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Chris Baum
2011-12 Men's Tennis
YR.
Sr./Jr.
HOMETOWN
Charlotte, N.C.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Providence (North Carolina State)
Chris Baum

2011-2012: Played number one singles for the Crusaders ... finished second on the team with 14 singles wins, including an 8-14 record during the spring slate ... used three sets to earn a singles win on the road againt Detroit ... named the Horizon League Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 7 after earning singles and doubles wins against Dayton ... posted a 6-2 singles record in three events during the fall season ... won first five matches of the year, four of which were in straight sets ... advanced to the semifinals of the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout ... earned a win in the opening round of qualifying against Nate Kirk of UIC at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... teamed with Adam Whitmer in doubles, going 4-4 on the fall ... the duo won four straight matches midway through the season ... advanced to the finals of the Wright State/Dayton Fall Invitational in doubles ... fell 8-4 to Wisconsin in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in doubles.

2010-2011: Finished the season with a 14-16 record overall in singles play ... won five straight matches from April 3-12, four coming in straight sets ... nine of the losses went three sets, including a 15-13 setback in a match tie-break against Purdue ... played mostly number two singles, winning a pair of Horizon League contests ... teamed with Jose Gaspar and Adam Whitmer for a majority of doubles action ... turned in a 13-15 doubles mark splitting time between number one and number two spots ... won three straight doubles contests three different times ... selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.

2009-2010: Joined the Crusader roster in the spring ... moved up in the lined up throughout the year, finishing the season playing number one singles ... finished the season with a 9-12 singles mark, including a 3-4 record in Horizon League play ... won three straight matches in straight sets from Feb. 13 through March 8 ... won three of the final four matches of the season ... went 3-1 in three-set contests ... played mainly second doubles with Adam Whitmer, posting eight victories ... the duo won three straight matches on the spring trip against Creighton, Boston University, and Connecticut ... team’s Most Valuable Player.

2008-2009 (NCSU): Did not play tennis for the Wolfpack.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Panthers ... helped team to the 2007 state 4A state championship ... team was a state finalist in 2006 ... named team’s 2008 Most Valuable Player ... team’s 2004 Rookie of the Year ... team went a perfect 18-0 in 2007 ... a member of National Honors Society.

Personal: Chris is the son of William and Diane Baum ... major is electrical engineering ... born Sept. 3,1989.

2011-12 Men's Tennis
Chris BaumSr./Jr.Charlotte, N.C.
Kevin DeHerreraSr.Littleton, Colo.
Egan HartFr.Raleigh, N.C.
Eric HonertSo.Arvada, Colo.
Carlton Lyons5th/Sr.South Bend, Ind.
Siddarth Mehta5th/Sr.South Bend, Ind.
Adam WhitmerSr.Shipshewana, Ind.
Michael Woodson5th/Sr.Raleigh, N.C.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler