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Tennis Recruiting Network Highlights Bacalla

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tennis Recruiting Network is buying the hype surrounding Valpo's 2013-2014 recruiting class. The online publication ran a feature on incoming freshman Dave Bacalla Friday.

Bacalla comes to Valpo from Niles North H.S. in Skokie, Ill. A three-time All-Conference and All-State selection, Bacalla has finished within the top-16 of the Illinois H.S. state championship on three occasions. He has won three USTA National B18 Regional doubles championships, reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 B16 doubles hard court championship and took third place at the 2011 USTA National Open B16 doubles championship. Bacalla also earned third-place finishes at the 2012 USTA Midwest B18 January designated championship and the 2012 USTA Midwest section Level 1 B18 Fall closed championship, and played at the B18 National hard court and clay court championships. He currently is ranked fourth in his class in the state of Illinois, ninth in the Great Lakes region and 81st nationally.

"Dave has one of the best all-court games I have seen in years," said head coach Jim Daugherty. "He is solid in all areas of his game, but continues to improve week-by-week as he zeroes in on the right balance of attack. His doubles game is phenomenal as well."

The article can be read in full here:

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