Valparaiso University senior Brandon Ancona (Belvidere, Ill. / Rockford Christian) earned Summit League Academic All-League status for the third consecutive year on Wednesday, receiving the honor based on his performance on the tennis courts and in the classroom this year.
Valparaiso University men’s tennis fifth-year senior Brian Pecyna (Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Homeschooled) was recognized as a recipient of the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award on Tuesday, receiving the honor as a model student-athlete who is also an outstanding citizen.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team incurred a 6-1 setback in its final match prior to the start of Summit League action on Sunday in College Station, Texas. The match was Valpo’s second against a nationally-ranked opponent in a four-match span, wrapping up the team’s spring break journey to The Lone Star State.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team remained in Waco, Texas for a two-match day Saturday against Abilene Christian and Prairie View A&M. The Brown & Gold pulled off stellar 5-2 and 6-1 victories against the two schools, respectively.
Longtime Valparaiso University head men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty was recognized prior to Wednesday’s match at No. 27 Baylor in Waco, Texas. Players from both teams wore commemorative Valpo vs. Baylor shirts with the number “35” on the back to signify the length of Daugherty’s tenure. Baylor associate head coach Michael Woodson played and coached at Valpo under Daugherty, who will retire at season’s end.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team played the first match of its spring trip to the Lone Star State on Tuesday. Host Lamar prevailed in a tight 4-3 showdown at Thompson Family Tennis Center in Beaumont, Texas.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team will have to wait until Tuesday to play its first match of the annual spring break trip. The trip was slated to get underway with a match against SMU on Sunday, but inclement weather caused its postponement.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team fell 7-0 to Big Ten foe Purdue on Saturday evening in West Lafayette.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team bounced back from dropping the doubles point to win a close 4-3 decision over Ball State on Friday afternoon at The Courts of Northwest Indiana in Valparaiso. Freshman Oscar Mendoza (Guayaquil, Ecuador / Interamerican Academy) came through with the biggest win of the day, climbing from behind to prevail at No. 5 singles, clinching the victory for his team. The win was also significant as it allowed Valpo head coach Jim Daugherty to defeat his alma mater.