Men's Tennis Drops Friday Match to Green Bay
Michael Savaglio won his match at #3 singles 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-4 in Valpo's 6-1 loss to Green Bay Friday at the Valpo Tennis Complex. (Suzy Waak)

Men's Tennis Drops Friday Match to Green Bay
Friday, March 29, 2013

Valpo dropped its first outdoor match of the season to Green Bay 6-1 Friday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

The Crusaders (9-7, 0-2) fought close with the defending Horizon League champion Phoenix in both doubles and high-ranking singles.

Green Bay's tandem at #1 doubles claimed an 8-7 (7-4) win over Eric Honert and Lucas Waak.  That was before the Phoenix took the doubles point with an 8-3 win at #2, and an 8-5 victory at #3 doubles.

Freshman Michael Baiocchi dropped his match at #4 singles 6-0, 6-4 before Joey Leto knocked off Daniel Etman 6-2, 6-3 at #6.  

Green Bay (11-6, 1-0) clinched the match with a Rowan Isaaks triumph over Waak at #5 singles 6-3, 6-3.

Valpo's point came at #3 singles as freshman Michael Savaglio defeated Leopold Gomez Islinger 1-7, 7-6 (7-5), 10-4 in a marathon match.

Honert and Chris Baum both took their opponents to a tiebreaker.  Honert fell 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in his match at #1 singles, while Baum lost 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) to Craig Cox at #2 singles.

Valparaiso will be back in action Saturday morning versus the visiting South Dakota State Jackrabbits of the Summit League (6-9, 1-1).  The match kicks off at 10:00 am at the Valpo Tennis Complex.