Crusaders Collect Four Wins in Cincinnati
Friday, September 18, 2015
Crusaders Collect Four Wins in Cincinnati

The Valpo women's tennis team opened its fall season Friday with four victories in the opening day of the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invite.

Sophomore Kathleen Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind./Silver Creek) rallied back for a dramatic 4-6, 6-1, 10-8 triumph over Northern Kentucky's Hailey Shanahan. 

Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) easily handled West Virginia State's Nina Dillwald. The junior claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win. Freshman Halle Roach (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) got her collegiate career off on the right foot with a 6-4, 6-2 victory versus Maria Orellana of Morehead State. 

Junior Morgan Paras (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard) provided the Crusaders with their fourth win on the day with a 7-6, 6-2 dispatching of Dayton's Claire Herdina.

West Virginia State's Brittany Franco slid past Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind,/Chesterton), 6-2, 6-1. Franco's teammate, Brenda Cumpa, defeated Erin Staal (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven), 6-4, 6-0.

Freshman Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) dropped a 6-2, 6-3 contest in her debut to Xavier's Megan Morris. Sophomore Cary Milanes (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto) fell 6-1, 6-4 to Morehead State's Aleksandra Savic.   

Play continues Saturday morning at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Ohio.