singles while Nakoka beat Antrobus 6-0, 6-0 at the fourth spot.  Mary Pat McMullan defeated O’Reilly 6-2, 6-2 at the fifth spot while Sarah Cadwallader topped Burden 6-3, 6-0 at the bottom of the lineup.

Valparaiso (1-6) will return to action on Tuesday morning as the Crusaders take on Shorter beginning at 10 a.m. CDT.