Busy Day of Tennis Concludes with Women Recording Victory
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Busy Day of Tennis Concludes with Women Recording Victory
Isabella Schoolcraft picked up her first career dual match victory on Saturday.

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.

How It Happened – Bradley

  • The Braves (12-7, 1-1) set the tone by dominating doubles before winning on all six singles courts in Valpo’s Missouri Valley Conference opener.
  • Isabella Schoolcraft (Bargersville, Ind. / Center Grove) and Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South) were the two Valpo players to take a singles set. Schoolcraft’s set win was 6-0 in Set 2 against Natalia Barbery to force a third-set tiebreak at No. 4 singles.
  • Wind played a full third set with Nikki Perlwitz at No. 5 but dropped the match 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.

How It Happened – Ohio Northern

  • The two teams played doubles as separate decisions and eight-game doubles matches with no ad-scoring.
  • Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) and Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic) teamed up for an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles, while Jordan Kopfer (Eagan, Minn. / Eastview) and Schoolcraft prevailed 8-5 in their match at No. 2 doubles.
  • The Polar Bears (12-4) received both of their points via forfeits with Valpo playing shorthanded, as Valpo (3-12, 0-1) won all five singles and both doubles matches that were played.
  • All five singles wins came in straight sets with Czerwonka, Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie), Schoolcraft, Wind and Kopfer all notching victories at their respective slots.  

Inside the Matches

  • Czerwonka and Wind both earned their ninth singles victory of the season on Saturday.
  • Wind and Kopfer are tied for the team lead in dual match triumphs with six dual victories apiece.
  • Sysouvanh earned her fourth win and third of the spring, while Schoolcraft registered the first dual match victory of her career and her seventh overall win.
  • In doubles, Sysouvanh and Czerwonka gained their first win as a pair this season, while Kopfer and Schoolcraft were victorious together for the second time this year.
  • Czerwonka is up to 10 doubles wins this season as she holds the team lead in that area.

Up Next

Valpo will complete a busy weekend on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Missouri Valley Conference foe Illinois State. The match is slated to take place indoors at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith.