The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team has announced its schedule for the 2018 fall campaign.
The Crusaders begin competition on Sept. 14 when they participate in the first day of the three-day River Forest Invitational in Chicago. This will mark the second straight season the Crusaders will participate in the event.
Next up on the slate will be a return trip to the Western Michigan Invitational in Kalamazoo, which will be held on Sept. 22-23. That event is hosted by the Broncos, who went 22-5 and 7-0 in the Mid-American Conference last season. Western Michigan made an NCAA Tournament appearance before succumbing to No. 25 Notre Dame in the first round.
Valpo is back in the Purdue Fall Invitational this season, an event that the Crusaders have not played in since 2014. They will make the trip to West Lafayette for a tournament that spans Oct. 5-7. This year’s ITA Regional will take place from Oct. 18-21 in South Bend, rounding out the fall campaign.
The program has also announced a pair of special events as the annual Father/Son Doubles Tournament will occur on Sept. 8 at the Valpo Tennis Complex, while the Alumni Tournament is slated for Sept. 29.
The Crusaders reached the Summit League championship match in their first season as an affiliate member in the conference, marking the fourth consecutive year Valpo reached a league championship match. Only one player departed from a team that will own significant experience in 2018-2019.