The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team has achieved its first weekly award of the season as junior Brandon Ancona (Belvidere, Ill. / Rockford Christian) was named the Summit League Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Ancona swept his match at first singles 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the team victory for Valpo on Saturday against Youngstown State. He helped his team bounce back from dropping the doubles point by winning on all six singles courts in a 6-1 triumph over the Penguins.
Ancona’s victory came against a quality opponent as he topped Danylo Veremeichuk, a senior who was a First Team All-Horizon League selection last season. Ancona previously picked up the Summit League Player of the Week award on March 27, 2018, making this the second weekly honor of his career.
Valpo (3-1) will be back in action on Friday for a 3 p.m. match against Eastern Illinois at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith.