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Blue Hose Top Crusaders in Completion of Suspended Match
Eric Honert dropped the third set Saturday morning in Kissimmee. (Ray Acevedo)
Eric Honert dropped the third set Saturday morning in Kissimmee. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Returning to the courts early Saturday morning after play was called Friday night due to rain, Presbyterian won both of the final two matches that were resumed to defeat Valparaiso 5-2 at Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

Valpo, which had trailed 3-0 in the contest before winning two matches to cut the deficit to 3-2 when play was halted, needed to win both of the final two contests which were in progress.

Unfortunately for the Brown and Gold, Presbyterian (6-6) won both remaining contests.  Zachary Sprouse rallied in the second set against Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) to post a 6-4, 7-5 victory at the sixth spot to secure the match.  Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) also dropped his third set at number five singles to fall 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 against Gonzalo Asis.

Valparaiso (2-6) will return to action on its spring trip Monday morning as the Crusaders face Saint Cloud State in Florida.  First serve is set for 8:30 a.m. CST.