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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 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 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. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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