Tammy Cecchini's first signee as head women's tennis coach is two-star recruit Jordan Kopfer of Eagan, Minnesota. Kopfer is ranked 7th in Minnesota and 17th in the Plains region. In the classroom, Kopfer possesses a 4.0 grade point average and plans to study pre-med.
The 2016 spring tennis schedule is out. Three different ranked opponents grace the men's slate while the women's team will head to Puerto Rico to face a trio of East Coast opponents over spring break. The 2016 Horizon League Championships are scheduled for April 29th-May 1st in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced a pair of staffing changes within the athletic department Wednesday. Traci Young will take over as associate director of athletics for student services while Tammy Cecchini has been promoted to women's tennis head coach.
Sophomore Kathleen Hebble rebounded from a first-round defeat to claim the consolation title in the Heidi Vizgaitis Flight of the Bronco Invitational in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Sunday. Junior Paige Heuer also collected a third place finish in the Sue Weigand Flight.
The Valpo women's tennis team walked away from the first day of the UIC Invite with five victories. Sophomore Kathleen Hebble went 1-0 in singles and doubles. Paige Heuer finished the day 2-1. Play concludes tomorrow in Chicago.
The doubles tandem comprised of freshmen Halle Roach and Randi Wind won a pair of doubles matches at the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invite in Dayton to help lead the Crusaders to six victories on Saturday. Overall, the Brown and Gold scored ten wins.