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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.

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
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 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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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
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