Tennis Cruises to Victory Over UNI
Sunday, April 7, 2024
Tennis Cruises to Victory Over UNI
Sydney Stone teamed up with Jolene Fernandes for a win at No. 2 doubles on Sunday.

The Valparaiso University tennis team rolled to a 6-1 victory on Sunday at The Courts of Northwest Indiana, winning every doubles match and all but one of the singles matches en route to the victory.

How It Happened

  • Valpo picked up victories at each of the top two doubles spots. At No. 1, Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) and Moira Silva (Houston, Texas / Houston Tennis Academy) defeated Andrijana Brkic and Darta Dalecka 6-3. At No. 2, Jolene Fernandes (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and Sydney Stone (Brisbane, Australia / Tyler JC) picked up a 6-3 win over Kanyanut Sudsaard and Issa Sullivan. Valpo won by default at No. 3 doubles.
  • The lead was 2-0 before singles play officially got underway as Valpo won by default at No. 6 singles. The first match to finish came at No. 5, where Lillian Kelly stayed hot with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Lasya Mylavarapu.
  • At No. 4 Singles, Elizabeth Sobieski (Muskego, Wis. / Muskego) also got the job done in straight sets, downing Sullivan 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the team victory.
  • After edging her way to a tiebreak victory in Set 1, Czerwonka did not drop a game in Set 2 against Dalecka at No. 2, taking the match 7-6(4), 6-0.
  • Valpo added on an additional win at No. 3 thanks to Mia Bertino (Lockport, Ill. / Joliet Catholic), who swept Sudsaard 6-1, 6-4.
  • The lone Panther win came on a third-set tiebreak at No. 1 Singles.

Inside the Match

  • Kelly kept her winning streak alive, prevailing for a fifth straight match and upping her record to 5-0 in dual matches and 4-0 in MVC play. She moved up to the No. 5 spot after previously playing at No. 6.
  • Sobieski also finished off a perfect weekend, improving to 2-1 in league play and 3-1 when playing in the No. 4 position. She achieved her 15th win of the year, tied for the second highest total on the team.
  • Czerwonka picked up her 23rd singles win of the season, setting a personal single-season best and moving into a tie for second in single-season program history with Kate Kollarova’s total from the 2001-02 campaign. Kollarova also owns the single-season record with 29 singles wins in 2000-01.
  • This was Czerwonka’s 86th career singles win, moving into a tie for third in school history (men’s and women’s) in career singles wins with Charlie Emhardt (2013-2017). She already owns the program record.
  • Czerwonka and Silva secured their 15th doubles victory of the season. Czerwonka now owns 77 career doubles wins.

Up Next

The Beacons (10-10, 1-4 MVC) will hit the road for a single match next weekend with a visit to Missouri State on Sunday, April 14 in Springfield, Mo.