Crusader Men to Face Rival Butler on Saturday in Horizon League Quarterfinals
Valpo faces rival Butler on Saturday morning.
Valpo faces rival Butler on Saturday morning.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

            Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team will battle instate foe Butler on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. CDT in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championships which will take place at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind.

            Valpo (5-12, 1-5 Horizon League), the tournament’s sixth seed, fell 6-1 against Butler (11-11, 5-1), the regular season co-champions and tournament’s third seed, back on February 29 indoors in Indianapolis.  Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory at sixth singles for the Crusaders to earn the Brown and Gold’s lone point in the match.

            The winner of the Valpo-Butler match will face the winner of second-seeded UIC (13-9, 5-1) and seventh-seeded Youngstown State (2-12, 0-6) at 12 p.m. CDT on Saturday.  The losers of the two quarterfinals will also battle in the consolation draw.

            Cleveland State (16-5, 5-1) is the tournament’s top seed and will face the winner of fourth-seeded Green Bay (11-11, 3-3) and number five seed Wright State (2-17, 2-4).