INDIANAPOLIS – For the fifth time this year, Valparaiso’s Jeffrey Schorsch earned Men’s Player of the Week after winning in straight sets versus Green Bay. On the flip side, Iris Thioux won Women’s Player of the Week for the first time on the season after picking up two decisive points for Detroit Mercy.
Jeffrey Schorsch / Valparaiso / Senior / Perrysburg, Ohio
Schorsch took care of business with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win as the team’s top singles player versus Green Bay. Coming into the matchup, the Crusaders and the Phoenix were the only unbeaten teams in conference play. The senior’s point helped Valparaiso clinch the 6-1 victory and earn at least a share of the conference title. Schorsch collected his 24 win on the season and is a perfect 6-0 in league play. This is the fifth Player of the Week honor for Schorsch on the campaign.
Iris Thioux / Detroit Mercy / Sophomore / Creitel, France
Thioux went 2-0 on the week winning both points in straight sets. The sophomore cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 win over Wright State on Saturday and returned to the hardcourt the following day and won 6-2, 6-2 against Northern Kentucky. Both points were critical with Detroit Mercy winning each match 4-3 to improve their record to 4-2 in league play. This is the first Player of the Week honor for Thioux on the season.
Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt / Valparaiso
The senior duo breezed through their lone doubles match on the week defeating Green Bay’s top doubles team 6-3. Schorsch and Emhardt have now won 19 matches on the year playing together as Valparaiso reached 20 wins on the season for the third year in a row.
Sofia Macias and Imaan Hassim / Youngstown State
Macias and Hassim clinched the doubles point for Youngstown State in their lone match of the week versus Cleveland State. The duo’s 6-3 win was the start of a dominant 6-1 victory which put Youngstown State tied for first in the standings with one week of regular season tennis left to be played.
Previous Women's Player of the Week Winners:
Jan. 17 - Sofia Macias, Youngstown State
Jan. 24 - Tori Turner, Wright State
Jan. 31 - Noelly Longi Nsimba, Youngstown State
Feb. 7 - Victoria Bensimon, Cleveland State
Feb. 14 - Georgie Sanders, UIC
Feb. 21 - Bianca Zuzu, UIC
Feb. 28 - Dominika Lackova, Youngstown State
March 7 - Karoline Haller, Wright State
March 14 - Eszter Zador, Milwaukee
March 21 - Isabella Spindler, Cleveland State
March 28 - Isabella Spindler, Cleveland State
April 4 - Margita Sunjic, Northern Kentucky
April 11 - Margita Sunjic, Northern Kentucky
Previous Men's Player of the Week Winners:
Jan. 17 - Mate Virag, Northern Kentucky
Jan. 24 - Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
Jan. 31 - Mitch Maroscher, Youngstown State
Feb. 7 - Charlie Emhardt, Valparaiso
Feb. 14 - Mate Virag, Northern Kentucky
Feb. 21 - Artem Vasheshnikov, Detroit Mercy
Feb. 28 - Nico Mostardi, Cleveland State
Mar. 7 - Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
March 14 - Kyle Dunn, Valparaiso
March 21 - Niko Wasilewicz, UIC
March 28 - Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
April 4 - Danylo Veremeichuk, Youngstown State
April 11 - Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso