Men’s Tennis Downs Hampton to Open Spring Trip
Monday, March 4, 2019
Men’s Tennis Downs Hampton to Open Spring Trip
Franklin Brozovich picked up a singles win on Monday.

The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team has escaped the cold temperatures and snow flurries of the Midwest and made its way to the warm sunshine of the Sunshine State for a week of tennis in Florida. The team got the spring break trip off to a hot start on Monday, downing Hampton 7-0 at the Sanlando Park Tennis Courts in Seminole County, Fla.

How It Happened

  • The doubles point was tightly contested, as Daniel Langston (Ponca City, Okla. / Ponca City) and Gabriel Carvajal (Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Broward Virtual School [Florida Atlantic]) came through with a 7-6(8-6) win over Charles Hudson and Fernando Fernandes at second doubles in a match that dictated the doubles point.
  • Valpo’s top duo of Brian Pecyna (Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Homeschooled) and Chad Kissell (Latrobe, Pa. / Greater Latrobe) came out on the wrong end of a match with Davy Van Geerke and Luke Thompson by a score of 6-4, while Valpo took third doubles by forfeit.
  • The Pirates (0-6) had to forfeit the match at No. 6 singles, while the other five singles courts resulted in straight-set Valpo victories.
  • Brandon Ancona (Belvidere, Ill. / Rockford Christian) topped Van Geerke 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, while Kweisi Kenyatte (Detroit, Mich. / East English Village Preparatory) bested Fernandes 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2.
  • Langston beat Hudson 6-4, 6-2 at third singles, while Carvajal filled the fourth singles position and enjoyed a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Thompson.
  • Franklin Brozovich (Fort Gratiot, Mich. / Port Huron Northern) made an appearance at No. 5 singles and earned a one-sided 6-0, 6-1 sweep of Basil Post.

Inside the Match

  • This marked the third time this season Valpo has notched a 7-0 win.
  • Ancona extended his team lead in singles victories by bolstering his record to 16-4, including a 9-2 mark in dual play. He played No. 1 singles for the fifth time this season and improved to 3-2 in those matches.
  • Kenyatte played as high in the lineup as he has all season, appearing at No. 2. He stayed steady by upping his glowing spring record to 8-1.
  • Brozovich was victorious in his second singles match of the spring and first since Feb. 15, while Carvajal has won eight of 10 dual matches after his Monday win.
  • Langston picked up a win at the No. 3 position after previously playing only fifth singles this season.
  • Langston and Carvajal had been paired together in doubles only once previously this spring and had lost at No. 3, but they garnered a victory at the No. 2 position on Monday.

Up Next

The spring trip continues on Tuesday as Valpo (7-3) goes at it with Furman in a neutral site match at Sanlando Park Tennis Courts in Seminole County, Fla. That match is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. CT. / 12:15 p.m. ET.