How did Ryan Vannah die? Family in shock as USTA champ, 43, dies after on-court collapse
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Ryan Vannah, a professional tennis player from Las Vegas, Nevada, died abruptly last Sunday, January 29 after collapsing during a match at Red Rock Country Club. Vannah was quickly transferred to a nearby hospital. However, doctors pronounced him dead later that day.
The local coroner's office has not made any public statements about Ryan Vannah's death. However, the tennis player had high blood pressure difficulties, according to The Blaze, and some reports suggest he was taking the wrong blood pressure medicine.
Jack Madison: 20-year-old Colorado College tennis player from Ohio dies unexpectedly in his sleep
'My sister's journey saved my life': Tennis pro Chris Evert defeats ovarian cancer 1 year after diagnosis
What exactly happened to Ryan Vannah?
Vannah suddenly fell to his knee, placed his hands on the ground, and then lay down during his mixed doubles match on January 29, according to Review Journal. He was treated for about an hour by doctors at the Red Rock Country Club. Catherine, his sister-in-law, performed CPR on him for 55 minutes before he was taken to Summerlin Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Who was Ryan Vannah?
Vannah grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 43-year-old had won more than 40 USTA national championships as a member of a doubles team in each of the previous two years. Vannah is reportedly survived by his parents, Robert and Marsha Vannah; his siblings, Vannah Kang, Matt Vannah, and Natalie Vannah Dunn; his fiancée; his brothers-in-law, Dave Dunn; and Dr Parminder Kang, his sister-in-law; Dr Catherine Vannah; and a total of 13 nieces and nephews.
Family and friends pay tribute
Family and friends paid their respect to their beloved tennis star in Vannah's obituary. One family member named Payton Dunn wrote, “Uncle Ryan, I love you so much! You were the best uncle I could ask for. You were so kind and loving. You were always there for me and supported me in everything. I really hope I will see you again in the future because I really and truly don't know what I'd do if I didn't. I love you, Uncle Ryan!!”
A friend named Onidio Mirabal added, “Although I only knew you for a few years from the day we met I saw the light that you brought to people, always positive and making everyone feel welcomed. Thank you my friend rest in peace.” A memorial ceremony will take place in honor of Vanna's life at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1801 S Monte Cristo Way at 10 am on February 11, 2023.