Freshman Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) scooped up her third singles win of the season, but sister, Bobbi, and the IUPUI Jaguars claimed the family feud with a 5-2 win over the visiting Crusaders Sunday afternoon at the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis.
The host Jags emerged with the doubles point after a tight, decisive battle at No. 3.
Brigitte Swartwood and Valeriia Lavrenchuk downed Cary Milanes (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto)/Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South), 6-2, at No. 2 doubles to open afternoon play. Kathleen Hebble (Silversburg, Ind./Silver Creek) and Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) held serve with a 6-3 win over Sara Sherif/Samantha Mayer at No. 1. With the first point up for grabs, IUPUI's Bobbi Modesto and Mariella Pessina outlasted the Crusaders' tandem of Meg Modesto/Erin Staal (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven), 7-5, at No. 3.
Bobbi Modesto subsequently gave the Jaguars a 2-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Wind at No. 5 singles. Lavrenhuck followed with a 6-2, 6-4 dispatching of Hebble, 6-2, 6-4, atop singles play.
Marina Schneiger clinched the match for IUPUI after getting past Morgan Paras (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard), 6-0, 6-1.
Heuer got the Brown and Gold on the scoreboard with a dramatic 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 victory versus Sherif at No. 2. Mayer, however, responded with a 6-3, 7-5 gain at No. 3 against Milanes.
In her first match at No. 4 singles, Meg Modesto reigned victorious, 6-1, 5-7, 10-8 opposite Pessina.
Valpo (0-4) will return to Porter County this week to prepare for tilts against Akron and Morgan State next weekend. The Crusaders will take on the Zips on Saturday at 10 am ET/9 am CT before challenging the Bears Sunday at 9 am ET/8 am CT.