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Valpo's Whitmer Earns Player of the Week Honors
Adam Whitmer earned Player of the Week honors for the Crusaders. (Ray Acevedo)
Adam Whitmer earned Player of the Week honors for the Crusaders. (Ray Acevedo)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Valparaiso University freshman Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s men’s tennis Player of the Week following a perfect 6-0 week as the Crusaders started their spring trip in Orlando, Fla.

The rookie went 3-0 playing at number six singles for the Brown and Gold while also posting a 3-0 mark with Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) at third doubles.  All three of his singles victories came in straight sets as Valpo defeated Robert Morris (Pa.) and South Dakota State as well as a loss to NAIA #13 Shorter.

Whitmer and DeHerrera cruised to doubles victories against all three schools as well, posting two wins by the score of 8-2 as well as an 8-3 triumph against South Dakota State.

He is the first Crusader to earn Player of the Week honors since Valpo joined the Horizon League prior to last season.

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