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.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team bounced back from Saturday afternoon’s 7-0 defeat to Bradley to top Ohio Northern 7-2 in the squad’s second match of the day, ending a full day of action at the Valpo Tennis Complex on a high note.