Men's Tennis Enjoys Another Strong Day at Crusader Indoor Invitational
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Men's Tennis Enjoys Another Strong Day at Crusader Indoor Invitational

The Valpo men's tennis team made another strong showing in day two of the Crusader Indoor Invitational held at the Courts of NWI in Valparaiso. The Crusaders went a perfect 4-0 in singles play and 2-2 in doubles action. 

Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) won easily over Cardinal Stritch's Florian Fresse, 6-1, 6-2 in Flight A consolation play. Fellow senior Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) was victorious in his Flight B quarterfinals match over Youngstown State's Matthew Krtizinger, 6-3, 6-4. Savaglio will face Toledo's Reid Teatsorth in a semifinals showdown Sunday at 10:00 am.

Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) advanced to the semis in Flight C play. He knocked off Youngstown State's Youssef Sherif, 6-2, 6-4. Hickey will take on Western Michigan's Jimmy Beckwith at approximately 11:15 am on Sunday.

Danny Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Francis North) defeated Western Illinois' Brady Smith, 6-0, 6-0 in Flight D singles action.

Waak and Oakes fell in a tight tilt against Olivet Nazarene's Rodolfo Sanchez/Juan Lopez Morales, 7-6 (6). The two later fell in their extra match, 6-4, to Toledo's Omar Espinosa/Luka Vitosevic.

Savaglio and Hickey enjoyed success in Flight B doubles play. They doubled up the mixed tandem of WIU's Surya Sawhney and YSU's John Page, 6-3, in quarterfinals play. The Crusader pair advanced to the semifinals where they dispatched Alfonso Martinez/Tyler Cannon of Olivet Nazarene, 6-1.

Play concludes Sunday at The Courts of NWI.