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Valpo Women Compete on Day 1 at IPFW
Katie Bilyeu picked up both singles and doubles wins on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Katie Bilyeu picked up both singles and doubles wins on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened play on Friday for day one of the IPFW Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) earned Valpo’s lone victory in singles play on the afternoon, defeating Kendra Mills of Lewis 6-4, 6-0 in the consolation draw of the number five singles.  Bilyeu had fallen in her opening round 6-0, 6-0 against Yuka Kobayashi of IPFW.

At number one singles, Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) fell 6-2, 6-0 in her opening round against Zsofi Kranczicki of Lewis before dropping a 6-0, 6-1 decision against Emily Lawent of Green Bay.  The second flight saw Jackie O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) advance by default in the first round before suffering a 6-1, 6-2 setback against Dora Kotsiou of Evansville in the semifinals.

Kristin Zakeiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) played a couple of close contests on Friday in flight number three.  She fell 6-1, 7-5 against Jennifer Bradfield of Green Bay in the first round before losing 7-5, 6-2 against Daniele Haefele of IUPUI in the consolation draw.  Flight four saw Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) also involved in two close decisions.  The junior lost 6-7 (6), 6-4, 10-6 in the opening round against Maria Anderson of Green Bay before dropping a 6-4, 2-6, 10-3 match in the consolation draw against Megan Gow of Milwaukee.

Bilyeu also earned a doubles in on Friday, as she and Zakiewicz defeated Green Bay’s Anderson and Julia Kedrzyski 8-6 in the first round of flight three.  The duo fell 8-5 to Jessica Bays and Alisha Cummings of IUPUI though in the semifinals.

“Katie played really well today,” head coach Traci Young said.  “She won matches in both singles and doubles and was very competitive.”

Jackie O’Reilly and York dropped an 8-2 decision to Evansville’s Kate Chybowski and Dora Kotsiou in the first round of number one doubles.  They then advanced on default in the consolation draw against Lewis.

Brittany O’Reilly played in flight two of doubles, teaming with IPFW’s Frederique Sunstrum.  The duo won 8-4 against Lee Matthews and Daniele Haefele.  They then fell in the semifinals against Alex Forsyth and Caterina Kiefer of IPFW 8-3.

Valparaiso will return to the courts on Saturday morning for one more singles and doubles match each beginning at 8 a.m. CDT in Fort Wayne.

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Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
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)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
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)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
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.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo