Western Michigan Broncos vs. Dayton Flyers
Monday, January 21 // 9 a.m.
Kalamazoo, Mich. // West Hills Athletic Club
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Western Michigan Broncos vs. Valparaiso Crusaders
Monday, January 21 // 1 p.m.
Kalamazoo, Mich. // West Hills Athletic Club
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THE SERIES
The morning match between the Broncos and the Flyers will be the first time the two teams have ever met, though the Broncos are not unfamiliar with the Atlantic 10 conference.  The Broncos are 5-1 against current members of the conference.

This will be the sixth meeting between the Broncos and the Crusaders, with Western Michigan holding a 5-0 advantage in the all-time series.   The last time the teams met was in 2012, when the Broncos swept the Crusaders 7-0 at West Hills.

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE FALL
Two members of the Broncos squared off against Crusaders in the fall tournament season, with the doubles pairing of Nini Sujashvili and Maggie Remynse defeating Valparaiso’s Megan Barthels and Kaitlyn Hamel 8-3 at the DePaul Invitational.  Sujashvili also notched a singles victory against one of the Crusaders at the tournament, defeating Kristin Zakiewicz 6-0, 6-1.

BRONCOS SHINE IN THE CLASSROOM
The Western Michigan women’s tennis team continued an unprecedented run of academic tradition last season, as the team earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team honors for the 17th consecutive year. In addition, five individuals earned ITA All-Academic honors, more than any other Mid-American Conference program.   In addition, the program ranked among the top 10 percent in all of NCAA Division I in Academic Progress Rate, the second time in three years Women’s Tennis has ranked so highly in APR.