Valparaiso pulled to within 2-1 after a victory at fourth singles, but was unable to draw any closer, as top-seeded Oral Roberts defeated the Crusaders 4-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament final Friday morning in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference action on Friday afternoon splitting a pair of matches at the cluster in Kansas City, Mo. The Crusaders dropped their morning match to Oral Roberts 4-1 before defeating Western Illinois 4-3 in the afternoon.
Valparaiso University's Dave Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after recording a three-set victory for the Crusaders on Friday against Northern Illinois.
Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) registered a singles win for Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon, but the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision to Michigan State in a neutral site match played in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) was victorious in the qualifying draw on Thursday evening in his first round singles match at the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships held in Ann Arbor, Mich., but teammate Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) fell in his match.
After falling to its alumni in two straight seasons, the Valparaiso University men's tennis team defeated its alumni counterparts 10-5 in their annual exhibition match held Saturday on Brown Courts as part of Homecoming Weekend.
Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following a stellar performance at last weekend's Bradley Invitational.