Valparaiso University men’s tennis junior Brandon Ancona (Belvidere, Ill. / Rockford Christian) added yet another achievement to his tennis resume on Wednesday.
Seven athletic programs from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team saw its season come to an end on Friday night with a 4-1 defeat to Drake in a Summit League Tournament semifinal at Bernis Duke Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. Valpo started strong by taking the doubles point, but the defending league champion Bulldogs punched their ticket to the final match by winning on all four singles courts that finished. Senior Chad Kissell (Latrobe, Pa. / Greater Latrobe) saw his accomplished Valpo career come to an end.
The recent history of success for the Valparaiso University men’s tennis program continued to grow as the program received another high honor on Thursday.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team closed out the regular season with a Senior Day victory on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex, topping North Dakota 6-1. Valpo picked up wins on all six singles courts including a triumph by senior Chad Kissell (Latroba, Pa. / Greater Latrobe), who was honored prior to the match for his collegiate accomplishments.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team bounced back in a big way after having its six-match winning streak snapped last weekend. Valpo played a complete match in both singles and doubles to cruise to a 7-0 victory over Omaha at the Valpo Tennis Complex on Saturday. The match was pivotal in skyrocketing Valpo’s chances of qualifying for the Summit League Tournament going into the final week of the regular season.
Sophomore Kweisi Kenyatte (Detroit, Mich. / East English Village Preparatory) provided a bright spot for the Valparaiso University men’s tennis team on Saturday as he accounted for the squad’s lone triumph in a 6-1 defeat to Drake in a rematch of last year’s Summit League final. Kenyatte’s win came at No. 3 singles in a match that took place outdoors at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
Valparaiso University men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced two additions to the program for the 2019-2020 academic and athletic year.
For the third time this season and the fourth time in his collegiate career, junior Brandon Ancona (Belvidere, Ill. / Rockford Christian) has been named the Summit League Player of the Week.