Honert Earns Horizon League Honors
Eric Honert has won five straight singles matches. (Ray Acevedo)
Eric Honert has won five straight singles matches. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Valparaiso University’s Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week after going 4-0 in singles action and 3-1 in doubles play last week in Florida.

Honert helped guide the Crusaders to a 3-1 record last week to wrap up their annual spring trip.  On Monday, the sophomore won a pair of matches at number two singles, defeating NJIT 6-2, 6-0 as part of Valpo’s 4-3 victory before downing Franklin & Marshall 6-4, 6-0 as part of the team’s 5-2 win.  On Tuesday, Honert was a 6-2, 6-2 winner in the team’s victory over Indianapolis before downing Colgate on Wednesday in the finale of the trip 6-4, 7-5.

Honert also teamed with Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) for doubles victories against NJIT, Franklin & Marshall, and Indianapolis.

On the season Honert is now 15-5 overall with a 9-2 singles mark this spring.  He leads the team in victories.

Valparaiso (6-5) will open Horizon League action on Saturday afternoon with first serve slated for 2 p.m. at the Valpo Tennis Complex.