Valpo Men Fall to Cleveland State in Final Horizon League Match
Valparaiso concluded the Horizon League portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Courts of Northwest Indiana losing a 7-0 match to Cleveland State.
Cleveland State (15-5, 4-1 Horizon League) began the match winning all three doubles points. Phil Orno and Ryan Hamning topped Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) 8-4 at the top of the lineup. Evan West and Robert Fox defeated Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) and Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) 8-1 at second doubles and Chris Klepatz and Brad Groleski teamed for an 8-2 victory over Dan Brunette (Carmel, Ind./Lutheran H.S. of Indianapolis) and Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) 8-7 (7) at third doubles.
In singles action, the Vikings won all six matches in straight sets. Fox downed Brunette 6-2, 6-0 at the fifth spot while Groleski defeated Wagner 6-2, 6-1 at number three singles. Orno secured the victory with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Lau at the top before Klepatz defeated Litscher 6-0, 6-2 at fourth singles. Hamning added a 6-2, 7-5 win over Shideler at number two while West defeated Stump 6-4, 6-0 to round out the lineup.
Valparaiso (4-12, 1-5) will close out the regular season at home on Monday afternoon against IPFW. First serve for the Senior Day match will be at 3 p.m. at the Valpo Tennis Complex, in the final home contest for Wagner, Shideler, and Brunette.