Crusaders Men's Tennis BIO
Michael Varda
Player Profile:
Michael Varda 2329040
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Porte, Ind.
High School: La Porte

2015-2016 (Freshman):

  • Went 5-11 overall in singles play for the season
  • Posted his best record in No. 3 singles matches, where he was 3-3
  • Earned a 7-5/7-5 No. 3 singles victory in the Patriot League Tournament (4/28)
  • Won a 6-4/3-6/6-1 No. 1 singles match in the loss to Lafayette (3/26)
  • Claimed a No. 2 singles win in the victory over Saint Anselm (9/18) by a score of 6-2/6-4
  • Won a No. 3 singles match by a score of 6-2/7-5 in the win over Eastern Nazarene (10/6)
  • Earned a 6-0/6-2 victory in the No. 3 singles match at UMass Dartmouth (4/25)
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

High School:

  • Played four seasons of varsity tennis at La Porte High School in La Porte Ind. under head coach Nick Garstka
  • Captained team as a senior
  • Selected as the Northwest Indiana Player of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Named to All-Conference and All-District teams every season
  • Led La Porte to a pair of sectional championships in 2011 and 2013
  • Posted the team’s highest winning percentage in each season
  • Recorded a career record of 77-15 in singles matches, with a personal-best 22 wins as a senior
  • Class valedictorian
  • Named to Honor Roll all four years
  • Won the Most Outstanding Senior Award
  • Member of National Honor Society and Student Athletic Leadership Council

Personal:

  • Son of Don and Diane Varda
  • Has two sisters (Allison and Marie) and one brother (Joseph)
  • Majoring in Political Science
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