Crusaders Post Three Wins on Sunday
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Valparaiso posted three consolation draw titles on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up play at the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Ill.

Joe Venegas (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) posted a consolation title in the B Flight winning by default over Wade Ward of Toledo. Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) also triumphed over an opponent from Toledo, Keith Moran, to win the consolation crown in the C Flight 6-3, 6-1.

Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) dropped his match in the championship of the main draw in the C Flight, falling to Tyler Sonkin of Toledo 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles play, the duo of David Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) were 8-6 victors over a team from Bradley for the consolation title in the B Flight. Lau also teamed with Michel Marara-chvili of Bradley in the main draw finals of the C Flight, but the duo fell 8-6 to a team from Cleveland State.

Valparaiso will return home next Saturday to take part in dedication ceremonies for the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex beginning at 10:30 a.m. At 3 p.m., the Crusaders will host their annual Alumni Tournament.