The Valparaiso University tennis program revealed its annual team awards at a banquet last week. Head coach Bob Modesto’s group handed out four team honors.
A commendable season for the Valparaiso University tennis program that featured the team’s highest overall and league win totals since 2007 and the team’s first conference tournament victory since 2006 came to an end on Saturday with a 4-0 semifinal loss to host and Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champion Drake in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Valparaiso University tennis team will play for a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference title match on Saturday.
After five years of epitomizing the term student-athlete, Valparaiso University tennis fifth-year senior Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) is being recognized in a major way for her excellence on the courts and in the classroom.
Valparaiso University tennis junior Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) took her already-storied Valpo legacy to a new level on Thursday night.
This one seemingly goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: Valparaiso University tennis junior Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) is the Missouri Valley Conference Singles Player of the Week.
When head coach Bob Modesto talks about the Valparaiso University tennis program, he can’t help but display a wide smile on his face.
The Valparaiso University tennis team received a victory from its No. 1 singles player and No. 1 doubles tandem on Saturday, but host Bradley prevailed 5-2 indoors at Pekin Parkside Athletics in Peoria, Ill. Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) capped a perfect weekend with her singles win after teaming with her sister Claire to win at the top doubles spot. In addition to the Czerwonka victories, Mia Bertino (Lockport, Ill. / Joliet Catholic) earned a singles success for the Beacons.
Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) earned a significant victory on Friday afternoon outdoors at Gregory Street Tennis Courts in Normal, Ill., upstaging the reigning Missouri Valley Conference Singles Player of the Year and two-time MVC Flight 1 Singles Champion at the top singles spot. Her victory came in Valpo’s 6-1 setback to host Illinois State.