Stump Earns Victory But Valpo Comes Up Short at UIC
Kyle Stump earned victories in both singles and doubles.
Kyle Stump earned victories in both singles and doubles.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

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            Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) earned his ninth singles victory of the season on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago, Ill., but Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 6-1 decision to UIC.

            UIC (12-8, 4-0 Horizon League) started the match winning the closely contested doubles point.  The Flames’ Bastian Harbo and Adriano Liccardo defeated Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) 8-2 at number one doubles.  Valpo responded at the third spot as Dan Brunette (Carmel, Ind./Lutheran H.S. of Indianapolis,) and Stump won in a tie-break 9-8 (5) against Sean Kreymborg and Dan Wilson.  UIC won the decisive second doubles contest as Eric Fey and Sebastian Lystad topped Alex Lau (Bloomington, Ind./Jefferson Senior H.S.) and Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) 9-7.

            Lystad added a 6-4, 6-1 victory at second singles against Shideler while Fey made it 3-0 UIC with his 6-3, 6-2 win over Litscher at the fourth spot.  Harbo secured the victory with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph at third singles against Wagner while Liccardo topped Lau 6-3, 6-3 at the top of the order.  Wilson defeated Brunette 6-4, 6-4 at number five singles before Stump earned the win for the Crusaders 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 against Kreymborg at sixth singles.

            “I think we played well today overall,” said head coach Jim Daugherty.  “We just could not convert the big points-game points and break points.  We need to be able to finish off games.”

            Valparaiso (4-11, 1-4) will return to home action on Saturday morning as the Crusaders host Cleveland State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.  First serve against the Vikings is set for 10 a.m.