2017-18 Summit Academic All-League Team
2017-18: Named to the 2017-18 Summit Academic Team for his performance on the court and in the classroom… Went 15-16 in singles matches and 19-11 in doubles competition… Posted a 4-1 record in Summit League doubles play… Finished his sophomore year with a .674 career doubles winning percentage, ranking fifth in program history… Was recognized as the Summit League Player of the Week on March 27 after playing a key role as the Crusaders defeated Illinois State for their first Summit League win. He came from behind to garner a victory at No. 3 singles while also taking part in the match that decided the doubles point in Valpo’s favor. That allowed Ancona to become the first weekly award winner in Valpo’s time as a Summit League affiliate member.
2016-17: Started as a freshman on a team that won the Horizon League regular season and tournament titles, set the school record for wins with 23 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament... Went 23-11 in singles play including a 16-6 dual mark and an unblemished 5-0 record in league play... Went 12-4 in doubles competition... His 23 wins in a single season rank 10th in program history... Beat Chicago State's Christian Gonzalez 7-5, 6-2 in his collegiate debut on Sept. 16 at the Duke James Bonk Invite... Picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win over Detroit Mercy's Chane Conley on April 24, the first match to finish in Valpo's 5-2 regular season championship-clinching victory over the Titans... Notched an important 6-4, 7-5 win over Youngstown State's Yossi Dahan in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament, helping the Crusaders top the Penguins 4-3 on April 29... Dropped his first career NCAA Tournament match 6-2, 6-4 to Michigan's Carter Lin on May 12 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Prep: Carried a 119th national ranking according to tennisrecruiting.net, in addition to three-star status ... was ranked second overall in the state of Illinois and eighth in the Great Lakes region ... a 2015 Midwest Open champion in doubles ... in singles play, he claimed a Northern Illinois B18s Qualifying championship ... a third team All-State selection in the spring of 2015 ... qualified for the state tournament every year at Rockford Christian.