Valparaiso placed 19 student-athletes over seven sports on the Horizon League's 2013 Spring Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office. The 19 honorees tied for the most from any league institution.
Valparaiso men's tennis head coach Jim Daugherty has a quartet of talented newcomers joining the program next season, and on Monday, the incoming class earned national recognition, as TennisRecruiting.net tabbed the Crusaders' incoming freshman class as the #22 mid-major recruiting class nationwide.
All three doubles matches were tight, but Detroit clinched the point that ended up being the difference in a 4-3 match Sunday afternoon; Valpo will search for its first Horizon League victory next weekend.
Savaglio wins at #3 singles as defending Horizon League champion Green Bay Phoenix defeat Valpo 6-1 Friday; Crusaders and the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State will duel Saturday morning at 10:00 am at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
Valparaiso men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty announced today that the Crusader program had received National Letters of Intent during the early signing period from Dave Bacalla, Kyle Dunn and Jeffrey Schorsch, all of whom will join the Crusaders as freshmen in the fall of 2013. All three players are ranked among the top-150 in the nation and among the top-20 in the region and are all four-star recruits, according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Valparaiso won five out of six brackets, including a tight battle between teammates in the A singles championship won by junior Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley), as the Crusaders hosted the final day of play of the Valparaiso Invitational on Saturday at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
The Valparaiso men’s tennis team will welcome five visiting squads to campus as the Crusaders play host to the Valparaiso Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
Junior Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) and freshman Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) each won singles matches on Saturday as the Valparaiso men’s tennis team competed Saturday at the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
Six of eight Valparaiso men's tennis players won multiple singles matches on Saturday, highlighted by freshman Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) winning the second singles bracket, as the Crusaders closed play at the Art Peterson Invitational in Macomb, Ill.
The Valparaiso men's tennis team opened the 2012 fall season on Friday with doubles action at the Art Peterson Invitational in Macomb, Ill., hosted by Western Illinois. The day was highlighted by Michael Baiocchi (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) and Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) winning the second flight of doubles play.
The Valparaiso men’s and women’s golf teams will play in seven events apiece this fall, while the men’s tennis team will compete five times and the women’s tennis team three times as the Crusaders released fall 2012 schedules for all four sports Thursday morning.
Valparaiso University men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the addition of three more freshmen to his roster for the 2012-2013 season. Joining the Crusaders this fall are Daniel Etman, Brian Hickey, and Lucas Waak.
Valparaiso University incoming freshman tennis player Michael Savagio (Kenosha, Wis./Bradford H.S.) has been selected as one of three boys from the Midwest Section of the United States Tennis Association to compete in the 17th Annual World Team Tennis Junior Nationals.