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Daniel Etman won at #6 singles 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) Saturday morning against Lucas Pereira of South Dakota State.
Daniel Etman won at #6 singles 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) Saturday morning against Lucas Pereira of South Dakota State.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The freshmen got in on the fun Saturday at the Valpo Tennis Complex as Valpo won its sixth match in their last eight attempts.  Despite losing at #1, #2, and #3 singles, the bottom half of the lineup all came through with straight set victories.

The Crusaders claimed the doubles point when Chris Baum and Danny Oakes dispatched Mateus Moreira and James Thorp 8-4 at #2.  The win came after Michael Baiocchi and Michael Savaglio scored a fast decision over brothers Henrique and Lucas Pereira at #3 doubles.

At #5 singles, Lucas Waak put Valpo up 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Thorp.  South Dakota State got on the board with a win at #2 singles. Baiocchi put the Crusaders back up by two beating Henrique Pereira at #4 singles 6-3, 6-4.

Daniel Etman won his first set 6-3 over Lucas Pereira before the second set was knotted up at 6-6.  Pereira jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the tiebreaker, but Etman stormed back to win seven of the next eight points, winning 9-7.  The comeback meant the 10th victory of the season for Valpo.

The Crusaders are in the middle of a five-match homestand.  IPFW comes to Valparaiso Wednesday for a 3:00 pm showdown. Stay tuned to valpoathletics.com to see whether the match will be played at the Valpo Tennis Complex or at the Courts of NWI.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler