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Three Crusaders Win Flights at Season-Opening Event

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Valparaiso opened its 2005 fall tennis season with three flight victories over the weekend at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.

Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.), Charmaine Stanislaw (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.), and Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./Aurora H.S.) were triumphant at third, fourth, and fifth singles respectively.

Evangelist cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Earlham in the quarterfinals then defeated Baldwin-Wallace 6-1, 6-0 in the semis. In the championship, she triumphed 6-0, 6-2.

Stanislaw posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over a player from DePauw in the first round and a 6-1, 6-3 win over Baldwin-Wallace in the semifinals. She won 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the championship against Indianapolis.

At fifth singles, Schwartz notched a 6-3, 6-2 win in the quarterfinals against DePauw and beat a player from Indianapolis 6-1, 6-0 in the semis. In the title match against DePauw, the freshman won 6-0, 6-2.

Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./North H.S.) was the runner-up in the second singles flight. She was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over BW in the first round and a 6-0, 6-0 victor over Indianapolis in the semifinals. In the championship, Chada fell 6-1, 6-1 to a player from DePauw.

At number one singles, Jill Dierberg (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran South H.S.) earned a fourth place finish. She won her first match against Indianapolis 7-5, 6-2 before falling to a pair of players from DePauw.

In doubles play, both Valpo teams earned third place finishes. At the top spot, Evangelist and Chada won 7-6 (6), 7-5 against Baldwin-Wallace in the first round before losing to Indianapolis 6-4, 6-2 in the semis. In the consolation match, they were 6-0, 6-0 winners over Indianapolis.

At second doubles, Dierberg and Stanislaw earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Indiana-Southeast in the first round before falling to Indianapolis in the semis. In the third place match, the duo notched a 6-3, 6-2 win.

Valpo will return to the courts September 23-25 in Chicago at the DePaul Invitational. First serve each day is slated for 9 a.m.
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M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
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Apr 17 No Team Score
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Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
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Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
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Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
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Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
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May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
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May 3
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May 3
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May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
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May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
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May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
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