Freshman Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) won his 19th doubles match Saturday, but the Crusaders dropped a 4-3 contest to Wright State at the Courts of NWI. For Emhardt, the victory represents a new all-time season high in doubles play, moving him one ahead of Michael Baiocchi.
Emhardt and fellow freshman Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) won 8-6 at No. 2 doubles over Lauri Makikalli/Michal Lyzwa. The Crusader triumph was sandwiched between an 8-5 loss at No. 1 and an 8-6 downing at No. 3. Eric Honert (Arvada. Colo./Ralston Valley) and Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli)'s defeat at the hands of Myles Harris/Dan Gilbert clinched what turned out to be the decisive point in doubles play for WSU.
Both teams split singles play 3-3.
On the same day he became a record holder in doubles play, Emhardt won his twelfth singles match in a row. He dispatched Lyzwa 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6 to improve to 18-3 on the season.
The Raiders reclaimed their lead via Hayden Joblin's 6-3, 6-4 win over Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) at No. 3.
Ricardo Pineda increased Wright State's advantage to 3-1 as the junior dealt Honert a 6-2, 6-2 loss at No. 4 singles.
Schorsch picked up his 23rd win of the year after he beat Gilbert 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1.
Wright State won the match as it received a 6-4, 6-3 win from Makikalli at No. 2 singles over Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North).
Freshman Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) added a 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 10-6 marathon win at No. 5 singles over Marc Sodini for a 4-3 final score.
Valparaiso (14-5, 1-1 Horizon) will head to Fort Wayne on Tuesday for a non-conference match against IPFW. The Crusaders and Mastodons (12-5, 3-0 Summit) begin play at 3:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT.