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Butler Gets Past Valpo 5-2
Freshman Kyle Dunn won in three sets over Butler's Billy Weldon Saturday.
Freshman Kyle Dunn won in three sets over Butler's Billy Weldon Saturday.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Crusader men's tennis team dropped their first road match of the season 5-2 Saturday at the Butler Bubble in Indianapolis.

The Bulldogs won the doubles point thanks to Sam O'Neill and Billy Weldon's 6-1 win at No. 1 over Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) and Danny Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Charles North) coupled with Brandon Woods and Pulok Bhattacharya's 6-3 victory at No. 3 against Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) and Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli). 

Valpo tied the overall match at 1-1 after Bacalla handed O'Neill a 6-1, 6-4 defeat at No. 2 singles. Bhattacharya downed Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) 6-3, 6-2 in the match between No. 1 singles players.

Woods eked out a 6-5, 6-4 win over Honert at No. 4 before Butler clinched the match with an Austin Woldmoe three-set win over Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford). Savaglio battled back to take the second set 6-4 after dropping the first 6-1. Woldmoe seized the match with a 6-1 third set.

Freshman Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) claimed the other singles point for the Brown and Gold with a 6-1, 1-6, 10-7 triumph at No. 5.

Fellow freshman Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) lost a three-setter to Tommy Marx 6-2, 1-6, 10-4 at No. 6 singles.

Valpo will be back in action next Saturday when it hosts Marian and Grace in a doubleheader at the Courts of NWI.