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American Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championships USF Varsity Courts Tampa, Fla. April 17-20, 2014 Welcome to the 2014 American Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship hosted by the University of South Florida. Matches will take place at the Varsity Courts, with the opening rounds beginning on Thursday and extending through Sunday’s final. Houston enters the tournament as the top seed for the inaugural Championship and will face the winner of Thursday’s match between No. 8 seed Cincinnati and No. 9 seed UConn. Memphis is seeded No. 2, and is set to face the winner of No. 7 seed Temple and No. 10 seed UCF. Seeding is based on Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, with head-to-head results serving as the secondary criteria. The winner of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship receives an automatic bid to the 33rd Annual NCAA Championship. First and Second Round competition will begin on May 15-17 on campus sites still to be determined, with the bracket culminating at the NCAA Finals in Athens, Ga. at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on May 26.

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#1 Houston

#8 Cincinnati Match 1 - April 17 9 a.m.

Match 3 - April 18 9 a.m.

WINNER Match 3

WINNER Match 1 Match 7 - April 19 12 p.m.

#9 UConn

WINNER Match 7

#4 Louisville Match 5 - April 18 12 p.m.

WINNER Match 5

#5 Rutgers Match 9 - April 20 10 a.m.

#7 Temple Match 2 - April 17 9 a.m.

#10 UCF

WINNER Match 2 Match 4 - April 18 9 a.m.

WINNER Match 4

#2 Memphis Match 8 - April 19 12 p.m.

#6 SMU Match 6 - April 18 12 p.m.

WINNER Match 6

#3 USF

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WINNER Match 8

2014 American Women’s Tennis Champion


ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Jan. 21 Marta Morga, Fr. Jan. 28 Anki Wind, Fr. Feb. 4 Stefanie Mikesz, Sr. Feb. 11 Caroline Wegner, So. Feb. 18 Despoina Vogasari, Fr. Feb. 25 Despoina Vogasari, Fr. March 4 Loreto Alonso-Martinez, Sr.

Loreto Alonso-Martinez, USF

March 11 Despoina Vogasari, Fr. March 18 Loreto Alonso-Martinzez, Sr. March 25 Elena Kordolaimi, Fr. April 1 Marta Morga, Fr. April 8 Elena Kordolaimi, Fr. April 15 Rebecca Shine, Sr.

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UCF KNIGHTS - No. 10 seed Name Sofia Baptista Cortney Cesarini Caroline Eberhart Courtney Griffith Josephine Haraldson Annika Hepp Cassie Hochwalt Clare Mendell Bogna Nowicka

Year SO FR SO SR SR FR SR SO FR

2014 Results

Hometown/Previous School Cascais, Portugal/Escola Secundaria de Cascais Bradenton, Fla./United Tennis Academy Mishawaka, Ind./Marian Johns Creek, Ga./Chattahoochee HS Hollviken, Sweden/Bastad Tennis Academy Bradenton, Fla./IMG Pendleton Scottsdale, Ariz./Austin Peay Canton, Ga./King’s Academy Swarzedz, Poland/Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace w Swarzedzu

January 25 at 29 at February 5 12 14 19 27 March 2 at 4 at 13 15 21 25 27 April 4 at 5 vs. 10 12

Head Coach: Stephanie Nickitas Assistant Coach: Tony Giannoni

Florida Gulf Coast Florida

W, 4-3 L, 7-0

Bethune Cookman North Florida Georgia Southern USF South Alabama

W, 5-2 L, 4-3 W, 5-2 L, 6-1 L, 4-3

Furman UNC-Asheville SMU MEMPHIS Kansas Samford ETSU

L, 4-3 W, 6-0 L, 4-3 L, 5-2 L, 4-3 L, 4-3 L, 4-3

FIU UAB Stetson South Carolina State

L, 4-3 W, 4-1 L, 4-3 W, 7-0

Pictured: (L to R): Head Coach Stephanie Nickitas, Caroline Eberhart, Courtney Griffith, Josephine Haraldson, Cortney Cesarini, Bogna Nowicka, Sofia Baptista, Clare Mendell, Annika Hepp, Cassie Hochwalt, Assistant Coach Tony Giannoni

CINCINNATI BEARCATS - No. 8 seed Name Year Lauren Bellinger FR Katya Bure FR Kristina Georgieva JR Caitlin O’Gara SR Kelly Poggensee-Wei SO Sierra Sullivan SR Hannah Wille SO Carly Wilson SR Ashleigh Witte SR

Hometown/Previous School Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome Springfield, N.J./Jonathan Dayton Varna, Bulgaria/Varna Sports School Springboro, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick Lake Villa, Ill./Grayslake North Austin, Texas/The Khabele School/Stetson St. Louis, Mo./Parkway Central Fort Mitchell, Ky./Beechwood West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West

Head Coach: Angela Farley Wilson

2014 Results January 17 18 at 25 31 February 1 at 9 at 14 at 15 at 16 at 22 23 28 vs. March 2 vs. 5 at 18 vs. 19 vs. 26 April 1 6 at 11 at 13 at

Toledo Kentucky Indiana Abilene Christian

W, 4-3 L, 7-0 L, 7-0 L, 4-3

Miami (Ohio) LOUISVILLE Butler Ball State IUPUI Bowling Green RUTGERS UCONN

L, 4-3 L, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 L, 4-3 W, 6-1

James Madison Ohio State SUNY Geneseo Colgate Xavier

L, 4-3 L, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 5-2

Northern Kentucky Marshall Marquette DePaul

W, 5-2 L, 6-1 L, 7-0 L, 6-1

Pictured: (L to R): Ashleigh Witte, Kristina Georgieva, Sierra Sullivan, Lauren Bellinger, Katya Bure, Kelly Poggensee-Wei, Hannah Wille, Caitlin O’Gara, Carly Wilson, Head Coach Angela Farley Wilson

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UCONN HUSKIES - No. 9 seed Name Emma Alderman Alexandra Bergman Shea Flanagan Marie Gargiulo Jennifer Learmonth Lucy Nutting Natalie Robson Srna Stosljevic Jenise Vargas Maxene Weinberg

Year FR SO FR SR SR SR JR SO FR JR

Hometown/Previous School Hingham, Mass./Hingham Winnetka, Ill./North Shore Country Day Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley North Weston, Conn./Weston Elgin, S.C./Central York Wilmington, Del./Tower Hill School Copley, Ohio/Revere Novi Sad, Serbia/IMG Academy (Florida) Pasadena, Calif./Flintridge Preparatory School Marietta, Ga./Walton

Head Coach: Glenn Marshall Assistant Coach: Monica Purice-Sgritta

2014 Results February 7 vs. 8 at 16 at 28 vs. March 1 vs. 5 8 at 9 vs. 17 vs. 26 at 28 at 29 April 3 5 at 6 at 12

Stony Brook Army St. John’s CINCINNATI

L, 4-2 L, 6-1 L, 6-1 L, 6-1

James Madison Fairfield HOUSTON Louisiana Tech Colgate Boston University Seton Hall TEMPLE

L, 4-3 W, 7-0 L, 4-0 L, 5-2 W, 7-0 L, 7-0 W, 4-3 L, 4-3

RUTGERS Georgetown Villanova Marist

L, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 W, 6-1

Pictured: Front (L to R): Natalie Robson, Jenise Vargas, Shea Flanagan, Lucy Nutting, Emma Alderman Back (L to R): Head Coach Glenn Marshall, Srna Stosljevic, Alexandra Bergman, Maxene Weingerg, Jennifer Learmonth, Marie Gargiulo, Assistant Coach Monica Purice-Sgritta

HOUSTON COUGARS - No. 1 seed Name Maria Andrea Cardenas Celia Fraser Jo Garvey Elena Kordolaimi Rocio Martin Fernandez Charlotte Phillips Tina Rupert Dionne Sanders Despoina Vogasari

Year SO SR SR JR SO JR FR SR FR

Hometown/Previous School Caracas, Venezuela/Colegio Los Anayanes Birmingham, U.K./King Edward Camp Hill Saltburn by the Sea, U.K./Huntcliff Secondary School Lamia, Greece/Lykeio Lamias Madrid, Spain/IES Ortega y Gasset Nottinghamshire, U.K./Bilborough College Ljublijana, Slovenia/Gimanzija Sentvid Ljubljana Stourbridge, U.K./The Kingswinford School Athens, Greece/Geniko Lykeio Drosia

Head Coach: Patrick Sullivan Assistant Coaches: Stephanie Wooden, Daniel Whitehead

2014 Results January 24 26 31 February 8 14 16 21 at 23 at 28 at March 1 5 8 12 at 21 vs. 22 at 25 28 at 30 at April 6 9 12 at 15

UTSA New Mexico Southern Miss

W, 5-0 W, 4-3 W, 6-1

North Texas Kansas Mississippi State Washington State Washington Texas

W, 5-0 L, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 W, 4-3 L, 5-0

Tulsa TEMPLE UCONN Utah Louisiana Tech SMU UAB Dartmouth Harvard

W, 4-3 W, 4-0 W, 4-0 L, 7-0 W, 4-0 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 L, 4-3

DePaul Texas State Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Prairie View A&M

W, 4-2 W, 7-0 W, 4-0 W, 7-0

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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS - No. 4 seed Name Year Rebecca Bodine JR Olivia Boesing FR Julia Fellerhoff SR Cassie Pough FR Rebecca Shine SR Elle Stokes FR Manuela Velasquez JR Chloe Willetts FR

Hometown/Previous School Tampa, Fla./LSU Floyds Knobs, Ind./Floyd Central HS Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield HS Miami, Fla./Dr. Michael Krop Senior HS Augusta, Ga./Westminster Prep Birmingham, U.K./Sandwell Academy Kew Gardens, N.Y./Laurel Springs Winston Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds HS

Head Coach: Mark Beckham Assistant Coach: Stefan Naughton

2014 Results January 25 at 26 vs. February 1 at 6 8 9 14 at 21 28 March 7 at 14 at 21 at 29 30 at April 6 11

Florida Missouri

L, 4-0 W, 4-0

DePaul Morehead State Evansville CINCINNATI Wisconsin RUTGERS Eastern Kentucky

L, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 6-1

North Texas San Diego State MEMPHIS Southern Illinois Miami (Ohio)

W, 4-0 W, 5-2 L, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 4-3

Tulsa Marshall

L, 4-3 W, 4-2

Pictured: Seated (L to R): Julia Fellerhoff, Becca Shine, Becky Bodine, Elle Stokes, Olivia Boesing Standing (L to R): Manuela Velasquez, Cassie Pough, Chloe Willetts

MEMPHIS TIGERS - No. 2 seed Name Alyssa Hibberd Nicole Hoynaski Skylar Kuykendall Stefanie Mikesz Marta Morga Liza Tymchenko Caroline Wegner Anki Wind

Year JR SO SO SR FR R-SR SO FR

Hometown/Previous School Sorell, Tasmania, Australia/Rosny College Putney, NSW, Australia/Sydney Distance Education HS Jasper, Ala./Potter’s Wheel Academy (Fla.) Bardowick, Germany/Berufskolleg Halle Westfalen Madrid, Spain/IES Ortega y Gasset Kharkov, Ukraine/Kharkov National University Hagen, Germany/Fichte-Gymnasium Dinslaken, Germany/Karl Ziegler School

Head Coach: Lee Taylor Walker Assistant Coaches: Ben Stapp, Mary Weatherholt

2014 Results January 25 vs. VCU 26 at North Carolina February 1 vs. Iowa 2 at Oklahoma 7 Murray State Chattanooga 16 at TCU 17 at SMU 21 at Vanderbilt 23 at Ole Miss 25 Pepperdine March 1 vs. Kansas State 2 at Columbia 10 VCU 14 at USF 15 at UCF 21 LOUISVILLE 27 at Baylor 29 at North Texas 6 Marquette 12 at Tulsa

W, 4-2 L, 4-1 W, 4-0 L, 4-1 W, 5-0 W, 4-0 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 L,, 4-0 L, 4-3 W, 4-3 W, 4-0 L, 4-3 W, 5-0 L, 5-2 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 L, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 L, 5-2

Pictured: Front (L to R): Marta Morga, Alyssa Hibberd, Caroline Wegner, Assistant Coach Mary Weatherholt Back (L to R): Head Coach Lee Taylor Walker, Liza Tymchenko, Stefanie Mikesz, Anki Wind, Skylar Kuykendall, Assistant Coach Ben Stapp

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RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS - No. 5 seed Name Stefania Balasa Lindsay Balsamo Farris Cunningham Lindsey Kayati Gina Li Vanessa Petrini Mariam Zein

Year SR JR FR SO SO SR SO

Hometown/Previous School East Brunswick, N.J./East Brunswick Wall, N.J./Wall Houston, Texas/Duchesne Monroeville, N.J./Woodstown Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough Stamford, Conn./Westhill Sugarland, Texas/Dulles

Head Coach: Ben Bucca Assistant Coaches: Hilary Ritchie, Geralyn Molinari

2014 Results February 4 at 7 9 at 16 at 19 at 21 at 23 at March 1 at 7 12 16 at 18 at 19 at 28 30 April 3 at 8 at 11 13

Lehigh Fairleigh Dickinson Penn Army Princeton LOUISVILLE CINCINNATI

W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 6-1 W, 6-0 L, 6-1 L, 6-1 W, 4-3

Cornell W, 4-3 BINGHAMPTON W, 6-1 DELAWARE W, 6-1 Southern W, 7-0 Southeastern Louisiana L, 4-3 Tulane W, 6-1 TEMPLE W, 6-1 FORDHAM W, 5-2 UCONN Seton Hall Villanova St. John’s

W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 6-1

Pictured: Front (L to R): Noor Judeh, Vanessa Petrini, Gina Li, Farris Cunningham Back (L to R): Assistant Coach Geralyn Molinari, Assistant Coach Hilary Ritchie, Stefania Balasa, Lindsey Kayati, Mariam Zein, Lindsay Balsamo, Head Coach Ben Bucca

USF BULLS - No. 3 seed Name Loreto Alonso-Martinez Vera Bessonova Alessandra Bonte Fanny Fricassi Olaya Garrido-Rivas Hailey Grillo Olga Martinez Kayla Rizzolo

Year SR FR SR SR FR FR FR SR

Hometown/Previous School Asturias, Spain/Centro Asturiana de Oviedo Moscow, Russia Los Angeles, Calif./Bradenton Academy Draguighan, Franch/Lycee Jean Moulin Gijon, Asturias, Spain/IES Calderon Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers Barcelona, Spain/INS Dr. Puiguert Jupiter, Fla.

Head Coach: Agustin Moreno Assistant Coaches: Kelly Anderson, Hans Gildemeister

2014 Results January 11 24 vs. 25 vs. 31 at February 5 14 at 16 at 19 at 23 27 at March 1 at 7 9 10 12 14 April 4 6

Syracuse LSU Ohio State Florida State

W, 4-3 L, 4-1 W, 4-1 L, 5-2

Florida Gulf Coast LSU Tulane UCF Missouri San Diego State

W, 7-0 L, 4-3 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 5-1

San Diego St. John’s Old Dominion Penn State SMU MEMPHIS

W, 4-2 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 5-2

VCU Georgia State

W, 5-2 W, 4-1

Pictured: Front (L to R): Olga Martinez, Fanny Fricassi, Hailey Grillo Back (L to R): Vera Bessonova, Olaya Garrido-Rivas, Alessandra Bonte, Kayla Rizzolo, Loreto Alonso-Martinez

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SMU MUSTANGS - No. 6 seed Name Anna Kate Anderson Vaszilisza Bulgakova Hristina Dishkova Macie Elliott Yana Erkeeva Dasha Sharapova Holly Verner Mary Wright

Year FR SO SO FR SO FR JR FR

Hometown/Previous School Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Budapest, Hungary Kleinmachnow, Germany/Homboldt-Gymnasium Potsdam Evansville, Ind./Reitz Memorial Moscow, Russia/A.M. Gorky, School No. 204 Bradenton, Fla. Del Mar, Calif./Tusculum College Hot Springs, Ark./Lakeside

Head Coach: Kati Gyulai Assistant Coaches: Mark Roberts, Aldrin Campos

2014 Results January 25 Stephen F. Austin 26 Northwestern State February 1 Texas Tech 2 LSU 12 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 15 at Tulsa 16 Miami (Ohio) 17 MEMPHIS 21 at TCU March 1 Sam Houston State UTEP 6 TEMPLE 11 vs. Penn State 12 at USF 13 at UCF 22 HOUSTON 26 at UT Arlington April 3 Middle Tennessee 4 Texas State 6 UTSA 12 Louisiana Tech

W, 6-1 L, 4-3 L, 5-2 L, 6-1 L, 4-3 L, 7-0 L, 4-1 L, 5-2 L, 4-3 W, 5-0 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 6-1 W, 4-3 L, 5-2 L, 4-3 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 W, 4-2 W, 5-2

Pictured: Front (L to R): Hristina Dishkova, Yana Erkeeva, Dasha Sharapova, Macie Elliott Back (L to R): Vaszilisza Bulgakova, Mary Wright, Holly Verner, Anna Kate Anderson

TEMPLE OWLS - No. 7 seed Name Jordan Batey Mariana Bedon Carly Bohman Rebecca Breland Alicia Doms Cristina Grimaldi Dina Karina Yana Mavrina Jasmine Merali Anais Nussaume Minami Okajima

Year SR FR SR JR SR JR FR SR SO FR SO

Hometown/Previous School Atlanta, Ga./Riverwood Trujillo, Peru/La Inmaculada Oakville, Ontario/Cawthra Park Las Vegas, Nev./Canyon Springs Barcelona, Spain/IES Francesc Macia Wayne, Pa./Radnor West Java, Indonesia/SMA Jubilee Yaroslavl, Russia/Secondary School 84 Bryn Mawr, Pa./Radnor Bangkok, Thailand/CNED (France) Bedminster, N.J./Montville

Head Coach: Steve Mauro Assistant Coach: Frederika Girsang Graduate Assistant Coach: Kacper Rams

2014 Results January 25 at February 5 9 15 16 21 vs. March 1 at 2 at 5 at 6 at 11 at 14 at 22 at 23 at 28 at 29 at April 6 9

Princeton

L, 6-1

Drexel St. Francis (N.Y.) Xavier Fairleigh Dickinson Stony Brook

W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 5-2 L, 4-3 L, 4-2

Hampton Old Dominion HOUSTON SMU Lehigh Binghamtom Penn Villanova RUTGERS UCONN

W, 7-0 L, 5-2 L, 4-0 L, 7-0 W, 6-1 L, 5-2 L, 6-1 W, 7-0 L, 6-1 W, 4-3

Providence Fordham

W, 6-1 W, 5-2

Pictured: Front (L to R): Rebecca Breland, Minami Okajima, Yana Mavrina, Alicia Doms, Jasmine Merali, Dina Karina Back (L to R): Head Coach Steve Mauro, Jordan Batey, Cristina Grimaldi, Carly Bohman, Anais Nussaume, Assistant Coach Freddy Girsang, Assistant Coach Andrey Morozov 2 01 4 A m e r i c a n A t h l e t i c C o n f e r e n c e W o m e n ’ s T e n n i s C h a m p i o n s h i p


2014 American Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Championship Program