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Crusaders Upend Alumni in Annual Event
Dan Brunette won twice against the Alumni.
Dan Brunette won twice against the Alumni.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Box Score

            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.

            Doubles proved to be the difference as the current team won five of the six matches.  Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) needed a tie-break to beat Nate Buckert and Nick Vuko 9-8 while Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) and Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) defeated Marc VeVerka and Jon Coles 8-4.  Dan Brunette (Carmel, Ind./Lutheran H.S. of Indianapolis) and Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) defeated Nic Kooyers and Joe Venegas 9-7 and Crusader manager Mike Korsemeyer teamed with assistant coach Jeff French for an 8-3 win.  Head coach Jim Daugherty got into the act with assistant Tim Shideler to defeat Jon Huffman and Cliff Barnett 8-2.

            The alumni did earn a doubles win though as Dave Bukowski and Shabbi Khan topped Phidias Fortune (San Antonio, Texas/New Braunfels H.S.) and Danny Lewallen (Wheatfield, Ind./Kankakee Valley H.S.) 8-5.

            The alumni held their own in singles play.  Kooyers was an 8-5 victor over Lau while Jeff Vrabel picked up an 8-6 win over Wagner.  Bukowski won his second match of the day, 8-4, against Mike Shideler while Barnett downed Korsmeyer 8-1.

            Litscher topped VeVerka 8-3 while Brunette was an 8-6 winner against Buckert.  Stump beat Venegas by 8-3, the same score French topped Vuko.  Fortune was an 8-2 winner against Adams while Lewallen defeated Roller 8-6.

            The Crusaders will wrap up the fall season Oct. 18-21 at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships held in Minneapolis, Minn.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.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
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler