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Valpo Shutout Monday by UIC
Jackie O'Reilly played the top spot for Valpo on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)
Jackie O'Reilly played the top spot for Valpo on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Valparaiso returned to Horizon League action on Monday afternoon and fell 7-0 to first place UIC at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.

UIC (14-4, 6-0 Horizon) opened by winning all three doubles contests by 8-1 scores.  Linda Hricistova and Mariya Kovaleva downed Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) at number one while Elisa Simonetti and Teona Tsertsvadze defeated Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) and Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) at two.  Ilinca Cristescu and Jana Knoppe won their third doubles match against Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) and Aubree Zdanovec (Appleton, Wis./East H.S.).

In singles action, Kovaleva was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Jackie O’Reilly at the top while Tsertsvadze won by the same score at two against Brittany O’Reilly.  Cristescu downed Zakiewicz 6-1, 6-1 at third singles while Knoppe was a 6-0, 6-2 winner against York at number four.  Hricistova defeated Bilyeu 6-0, 6-0 at five singles while Kathryn Sharples was a 6-0, 6-0 victor over Zdanovec to round out the lineup.

Valparaiso (0-16, 0-6) will return to the Valpo Tennis Complex on Tuesday afternoon to host Indiana Wesleyan.  First serve is set for 2 p.m.