Crusaders Open Spring Trip with Win over Robert Morris
Junior Eric Honert won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles against Robert Morris Saturday in Kissimmee, Florida

Crusaders Open Spring Trip with Win over Robert Morris
Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Valparaiso men's tennis team kicked off their Kissimmee, Florida trip with a 5-2 win over Robert Morris.

Eric Honert won his match handily at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-1 over Matheus Neves Ferreira.  Chris Baum and Angus Thomson battled in a tight three-set match at No. 2 before Thomson outlasted the fifth-year senior 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 12-10.

Freshmen Michael Savaglio and Michael Baiocchi both won at No. 3 and 4 singles 6-1, 6-2, and 6-4, 6-2 respectively.

Robert Morris clinched its second and final point of the match at No. 5 singles when Andre Coiro beat Lucas Waak 6-0, 7-6 (7-2).  

Freshman Brian Hickey won his match at No. 6 singles 6-4, 2-6, 10-4.

In doubles action, Valpo swept the three matches.  Honert and Waak took their match at No. 1 8-3.  

Savaglio and Baiocchi were triumphant at No. 3 doubles by the same 8-3 score.  Baum and freshman Danny Oakes won a close 8-6 contest over Neves Ferreira and Tarun Kishan.

With the win, Valpo improves its record to 6-5.  The Crusaders return to the court Monday against Quinnipiac at 1:00 Eastern/12:00 Central.