Men's Tennis Departs Wisconsin on Winning Note
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Men's Tennis Departs Wisconsin on Winning Note

The Valpo men's tennis team scooped up three singles wins and a pair of doubles victories as the 40th Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic came to a close on Sunday. 

The Crusaders faced host Marquette in doubles before taking on Ball State in singles.

Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) and Danny Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Charles North) began the day with a 6-4 victory over Alvaro Verdu/Daniel Fernandez.  

Freshman Chad Kissell (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) and junior Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) tripled up Mackenzie Stearns and Kristiyan Trukov, 6-2, to improve to 2-1 on the young fall season. 

Andre Romanello and Nick Dykema saved face for the Golden Eagles, defeating Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) and Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli), 6-4. 

In singles play, Kissell surrendered just six games in his 6-4, 6-1 singles win over Conner Andersen. 

Savaglio followed Kissell's lead by dispelling Ball State's Marko Guzina, 7-5, 6-0. Waak also responded with a straight-set victory, beating Patrick Downs, 6-3, 7-6 (3). 

Jan Jirus and Nemanja Guzina salvaged a pair of singles wins for the Cardinals.

Jirus downed Dunn, 6-2, 6-2, while Guzina handed Oakes a 7-5, 6-3 defeat.

Valpo continues fall action next weekend at the two-day Vredevelt Invite in Kalamazoo, Michigan.