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Stump Wins Twice but Valpo Men Fall to Detroit
Kyle Stump won in both singles and doubles on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Kyle Stump won in both singles and doubles on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) posted wins in both singles and doubles, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Detroit at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.

Stump was a 6-2, 6-4 winner over David Stabley at number six singles to earn the Crusaders lone point of the afternoon.  He also teamed with Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) for an 8-6 victory at number three doubles against Stabley and Nick Tolomei.

Detroit (5-9, 1-3 Horizon) opened the match with wins at the top two doubles spots to take the day’s first point.  Alex Latosinsky and Pablo Nunez topped Jose Gaspar (Sao Paulo, Brazil/CEAD H.S.) and Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) 8-5 at number one while Chris Cheung and Cesar Escobar Serrano were 8-4 winners over Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) and Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) at number two.

In singles action, Latosinsky downed Gaspar 7-6 (2), 6-2 at the top of the order.  Baum and DeHerrera both went three sets before falling.  Baum dropped a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 match to Tolomei at number two while DeHerrera fell 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 against Cheung at the third spot.  At fourth singles, Honert fell 6-2, 6-1 against Serrano while Whitmer lost 6-3, 6-2 to Nunez at number five singles.

Valparaiso (5-8, 0-2) heads to Ohio next weekend for a pair of matches, beginning Saturday afternoon against Cleveland State.  First serve against the Vikings is set for 1 p.m. CDT.