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Valpo Shuts Out Chicago State
Kyle Stump earned wins in both singles and doubles on Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)
Kyle Stump earned wins in both singles and doubles on Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team won its second straight match while posting its third win in its last four contests overall on Tuesday afternoon with a 7-0 shutout over Chicago State in Chicago, Ill.

The Crusaders opened the match by sweeping doubles.  Winning the third spot by default, Jose Gaspar (Sao Paulo, Brazil/CEAD H.S.) and Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) clinched the opening point with an 8-0 victory over Viet Lam and Dave Regus at the second spot.  Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) and Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) added an 8-6 win at the top spot against Ankil Chopra and Armaan Choudhary.

Valparaiso won all five contested singles matches in straight sets over Chicago State (0-17).  Baum was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Chopra at the top while Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) defeated Choudhary 7-5, 6-1 at number two singles.  Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) added a 6-0, 6-2 win against Lam at third singles while Stump posted a 6-0, 6-0 triumph at four against Regus.  Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) defeated Michael Chew by the same score at fifth singles and the Crusaders won at the sixth spot by default.

Valparaiso (8-11) will close out the home portion of the 2010-2011 season on Wednesday afternoon entertaining IUPUI beginning at 3 p.m. at the Valpo Tennis Complex.  The match was originally scheduled for Feb. 5 but was postponed due to travel conditions.