Crusaders Drop a Heartbreaker to Detroit
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Crusaders Drop a Heartbreaker to Detroit
Eric Honert won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles over Mike Basha Sunday at the Valpo Tennis Complex. (Suzy Waak)

The Detroit Titans and Valparaiso Crusaders split the singles matches, but the doubles point went the way of Detroit in a 4-3 loss for the Brown and Gold at the Valpo Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon.

Junior Eric Honert continued his impressive play, defeating Detroit's No. 1 singles player in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.  

Senior Chris Baum was victorous in a tiresome match at No. 2 singles defeating Alex Latosinsky 2-6, 6-3, 11-9.

Freshman Michael Baiocchi supplied Valpo with a win at No. 4 singles by the score of 0-6, 6-2, 6-4.

What tipped the scales was the doubles point that the Titans took with wins at No. 1 and No. 2.  

The tandem of Honert and Lucas Waak came up short 8-5 in their match versus Latosinsky and Mike Basha before Pablo Nunez and Jay Joshi outlasted Baum and Danny Oakes 9-7.

With the loss, Valparaiso drops to 11-8 overall, and 0-3 in the Horizon League.

The Crusaders travel to Ohio next weekend to take on Youngstown State Saturday and Cleveland State on Sunday.  As of Sunday evening, a time had not yet been determined for the Saturday contest.  Sunday's match against the Vikings will begin at 1:00 pm CT.