AOTW: Jordan Vasarkovy, senior tennis player


Nicole Gaetani

Female Athlete of the Week: Jordan Vasarkovy, senior tennis player

Name: Jordan Vasarkovy

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology, Criminology &                        Sociology

Hometown: Toms River, N.J.

High School: Toms River HS North

Position: Singles & Doubles

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

During my recruitment process, I was recruited by many different schools, but the staff at Wilkes University was the most genuine and welcoming out of the ones I encountered. The team had a family sense to it, which made my decision easy when I thought about what team I wanted to join.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduation, I am planning to go to law school.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing when I was five years old. Tennis was my grandfather’s favorite sport. So when I would visit him and my grandmother, they decided to put me into lessons in hopes that I would like it.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do during practice is return serves.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season, I hope to progress further into the NCAA national tournament.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

With our new coach, the program has been improved and there isn’t anything that would need to be changed. 

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I love to travel.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Kreider.

Favorite building on campus?


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Caesar salad from the POD.

Coke or Pepsi?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Most influential person in your life?

My father.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

I would want to have dinner with Margaret Court. She was a dominant player of her era from the late 50s to the early 70s. She is often credited as being the first women’s tennis player to adopt a physical fitness regimen, which today is so important to the game.

A quote you live your life by?

“Never underestimate yourself.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” to me means to put your best foot forward at all times and in everything you do.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My teammates.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor