Hebble Wins Marathon Match at No. 1, but Valpo Falls at Ball State
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Hebble Wins Marathon Match at No. 1, but Valpo Falls at Ball State
Sophomore Kathleen Hebble outlasted Carmen Blanco 4-6, 7-6 (2), 10-7 in an exciting match atop singles play Saturday at Ball State. (Michael Micek)

Sophomore Kat Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind./Silver Creek) rallied back for a sensational 4-6, 7-6 (2), 10-7 win over Ball State's Carmen Blanco on Saturday, but the Cardinals recorded a 6-1 win over the Valpo women's tennis team at the Muncie YMCA. 

Ball State seized the doubles point thanks to 6-1 victories at No. 1 and No. 3. Peyton Gollhofer and Audrey Berger downed Hebble and Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) atop doubles before Bethany Moore/Isabelle Dohanics followed suit at No. 3. Meg Modesto (Chesteron, Ind./Chesterton) and Cary Milanes (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto) dropped a 6-2 match at No. 2 to Toni Ormond and Julia Sbircea after BSU secured the point.

Moore opened singles play with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Halle Roach (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) before Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) dropped a 6-1, 6-2 affair to Rosalinda Calderon. 

Sbircea clinched Ball State's second win of the spring with a 6-1, 6-0 win versus Modesto at No. 3. Dohanics got past Milanes at No. 4 by a score of 6-1, 6-1. Ormond upended Heuer, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 2 singles. 

Hebble got Valpo on the scoreboard by virtue of her gutsy three-set win atop singles play. She improved to 7-6 in singles play following her 4-6, 7-6 (2), 10-7 victory over Blanco.

Valpo (0-3) will travel to Indianapolis next weekend to face IUPUI (0-7) at the West Indy Racquet Club. First serve will take place Sunday afternoon at 5:30 pm ET/4:30 pm CT.