Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Day One Complete at Ball State Invitational

Friday, September 16, 2005

Valparaiso opened up its 2005 fall men's tennis season on Friday with mixed success at the Ball State Fall Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.

All of the Crusaders won at least one singles match on the day, while the team did not fair as well in doubles play.

In the A Flight of singles, Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) won his opening round match against Tony Epkey of Ball State 6-4, 6-4 before bowing out in the second round against Alex Birchmeier of Western Michigan. Joe Venegas (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) fell to Tim Bradshaw of Western Michigan in the first round of the main draw, but rebounded to post a 6-3, 6-3 win over Ross Gehlhausen of IUPUI in the consolation draw. He will face Alex Friesen of Northern Illinois on Saturday in the consolation draw quarterfinals.

Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) downed Brian Schubert of Xavier (Ohio) 6-0, 6-4 in the first round of action in the B Flight before falling in round two to Alfredo Lagarda of Illinois State. Dave Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) suffered the same fate, downing Greg Fallowfield of IUPUI 6-2, 6-3 before losing to Jeff French of Western Michigan. Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) both dropped opening round matches in the main B Flight, but rallied with wins in the consolation flight. Lau downed Daniel Jackson of IPFW 4-6, 6-3, 10-0 and will meet David Katz of Northern Illinois on Saturday while Wagner defeated Micael Chase of IPFW 6-1, 6-1 and has a date with Pete Van Lieshout of Marquette on Saturday.

In the C Flight, Dan Brunette (Carmel, Ind./Lutheran H.S. of Indianapolis) fell in straight sets to Adam Shaeffer of Xavier in the main draw before downing Matt Muns of IPFW 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation flight. He will meet Nathan Toles of IPFW on Saturday. Also in the C Flight, Blain Keller (Muncie, Ind./Delta H.S.) received a bye in the first round and downed David Lynall of IPFW 6-4, 6-1 in the round of 16. He will face Joe Vallee of Ball State on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the main draw.

In doubles play, Kooyers and Shideler dropped their first round match in the A Flight while Bukowski and Wagner did the same in the B Flight. Brunette and Lau lost in round one of the C Flight. The only Valpo duo to post a win on Friday was Keller and Venegas, they were 9-8 victors over Daniel Jackson and Tony Mitson of IPFW.

Play will resume on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m.
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay