The Valparaiso men's tennis team secured the doubles point for the sixth consecutive match Sunday en route to a 4-2 victory over Dayton at the Five Seasons Tennis Club.
Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) and Chase Hamilton (Hinsdale, Ill./Central) raced out to a 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles versus Bernando Sanson/Josh Malyon. Garrett Gardner (Poland, Ohio/Poland)/Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) brought a rapid end to doubles play thanks to their 6-3 triumph opposite UD's Graham Reinbold/Simon Jayaram at No. 3.
The Flyers evened the match at 1-1 after the first singles showdown.
Malyon recorded a 6-3, 6-3 win over Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) at No. 4. Valpo responded with three consecutive victories to clinch the match.
Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) collected his team-high 22nd win, defeating Zach Berry 6-2, 7-6 (4) at No. 2. Bacalla followed with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 dismissal of Sanson at No. 1.
Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) recorded the fourth point for Valpo with his 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, come-from-behind victory at No. 5.
Dayton's Carsten Fisher and Gardner finished out their match at No. 3 before Fisher rallied for a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3) win.
Valpo (17-4) will return home for a key Horizon League contest versus Green Bay (10-6). The team will be handing out t-shirts prior to the match. The two teams will square off on Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 pm CT. If the match is moved indoors to the Courts of NWI, the start time will be pushed back to 6:00 pm CT.