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Men's Tennis Opens Season with Pair of Victories
Freshman Dave Bacalla won two doubles matches and a singles match Saturday at the Courts of NWI.
Freshman Dave Bacalla won two doubles matches and a singles match Saturday at the Courts of NWI.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Crusader men opened their season with a bang Saturday at the Courts of NWI as they collected convincing wins over Indiana Wesleyan and Olivet Nazarene. Simultaneously, Saturday represented the spring opener for Valpo's most highly-touted recruiting class. 

In the morning tilt, Valpo surrendered just six games in the three doubles matches. 

Freshmen Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrsyburg) and Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) rolled over Leonard Mathews and Gavin White 8-1. 

The Crusaders clinched the doubles point thanks to a victory from Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) and Daniel Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Charles North) at No. 1 doubles. The team handed IWU's Kyle Johnson and Brandon Dubuque an 8-3 defeat.

The No. 3 doubles duo of Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) and Kyle Dunn (Fond Du Lac, Wis./Fond Du Lac) swept the doubles portion of the match with an 8-2 triumph over Adam Wroughton and Daniel Smith.

Singles play brought the Brown and Gold equal success. 

Sophomore Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) recorded a 6-2, 6-0 straight set win over Smith at No. 5 singles before Savaglio prevailed at No. 2 over Brandon Dubuque handily, 6-2, 6-2. 

Valpo secured the fourth and decisive point of the match when Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) defeated Wroughton 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

Schorsch reached the 10-win mark with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Johnson at No. 1 singles.

Valpo's winningest singles player in program history Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) added to his record with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph at No. 3.

Dunn made it a perfect sweep with a win in a marathon 7-5, 5-7, 11-9 match.

After a short break, Valparaiso advanced to 2-0 on the day taking the back end of the twinbill 7-0 over Olivet Nazarene.  

The No. 1 doubles team of Bacalla and Oakes made it two doubles wins in a row with an 8-5 win over Landon Williams and Navarro Veys.

Valparaiso was awarded the doubles point after Dunn and sophomore Michael Baiocchi (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) made quick work of Oscar Mancineiras and Peter Jensen 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.

Honert and Waak kept the Crusaders perfect on the day at doubles with an 8-7 (7-3) victory at No. 2.

Schorsch cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Veys at No. 1 singles. Savaglio followed suit with another straight win. The sophomore beat Juan Morales 6-1, 6-2.

Emhardt clinched the match for Valpo with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Peter Jensen at No. 6.

Waak improved his individual singles record to 10-2 with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph against Caio Barros.

Bacalla outlasted Mancineiras 7-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Olivet Nazarene was able to salvage a point at No. 4 when Williams downed Honert in three sets, 0-6, 6-1, 10-5.

The Crusaders return to action next Saturday in Indianapolis when they take on the Butler Bulldogs at 1:00 pm.

 

 

W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo