The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team saw four players at Duke’s James Bonk Invite in Cary, N.C. combine for six singles wins out of eight matches on Saturday, while at home in the Valpo Fall Invitational, the Crusaders claimed one doubles and two singles titles.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team split its squad on Friday to open the 2016 fall campaign. Four Crusaders opened action at the James Bonk Invitational, hosted by Duke in Cary, N.C. The remainder of the team stayed behind to compete in the Valpo Fall Invitational, which started on campus at the Valpo Tennis Complex and moved due to weather indoors to the Courts of NWI.
Valparaiso University men’s tennis head coach Jim Daugherty announced today his squad’s schedule for the 2016 fall campaign. The slate kicks off this weekend for the defending Horizon League champions with a pair of tournaments, including the annual Valpo Fall Invitational.
Valparaiso University men’s tennis seniors Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) and Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) will start the 2016-17 season ranked in the ITA preseason rankings for the second straight season, as the Crusaders’ lead doubles duo is ranked 55th nationally. In addition, Schorsch earned a spot on the ITA’s preseason singles rankings for a second consecutive year as well, opening the year ranked 111th among singles competitors.
Playing in his first professional tournament, Valparaiso University men’s tennis rising senior Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) has advanced through the qualifying draw of the Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic to the 32-player main draw, which begins today.
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.