Valade, Jost score Albion points in women's tennis

Valade, Jost score Albion points in women's tennis

ALBION, Mich. – Kathryn Valade and Saige Jost scored points for Albion College in singles, but Adrian College took a 7-2 victory over the Britons in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's tennis match inside the Ungrodt Tennis Center.

Valade, playing No. 3 singles, scored an easy 6-1, 6-0 victory. Jost also won in straight sets at No. 4 singles.

All six singles matches were decided in straight sets, though Lauren Solano (No. 1) and Madeline Samra (No. 5) lost tiebreakers to decide the second set.

In doubles, Marceline Redick and Samra came up short in the No. 2 flight decided by a tiebreaker.

Albion, 4-5 overall and 0-1 in the MIAA, will play its next two matches against MIAA rivals at home. The Britons have a 4 o'clock Monday match against Alma College and a 1 o'clock match against Calvin College next Saturday.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email