Horizon League weekly awards have become the norm for the Valparaiso University men’s tennis program.
A day after corralling his 100th career doubles victory and a day before taking a crack at his 100th career singles win, Valpo senior Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio / Perrysburg) was named the Horizon League Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Schorsch went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 3-0 in doubles to help Valpo to victories over Rollins College, Mount St. Mary’s and Grand Valley State to begin its spring break trip. Schorsch worked with three different doubles partners this week and won all three matches.
He became the second player in program history to reach 100 career doubles wins on Monday night against Grand Valley State. With his next singles victory, Schorsch will become the first player in program history to hit the century mark.
Schorsch has strung together nine straight singles wins to start the spring season. He stands at 15-5 overall.
This marks the second time Schorsch has won the Player of the Week honor this season and the first since Jan. 24. He now owns 11 career Horizon League Player of the Week awards. Valpo has received three men’s Player of the Week awards, three men’s Doubles Team of the Week Awards and two women’s Doubles Team of the Week awards in the first seven weeks of the season.
The Crusaders have won nine consecutive matches and stand at 10-1 overall. They continue their Florida trip on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Central Time at St. Leo.