Five of the six singles matches went three sets but Valparaiso was only able to win two of them as the Crusaders fell 5-2 to UIC in a contest that went late into the evening Friday night after being moved indoors to Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. due to rain.
Valparaiso took a 3-0 lead on Sunday morning against Youngstown State, but the Penguins rallied winning the final four singles contests to post a 4-3 victory over the Crusaders at the Boardman Tennis Center in Boardman, Ohio.
Valparaiso's men's tennis team began its weekend road trip in the state of Ohio on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 decision to Cleveland State at the Peak Performance Tennis Club in Broadview Heights, Ohio.
Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) posted wins in both singles and doubles, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Detroit at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
Valparaiso saw its three-match winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders suffered a 6-1 setback to Green Bay in their Horizon League opener at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
Valparaiso University's Jose Gaspar (Sao Paulo, Brazil/CEAD H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's men's tennis Athlete of the Week for the second straight time after posting a 4-0 record last week in Crusader victories over Robert Morris (Pa.) and South Dakota State.
Valparaiso wrapped up its spring trip on Wednesday with its third straight victory, defeating South Dakota State 6-1 at the Martin Tennis Complex in Winter Park, Fla. The Crusaders finished their trip to the Sunshine State 3-1 and have now won five of their last seven matches overall.
Returning to the courts early Saturday morning after play was called Friday night due to rain, Presbyterian won both of the final two matches that were resumed to defeat Valparaiso 5-2 at Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.
In what turned out to be a long day and night of tennis, a final result still was not decided when rain interrupted play for the third time, and brought an end to the match for the night on Friday with Presbyterian leading Valparaiso 3-2 with two matches still in progress at Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.
Valparaiso batted in every match with 49th-ranked Michigan State on Saturday, with freshman Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) earning a singles victory, but the Spartans emerged with a 6-1 victory over the Crusaders at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in East Lansing, Mich.
Valparaiso won the crucial doubles point and then took four of the six singles matches to defeat Eastern Illinois 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the South Bend Racquet Club in Mishawauka, Ind. for the Crusaders' second straight victory.
Valparaiso won five of the six singles matches in straight sets and swept through the doubles point on the way to registering the Crusaders' first victory of the spring season on Saturday afternoon, downing Grace 7-0 at the South Bend Racquet Club in Mishawauka, Ind.
Trailing 3-0, Valparaiso roared back on Friday morning but fell one point short of completing the comeback as the Crusaders dropped a 4-3 match to Toledo at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
Valparaiso won a doubles match and forced three sets in four singles contests, but was unable to get on the scoreboard on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 7-0 to Bradley at the South Bend Racquet Club in Mishawauka, Ind.
Saturday's scheduled men's tennis match between Valparaiso and IUPUI has been postponed due to dangerous travel conditions in the Indianapolis, Ind. area which will prevent the Jaguars from making the trip north.
Valparaiso played Western Michigan tough in nearly every position on Friday evening, but the five-time defending Mid-American Conference champion Broncos spoiled the Crusaders' season opener, downing the Brown and Gold 7-0 at West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.
As an experienced Valparaiso University men's tennis team takes the court for the 2011 spring season, the Crusaders are focused upon moving up the Horizon League standings with the goal of qualifying for the conference tournament after missing out on the championships one year ago.
Valparaiso University head men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced that the Crusaders will play 10 home matches as part of a 23-match spring schedule which is slated to begin on Jan. 28 with a match at Western Michigan.
Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) rallied in a match tie-break to capture the championship in the C flight of singles for Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders concluded play in Dayton, Ohio at the Dayton/Wright State Invitational.
Valparaiso's men's tennis team posted a combined 19-7 record on the opening day of the Dayton/Wright State Invitational held in Dayton, Ohio. The Crusaders have six players that have advanced to the semifinals in singles action while a team has advanced to the championship match in the B flight of doubles.
In a tightly contested contest, the Valparaiso University men's tennis team defeated their alumni counterparts 5-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex in the annual alumni tournament held as part of Homecoming weekend.
Valparaiso's men's tennis team opened the 2010 fall season on Friday playing among some of the top teams in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions at the Purdue Fall Invitational held in West Lafayette, Ind.
Optimism is high for Valparaiso's men's tennis team as the Crusaders open the fall season. Head coach Jim Daugherty returns seven players from last year's program, while gaining the services of a transfer and adding a freshman to the roster for the upcoming season.
After one year off, the Valparaiso University men's tennis team will again host the Valparaiso Fall Invitational this October as head coach Jim Daugherty released the Crusaders' fall schedule on Wednesday.