The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s tennis teams were both named All-Academic Teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as the organization released its 2016 academic awards this week. In addition, nine Crusader student-athletes – six men and three women – were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
Seniors Jeffrey Schorsch took home the singles title at the inaugural Valparaiso Open this past weekend before teaming up with Charlie Emhardt to clinch the doubles championship. Overall, 60 players competed in the USTA-sanctioned event held at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
13 Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office today. The men’s track and field team had four honorees from the outdoor season, while the women’s squad had three honorees. Three baseball players earned Academic All-League accolades, while softball, men’s golf and men’s tennis each had one recipient apiece.
Senior Jeffrey Schorsch has been invited to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Oracle Masters Invite held in Malibu, California from October 13th-16th. The exclusive 32-member tournament features the top returning player from each Division I athletic conference.
The Valpo men's tennis team's impressive, muscle-flexing campaign came to a close Saturday at Combe Tennis Center in Evanston, Illinois, but not before it made the 14th-ranked Northwestern Wildcats sweat out a 4-1 win. Charlie Emhardt downed Fedor Baev at No. 4 singles by a score of 6-2, 7-5. In doing so, the junior made Valpo the first Horizon League team to avoid a shutout in the NCAA Tournament since 1994.
Owners of a 12-match winning streak, the Valpo men's tennis team couldn't be riding any higher entering the NCAA Tournament. The Crusaders, who posted shutouts in both tilts en route to the Horizon League title, meet the 14th-ranked Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday at 1 pm CT.
The Valpo men's tennis team won't have far to travel for its opening match of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Crusaders learned Tuesday they'll make the short trip over to Evanston, Illinois to take on the 14th-ranked Northwestern Wildcats. The two teams last met on February 23rd, 2014.
Come join the Valpo men's tennis team Tuesday afternoon for a viewing party as the Crusaders learn their destination for the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The gathering begins at 4:00 p.m. inside the Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC) classroom. Food will be served. The men's selection show begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on NCAA.com.