After the completion of pre-qualifying over the weekend, the qualifying round of the ITA Men’s All-American Championships cranked up on Monday in Tulsa, Okla. The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team was represented by Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio / Perrysburg) in singles and the doubles team of Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel).
How It Happened
- Schorsch found himself with his back against the wall after dropping the first set 6-3. He bounced back by escaping with a 7-6 win in Set 2, but then Moundir pulled away with a 6-2 triumph in Set 3 to punch his ticket to the second round of qualifying.
- In the doubles bracket, Emhardt and Schorsch also dropped their match on Monday, succumbing to USC’s tandem of Thibault Forget and Logan Smith. The match took three sets to complete. Emhardt and Schorsch stayed alive with a 6-4 win in Set 2 after being on the other end of a 6-4 outcome in the opening set. However, Thibault and Smith prevailed in the decisive third set.
The Oracle/ITA Masters will be held in Malibu, Calif. from Oct. 13-16 with Jeffrey Schorsch slated to represent Valpo. In addition, the Crusader Indoor Invitational will take place at the Courts of NWI from Oct. 14-16.