Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) rallied from a set down to post a victory in the deciding point on Sunday morning as Valparaiso wrapped up the 2008 spring season with a 4-3 victory over Wright State in the fifth place match of the Horizon League Championships.
After dropping its quarterfinal match to Butler earlier in the day, Valparaiso rebounded with a 4-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon in the consolation draw of the Horizon League Tennis Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso battled third seed Butler on Saturday morning in the Horizon League Quarterfinals, and was even in three singles matches when the decision was finished, but it was not enough as the Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders 4-0 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team will battle instate foe Butler on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. CDT in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championships which will take place at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team came up just short on Saturday afternoon against Wright State, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Raiders at Matchpoint Tennis Club in match that had to be moved indoors due to the rain.
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis match scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at UIC has been postponed due to rain. The Crusaders and Flames have rescheduled the contest for next Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. CDT.
Valparaiso played six tie-breakers on Saturday afternoon, and had four singles matches go three sets, but came out on the short end of a 5-2 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.
Valparaiso’s scheduled men’s tennis match for Tuesday afternoon against IPFW has been postponed due to forecasted cold temperatures. The two schools have rescheduled the contest for Monday, April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
Valparaiso earned its first conference victory as members of the Horizon League on Sunday afternoon, defeating Youngstown State 5-2 at the Courts of Northwest Indiana. The match had to be moved indoors due to the rain and cool temperatures in Valparaiso, Ind.
Valparaiso opened the home portion of its outdoor schedule on a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso Tennis Complex and dropped a 5-2 decision to Bradley, snapping the Crusaders’ two-match winning streak.
Valparaiso recorded its first victory during the 2008 spring season on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Adelphi 7-2 as part of its spring trip in Orlando, Fla. The match was played using the nine-point scoring system.
Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) won in straight sets for Valparaiso on Friday afternoon, but it was not enough as Toledo defeated the Crusaders 6-1 in the season opener for the Brown and Gold at the Courts of Northwest Indiana.
As the 2008 spring season begins for the Valparaiso University men’s tennis team, the Crusaders are getting set to take on the Horizon League for the first time. The Crusaders had a solid fall season, and with three newcomers on the squad this season, head coach Jim Daugherty was able to get each one some collegiate experience prior to the championship season.
Valparaiso wrapped up the fall portion of the 2007-2008 men’s tennis season on Friday evening with a pair of doubles matches in the main draw at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships held in Minneapolis, Minn.
Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) earned a pair of singles victories on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Fall Classic to claim the consolation championship of the A singles flight in the event held at the Valpo Tennis complex.
Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) defeated teammate Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) 6-3, 6-3 to finish in third place in the D flight of singles at the Bradley invitational on Sunday morning, Valparaiso’s highest finish in the tournament.
Valparaiso University’s Phidias Fortune (San Antonio, Texas/New Braunfels H.S.) earned his first collegiate singles victory on Saturday afternoon, one of two Crusader wins on the day, as the Brown and Gold competed in day two of the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Ill.
Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) won both his singles and doubles matches on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso kicked off its 2007 fall campaign with several solid efforts at the Bradley Invitational held in Peoria, Ill.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team will feature a new look as the Crusaders open the 2007 fall season. Head coach Jim Daugherty, in his 23rd year at the helm of the Brown and Gold, looks to replace three players that graduated at the end of last season, all of whom were regulars in the top-five of the Crusader lineup last year.