The Valparaiso University Tennis Complex will host the 17th annual USPTA Tennis Across America program that is sponsored by the United States Professional Tennis Association this Saturday.
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year while teammates Joe Venegas (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) each were named to All Mid-Con Teams as well when the league announced its year-end awards on Wednesday.
The most successful men's tennis season in more than a decade came to a close on Friday morning as Valparaiso dropped a 4-2 decision to Western Illinois in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.
Crusader junior Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week for the second straight week after a perfect weekend at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
Valparaiso will begin its quest for its first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Friday morning as the Crusaders face Western Illinois in Tulsa, Okla. beginning at 10 a.m.
Valparaiso clinched second place in the Mid-Continent Conference and assured itself of its first winning season in over a decade as the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex to close the regular season.
Despite having to endure a two-hour rain delay before starting the match, the sun came out and shone brightly on Valparaiso Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex, as the Crusaders swept UMKC 7-0 as the Brown and Gold won their seventh match in their last eight outings.
Valparaiso remained perfect at the newly opened Valparaiso University Tennis Complex while remaining in the hunt for a Mid-Continent Conference title as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 6-1 on Thursday morning.
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after helping the Crusaders go 3-1 last week, including a pair of league victories.
Valparaiso saw its five-match winning streak come to an end on Sunday morning as the Crusaders dropped a tight 4-3 decision to Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla. in a battle of the two remaining unbeatens in conference play.
For the second straight day Valparaiso's Mid-Continent Conference battle came down the final match and for the second straight day the Crusaders prevailed as the Brown and Gold won its fifth straight match defeating Western Illinois 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla.
Valparaiso opened up Mid-Continent Conference action on Friday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Chicago State for the Crusaders' fourth straight victory and seventh win in their last nine outings.
Valparaiso posted its third consecutive victory and sixth win in its last eight matches on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 6-1 at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
Valparaiso University's David Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after guiding the Brown and Gold to victories over Dayton and Wisconsin-Green Bay over the weekend.
Valparaiso's men's and women's tennis matches scheduled for Monday afternoon against IPFW have been postponed due to rain and will both be made up later this week.
In a match interrupted by rain, Valparaiso posted its second straight victory and third in its last four outings as the Crusaders defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 5-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Valparaiso opened the new Valparaiso University Complex on Friday afternoon and the Crusaders atoned for a loss in doubles by sweeping the six singles matches as the Brown and Gold defeated Dayton 6-1 on a blustery afternoon.
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team will open their home schedule on Friday afternoon at the brand new Valparaiso University Tennis Complex at 3 p.m. against Dayton.
Valparaiso ran into a tough Marquette squad on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders were shutout by the Golden Eagles 7-0 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after notching a perfect 3-0 singles mark and a 2-1 record at doubles last week on the Crusaders' spring trip in Florida.
Valparaiso rallied from a 3-2 deficit to post victories at the top two singles spots as the Crusaders defeated Flagler, the seventh ranked team in the nation in NAIA, 4-3 on Thursday afternoon in Saint Augustine, Fla. as the Brown and Gold closed its spring trip.
Valparaiso posted wins at the top of the lineup in both singles and doubles, but Binghamton was able to win at the lower positions as the Bearcats defeated the Crusaders 5-2 in Kissimmee, Fla. on Wednesday morning.
Valparaiso won its second straight match on its spring trip Tuesday morning as the Crusaders defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 6-1 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Valparaiso yielded just five games total to Wagner on Monday morning as the Crusaders earned their first victory of the 2006 spring season with a 7-0 shutout over the Seahawks in Kissimmee, Fla. to kick off the annual spring trip.
The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped its sixth straight match of the spring on Saturday evening as the Crusaders fell by a score of 6-1 to Illinois-Chicago in the Windy City.
Valparaiso rallied from a 3-0 deficit to close within a point but Bradley won a pair of three-set matches late to defeat the Crusaders 5-2 on Sunday morning at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind.
Valparaiso's scheduled men's tennis match at DePaul scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to an electrical outage at the Lakeshore Racquet Club in Chicago, Ill.
Valparaiso continued its season-opening five-match road trip on Saturday afternoon dropping a 7-0 decision to Ball State in Muncie, Ind.
Valparaiso's men's tennis team took to the road on Saturday afternoon traveling to Kalamazoo, Mich. but dropped a 7-0 decision to Western Michigan.
Valparaiso won the doubles point against Purdue on the road in West Lafayette, Ind. on Sunday morning before the Boilermakers rallied in singles play to defeat the Crusaders 6-1.
Valparaiso dropped its 2006 season opener on Saturday afternoon 7-0 to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.
After finishing the 2005 regular season in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference and advancing to the title match of the league tournament, hopes are high for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold are set to begin the 2006 campaign.
Valparaiso University's men's tennis team has been picked to finish in second place behind five-time defending champion Oral Roberts in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
Valparaiso University men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced that the 2006 season will begin January 28.
Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) put up a valiant effort in the second round of qualifying at the ITA Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., but fell in three sets to 14th seeded Robert Rotaru of Louisville. The doubles team of Kooyers and Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) rallied to within one point of the tenth seeded Ilini team, but could not even the score, falling 8-6.
Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) was victorious in his first round qualifying match at the ITA Midwest Championships on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich. but teammate Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) was not as fortunate in his contest.
Valparaiso hosted its alumni on Saturday afternoon at Brown Courts for its annual alumni match and the current Crusaders were pushed to the limits but finally came out on top by the score of 9-6.
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting a combined 5-2 record over the weekend at the Windy City Invitational.
Valparaiso had a pair of individuals playing for titles on Sunday afternoon at the Windy City Classic in Chicago, but came each one came up unsuccessful.
Three Valparaiso players earned a spot in the finals as the Crusaders competed on day two of the Windy City Invitational Saturday.
Valparaiso took the courts of Chicago State for the first round of play at the Windy City Invitational Friday in Chicago, Ill. The Crusaders, who faced off with members of the Ferris State team, earned at least one win in every singles flight.
Valparaiso University sophomore Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after combining to go 4-2 in singles and doubles on the weekend at the Bradley Invitational.
Valparaiso University played as mini-teams at the Bradley Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
Daniel Brunette (Carmel, Ind./Lutheran H.S. of Indianapolis) and Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) saw their run through the consolation draw of the C flight doubles come to an end as the duo dropped the final match 8-5 to a pair from IPFW.
Day two of the Ball State Fall Invitational saw Valparaiso's doubles teams garner some success on Saturday, as the Crusaders had two duos advance to the consolation draw finals of their respective flights.
Valparaiso opened up its 2005 fall men's tennis season on Friday with mixed success at the Ball State Fall Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.
Valparaiso University head coach Jim Daugherty has announced a change in the Crusaders' fall men's tennis schedule.
Valparaiso University head men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced that the Crusaders will play in four events during the 2005 fall season in addition to an exhibition tournament against Valpo alumni players.