Modesto Wins at No. 3, but Crusaders Fall to Detroit Sunday
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Modesto Wins at No. 3, but Crusaders Fall to Detroit Sunday
Freshman Meg Modesto tallied her seventh singles win of the season Sunday with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Detroit's Valeryia Kulikovskay. (Avery Davis)

Freshman Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) collected a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at No. 3 singles Sunday, but the Crusaders ultimately dropped a 6-1 contest to Detroit at Titan Tennis Courts in Michigan. 

Erin Staal (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven) and Morgan Paras (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard) were on the wrong end of a 6-1 tilt at No. 3 doubles versus Nino Sujashvili/Valeryia Kulikovskay. Iris Thioux and Nynke Van Der Goot later secured the doubles point by virtue of their 6-2 win against Modesto and Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South).

Modesto's 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Kulikovskay at No. 3 was the first singles match completed. The freshman's seventh win of the campaign evened the match at 1-1.

Unfortunately, the Titans prevailed at the remaining flights.

Van Der Goot upended Staal 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 before Viktoria Laskutova downed Paras at No. 6 to give UDM a 3-1 lead. Thioux clinched the match for Detroit at No. 4 thanks to her 6-0, 6-2 victory versus Wind.

Hebble fell 6-2, 6-4 atop singles play to Anna Davydova. Junior Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind./Munster) gave Irina Slizovskaya a run for her money at No. 2 before the latter registered a 6-4, 6-2 win.

The Crusaders (2-16, 1-6 Horizon) will lower the curtain on the 2015-16 season next weekend at Valpo Tennis Complex. Valpo welcomes Youngstown State (Apr. 23) and Cleveland State (Apr. 24) to town for a pair of Horizon League affairs.