02/24/2013 – The men's tennis team was defeated by Valparaiso yesterday in a match much closer than the 6-1 final score. The Crusaders improved to 5-5 on the season, while the Saints fell to 3-3 with their spring trip up next.
The Saints opened the scoring by earning the doubles point by winning both the first and second doubles matches. A key 9-7 decision by Hendrick/Artaev secured the early advantage for the Saints. The Crusaders would respond by sweeping the six singles matches, but nothing came easy at the Saints would push DI-Valparaiso to match limit in four of the six matches.
Valparaiso 6 Aquinas College 1
Feb 23, 2013 at Valparaiso, Indiana
1. Eric Honert def. Aaron Hendrick (AQMT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. Chris Baum def. Nik Artaev (AQMT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. Michael Savaglio def. Kristoff Saari (AQMT) 6-1, 7-6
4. Michael Baiocchi def. Kyle Masteller (AQMT) 6-2, 6-1
5. Lucas Waak def. Frankie Fischer (AQMT) 6-0, 6-7, 6-2
6. Brian Hickey def. Michael Sendor (AQMT) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
1. Hendrick/Artaev (AQMT) def. Honert/Waak 9-7
2. Masteller/Saari (AQMT) def. Baum/Oakes 8-6
3. Savaglio/Baiocchi def. Fischer/Petz (AQMT) 8-4