Sysouvanh Picks Up Win for Women’s Tennis on Sunday
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Sysouvanh Picks Up Win for Women’s Tennis on Sunday
Dao Sysouvanh picked up her first win of the spring season on Sunday.

A victory at No. 4 singles for Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) provided the highlight of the day for the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team on Sunday. She accounted for Valpo’s triumph in a 6-1 setback to Wayne State at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith. The Warriors are ranked 21st nationally in Division II.

How It Happened

  • Sysouvanh pulled out a close first set 7-5 before dropping the second 2-6 against Khadija Da-Silva. That sent her match to a third-set tiebreak, which Sysouvanh won 10-5.
  • The No. 1 singles match was tightly-contested as Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic) jumped out to the early lead with a 7-5 win over Dasha Kuznetsova in Set 1, but the Wayne State No. 1 singles player picked up 6-2, 6-2 wins in Sets 2 and 3 to nail down the victory.
  • The Warriors (17-5) won the remaining singles matches in straight sets and captured triumphs on all three doubles courts.
  • Sysouvanh’s win was her third of the season. This marked her first victory of a spring season that has been hindered by an injury.

Up Next

Valpo will compete in a pair of matches on Saturday, April 6, hosting Bradley in Missouri Valley Conference play at 2 p.m. before a 6 p.m. showdown with Ohio Northern in nonconference action. The matches will take place either outdoors at the Valpo Tennis Complex (weather permitting) or indoors at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith.