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IPFW Defeats Valpo 5-2 in Tuesday Tennis Action
Adam Whitmer won at fourth singles against the Mastodons. (Ray Acevedo)
Adam Whitmer won at fourth singles against the Mastodons. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) won in both singles and doubles and Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) also picked up a singles victory but Valparaiso dropped a 5-2 decision to IPFW on Tuesday afternoon at the Dr. Rudy and Rhonda Kachmann Tennis Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Honert was a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victor over Daniel Kang at number two singles for the Crusaders while Whitmer posted a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Conner Andrews at fourth singles.

IPFW (11-8) won each of the other four singles contests in straight sets.  Roberto Cabrini defeated Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) 6-2, 6-2 at the top of the order while Andres Cobos topped Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) 6-4, 6-1 at the third spot.  Joao Freitas was a 6-0, 6-3 winner against Siddarth Metha (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) at fifth singles while Martin Muadi  defeated Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) 6-2, 6-2 at number six.

Honert and DeHerrera teamed for an 8-7 tie-break victory at second doubles against Freitas and Kang for Valpo’s lone doubles triumph.  Cabrini and Andrews downed Baum and Whitmer 8-1 at the top spot while Cobos and Junya Saruta were 8-3 winners over Woodson and Evan Hart (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) at third doubles.

Valparaiso (6-10) will return to action on Friday evening, battling Detroit.  First serve is set for 6 p.m. CDT in the Motor City.

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