Schorsch, Emhardt Earn Runner-Up at ITA National Summer Championships
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Schorsch, Emhardt Earn Runner-Up at ITA National Summer Championships
Sophomores Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt scored a 2nd place doubles finish at the ITA National Summer Championships Tuesday in Bloomington.

The sophomore pair of Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) and Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) brought home an impressive second place finish in doubles play at the ITA National Collegiate Summer Championships Tuesday. 

The five-day tournament hosted by Indiana University was the culmination of the summer season, a term that saw a number of Crusaders make deep runs against some of the best competition in the country.

Schorsch and Emhardt earned a first-round bye by virtue of their #3 seed. The duo notched an 8-5 victory over the prep team of Max Kurzban/Karsonis. The Crusader pair advanced to the Round of 16 where they handed Wofford's Rob Galloway and David Sklar an 8-6 defeat.

Schorsch/Emhardt met Western Michigan's Andrew Cahn and Michigan State's Brett Forman in the quarterfinals where the Valpo duo registered a convincing 8-4 triumph.

Indiana's Daniel Bednarczyk and Sam Monette challenged Schorsch/Emhardt in the semifinals. Home court advantage wasn't enough for the second-seeded Hoosier pair as Schorsch and Emhardt prevailed 8-3.

The fourth-seeded tandem of Notre Dame's Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor finally got to Valpo's marquee doubles team in the finals. Schorsch and Emhardt fell 8-6 in the Championship round Tuesday afternoon.

The Crusaders begin their fall season next month. The schedule will be released soon pending approval.