A lifetime of passion and commitment toward the sport of tennis has become something bigger for Bob Modesto.
Seven athletic programs from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team saw its season come to a close on Friday with a 4-0 defeat to Missouri Valley Conference regular season champion Illinois State in the MVC Tournament opener in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Jordan Kopfer (Eagan, Minn. / Eastview) of the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team was tabbed to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team for the second straight year on Thursday.
The three Valparaiso University women’s tennis players who are competing in their final collegiate season had a strong day in doubles, helping Valpo take the doubles point from Missouri State in Saturday’s home finale and final regular season match. The visiting Bears registered a 5-2 victory at Match Point Tennis Club.
Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) and Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) were both victorious in singles and doubles, but the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team dropped a midweek match to Chicago State 5-2 on Wednesday at the Valpo Tennis Complex. Valpo lost third sets in two singles matches and tiebreakers in two doubles matches.
Junior Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) led the way for the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team on Sunday, capturing victories in both singles and doubles. She represented a bright spot of a 6-1 setback to Missouri Valley Conference foe UNI at Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team continued Missouri Valley Conference play on Saturday with a 5-2 defeat at defending MVC regular season champion Drake. This marked the first of back-to-back matches in the state of Iowa this weekend.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team made positive strides from Saturday to Sunday, putting together an improved showing in a 6-1 loss to Missouri Valley Conference foe Illinois State at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith. The highlight of the day was the play of Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind. / Chesterton), who registered a victory at No. 2 singles.