Tennis Cruises to Victory, Extends Winning Streak to Five
Monday, March 13, 2023
Tennis Cruises to Victory, Extends Winning Streak to Five

The Valparaiso University tennis team stretched its winning streak to five and started the program’s spring break trip on a high note on Monday, downing Skidmore 7-0 at Hillsborough CC in Tampa, Fla.

How It Happened

  • Valpo garnered wins on the No. 1 and No. 3 singles doubles courts. Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) and Moira Silva (Houston, Texas / Houston Tennis Academy) were the first to finish as they earned a 6-3 success at No. 1, then the Beacons clinched the doubles point when Eleanor Chapman (East Sussex, England / Eastbourne College [UT Martin / Lipscomb]) and Demi Jhaveri (Westlake, Ohio / Westlake) wrapped up a 6-4 win at No. 3.
  • Czerwonka made quick work of Maya Lal at the top singles spot, dropping just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
  • The order of finish mirrored the lineup order at spots one through four. At second singles, Silva grabbed a 6-3, 6-1 win over Grace Truong.
  • Jhaveri’s win also came in straight sets at No. 3 as she picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win to clinch the team match.
  • At fourth singles, Amanda Tabanera (Valencia, Calif. / Valencia) cruised through the first set before winning a closer second stanza to take the match 6-0, 6-4.
  • At No. 6, Elizabeth Sobieski (Muskego, Wis. / Muskego) finalized a 6-2, 6-1 triumph, while Mia Bertino (Lockport, Ill. / Joliet Catholic) won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 in the final match to reach a conclusion.  

Inside the Match

  • This marks the team’s longest winning streak in 17 years as the program last won five straight in April 2006.
  • Czerwonka picked up her 57th career doubles win, second in program history.
  • Czerwonka increased her career singles win total to 59 and improved to 13-2 this season including 9-0 in dual matches. With Monday’s win, Czerwonka now owns sole possession of third in program history, snapping a tie with Mara Sonkin (2000-2004) and Christina Scala (2000-2004).
  • Tabanera garnered her 46th career singles win, snapping a tie with Monika Danko (2001-2005) to move into sole possession of 10th in program lore.
  • At 8-1 through nine matches, this marks Valpo’s best record at this point in the season in over a quarter of a century.
  • Skidmore was ranked No. 31 nationally in NCAA Division-III.

Up Next

The Beacons (8-1) will look to keep the wins coming when they face off with Hillsborough on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Sunshine State.