Hebble Captures Consolation Championship at Bronco Invitational
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Hebble Captures Consolation Championship at Bronco Invitational
Sophomore Kathleen Hebble defeated Chicago State's Caryanne Lloyd in straight sets to win a consolation title at the Bronco Invitational in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Michael Micek)

The 2015 Bronco Invitational wrapped up Sunday, but not before sophomore Kathleen Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind./Silver Creek) earned a consolation title in the Heidi Vizgaitis Flight of the eight-team tournament. The Valpo women's tennis team recorded a total of seven wins over the weekend. 

Hebble dropped her first-round match 6-3, 7-5 to Western Michigan's Denise Azcui, but responded with a pair of straight-set triumphs to improve her overall singles record to 5-4. She downed Horizon League foe Dasha Artamonova of Oakland, 7-6 (3), 6-0, before picking up a 6-4, 6-1 win over Chicago State's Carynne Lloyd in the consolation final. 

Junior Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) also registered a win in her matchup with a Golden Grizzly. Heuer beat Elizabeth Guy, 6-1, 6-4, in the opening round of the Sue Weigand Flight. A 6-3,6-4 loss to Bobbi Modesto - the sister of freshman Meg - in the semifinals sent Heuer to the third place match. There, she scored a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Elaine Cloem of Wright State. 

Sophomore Erin Staal (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven) got into the win column by virtue of her 6-3, 6-4 result versus Lewis's Megan Conlin. 

The Crusaders went 2-5 in the doubles portion of the tournament. 

Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and Cary Milanes (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto) doubled up the Chicago State tandem of Hanna Pangestu/Leshia Gadacz, 6-3. 

Heuer and Hebble teamed up to shutout Carynne Lloyd/Marnie Perez-Ochoa, 6-0. 

Valpo will conclude its fall season Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Crusaders are slated to face Davenport at 5:00 pm CT.