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Valpo Women's Tennis Falls 6-1 to Wright State
Christine Antrobus earned the victory at number six singles. (Ray Acevedo)
Christine Antrobus earned the victory at number six singles. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) registered a singles win for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell to Wright State 6-1 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

Antrobus rallied from a set down to win in a super tie-break for the third set 5-7, 6-2, 10-3 at number six singles against Beth Ann Wipprecht.

Valpo also earned a win in doubles action as Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) earned an 8-5 triumph against Taylor Hines and Wipprecht.

Wright State (9-13, 1-6 Horizon) earned wins at the top two doubles spot though to take the match’s first point.  Amanda Albuquerque and Kenisha Webb defeated Abby Wright (Sarasota, Fla./Pendleton H.S.) and Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) 8-2 at number one doubles while Jackie Garrett and Amy Nini were 8-1 winners over Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) and Camill Burden (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) at number two.

The Raiders won the top five singles matches all in straight sets.  Web was a 6-3, 6-2 winner against Wright at the top of the order while Albuquerque downed Brittany O’Reilly 6-2, 6-2 at number two.  Hines topped Bilyeu 6-1, 6-1 at three while Nini was a 6-1, 6-0 victor against York at the fourth spot.  Garrett posted a 6-1, 6-2 win against Jackie O’Reilly at number five singles.

“We earned a couple more individual wins today,” head coach Traci Young said.  “We’ll come back out tomorrow to try and finish the season strong.”

Valparaiso (0-14, 0-7) will close out the 2010 season on Sunday afternoon, hosting Butler in a 1 p.m. contest at the Valpo Tennis Complex.