Dave Bacalla

Dave Bacalla

YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Skokie, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Niles North

2014-15: Went 22-10 in singles play and 23-10 in doubles play as a sophomore for Valpo...earned First Team All-Horizon League honors...defeated Oral Roberts' Michael Sosnowski in straight sets in singles play at the ITA All-American Tournament in Tulsa (Sept. 27)...collected three consecutive wins at No. 1 singles versus IPFW (Jan. 30), IUPUI (Jan. 31), and Eastern Illinois (Feb. 7)...recorded a straight-set victory over Butler's Austin Woldmoe on Feb. 14th...outlasted Chicago State's Sergiu Muresan 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-8 at home on Feb. 20th... handed Quinnipiac's Kei Ezaka a 6-3, 7-6 (6) defeat in Orlando (Mar. 9) during the team's spring break trip...rattled off a five-match winning streak - four of which came during HL play - from Mar. 28th-Apr. 12th, including a straight-set win over two-time Horizon League Player of the Year Michael Tenzer of Green Bay...wrapped up the regular season with a 6-0, 6-3 dispatching of Youngstown State's Hugo Morth on Apr. 19th...registered a dramatic 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4 come-from-behind triumph over Cleveland State's Jorg van der Vloet in the semifinals of the Horizon League Championship (Apr. 25)...will enter his junior season needing one victory to crack Valpo's Top 10 for singles wins in a career. 

2013-14: Went 25-9 in singles in his first season with the Brown and Gold...his 25 singles victories rank as the second most in Valparaiso history...went 9-3 in the fall, 16-6 in the spring, 4-2 in Horizon League play...posted a 14-6 record at No. 2 singles and won both his matches at No. 1 singles...registered an 11-9 record alongside Daniel Oakes at No. 1 doubles in the spring...tallied wins over Michigan State's Doug Zade and Western Michigan's Michael Treis at the ITA Midwest Regionals in Columbus, Ohio...racked up four four-match winning streaks during his freshman season...closed out 2013-14 with singles victories at Chicago State, and at home versus Youngstown State, Cleveland State, and UIC...received Second Team All-Horizon League honors.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for head coach Rich Jaffe's Vikings...three-time All-State player...voted team's Most Valuable Player three years.

Personal: Dave is the son of Eppieh and Cris Bacalla...major is sports management.