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Emhardt Named Horizon League Player of the Week
Charlie Emhardt, who was named the Horizon League Player of the Week, is 5-1 on the season in singles play.
Charlie Emhardt, who was named the Horizon League Player of the Week, is 5-1 on the season in singles play.

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Horizon League named Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) its Men's Tennis Player of the Week Monday. This after the freshman earned both the C Singles and A Doubles championships at the Valparaiso Fall Invitational September 27th-28th.

Emhardt met little resistance in singles play as he lost no more than three games in any set. He defeated teammate Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) 6-1, 6-2 in the final. Overall, Emhardt is 5-1 in singles action. Valpo's quartet of freshmen is a combined 23-9 so far this fall.

On the doubles side, Emhardt and fellow freshman Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) defeated Chicago State's duo of Sergiu Muresan and Mario Noboa 8-5 in the finals of the A flight to cap off a perfect 3-0 record at the Fall Invitational. Emhardt and Bacalla possess the most wins of any Crusader doubles combination thanks to a 6-3 record.

This is Valpo's first Player of the Week award since April 9th when Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) was bestowed the honor.

The Crusaders wrap up the fall portion of their schedule next weekend in Columbus, Ohio at the ITA Midwest Regionals. The four-day event kicks off on Thursday, October 17th.

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler