Four victories stand between juniors Jeffrey Schorsch/Charlie Emhardt and a wild card entry into the 2015 U.S. Open Doubles Championship in Flushing, New York. The 16-team qualifying tourney begins Tuesday at 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT when the Crusader tandem takes on Keith Kessler and Gary Kushnirovich at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven.
Valparaiso men’s tennis juniors Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio) capped off successful summers of competition by winning the men’s doubles draw at the ITA National Collegiate Summer Championships in Bloomington, Ind. With the victory, the pair earns a spot in the main draw at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. this October. In addition, Schorsch finished as the runner-up in the men’s singles draw as well.
Five members of the Valpo men's tennis team were named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) 2015 All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office. Additionally, the Crusaders were one of just 78 squads nationwide - and the only Horizon League school - to earn distinction as an ITA All-Academic Team.
The Valpo men's tennis team cracked the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)'s Midwest Regional Top 10 for the first time in program history. On an individual level, junior Jeffrey Schorsch earned a #18 ranking amongst singles players in the Midwest, also a program first. Schorsch and Emhardt continue play in the US Open qualifier as part of a busy summer.
15 Valparaiso student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. Men’s outdoor track and field had five athletes honored, while baseball, men’s golf and women’s outdoor track and field each had three selections to go with one from men’s tennis.
Valpo men's tennis head coach Jim Daugherty announced today that Michael Woodson has been promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach. Since Woodson joined the coaching staff prior to the 2012-13 season, the Crusaders have gone 51-28.
Chad Kissell took home the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Class AAA Singles Championship this past weekend. TennisRecruiting.net currently ranks Kissell 63rd nationally following a 25-0 season at Latrobe High School. Kissell and Brian Pecyna will begin their collegiate careers with the Brown and Gold this fall.
Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt tallied their record-setting 30th doubles victory of the season Sunday, but Green Bay registered a 4-0 win to capture the Horizon League Championship title in West Lafayette.