Czerwonka Sisters Extend Doubles Winning Streak
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Czerwonka Sisters Extend Doubles Winning Streak
Claire and Olivia Czerwonka extended their doubles winning streak on Saturday.

Sisters Claire and Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) earned a victory at No. 1 doubles in Saturday’s match at Butler, providing a highlight in the Valparaiso University tennis team’s 7-0 setback to the host Bulldogs. The Beacons were close in several singles matches, but Butler came away victorious on all six singles courts in the instate matchup.

How It Happened

  • Claire and Olivia downed Natalie Boesing and Delaney Schurhamer 6-1 in a one-sided match at No. 1 doubles. Boesing was an All-Big East First Team selection as a freshman last year. The win marked Olivia’s 39th career doubles success, while Claire picked up her 66th. Furthermore, the sisters have won 11 consecutive doubles matches and are 9-0 in dual matches this season.
  • Olivia beat Boesing 6-4 in the opening set of the No. 1 singles match, but Boesing won 6-1 in Set 2 to force a third set. In a tight third set, Boesing came out on top 7-5 to solidify the win.
  • At No. 6 singles, Isabella Schoolcraft (Bargersville, Ind. / Center Grove) dropped the first set on a long tiebreak 7-6(9), and went on to drop the match in straight sets. Another close call came at No. 3 singles, where both sets went to tiebreaks. Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) dropped the match 7-6(4), 7-6(5).
  • The theme of close sets was also evident at No. 4 singles, where Demi Jhaveri (Westlake, Ohio / Westlake) lost a pair of close ones, 7-5, 7-6.

Up Next

Valpo (6-4) will host Northern Illinois on Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Courts of Northwest Indiana.