A tennis player dies after collapsing on Summerlin Court

Ryan Vanna was within the tiebreaker of a combined doubles tennis match Sunday afternoon at Crimson Rock Nation Membership when he fell to his knee.

The 43-year-old, with a lifelong ardour for the game and whose Crimson Rock Nation Membership groups lately celebrated a pair of nationwide championships, acquired his arms on the exhausting courts and lay again.

Docs watching the sport rushed to carry out CPR, however after 55 minutes of medical consideration, his coronary heart had not restarted.

Vanna’s household had a historical past of hypertension, and he was on medicine. His sister, Tammy Van Kang, stated he has not proven any indicators that he’s not coping with the well being downside.

“He took impeccable care of his well being,” she stated. “He was so match. Lifting weights. He appeared like a bodybuilder to me. He was big. We weren’t anticipating this to return.”

Known as at 5:10pm on Sunday, moments after her brother collapsed, Fana Kang discovered her sister-in-law, Dr. Catherine Fana, amongst these attempting to revive him.

It wasn’t till they acquired to Summerlin Hospital and Medical Middle that she and her husband broke down in tears.

Ryan Vanna died at Summerlin Hospital later that day. The physician and medical workers at Summerlin Hospital stated they believed he was taking the fallacious blood strain medicine.

The coroner’s workplace had not but dominated on an official trigger and method of loss of life till Tuesday.

Vanna was the youngest of 4 kids, all of whom grew up in Las Vegas. He graduated from Durango Excessive College, the place he participated within the state tennis match.

In a household stuffed with attorneys and medical doctors, his sister stated, he took up tennis full time after working in safety and as a sports activities coach. He additionally taught kids at native major colleges, hooked different gamers’ rackets for extra cash and practiced at Crimson Rock, Darling Tennis Centre, and Lifetime in Henderson.

“It was an enormous teddy bear,” stated his sister. “It solely took him a minute to befriend even his opponents.”

Final week, the Crimson Rock Nation Membership gathered to have fun their second consecutive United States Tennis Affiliation Nationwide Championship within the 40+ age group and 18+ age group.

Vannah was on each groups once they took dwelling the titles final yr, and his sister stated he smiled brightly amidst his teammates and mates.

“He and my husband have been on the workforce,” stated Fana Kang. “It was enjoyable to look at. We do not suppose it has been accomplished earlier than.”

“a extremely unhappy day”

Good friend and Crimson Rock professional Shaun Hubbard met Fana two years in the past after Fana started taking part in significantly once more. He stated that Vanna and his fiancée, Melissa Hicks, have been beloved members of the tennis neighborhood.

Hubbard stated Sunday was the second time he had seen a participant collapse on the sector. He stated one other man collapsed on the Crimson Rock tennis court docket about eight years in the past.

“Seeing a pal go down like that, it is undoubtedly robust,” Hubbard stated Monday. “For everybody in Las Vegas who performed tennis with him, it was a extremely unhappy day.”

integral member

Dan Michalski, a fellow tennis participant, stated Vanna helped manage a celebration final month for greater than 100 tennis gamers throughout the valley to have fun after every participant’s new scores have been launched.

“He was a pal to anybody,” Michalski stated. “The complete tennis neighborhood was actually shaken by this.”

Michalski stated he did not compete with Fana a lot as a result of Fana was a greater participant, and he was shocked when he considered somebody of their forties dying all of a sudden.

“It is actually a tough capsule to swallow,” he stated. “Particularly when it was so vibrant and vigorous, that was an integral a part of the neighborhood.”

Vanna is survived by his dad and mom, Robert and Marsha Vanna, siblings Vanna Kang, Matt Vanna, and Natalie Vanna Dunne, his fiancée, brother-in-law Dr. Parminder Kang and Dave Dunn, sister-in-law Dr. Catherine Vanna, and 13 daughters and sons.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on February 11 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1801 San Monte Cristo Street.

An earlier model of this story erred the yr the Crimson Rock Nation Membership received championships, which tried to revive Vanna, and the date of the memorial service.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Continued @worker on Twitter.

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