Czerwonka Breaks Program Record for Career Doubles Wins
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Czerwonka Breaks Program Record for Career Doubles Wins

Valparaiso University tennis senior Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) now sits atop the program record book in both singles and doubles play as she became the program’s all-time doubles wins leader with her victory alongside Moira Silva (Houston, Texas / Houston Tennis Academy) at No. 1 in Saturday’s home match against Butler. The Bulldogs edged the Beacons 4-3 at The Courts of Northwest Indiana.

How It Happened

  • Czerwonka and Silva topped Natalie Boesing and Chase Metcalf 6-2 at the top spot to allow Czerwonka to shatter the record.
  • Valpo dropped the other two doubles matches, so the Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead in the match.
  • The first singles player off the court was Jolene Fernandes (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) as the first-year Beacon rolled to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Elle Martin at No. 4.
  • Valpo took the lead in the match when Sydney Stone (Brisbane, Australia [Tyler JC]) finished off a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Katie Beavin at No. 6.
  • Czerwonka engaged in a tight showdown with Metcalf at No. 2 singles, winning a competitive third set to take the match 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
  • Butler won at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 singles, all in straight sets, to win the match 4-3.

Inside the Matches

  • Czerwonka picked up her 11th doubles win of the season, in the process surpassing her sister Claire for the program record. This marked her 73rd career doubles victory.   
  • In singles play, Czerwonka recorded her 16th win this season and the 79th of her career. She already owns the program record for career singles wins.
  • Stone’s singles win was her eighth of the season, while Fernandes picked up her 13th.
  • At No. 1 doubles, Czerwonka and Silva beat a pair that included Boesing – a three-time All-Big East Performer including a two-time first team selection.

Up Next

The Beacons (6-4) will have a quick turnaround, welcoming Eastern Michigan to the Courts of Northwest Indiana for a 10 a.m. first serve on Sunday.