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Samm Pedersen, Maria Neff earn wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
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Women's Tennis Drops Dual to Valparaiso, 5-2

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: April 09, 2016
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By Patrick Stumpf

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( – The Green Bay women’s tennis team (1-13, 0-4 HL) continued its Horizon League regular season slate on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 decision against Valparaiso (2-13, 1-3 HL). 

The Phoenix’s doubles pair of Olivia Headford and Maria Neff picked up a 6-4 win at No. 2; however, the Crusaders went on to win the doubles point, 2-1.

In singles, Green Bay grabbed an early 2-1 match advantage after Samm Pedersen (6-1, 6-1) and Neff (6-2, 6-3) defeated their opponents at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. But the Crusaders garnered each of the next two points at No. 4 and No. 2 to lead 3-2, leaving two tiebreaks left to decide the match.

Ultimately, Valparaiso prevailed as Kat Hebble edged Olivia Headford at No. 1, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (11-9), 4-3 (8-6) and Meg Modesto downed Chiara Berg at No. 3, 7-6 (10-8), 6-2.

Green Bay has a quick turnaround as it hosts Senior Day against the UIC Flames (10-5, 4-0 HL) on Sunday. First serve from Western Racquet is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Singles competition

1. Kat Hebble (VALPO) def. Olivia Headford (GB) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (11-9), 4-3 (8-6)
2. Paige Heuer (VALPO) def. Stephanie Londre (GB) 7-6 (10-8), 6-2
3. Meg Modesto (VALPO) def. Chiara Berg (GB) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
4. Randi Wind (VALPO) def. Jule-Sophie Hermann (GB) 6-4, 7-5
5. Samm Pedersen (GB) def. Halle Roach (VALPO) 6-1, 6-1
6. Maria Neff (GB) def. Morgan Paras (VALPO) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Kat Hebble/Paige Heuer (VALPO) def. Jule-Sophie Hermann/Samm Pedersen (GB) 6-3
2. Olivia Headford/Maria Neff (GB) def. Meg Modesto/Randi Wind (VALPO) 6-4
3. Halle Roach/Erin Staal (VALPO) def. Stephanie Londre/Noel Peck (GB) 6-0


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