The tennis community is in mourning following the tragic death of Ryan Vannah, a 43-year-old Las Vegas man who collapsed on the court during a match last Sunday. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, Vannah was pronounced dead after being transported to Summerlin Hospital. Vannah, who was the USTA 40+ champion for the last two years, was a beloved member of the tennis community and a friend to many.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Vannah had been taking medication to manage his high blood pressure, but doctors revealed that he had taken the wrong medication. Vannah’s sister, Tami Vannah Kang, shared that her brother took impeccable care of his health and was fit and strong. Dan Michalski, a friend of Vannah’s, said that the tennis community is shaken by the loss.
Vannah is survived by three siblings and a larger extended family of 13 nieces and nephews. His death is a reminder of the fragility of life and serves as a reminder to take care of our health and be mindful of our choices. The tennis community will continue to remember the life and legacy of Ryan Vannah for years to come.