For the second straight day, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team competed in a match that came down to the wire, but this time Valpo came up short in a 5-4 loss to Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. Jordan Kopfer (Eagan, Minn. / Eastview) capped her return to her home state by winning in both singles and doubles on Saturday, finishing a two-match weekend with a combined 4-0 mark in singles and doubles.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team pulled out a 5-4 victory over Bethel late Friday night in St. Paul, Minn. A lengthy match paid off for Valpo as the team entered the win column for the first time this spring. All five singles matches required three sets to complete.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team continued to play shorthanded in a 7-0 defeat to Milwaukee on Sunday at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith. Valpo once again played with four players due to injuries and illness.
Sophomore Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) was the star of the day on Saturday, headlining a quality effort for a shorthanded Valparaiso University women’s tennis team. Czerwonka picked up wins in singles and doubles in a 6-1 victory for visiting UIC.
Once again playing with only four healthy players, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team fell 7-0 to IUPUI on Sunday at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City. The highlight of the day for Valpo was the performance of the No. 2 doubles team, which garnered a victory.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team picked up victories at the top of the lineup on Saturday afternoon against Butler, but a short-handed, injury-ravaged team fell 6-1 to the Bulldogs at the Northwest Athletic Complex in Michigan City. Playing with only four players, Valpo put together a solid showing despite having to forfeit three matches and insert players into new roles.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team opened the spring slate on Sunday afternoon with a 7-0 setback at Toledo. Valpo played short-handed in the match with two players sidelined by injuries, including a No. 1 singles injury that caused every player to climb a position in the lineup. Toledo provided a quality opponent as the Rockets went 16-7 overall and 8-1 at home last season.
After a fall season that saw the team go a combined 44-22 (.667) in singles and 16-11 (.593) in doubles, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis program will look to sustain its recent success with the dual match season on the horizon.
Women’s tennis sophomore Jelena Vujanic accounted for Valparaiso University’s first Missouri Valley Conference title (individual or team) in any sport, winning the No. 1 singles draw of the MVC Individual Championships this fall.