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Stephanie York split her matches in the second flight of singles on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Stephanie York split her matches in the second flight of singles on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Valparaiso University opened competition at the inaugural River Forest Invitational on Friday playing on the clay courts of River Forest Tennis Club in a tournament that also featured the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Western Illinois University.

“It is just a beautiful facility and we were excited to play here in River Forest,” head coach Traci Young said.  “The team enjoyed playing on the clay courts after always playing on the hard courts.”

The Crusaders’ Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) and Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) teamed for an 8-6 victory over the duo of Amy Unzicker and Claire Griffin of Western Illinois in their first match of the day.  The tandem fell later in the afternoon 8-2 against Rebecca Nelson and Jennifer Bradfield of Green Bay.

Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) fell 8-0 against Marcela Brandao and Jill Furlong in their first match.  The duo also fell 8-2 against Emily Lawent and Morgan Weuve of Green Bay.  The other doubles match on Friday saw Maria Anderson and Julia Kedrzyski of Green Bay down Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) and Shea Hennessy (Palos Park, Ill./Marist H.S.) 8-1.

In singles action, York earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Green Bay’s Nelson while falling 6-1, 7-6 (4) in her second match against Griffin of Western Illinois.  Zakiewicz dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Unzicker and also lost 6-3, 6-0 in the same flight against Weuve.

Flight one saw Brittany O’Reilly fall 6-1, 6-3 against Bradfield while Lawent also defeated the sophomore 6-1, 6-2.  Brandao was a 6-1, 6-0 winner against Hennessy while Furlong also topped Hennessy 6-0, 6-0.

Bilyeu dropped a 7-6 (4), 6-2 setback against Kedrzyski of Green Bay in the third flight while Stephanie Krebs (Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Falls H.S.) fell 6-0, 6-0 against Anderson.

“We had some good matches today,” Young added.  “We had a couple of solid wins and a couple of tough sets we lost in tie-breaks.  Everyone played a lot more aggressive today than they had been recently.”

Valparaiso will close out play at the tournament on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m.

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M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
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M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
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Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
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Apr 21 Valpo 10
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Apr 22 Valpo 1
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Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
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Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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Apr 25
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Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
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Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
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Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
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May 2
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May 2
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May 3
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May 3
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May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
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May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
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