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Valpo Runs Win Streak to Four after Downing Indy
Eric Honert won his fourth straight match on Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)
Eric Honert won his fourth straight match on Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Valparaiso won its fourth match in as many days on its spring trip in Florida on Tuesday morning, defeating the University of Indianapolis 6-1.

The Crusaders opened the match sweeping the three doubles contests for the fourth straight match.  Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) and Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) defeated Alex Poe and Matt Smith 8-6 at the top of the lineup while Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) and Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) defeated Preston Swain and Pete Wilson by the same score at the second spot.  At third doubles, Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) and Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) defeated Michael Bradley and Trevor Cox 8-4.

In singles play, Valpo won at the top four spots in straight sets.  Baum was a 6-1, 6-1 victor over Cox at the top while Honert was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Caleb Fellers.  At third singles, DeHerrera topped Nick Reinhart 6-2, 6-2 while Whitmer defeated Smith 6-2, 6-1 at number four singles.  Woodson topped Poe 6-2, 0-6, 10-8 at the fifth spot.  Indianapolis (9-4) earned its only win at sixth singles as Swain defeated Carlton Lyons (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) 6-1, 6-2.

Valparaiso (6-4) will look to cap off a perfect trip to Florida on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders face Colgate.  First serve is set for 11:30 a.m. CDT.