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Baum's Straight Set Victory Not Enough on Senior Day
Senior Chris Baum defeated Connor Andrews 6-3, 6-4 on Senior Day Thursday in his last home match as a Crusader.
Senior Chris Baum defeated Connor Andrews 6-3, 6-4 on Senior Day Thursday in his last home match as a Crusader.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Valpo came out on the wrong end of a 5-2 match to IPFW on Senior Day, but the Crusaders' lone senior, Chris Baum, won in straight sets at No. 2 singles.

The Mastodons (8-15) set the tone winning the doubles point 8-6 at No. 1.  The No. 3 doubles team of Michael Baiocchi and Daniel Etman won their match 8-5, after Baum and Danny Oakes fell 8-3 to make the No. 1 doubles match a winner-take-all.

The first point of the day for Valpo came at the hands of Baum who prevailed in straight sets over Connor Andrews 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.

Eric Honert won his 19th match of the year at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Daniel Kang.  

With a win on Saturday, Honert can tie Valpo's watermark for single season singles victories.  He would tie his own record from last year as well as Nic Kooyers's (2005-06). 

Baum currently sits at 46 career singles matches won which will place him in the top-10 all-time at Valparaiso.

The Crusaders (11-11) close out the 2012-13 regular season Saturday at UIC at 2:00 pm.  

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Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
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Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
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Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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