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Day 1 Complete at Valpo Fall Invitational
Carlton Lyons won twice on day one for the Crusaders. (Ray Acevedo)
Carlton Lyons won twice on day one for the Crusaders. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Valparaiso posted a 14-11 record overall, including a sweep of all three doubles matches on Friday as the Crusaders completed day one of the Valpo Fall Invitational held at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

“Our goal today was to finish above .500 and we did that,” head coach Jim Daugherty said.  The match tie-breaks in singles still seem to elude us though, and we need to work on winning those.”

The Crusaders started the day on a positive note, sweeping all three doubles contests against UIC.  Jose Gaspar (Sao Paulo, Brazil/CEAD H.S.) and Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) started strong with a convincing 8-0 victory over the Flames’ Nate Kirk and Alan Reifer.  Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) and Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) added an 8-6 victory over Rahul Kamath and Gautham Oroskar in the middle match while Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) and Carlton Lyons (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) pulled out a hard fought 9-7 win against Camilo Giraldo and Alex Marginean.

“We were down in two of our doubles matches and came back to win them both,” Daugherty added.  “Our doubles is definitely improving.”

Singles play saw a mixture of action for the Crusaders against both UIC and Lewis.

Gaspar posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Giraldo of UIC before downing Kirk 6-3 in the first set and then having his Flame opponent retire.  Lyons added a pair of victories as well for the Brown and Gold.  He defeated Marginean 6-2, 6-2 in his first match before downing Lewis’ Matt Heidenfelder 6-1, 6-0 in his second contest.  Lyons finally was defeated by Kamath of UIC 6-3, 6-2 in his third singles contest of the day.

Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) also was a double winner for Valpo.  He beat Brandon Tilton of Lewis 6-1, 6-0 to start the day before downing Marginean 6-1, 6-1 in match two of the day.  Honert, a freshman, also had the same success, defeating Lorenz Pestinger of Lewis 6-1, 6-4 to begin singles.  He then topped Oroskar of UIC 6-0, 7-5 in the final contest.

Stump also notched a victory over Lewis’ Tilton, winning 6-2, 6-1.  He added a 6-1, 6-0 win against Selwyn Hansana in his third match of the day after falling 6-4, 6-0 to Kamath to begin his day.  DeHerrera added Valpo’s final win of the day, a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Giraldo of UIC his final contest on day one.  He fell 6-2, 6-3 to Uno Lapimaa of Lewis in round one.

Baum suffered three tight defeats on his first day.  After falling 6-4, 6-4 to Kirk of UIC in the first match, he dropped a 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 contest against Lapimaa of Lewis.  He concluded with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-4 setback against Tonis Irdoja of Lewis.

Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) dropped a 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 match against Oroskar to begin his day and also lost 7-6 (4), 5-7, 10-4 to Reifer, suffering third set tie-breaks in both.  Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscoft H.S.) fell to Reifer 6-1, 7-5 and 6-3, 6-4 to Pestinger of Lewis.  His final match was a 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Jesse Hardacre.

Valparaiso will return to the courts on Saturday morning for day two of the event.  Doubles action begins at 9 a.m. with singles starting at 10 a.m.

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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo