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2007-08 Men's Tennis News
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April 27, 2008
Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) rallied from a set down to post a victory in the deciding point on Sunday morning as Valparaiso wrapped up the 2008 spring season with a  4-3 victory over Wright State in the fifth place match of the Horizon League Championships.
April 27, 2008
After dropping its quarterfinal match to Butler earlier in the day, Valparaiso rebounded with a 4-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon in the consolation draw of the Horizon League Tennis Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 26, 2008
Valparaiso battled third seed Butler on Saturday morning in the Horizon League Quarterfinals, and was even in three singles matches when the decision was finished, but it was not enough as the Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders 4-0 in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22, 2008
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team will battle instate foe Butler on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. CDT in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championships which will take place at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22, 2008
In a strange ending to a tennis match that lasted nearly four hours, Valparaiso rallied to defeat IPFW 4-3 on Senior Day Monday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
April 20, 2008
Valparaiso concluded the Horizon League portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Courts of Northwest Indiana losing a 7-0 match to Cleveland State.
April 17, 2008
Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) earned his ninth singles victory of the season on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago, Ill., but Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 6-1 decision to UIC.
April 15, 2008
Valparaiso University will be hosting a pair of Junior Tennis Day Camps this June for children ages 7-17 at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
April 15, 2008
Freshman Phidias Fortune (San Antonio, Texas/Madison H.S.) won the decisive match on Monday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Chicago State 4-3 in Chicago, Ill.
April 12, 2008
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team came up just short on Saturday afternoon against Wright State, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Raiders at Matchpoint Tennis Club in match that had to be moved indoors due to the rain.
April 08, 2008
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis match scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at UIC has been postponed due to rain.  The Crusaders and Flames have rescheduled the contest for next Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. CDT.
April 06, 2008
Valparaiso played six tie-breakers on Saturday afternoon, and had four singles matches go three sets, but came out on the short end of a 5-2 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.
March 31, 2008
Valparaiso’s scheduled men’s tennis match for Tuesday afternoon against IPFW has been postponed due to forecasted cold temperatures.  The two schools have rescheduled the contest for Monday, April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
March 31, 2008
Valparaiso earned its first conference victory as members of the Horizon League on Sunday afternoon, defeating Youngstown State 5-2 at the Courts of Northwest Indiana.  The match had to be moved indoors due to the rain and cool temperatures in Valparaiso, Ind.
March 29, 2008
Valparaiso opened the home portion of its outdoor schedule on a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso Tennis Complex and dropped a 5-2 decision to Bradley, snapping the Crusaders’ two-match winning streak.
March 13, 2008
Valparaiso wrapped up its spring trip to Orlando, Fla. on Thursday afternoon in impressive fashion, posting its second victory in as many days downing Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 5-2.
March 13, 2008
  Valparaiso recorded its first victory during the 2008 spring season on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Adelphi 7-2 as part of its spring trip in Orlando, Fla.  The match was played using the nine-point scoring system.
March 12, 2008
Valparaiso began its spring trip in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday afternoon, battling Connecticut to numerous three set matches before falling 6-1.
March 01, 2008
Valparaiso opened Horizon League play on Friday afternoon falling 6-1 to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 17, 2008
Valparaiso’s difficult season-opening schedule continued on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 decision to 62nd-ranked Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich.
February 10, 2008
Valparaiso won the doubles point but dropped three tough three-set matches in singles play on Sunday morning, falling to Eastern Illinois 5-2 in Champaign, Ill. in a tightly contested match.
February 10, 2008
Valpo earned its first spring doubles victory of the year on Saturday evening, but it was not nearly enough as DePaul shutout Valparaiso 7-0 in Chicago, Ill.
February 03, 2008
Valparaiso took to the road for the first time in 2008 on Saturday afternoon but the Crusaders were unable to come up with their first victory of the season, falling 7-0 to Ball State in Muncie, Ind.
February 02, 2008
Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) won in straight sets for Valparaiso on Friday afternoon, but it was not enough as Toledo defeated the Crusaders 6-1 in the season opener for the Brown and Gold at the Courts of Northwest Indiana.
January 30, 2008
As the 2008 spring season begins for the Valparaiso University men’s tennis team, the Crusaders are getting set to take on the Horizon League for the first time.  The Crusaders had a solid fall season, and with three newcomers on the squad this season, head coach  Jim Daugherty was able to get each one some collegiate experience prior to the championship season.
December 10, 2007
Valparaiso University head men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the signing of Adam Whitmer to a National Letter of Intent to join the Crusader program in the fall of 2008.
November 14, 2007
Valparaiso University head men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced his 2008 spring schedule which includes five home matches at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
October 20, 2007
 Valparaiso wrapped up the fall portion of the 2007-2008 men’s tennis season on Friday evening with a pair of doubles matches in the main draw at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships held in Minneapolis, Minn.
October 19, 2007
Valparaiso sent a pair of players to the ITA Regional Championships qualifying on Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, Minn.
October 07, 2007
The Valparaiso men’s tennis team wrapped up Homecoming weekend with an 11-5 victory over its alumni on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex in the annual event.
September 29, 2007
Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) earned a pair of singles victories on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Fall Classic to claim the consolation championship of the A singles flight in the event held at the Valpo Tennis complex.
September 29, 2007
Valparaiso had mixed success on the opening day of the Valpo Fall Classic on Friday as the Crusaders hosted the event at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 27, 2007
Valparaiso University will play host to five other schools at the 2007 Valpo Tennis Classic this Friday and Saturday at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 23, 2007
Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) defeated teammate Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) 6-3, 6-3 to finish in third place in the D flight of singles at the Bradley invitational on Sunday morning, Valparaiso’s highest finish in the tournament.
September 23, 2007
Valparaiso University’s Phidias Fortune (San Antonio, Texas/New Braunfels H.S.) earned his first collegiate singles victory on Saturday afternoon, one of two Crusader wins on the day, as the Brown and Gold competed in day two of the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Ill.
September 22, 2007
Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) won both his singles and doubles matches on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso kicked off its 2007 fall campaign with several solid efforts at the Bradley Invitational held in Peoria, Ill.
September 18, 2007
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team will feature a new look as the Crusaders open the 2007 fall season.  Head coach Jim Daugherty, in his 23rd year at the helm of the Brown and Gold, looks to replace three players that graduated at the end of last season, all of whom were regulars in the top-five of the Crusader lineup last year.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
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
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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
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 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
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 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
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W 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)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana