Valparaiso's men's tennis team captured the fifth place match at the Horizon League Championships on Sunday morning with a 4-0 blanking of Youngstown State at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind.
Butler won the first two doubles matches and posted wins in three singles contests on Friday afternoon as the third-seeded Bulldogs defeated Valparaiso 4-0 in the Horizon League quarterfinals held in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso's men's tennis team will take on rival Butler on Friday afternoon at 12 p.m. CDT in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tennis Championships held at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind.
The doubles point proved to be crucial on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso was able to take the point on its way to a 4-3 victory over Youngstown State at the YSU Courts in Youngstown, Ohio to move back to .500 in Horizon League action.
Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) won his sixth straight singles match and Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) also posted a singles victory on Wednesday afternoon, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders fell 5-2 to Butler at the Valpo Tennis Complex in the home finale.
Despite losing the doubles point, Valparaiso rallied in singles play, winning at the third through sixth spots in the lineup to defeat Green Bay 4-3 on Saturday morning at the Valpo Tennis Complex to notch its second Horizon League win in as many days.
Building off of solid doubles play, Valparaiso won five of the six singles matches on Friday afternoon to defeat Detroit 6-1 at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. to record the Crusaders' first Horizon League victory of the season.
Friday's men's tennis match between Valparaiso and Detroit has been moved indoors to Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. due to forecasted rain and chilly temperatures at match time. The match will still begin at 10 a.m. as scheduled.
Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) won for the second straight day in singles, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped its first home outdoor match of the season on Wednesday, 6-1 to UIC at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) earned Valparaiso's lone point on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped their Horizon League opener to Wright State 6-1 at the Five Seasons Tennis Club in Dayton, Ohio.
Playing in their final non-conference tilt before opening Horizon League play, the Valparaiso Crusaders came out on the short end of a 7-0 decision to Marquette on Sunday afternoon at Helfaer Tennis Stadium in Milwaukee, Wis.
Playing singles first on Wednesday morning, Valparaiso rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the match, but ultimately dropped the deciding doubles contest in a tie-break to drop a 4-3 contest with Creighton in Orlando, Fla. to close out play on the Crusaders' spring trip.
Valparaiso University freshman Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's men's tennis Player of the Week following a perfect 6-0 week as the Crusaders started their spring trip in Orlando, Fla.
Winning six of the nine total matches on the evening was more than enough to propel Valparaiso to a 5-2 victory over South Dakota State on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. as the Crusaders won for the third time in their last five matches to pull within one of the .500 mark for the season.
Valparaiso started strong on Monday afternoon, winning two of the three doubles matches, but ended up dropping a 6-3 contest with Shorter College on day two of competition during the Crusaders' annual spring trip in Orlando, Fla.
Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) and Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) teamed for a victory at number one doubles on Saturday evening, but that would be the only victory Valparaiso would record on the night as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 match to Ball State at the Muncie YMCA in Muncie, Ind.
Michigan State proved to be too strong on Saturday afternoon, and spoiled the 2009 season opener for the Valparaiso University men's tennis team, handing the Crusaders a 7-0 defeat at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in East Lansing, Mich.
A youthful Valparaiso University men's tennis team will take to the court for the 2009 spring season as the Crusaders return just four players from last year's squad which finished 7-13 overall and 1-5 in the Horizon League in the Brown and Gold's inaugural season in the conference.
The Valparaiso University men's tennis program held their 13th annual alumni tournament on Saturday, October 11 in conjunction with Homecoming weekend. Thirteen alumni returned to play in the event, which featured singles and doubles.
Valparaiso wrapped up the fall portion of its 2008-2009 season on Saturday afternoon with day two of play at the Ball State Fall Invitational held in Muncie, Ind. The Crusaders were competing in just doubles on the day, and had mixed results.
Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) picked up wins in both singles and doubles on Friday as Valparaiso competed in the opening day of the Ball State Fall Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.
Valparaiso came out strong in doubles play on Friday, winning two of three matches, but managed just three victories in singles on the opening day of the Valpo Fall Classic held at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
Valparaiso saw action for the second straight day at the Country Inn & Suites Invitational hosted by Bradley on Saturday afternoon in Peoria, Ill., coming away with mixed results while playing lots of matches.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team opened its fall schedule on Friday afternoon with a full slate of doubles contests for the first day of the Country Inn & Suites Invitational hosted by Bradley in Peoria, Ill.
A young Valparaiso University men’s tennis team is set to take the court the 2008 fall campaign. Head coach Jim Daugherty returns four players from last year’s squad, but has just one junior and one senior to lead the way. In his 24th season at the helm of the Brown and Gold, he will look for the fall results to help settle on a lineup this spring void of three regulars from a year ago.