The ITA Midwest Regionals ended for the Crusaders Saturday but not before freshman Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) won his ninth singles match of the fall season.
Schorsch outlasted DePaul's Paul John 6-0, 5-7, 12-10 in a consolation match at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio. With the victory, Schorsch improved his record to 9-4.
Senior Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) subbed in for a fatigued Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) and took Michigan State's JP Mullane to three sets before falling 10-8 in the third set tiebreaker. Honert won the second set 7-6 after dropping the first set 4-6.
Valpo didn't find the same good fortune in doubles action as it did in singles play.
The team of Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) and Danny Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Charles North) lost their match 8-5. Bacalla and Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) also suffered the same 8-5 fate in their doubles tilt. Schorsch and Honert lost 8-1 in their match Friday night.
The ITA Midwest Regionals was the final event on the fall slate.
The spring schedule should be released next month.