Las Vegas man, 43, dies during tennis match at country club

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A Las Vegas native died after collapsing during a tennis match at Red Rock Country Club.

Medics provided medical attention to 43-year-old Ryan Vannah for 55 minutes, but he was pronounced dead at Summerlin Hospital.

Vannah was playing in a mixed doubles tennis match on Sunday when, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, he knelt down, placed his hands on the court, and then lay down.

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A beloved Las Vegas tennis player dies after collapsing during a match.

His sister-in-law, Catherine, performed CPR but to no avail.

The longtime tennis player apparently had high blood pressure, of which his family has a history. However, the doctors said that he had been taking the wrong medication.

His death is a shock to the family.

«He took impeccable care of his health,» said his sister Tami King. «He was so fit. He lifted weights. He looked like a bodybuilder to me. He was huge. We didn’t see it coming.»

A ball girl holds tennis balls during the match between Tommy Haas of Germany and Robert Kendrick of the U.S. at the US Open tennis championships in New York September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A ball girl holds tennis balls during the match between Tommy Haas of Germany and Robert Kendrick of the U.S. at the US Open tennis championships in New York September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
(UNITED STATES SPORTS TENNIS.)

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«He was friends with anybody,» his friend Dan Michalski added. «The entire tennis community is really shocked by this.»

Vannah has won the United States Tennis Association 40+ national championship in each of the last two years as part of a doubles team.

Tennis balls are seen during a practice session ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 6, 2008.

Tennis balls are seen during a practice session ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 6, 2008.
(REUTERS/Toby Melville.)

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Vannah was the youngest of four children and is survived by her parents, three siblings, and 13 nieces and nephews.

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