Valpo’s Ancona Collects #SummitMTN Weekly Accolade

Valpo’s Ancona Collects #SummitMTN Weekly Accolade

ELMHURST, Ill. – Valparaiso's Brandon Ancona was named Summit League Men's Tennis Player of the Week for his performance March 20-26.

So. // Belvidere, Ill.

  • Collected his first Summit League Player of the Week honor
  • Helped Valpo clinch the doubles point, winning at the No. 2 position 7-6 (3), against league opponent Illinois State
  • Came from behind for a three-set win at No. 3 singles (2-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Led the Crusaders to their first Summit League win
  • Improved singles record to 12-12 and doubles record to 14-10

Also nominated: Jorge Nunez, Denver; Barny Thorold, Drake; Alex Woodward, Omaha

Previous recipients: Jan. 23 – Ben Clark, Drake; Jan. 30 – Vinny Gillespie, Drake; Feb. 6 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; Feb. 13 – Finley Hall, Drake; Feb. 20 – Tom Hands, Drake; Feb. 27 – Igor Kolaric, Illinois State; March 6 – Tom Hands, Drake; March 13 – Ben Clark, Drake; March 20 – Vinny Gillespie, Drake

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.