Cary Milanes (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto) picked up a straight-set victory at No. 2 singles, but it wasn't enough as the Valpo women's tennis team fell 6-1 to Providence in Humacao, Puerto Rico on Thursday.
The Friars were victorious at No. 2 and 3 doubles to secure the opening point.
Hannah Zangari and Nicole Cyterski got past Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and Erin Staal (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven) by a 6-0 margin at the third flight. PC's Jennifer DeLuca and Amanda Pitocco clinched the point at No. 2 by virtue of their 6-4 defeat of Milanes and Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South). Sophomore Kat Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind./Silver Creek) and junior Paige Heuer did score a 6-4 triumph atop doubles play versus Alana Prinos/Emma Burgess.
Trailing 5-0 in the second set, Wind had to retire from her No. 5 singles match against Risa Takenaka. Brooke Burnside gave Providence a 3-0 edge after a 6-1, 6-3 result versus Halle Roach (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville). Prinos won the match for the Friars with her 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Hebble at No. 1.
Cyterski went on to win at No. 3, dismissing Heuer, 6-4, 6-0. Modesto gave Picotto all she could handle at No. 4 before falling 6-4, 6-4.
Milanes avoided the shutout at No. 2 singles thanks to her 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory over DeLuca.
Valpo (0-7) will have a couple days off before facing Sacred Heart and East Carolina on Sunday.