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Crusaders Enjoy Stellar Day One of Valparaiso Invitational
Eric Honert won all three of his matches Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Eric Honert won all three of his matches Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Valparaiso men's tennis team took wins in 18 of its 20 matches on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders hosted day one of the Valparaiso Invitational at the Valpo Tennis Complex.

Both of Valpo's representatives in Flight A of singles won a pair of matches in straight sets to move into the flight's semifinals. Freshman Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) moved into the semis by defeating Ben Yue of Western Illinois (6-1, 6-2) and Camilo Giraldo of Olivet Nazarene (6-1, 7-5). Meanwhile, junior Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) downed Jon Kaasa of Goshen (6-4, 6-2) and Patrick Hammers of Western Illinois (6-2, 6-0).

In Flight B of singles action, two of the Crusaders' three entrants moved into the semifinals. Freshman Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) downed Olivet Nazarene's Addison Newell (6-1, 6-1) before sweeping Roosevelt's Manny Eudave (6-0, 6-0). Fellow rookie Michael Baiocchi (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) took down Roosevelt's Brett Hoffman (6-0, 6-0) and Chicago State's Rashley Yeremia (6-2, 6-4). Sophomore Egan Hart (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft) also started off the tournament with a win, defeating Adam Weaver of Goshen (6-2, 6-4), but fell in his second match to Tim Worley of Western Illinois (7-6, 7-6).

Valpo also saw two of its three entries in Flight C of singles advance to the semifinals. Freshman Daniel Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Charles North) opened play with a win over Roosevelt's John Imperato (6-0, 6-1) before out-lasting Western Illinois' Andrew Yopp (6-4, 4-6, 10-5). Freshman Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) dropped just four sets on the day in beating Daniel Buschert of Goshen (6-2, 6-1) and Seth Perry of Olivet Nazarene (6-1, 6-0). Freshman Daniel Etman (Highland Park, Ill./K12 International Academy) defeated Olivet Nazarene's Tim Thomas (6-2, 6-3) before dropping a 7-6, 6-2 decision to Brandon Meeker of Western Illinois.

All four of Valpo's double squads earned victories on Friday as well, as one round of doubles play closed the day's action. In flight A, Honert and Waak teamed up for an 8-1 win over Matt Kuntzi and Manny Eudave of Roosevelt. In flight B, Baiocchi and Oakes earned an 8-3 victory over Vasanth Palanisamy and Krishnan Ganesan of Goshen. In flight C, Hart and Savaglio teamed to win 8-1 over Jordan Lingle and Mat Bowden of Olivet Nazarene, while Hickey and Etman posted an 8-0 win over Dan White and Rory Stewart of Roosevelt.

The final day of the Valparaiso Invitational begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the last two rounds of doubles play. The final two rounds of singles action will follow from the Valpo Tennis Complex.

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