Hickey Takes Home Hardware from Purdue Invitational
Sophomore Brian Hickey was the consolation champion of the Flight E draw at the Purdue Invitational Sunday.

Hickey Takes Home Hardware from Purdue Invitational
Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Purdue Invitational concluded Sunday afternoon but not before Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) earned a consolation championship in the Flight E draw. The sophomore cruised into the finals with a 6-3. 6-1 victory over Wright State's Myles Harris in the morning. The win set up a date in the finals with IUPUI's Rudy Frazier. Hickey took an early lead over Frazier and didn't look back as he won in straight sets 6-4. 6-3. Hickey improved his singles record to 3-1 with Sunday's wins.

Sophomore Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) lost his Flight E Championship match 6-4. 6-2 to Marquette's Kristian Trukov. Waak had downed University of Chicago's Krish Ravella in Saturday's second round before earning a spot in the finals with an injury defeat over Case Western Reserve's James Fojtasek. 

The only other match of the day for the Crusaders was Michael Savaglio's (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) semifinal tilt against Marquette's Nick Dykema in the Flight D draw. Dykema got past Savaglio 6-2, 6-3 in the morning match.

Overall, the Crusaders walked away with 18 total victories in the Purdue Invitational, a vast improvement over last year's total of two. 

They welcome five teams to the Valparaiso Fall Invitational Friday, the first of the two-day event. The first match begins at 9:00 am at the Valpo Tennis Complex.