Gardner Honored on Senior Day for Valpo Men’s Tennis

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis program will keep the bulk of its team intact with only one senior set to walk across the stage at next month’s graduation. But the lone senior is one who will leave behind a lasting legacy on Valpo tennis. Garrett Gardner (Poland, Ohio / Poland) was recognized by head coach Jim Daugherty on Saturday during a 4-3 Senior Day win over the University of Chicago, a team ranked third nationally in Division III.


Kenyatte Picks Up Victory in Defeat to First-Place Drake

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team closed out regular season Summit League action on Saturday evening with a 6-1 loss to first-place Drake at Roger Knapp Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The Crusaders finished at 4-2 in league play and have secured a spot in the upcoming Summit League Tournament.


Crusaders Enjoy Fourth Straight League Win on Friday

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team upped its record to 4-1 in Summit League action on Friday, rattling off its fourth straight win by beating South Dakota State 5-2 at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith. The Crusaders won on four of the six singles courts and two of the three doubles courts.


Men’s Tennis Grabs Third Straight Win on Wednesday

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team sustained its Summit League success on Wednesday night by edging Omaha 4-3 at Miracle Hill Tennis Center in Omaha, Neb. The lower portion of the Valpo lineup came through in a big way, as wins at No. 2 and 3 doubles and No. 4, 5 and 6 singles carried the Crusaders to the narrow triumph.


Kissell Captures Summit League Player of the Week Honor

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team won its second consecutive Summit League Player of the Week honor as the league bestowed its weekly award upon junior Chad Kissell (Latrobe, Pa. / Greater Latrobe) on Tuesday.


Men’s Tennis Blanks Oral Roberts on Friday

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team continued its string of Summit League “firsts” on Friday morning at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith. This time, the Crusaders picked up their first clean sweep of a Summit League opponent, dispatching Oral Roberts 7-0 by winning on all six singles courts and both doubles courts that finished.


Ancona Wins Valpo’s First Summit League Player of the Week Honor

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team received its first weekly award as a member of the Summit League on Tuesday as the league named Brandon Ancona (Belvidere, Ill. / Rockford Christian) its Player of the Week.


Men’s Tennis Snags First Summit League Win on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team returned to its home courts on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a 5-2 win over Illinois State at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith. The Crusaders picked up the first league victory of their maiden voyage as a Summit League affiliate member.


No. 2 Barry Edges Valpo in Men’s Tennis

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team came up just shy in the final match of its spring break trip to the state of Florida on Sunday morning in Miami Shores, falling 5-4 to Barry, a team ranked second nationally in NCAA Division-II. The Crusaders won two doubles matches and two singles fixtures in a showdown that was played under D-II scoring rules.