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2010 Valpo Fall Invitational Comes to a Close Saturday
Siddarth Mehta posted a singles win on Saturday for Valpo. (Ray Acevedo)
Siddarth Mehta posted a singles win on Saturday for Valpo. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Despite a late start due to rain, plenty of matches were contested on Saturday as the Crusaders completed competition in its own Valparaiso Fall Invitational held at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

“Overall our play was pretty good this weekend,” head coach Jim Daugherty said.  “At the same time the tournament also uncovered some weaknesses that we need to work on as we move forward towards next week’s event.”

Carlton Lyons (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) continued his strong play for the weekend with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Brandon Tilton of Lewis in his first match of the day.  He then led Matt Heidenfelder of Lewis 6-2, 2-1 when rain stopped play for the day.

Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) earned his first win of the tournament against UIC, defeating the Flames’ Camilo Giraldo 6-2, 6-0.  Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) also posted a victory in the first session of the day, a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Alex Marginean of UIC.  Stump then fell later in the day against Jesse Hardacre 6-2, 2-6, 10-6.

Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) rebounded from a loss in a match tie-break for the third set in his first match with a 6-0, 6-3 win against Selwyn Hansana of Lewis to close the day.  Woodson had falled 2-6, 6-1, 10-6 against Gautham Oroskar of UIC.

Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) and Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) both earned singles wins on the afternoon as well.  DeHerrera was a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Alan Reifer while Mehta posted a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over UIC’s Hansana.  Mehta also fell 6-1, 7-5 to Jimmy Li of UIC.

Eric Honart (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) and Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) dropped their matches on Saturday. Honart fell 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-6 against Rahul Kamath of UIC while Whitmer dropped a 1-6, 6-1, 10-8 decision against Gautham Oroskar of Lewis.  Whitmer also fell to Lewis’ Tonis Irdoja 6-4, 7-5.

Jose Gaspar (Sao Paulo, Brazil, CEAD H.S.) had to retire from his lone match trailing 6-2, 1-0 against Uno Lapimaa of Lewis.

In the lone doubles match of the day that was completed, Baum and Whitmer downed Hardacre and Tilton of Lewis 8-2.  DeHerrera and Stump trained Lapimaa and Pestinger 7-1 when rain halted play.

Valparaiso will return to the courts next Saturday and Sunday participating in the Dayton/Wright State Invitational held in Dayton, Ohio.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State