Valpo Registers Six Wins on First Day at West Point
Randi Wind won her singles match to start the West Point Invitational on Saturday.


Valpo Registers Six Wins on First Day at West Point
Friday, September 28, 2018

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team saw three individuals win first-round singles matches as part of a competitive 20-team field at the West Point Invitational on Saturday in West Point, N.Y. In addition, Valpo had three doubles pairs garner opening-round wins.

How It Happened

  • Sophomore Jelena Vujanic (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) won her first-round match in A singles by besting Penelope Abreu of St. Bonaventure 8-4. Fellow sophomore Claire Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) also competed in the A singles flight and came up shy against Sarah Hickey of Bryant by a score of 8-4.
  • In C Singles, freshman Olivia Paradise (Mahtomedi, Minn. / Mahtomedi) captured an 8-4 victory over Anna Komer.
  • Another Day 1 winner for Valpo was senior Randi Wind (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South), who topped Andrea Rojo of Saint Francis in one-sided fashion, 8-1.
  • Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind. / Chesterton) – 8-4 to Casey Zhong of Lehigh – and Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) – 8-1 to Megan Tan of Bryant – both dropped first-round C Singles matchups.
  • Freshman Isabella Schoolcraft (Bargersville, Ind. / Center Grove) and junior Jordan Kopfer (Eagan, Minn. / Eastview) both received Round 1 byes in E Singles.
  • Paradise and Wind teamed up to form a freshman-senior combo in Flight A Doubles. They split their two matches on Friday, earning a 6-2 victory over Bryant before a close 7-6(3) setback to St. John’s.
  • Vujanic and Czerwonka also went 1-1 in Flight A Doubles, rolling to a 6-1 victory over a St. John’s pair before falling 6-3 to a Stony Brook combo.
  • Valpo grabbed another win in B doubles, where Modesto and Kopfer topped a St. Francis pair 6-4 before falling to Connecticut 6-3.
  • Sysouvanh and Schoolcraft fell 6-1 to Army in a first-round B Doubles showdown.

Inside the Match

  • Vujanic stayed undefeated this season by bolstering her singles record to 4-0. She is up to 23 career singles wins as only a sophomore.
  • Paradise is undefeated in her young collegiate career at 3-0.
  • Wind also has yet to drop a match this season and she upped her mark to 4-0. For her career, the senior owns 27 singles wins.
  • Paradise and Wind picked up their first victory as a doubles pairing, while Vujanic and Czerwonka moved to 4-0 together this year. Czerwonka already has 19 career doubles wins.

Up Next

Valpo will continue its weekend in West Point, N.Y. on Saturday as Day 2 of the event gets underway at 8 a.m. CT. Saturday will feature one round of doubles main draw, two rounds of main draw singles and two rounds of consolation singles. No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches and A, B and C singles main draw will be played at Malek Outdoor Tennis Center, while No. 3 doubles, Flights D and E singles main draw and all consolation matches will be played at Litchenburg Indoor Tennis Center.