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Crusaders Sweep Sacred Heart for Second Win in Three Days

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Valparaiso cruised to its second victory in three days on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders swept Sacred Heart 7-0 in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Crusaders opened by winning all three doubles matches in convincing fashion. Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) and Tim Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) posted an 8-2 win at the top spot while Dave Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) notched a third doubles win by the same score. Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) and Shabbi Khan (Karachi, Pakistan/Oasys H.S.) were 8-1 victors at second doubles.

In singles play, Valpo dominated Sacred Heart (2-1) as well. Kooyers won 6-1, 6-1 at number one, while Dunham-Freer and Joe Venegas (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) won 6-2, 6-0 at second and third singles respectively. Shideler notched a 6-2, 6-2 triumph at the fourth spot, while Bukowski tallied a 6-1, 6-1 win at fifth singles. Wagner tallied a 6-2, 6-0 win for the Crusaders at the sixth spot.

Valpo (2-7) will close its spring trip on Wednesday afternoon with a 2 p.m. CST match against Eckerd in Saint Petersburg, Fla.