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Day Two of Purdue Invitational in the Books
Sophomore Michael Savaglio advanced to the semifinals in the Flight D bracket Saturday at the Purdue Invitational.
Sophomore Michael Savaglio advanced to the semifinals in the Flight D bracket Saturday at the Purdue Invitational.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Freshman Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) battled DePaul's David Vieyra in their tight second round match, a tilt that ended Vieyra's way 7-5, 7-6 (7-5). Vieyra earned All-American status last year in doubles.

Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) suffered his first collegiate loss of his career - ending a 4-0 start - when he dropped his second round match to Green Bay's Howard Scott 6-3, 6-1. 

Xavier's Michael Moe stopped Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Springs) in his run to become Valpo's winningest singles player with a 6-4, 6-3 result.

Kyle Dunn (Fon du Lac, Wis./Fon du Lac) earned a 6-3, 6-3 straight sets victory over Xavier's Freddy Abunku before Louisville's Amaury Demgnat got the best of him in their consolation match in a narrow 6-3, 7-5 contest.

Sophomore Michael Baiocchi (Naperville, Ill/Neuqua Valley) was on the wrong end of a 6-1, 6-2 match with Louisville's Felipe Frias. Baiocchi was victorious earler in the day with an easy 6-2, 6-0 win over Xavier's Rob Torsch.

Fellow sophomore Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) advanced to the semifinals in the Flight D portion of the Purdue Invitational with wins over IUPUI's Jacob Hedderig 6-2, 6-2 before eliminating Case Western Reserve's Phil Gruber 6-1, 6-2. 

Meanwhile, sophomore Lucas Waak (Maniotowoc, Wis./Roncalli) moved on to the finals in the Flight E draw with a three-set win over University of Chicago's Krish Ravalla 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. Waak advanced to the finals via an injury defeat over Case Western Reserve's James Fojtasek.

Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) won his consolation match against Vincennes' Chris Holcomb 6-2, 6-2.

In doubles action, Bacalla and Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) blanked Butler's Sam O'Neill and Pulok Bhattacharya 8-0 before falling 8-4 to Purdue's tandem of Silva and Mendinillia in the Flight A consolation bracket.

Schorsch and Honert went toe-to-toe with Butler's Brandon Woods and Billy Weldon in the Flight A consolation. The Bulldogs escaped with a 9-8 (12-10) win.

Cleveland State's Jorg Van der Vloet and Matt Ford prevailed 8-3 over Dunn and Baiocchi in the Flight B bracket.

Waak and Danny Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Charles North) downed Purdue's team of Dages and Bouggy 8-3 in the consolation side before the mixed group of Iowa's Juan Estenssoro and Marquette's Kristiyan Trukov defeated the Valpo pair 8-2.

Savaglio and Hickey dropped an 8-3 tilt to Case Western Reserve's Phil Gruber and Fojtasek.

Play continues Sunday in the final day of the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette. 

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M 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