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Valpo Fairs Well on Day One of Bradley Invitational

Friday, September 12, 2003

The Valparaiso University men's tennis team opened its 2003 fall season with three doubles contests at the Bradley Invitational.

The Crusaders played three different schools in doubles action, winning two by 2-1 scores and dropping the third to the hosts. Valpo downed UMKC and Illinois-Chicago.

Against Bradley, Tyler Neemann (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson H.S.) and Nathan Gordon (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) registered Valpo's lone victory, 8-6, at third doubles. Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) and Jeff Vrabel (Allen Park, Mich./St. Francis Cabrini H.S.) forced a tie-break before falling 9-8 (4) at the top spot.

Dunham-Freer and Vrabel redeemed themselves later in the day though, posting a pair of victories at first doubles. They defeated UMKC 8-3 before downing UIC 8-6.

A pair of freshmen, Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) and Joe Venegas (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North H.S.) also picked up a pair of victories over the Kangaroos and Flames. They defeated UMKC 8-5 and Illinois-Chicago 9-8, both at second doubles.

Valpo will return to action on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. with singles play at the Bradley Invitational.
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M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
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M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
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M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
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M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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