Destined for Greatness: Claire Czerwonka Thrives at Valpo

Every so often, a student-athlete will come to campus seemingly destined for greatness. Her attitude, dedication and raw talent are undeniable. She may leave with records and plaques lining the halls, but her real impact is on the players, coaches and professors with whom she worked.


Czerwonka Sisters Named MVC Doubles Team of the Week

The sister doubles duo of Olivia and Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) received recognition from the Missouri Valley Conference this week as they were named the league’s Doubles Team of the Week.


Women’s Tennis Splits Wednesday Matches

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team split a pair of matches on Wednesday in Orlando, rolling to a 6-1 victory over Hampton in the morning before incurring a 4-3 setback to Grand Valley State during the evening session at the USTA National Tennis Center.


Women’s Tennis Drops Match vs. Weber State

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team dropped a neutral-site match with Weber State 4-0 on Sunday morning at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The match utilized a clinch-clinch format and was played on four courts.


Women’s Tennis Falls to Air Force

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team started its spring trip with a 7-0 setback at Air Force Academy in Colorado on Saturday. The best match of the day came at No. 6 singles, where Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) recorded a second set win to force a third-set tiebreak.


Tabanera Garners Third Straight Win on Sunday

Valparaiso University women’s tennis freshman Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) followed up her first career Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week distinction with another victory on Sunday, prevailing at No. 3 singles to provide the bright spot of a 6-1 setback to SIUE at The Courts of Northwest Indiana. The match was closer than the score would indicate with many of the matchups tightly contested.


Tabanera Wins MVC Singles Player of the Week

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team has garnered its first league honor of the season as freshman Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) was tabbed Missouri Valley Conference Singles Player of the Week on Tuesday.


Women’s Tennis Surpasses Last Year’s Win Total on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team has already usurped its victory total from a year ago thanks to a 5-2 triumph over Eastern Illinois on Sunday afternoon at The Courts of Northwest Indiana in Valparaiso. Four of the six singles matches required a third set on a competitive afternoon of tennis that featured a strong showing from head coach Bob Modesto’s team.


Tabanera Prevails for Women’s Tennis at UIC

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team dropped its match 4-1 to UIC at XC Tennis in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The match used an unusual clinch-clinch format for singles due to limited court availability.