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.