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Valpo Falls in Close Match with Dayton

Friday, February 20, 2004

Valparaiso University's men's tennis team suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat against Dayton on Friday evening at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.

The Crusaders fell behind early dropping the doubles point. Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) and Joe Venegas (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North H.S.) registered Valpo's lone win of the three contests, notching an 8-5 victory at second doubles.

Valpo tried to rally in singles action, winning three of the six matches and dropped a fourth in three sets. Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) cruised in the second set to post a 6-4, 6-0 victory at the top spot. Venegas completed his perfect day with a 6-1, 6-4 win at third singles for the Brown and Gold. Senior Jeff Vrabel (Allen Park, Mich./St. Francis Cabrini H.S.) also registered a win, 6-4, 6-4 at fourth singles. Jay Adams (Detroit, Mich./Andover H.S.) tried to pull out the victory for the Crusaders at the fifth spot, winning the opening set 7-5 before dropping a tough three-set match 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Valpo (1-4) will take a week off before returning to action for four matches in four days on the Crusaders spring trip. Action will kick-off on March 7 against Duquesne in Kissimmee, Fla.
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
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
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
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
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler