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Emhardt Named HL Player of the Week for Second Time
Freshman Charlie Emhardt was named Horizon League men's tennis Player of the Week Monday for the second time this season. (Suzy Waak)
Freshman Charlie Emhardt was named Horizon League men's tennis Player of the Week Monday for the second time this season. (Suzy Waak)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Freshman Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) was named the Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week Monday. 

In two singles matches last week, Emhardt defeated Detroit's Ismail Kadyrov 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 on Friday before knocking off #12 Notre Dame's Alex Lawson 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday at No. 4. The freshman has been victorious 15 times in his last 16 singles matches.

Emhardt has been just as good - if not better - in doubles play.

Along with doubles partner Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg), Emhardt has won 16 consecutive matches, a streak that began on February 8th. On Friday, the duo beat Kadyrov and Jay Joshi 8-1. On Sunday, Emhardt and Schorsch provided the lone victory for Valpo in doubles play with an 8-4 defeat of #12 Notre Dame's Dougie Barnard/Matt Dooley.

The Crusaders (16-7, 2-2 Horizon) return to the court Tuesday to face Chicago State (5-20) at 2:00 pm in Homewood, Illinois.