Miners open season on the West Coast
The UTEP tennis team capped off the UNM Invitational and its fall season capturing four singles victories on Sunday at the Linda Estes Tennis Center in Albuquerque.
The Miners posted victories of both the singles and doubles variety on Saturday in Albuquerque.
Marie LeBlond and Anastasiya Sylenko captured singles victories on the first day of the UNM Invitational.
The Miners tennis team showed improvement in singles play on day two of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Saturday, but were upended in doubles play in Waco, Texas
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Quality player who rated third on the squad in both overall wins (14) and dual-match victories (eight) ... great start to season by claiming both a singles & doubles flight championship at the SBU Invite (9/16-9/18) ... overall had a trio of three-match winning steaks in singles play, including a pair in the spring ... strong finish to campaign by winning two of final three matches ... bounced around in line-up from four through six, but did her best work at No. 4 with a mark of 4-3 ... forged a mark of 3-4 in doubles when paired with Marie LeBlond ... garnered placement on the 2012 Conference USA Academic Honor Roll (min. 3.0 GPA).
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Slow start to the year before heating up to the tune of 5-2 over the end of the fall and start of the dual-match season ... finished with seven overall triumphs, including four in the spring ... enjoyed some success during the fall in doubles play with a quartet of triumphs ... compiled a record of 4-2 when paired with Alexandra Glebova in the fall.
2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Mid-season signee who debuted with UTEP with the onset of the 2010 dual-match season ... compiled team-high five wins at No. 1 singles ... assumed No. 1 position following injury to Martina Trierweiler, and handled transition with ease ... rolled to a record of 4-1 through first five matches at top slot before enduring a challenging conlusion to the campaign ... impacted doubles play with a quartet of victories, including a 3-3 mark when paired with Carolina DeLuca at No. 1 doubles.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Won regional championships in both singles and doubles in 2008 & 2009 as part of Samara Sport Liceym ... has been an annual member of the Samara All-Region squad since 2004 ... rated as high as 36th nationally in 16s ... led her squad to a third-place showing at a prestigious Russian High School Event ... was a solid student, as well, who earned a pair of academic honors ... recognition was for achievements in biology and physical education.
PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at the age of seven ... enjoys watching Roger Federer compete ... daughter of Ravil and Natalia Abdrakhmanova ... father played pro soccer in the USSR ... he was a member of FC Krylya Sovetov ... parents reside in Samara, Russia ... is an only child ... born June 9, 1991, in Nebit Dag, Turkmenistan (USSR).