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TABLE OF CONTENTS FAST FACTS ABOUT CAL U

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President’s Office............................ 724.938.4400 Admissions........................................ 724.938.4404 Alumni Relations.............................. 724.938.4418 Athletic Office................................. 724.938.4351 Bookstore......................................... 724.938.4324 Equipment Manager...................... 724.938.5927 COACHING INFORMATION Financial Aid.................................... 724.938.4415 Tennis Office..................................... 724.938.4237 Head Coach..............................Pablo Montana Sports Information........................... 724.938.4552 Alma Mater..........................Regents (N.Y.), 1998 Tennis Office.....................................724-938-4237

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ABOUT CAL U

Cal U was honored as an ITA All-Academic Team for the sixth-straight year in 2009.

Cal U’s 2009-10 Tennis Media Guide has been written and edited by Matthew Kifer, Sports Information Director, to assist in covering California University tennis in the 2009-10 season. Design and layout by Beth Ann Conway. Photos by Stephen Bates, Greg Sofranko, Ryno Productions and SAI Photographers. Printing by Heeter Direct. Contents of this guide will be supplemented during the season by the Sports Information Office per request. All requests for additional information, including photographs, game accommodations and press passes, should be forwarded to the Sports Information Office.

HISTORY

The mission of intercollegiate athletics at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide student-athletes opportunities to participate in a comprehensive program of athletic competition.

HEAD COACH

University President - Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr......2 Academics...........................................................3 2009-10 Schedule.................................................4 Roster.....................................................................5 Player Profiles........................................................6 All-Americans......................................................11 Head Coach Pablo Montana..........................12 2008-09 Results....................................................14 2008-09 Statistics.................................................15 All-Time Honors...................................................16 University Profile..................................................18 Personnel.............................................................20

PLAYERS

KEY PHONE NUMBERS

The Vulcans captured their third-straight PSAC Championship last year.

SCHEDULE

Location......................................... California, Pa. Founded..........................................................1852 Enrollment......................................................9,017 Nickname..................................................Vulcans Colors................................................. Black & Red President........................... Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. V.P./Student Development....... Dr. Lenora Angelone Assoc. V.P./Athletic Development........ Frank Bauer Athletic Director....................... Dr. Thomas Pucci Assoc. AD/SWA.......................... Dr. Karen Hjerpe Faculty Athletic Rep........ Dr. William Biddington Athletic Business Manager.........Travis Eisentrout Sports Information Director.......... Matthew Kifer Athletic Admin. Assistant.............. Carolyn Tardd Director Athletic Facilities/Services..........Ed Whited Affiliations.................................... NCAA Division II .Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Website..............................www.calvulcans.com

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DR. ANGELO ARMENTI, JR. W

elcome to California University of Pennsylvania and another exciting season of Vulcan Tennis. I am confident that Coach Pablo Montana and the players will make this a year to remember. This was a year of remarkable achievements at Cal U. In the past 12 months our academic offerings have been strengthened and expanded. Our beautiful campus continues to evolve, and our enrollment continues to grow. Our athletic teams have won statewide and regional titles and won our first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s (PSAC) Dixon Trophy for 2008-09. The Dixon Trophy is emblematic of athletic supremacy the PSAC — the premier Division II athletic conference in America today. We are very proud of our student-athletes, coaches and many individuals behind the scenes who are responsible for the magnificent accomplishment. I am particularly proud of our student-athletes who perform well not only on the field of play, but also in the classroom. During the Fall 2009 academic semester, a total of 201 California University of Pennsylvania student-athletes, representing all sports, were named to the Vulcan Athletic Director Honor Roll. For the seventh-straight semester, the Cal U athletic programs compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher. Our athletes have put in hundreds of hours of practice, and their hard work and dedication make them winners regardless of the score. The same can be said of the coaching staff, whose devotion to their sport and their players is an inspiration. The mission of Cal U is to build character and build careers. While the formal part of the education occurs in classrooms, laboratories, and internship sites, the other part of a college education takes place in residence halls, the Natalie Student Union and in various sport venues, such as the new tennis complex. Tennis and our other athletic programs provide students with an experience that helps them to learn and to grow in ways that will benefit them the rest of their lives. Teamwork is important not only on the field, but in the boardroom, the operating room and in the classroom. Many of our alumni who were athletes have distinguished themselves in endeavors far removed from their sport, but they have carried with them the important life lessons they have learned on the field from their coaches, their teammates, and even their opponents. I hope that you enjoy the 2010 season and that you will support all of these young athletes enthusiastically.

Angelo Armenti, Jr. President

President & Mrs. Armenti

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ACADEMICS

First Team Carina Honeygosky - Women’s Soccer Dan Jordan - Football Joanna Nist - Volleyball Renata da Silva - Volleyball **

Nina Kowalski Laurie Navarro Mariana Oliveira Galina Vishnikina Anastassiya Zherdeva

Axelle Fernandez

Second Team Derek Fiorenza - Football Gabe Hernandez - Football Third Team Mike Kalas - Men’s Soccer Kristen Orrett - Women’s Soccer

Nina Kowalski Mariana Oliveira Helena VanEysendeyk

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Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes

HISTORY

(Fall 2009) Axelle Fernandez

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2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II Selections

PLAYERS

Tennis Players on Cal U AD Honor Roll

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California University of Pennsylvania student-athletes posted a banner year in athletic competition during the 2008-09 season, six PSAC West titles, four PSAC crowns and four NCAA regional trophies with eight team and 15 individual appearances in NCAA post-season play. The success has continued through the fall 2009 semester as the Vulcans claimed three NCAA Regional titles. In addition to athletic prowess, the Vulcans also excelled in the classroom. A total of 201 Cal U student athletes, representing all sports (fall, winter & Last year, Helena VanEysendeyk became the spring), were named to the Fall 2009 edition of the Vulcan Athletic Director Honor Roll. For first player in program history to be selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. the seventh-straight semester, the Cal U athletic programs compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher. In the fall, women’s golf posted the highest team GPA at 3.58 and featured all eight players on the Honor Roll. On the men’s side, the baseball team posted top GPA of the seven sports at 3.18 with 21 players holding a 3.00 GPA or better. In terms of pure numbers during the fall, women’s track & field led all 16 sports with 39 representatives on the Honor Roll, followed by football (24) and baseball. Women’s golf led all programs with 100 percent of its team on the Honor Roll, followed by women’s cross country (87 percent; 13-of-15) and softball (85 percent; 17-of-20). Cal U also boasted 22 student-athletes that registered a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2009 semester. Last year, Cal U featured nine ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selections, highlighted by the school’s first Academic All-American since 2006. To be eligible for the academic all-district honor, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.20 GPA or higher, reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games as a starter or an important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials.

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2009-10 SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER Sat.

19

@ Kutztown

W 9-0

Sat.

19

@ Millersville

W 9-0

Tues.

22

ASHLAND (Ohio)

Sat.-Wed.

26-30

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Thurs.

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ITA Atlantic Regional

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Sat.-Sun.

10-11

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Fri.-Sun.

15-18

ITA Small College Championships

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Wed.

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@ Youngstown State

Thur.

11

@ Duquesne

Fri.

12

@ Denison (Ohio)

Sat.

20

@ George Washington (D.C.)

Sun.

28

@ Ohio State

Thurs.

4

@ Rollins (Fla.)

3:30 p.m.

Fri.

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@ Florida Tech

2 p.m.

Sat.

6

vs. Armstrong Atlantic (Ga.) (@ Orlando, Fla.)

Sun.

7

@ Hillsborough Community College (Fla.)

Tues.

9

vs. Augusta State (Ga.) (@ Daytona Beach, Pa.)

Wed.

10

@ Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

Sun.

14

vs. Coastal Carolina (S.C.) (@ Morgantown, W.Va.)

9 a.m.

Sun.

14

@ West Virginia

3 p.m.

Wed.

24

@ Carnegie Mellon

Tues.

30

@ Indiana (Pa.)*

Thurs.

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@ Charleston (W.Va.)

12 p.m.

Thurs.

1

@ West Virginia State

4 p.m.

Fri.

2

SHIPPENSBURG*

Wed.

7

@ Mercyhurst*

Sat.

10

CLARION*

Tues.

13

SLIPPERY ROCK*

Fri.-Sat.

23-24

@ PSAC Team Championships (@ Bloomsburg, Pa.)

TBA

Fri.-Sun.

7-9

NCAA Regional Tournament

TBA

Wed.-Sat.

12-15

NCAA National Tournament (@ Altamonte Springs, Fla.)

TBA

W 7-2

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OCTOBER

FEBRUARY 12 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 6 p.m.

MARCH

2 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

4 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

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APRIL

2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

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Hometown/High School

Jutta Bornefeld

Fr.

5-5

Varel, Germany/Lother-Meyer Gymnasium

Julia Cohen

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5-6

Philadelphia, Pa./Laurel Springs/Miami

Axelle Fernandez

So.

5-8

Toulouse, France/Institut Familial

Nina Kowalski

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5-10

Hofheim, Germany/Man Taunus

Laurie Navarro

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5-2

Eysus, France/Jules Supervielle

Mariana Oliveira

So.

5-2

Sao Paulo, Brazil/Martha Falcao

Jade Pondicas

Fr.

5-3

Johannesburg, South Africa/British International Distance

Alina Stanila

So.

5-6

Alexandria, Romania/Technical

Galina Vishnikina

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5-8

Almaty, Kazakhstan/Sport Military

Anastassiya Zherdeva

So.

5-8

Almaty, Kazakhstan/Gumnasia Number 60

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Mariana Oliveira Sao Paulo, Brazil

Laurie Navarro Eysus, France France

Brazil

Nina Kowalski Hofheim, Germany

Jutta Bornefeld Varel, Germany Germany

Alina Stanila Alexandria, Romania Romania

Kazakhstan

South Africa

Julia Cohen Philadelphia, Pa.

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Jade Pondicas South Africa

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Galina Vishnikina & Anastassiya Zherdeva Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Axelle Fernandez Toulouse, France

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United States

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PLAYER PROFILES AXELLE FERNANDEZ

NINA KOWALSKI

Sophomore Major: International Studies

Junior Major: Business Administration

TOULOUSE, FRANCE

Career Singles Dual Doubles 2008-09 19-5 (.792) 16-2 (.889) 28-8 (.778) Fall 2009 8-3 (.727) 2-1 (.667) 5-1 (.833) TOTAL 27-8 (.771) 18-3 (.857) 33-9 (.786)

Dual 20-5 (.800) 3-0 (1.000) 23-5 (.821)

2009-10: Advanced to the semifinals at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship in both singles and doubles ... finished the fall ranked third in singles in the ITA Atlantic Regional rankings ... also is fourth in regional rankings in doubles ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009) 2008-09: All-PSAC West in singles and doubles ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... won the doubles title at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship... also won the doubles title at the PSAC Individual Championships ... compiled a 19-5 singles record and 28-8 doubles record with five different partners ... finished the season ranked fourth in ITA Atlantic Regional double rankings ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) On A Personal Note: Born March 4, 1989 ... Daughter of Xavier Fernandez & Nathalie Abier

HOFHEIM, GERMANY

Career Singles 2007-08 25-4 (.862) 2008-09 20-3 (.870) Fall 2009 6-1 (.857) TOTAL 51-8 (.864)

Dual Doubles Dual 18-3 (.857) 22-4 (.846) 18-4 (.818) 17-2 (.895) 22-8 (.733) 19-7 (.731) 2-0 (1.000) 11-2 (.846) 2-0 (1.000) 37-5 (.881) 55-14 (.797) 39-11 (.780)

2009-10: ITA Atlantic Regional Doubles Champion ... placed fourth in doubles at the ITA National Championship ... advanced to the finals in singles at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship ... also won the doubles title at the PSAC Individual Championships ... finished the fall ranked first in the region and ninth in the country in doubles ... also ranked second in singles after the fall in the ITA Atlantic Regional rankings ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009) 2008-09: All-PSAC West doubles ... ITA ScholarAthlete ... advanced to the semifinals in singles at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship ... lost in the finals of doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship ... finished with a 20-3 singles record .... also compiled a 22-8 record in doubles play ... finished the season ranked second in doubles in the ITA Atlantic Region ... also was ranked sixth in singles in regional rankings ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) 2007-08: All-PSAC West in singles and doubles ... PSAC West Rookie of the Year ... ITA ScholarAthlete ... finished with 25-4 singles record and 22-4 mark in doubles play On A Personal Note: Born July 10, 1988 ... Daughter of Irene Kachmarsky

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PLAYER PROFILES LAURIE NAVARRO

MARIANA OLIVEIRA

Junior Major: International Studies

Sophomore Major: Computer Engineering

EYSUS, FRANCE

Dual 3-1 (.750) 9-4 (.692) 3-0 (1.000) 15-5 (.750)

Doubles 9-5 (.643) 1-0 (1.000) 10-5 (.667)

Dual 9-4 (.692) 1-0 (1.000) 10-4 (.714)

2009-10: Member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009)

On A Personal Note: Born July 4, 1989 ... Daughter of Ricardo & Marines Oliveira

HISTORY

2008-09: Compiled an 8-4 overall record in singles and posted a 9-4 combined doubles record ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

HEAD COACH

2008-09: ITA Scholar-Athlete ... compiled a 9-5 overall singles record ... also finished with 9-5 mark in doubles play ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

PLAYERS PLAYERS

2009-10: ITA Atlantic Regional Doubles Champions ... placed fourth in doubles at the ITA National Championship ... advanced to the quarterfinals in singles at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship ... also won the doubles title at the PSAC Individual Championships ... finished the fall ranked first in the region and ninth in the country in doubles ... also is fifth in singles after the fall season in ITA Atlantic Regional rankings ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009)

Career Singles Dual 2008-09 9-5 (.643) 7-2 (.778) Fall 2009 2-1 (.667) 1-0 (1.000) TOTAL 11-6 (.647) 8-2 (.800)

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Career Singles Dual Doubles 2007-08 8-0 (1.00) 8-0 (1.00) 3-1 (.750) 2008-09 8-6 (.571) 8-5 (.615) 9-4 (.692) Fall 2009 4-2 (.667) 2-1 (.667) 12-2 (.857) TOTAL 20-8 (.714) 18-6 (.750) 24-7 (.774)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

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2007-08: Finished with an 8-0 mark in singles play ... also compiled a 3-1 record in doubles

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PLAYER PROFILES ALINA STANILA

GALINA VISHNIKINA

ALEXANDRIA, ROMANIA

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN

Sophomore Major: Sport Management

Career Singles Dual Doubles Dual 2008-09 28-5 (.848) 18-3 (.857) 23-6 (.793) 23-4 (.852) Fall 2009 13-2 (.867) 3-0 (1.000) 5-1 (.833) 3-0 (1.000) TOTAL 28-5 (.848) 18-3 (.857) 28-7 (.800) 26-4 (.867)

2009-10: ITA Atlantic Regional Singles Championship ... PSAC Singles Champion ... placed seventh in singles at the ITA National Championship ... posted a 13-2 singles record in the fall season ... finished the fall ranked first in the region and 29th in the nation in singles play ... also is fourth in ITA Atlantic Regional rankings in doubles play 2008-09: All-PSAC West in singles and doubles ... PSAC West Rookie of the Year ... PSAC Singles Champion ... led team with 28 singles victories, finishing 28-5 with an 17-3 mark at No. 2 singles ... posted a 23-6 mark in doubles play ... advanced to the finals of the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship ... finished the season ranked 16th in the country and first in the region in doubles ,,, also ranked second in the region and 42nd in the country in singles On A Personal Note: Born Nov. 8, 1986 ... Daughter of Lincu and Steluta Stanila

Junior Major: Business Administration

Career Singles Dual Doubles Dual 2007-08 15-2 (.882) 15-2 (.882) 14-5 (.737) 14-5 (.737) 2008-09 8-6 (.571) 6-4 (.600) 18-7 (.720) 15-5 (.750) Fall 2009 3-1 (.750) 3-0 (1.000) 4-1 (.800) 3-0 (1.000) TOTAL 26-9 (.743) 24-6 (.800) 36-13 (.735) 32-10 (.762)

2009-10: Advanced to the quarter finals in doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009) 2008-09: Advanced to the championship match in doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regioal Championship ... finished the season with an 8-4 overall record in singles play ... also posted a 9-4 combined doubles record with five different partners ... finished the season ranked eighth in ITA Atlantic Regional double rankings 2007-08: Posted a career-best 15-2 mark in singles play ... compiled a 14-5 mark in doubles action On A Personal Note: Born July 4, 1989 ... Daughter of Alexandr Vishnikin & Irina Vishnikina

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PLAYER PROFILES ANASTASSIYA ZHERDEVA

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN Sophomore Major: Business Administration

Dual 7-2 (.778) 3-0 (1.000) 10-2 (.833)

Freshman Major: Athletic Training

On A Personal Note: Born Jan. 4, 1988 ... Daughter of Jürgen and Marliese Bornefeld

PLAYERS PLAYERS

2009-10: Advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship ... also advanced to the semifinals in singles at the PSAC Indivudal Championship ... finished the fall season ranked sixth in the ITA Atlantic Regional rankings

VAREL, GERMANY

SCHEDULE

Career Singles Dual Doubles 2008-09 12-0 (1.000) 12-0 (1.000) 7-2 (.778) Fall 2009 7-2 (.778) 3-0 (1.000) 4-1 (.800) TOTAL 19-2 (.905) 15-0 (1.000) 11-3 (.786)

JUTTA BORNEFELD

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JADE PONDICAS

Freshman Major: Sport Management

2008-09: Posted a perfect 12-0 record in singles after joining the program prior to the spring semester ... also finished with a 7-2 doubles record

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Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

On A Personal Note: Born April 11, 1991 ... Daughter of Angelos and Janice Pondicas

HISTORY

On A Personal Note: Born Aug. 11, 1990 ... Daughter of Igor and Irina Zherdeva

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PLAYER PROFILES Prep: Reached a combined career high of No. 4 in the Internataional Tennis Federation (ITF) junior world rankings in June 2007 ... has been ranked as high as No. 360 in the WTA PHILADELPHIA, PA. Tour professional rankings (2007) and No. 771 in doubles (2007) ... competed in 12 Junior Junior Grand Slam events, highlighted by her showMajor: Sport ing at the 2007 Australian Open Junior ChamManagement pionships where she reached the doubles final ... played in the qualifying draw of the 2004 and 2005 U.S. Open ... three-time memCareer Singles Dual Doubles Dual ber of the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team ... ranked 2007-08* 14-8 (.636) 14-8 (.636) 24-1 (.960) 24-1 (.960) No. 1 in the 2002 USTA 12s and 14s ... previously ^ 2008-09 33-8 (.805) 23-5 (.821) 23-6 (.793) 23-6 (.793) coached by Pablo Arraya, who reached No. TOTAL 47-16 (.746) 37-13 (.740) 47-7 (.870) 47-7 (.870) 30 in the ATP rankings after playing at Arkan^ * - played at Florida; - played at Miami (Fla.) sas under Cal U Athletic Director Tom Pucci

JULIA COHEN

2008-09: ITA All-American ... finished No. 5 in ITA singles poll while at Miami (Fla.) ... AllACC ... posted a 33-8 singles record with a 23-5 mark in dual play, all at No. 1 position ... advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships ... totaled a perfect 11-0 mark in ACC play ... compiled a 22-8 record against nationally-ranked opponenets ... finished whte year with a 23-6 mark in doubles play ... ranked as high No. 37 in ITA doubles poll

On A Personal Note: Born March 23, 1989 ... Daughter of Rich and Nancy Cohen

2007-08: ITA and SEC Rookie of the Year ... ranked No. 32 in ITA singles poll while at Florida ... All-SEC First-Team ... became the first Gator rookie to open dual match season playing at No. 1 singles since 1994 ... collected a record of 14-8 in singles play ... finished with a 24-1 record in doubles action with the only loss coming in the NCAA Tournament

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INGA CHILINGARYAN 2007 Doubles 2008 Singles, Doubles

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YUMI MATSUTO

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YEREVAN, ARMENIA

KOBESHI, JAPAN

MEYTHET, FRANCE

HISTORY

HELENA VAN EYSENDEYK

HEAD COACH

2007 Doubles 2008 Singles, Doubles

2008 Singles, Doubles 2009 Singles

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HEAD COACH • 2007 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year • 2005, 2007 Wilson/ITA Regional Coach of the Year • 2005, 2007, 2009 PSAC West Coach of the Year • 2009 USTA Middle States Allegheny Mountain District Coach of the Year

Entering his eighth season as head coach with the California University of Pennsylvania tennis program, Pablo Montana Pablo Montano has built the montana@calu.edu Vulcans into one of the elite collegiate tennis programs in the nation. Montana, the 2007 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, has posted a combined dual record of 144-42 overall (.774) to become the winningest coach in program history. The Vulcans have earned a berth in the NCAA Championship in six of the last seven seasons, including two quarterfinal appearances. Additionally, Montana has coached three All-Americans in the last three years in Yumi Matsuto, Inga Chilingaryan and Helena VanEysendeyk. Last season marked capped one of Montana’s finest seasons with the Vulcans making an appearance in NCAA Quarterfinals, losing to the eventual-national champion. Cal U finished the season with a 23-3 overall record, including a 7-2 mark against nationally-ranked opponents, and were ranked No. 15 nationally in final ITA rankings. Cal U also won its third-straight regional championship with wins against West Virginia State and Charleston (W.Va.) in the NCAA Tournament. Behind four All-PSAC West performers last season, the Vulcans earned their fifthstraight PSAC West title and third-straight PSAC Team Championship. In 2007-08, Chilingaryan and VanEysendeyk earned doubles All-America status by finishing No. 2 in the ITA doubles ranking after posting a 20-1 record. The pair also received All-America laurels in singles action with VanEysendeyk finishing No. 4 in the ITA rankings.

In 2007, the Vulcans advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. For his effort in guiding Cal U to a school-best 28-2 record and a No. 6 ranking by the ITA, Montana received Wilson/ITA National and Regional Coach of the Year accolades. Under his coaching, the Vulcans featured their first All-American doubles team with Chilingaryan and Matsuto. Montana guided Cal U to the NCAA Championships in his first season with the program in 2003 with a 12-9 overall record. Over the next three seasons, the Vulcans posted at least 17 victories with two NCAA Tournament post-season appearances. In addition to the success on the court, Montana has guided the program into one of the elite programs in the classroom. In each of the last six seasons, the Vulcans have earned ITA All-Academic honors with 14 different players receiving ITA ScholarAthlete status. Also a tennis standout in college, Montana was a two-time All-American at Tennessee (1993-96). He was a threetime All-Southeastern Conference (SEC)

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Conference Record (Finish) 4-4 (5th) 3-5 (6th) 5-3 (3rd) 6-3 (2nd) 10-0 (1st) 10-0 (1st) 7-0 (1st) 2-0 (---) 47-15 (.758)

NCAA Finish Round of 64 --- Round of 64 Round of 64 Quarterfinals Round of 16 Quarterfinals ---

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Final Rank No. 7 East Region No. 6 East Region No. 7 East Region No. 6 East Region No. 6 ITA No. 9 ITA No. 15 ITA ---

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Win Pct. .571 .692 .680 .654 .933 .897 .885 1.000 .774

HISTORY

Year Overall Record 2003 12-9 2004 18-8 2005 17-8 2006 17-9 2007 28-2 2008 26-3 2009 23-3 2010 (Fall) 3-0 TOTALS 144-42

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MONTANA YEAR-BY-YEAR CAL U COACHING RECORD

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Alexis and Silas Montana

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selection, earning firstteam honors in both Born:............................................................................September 7, 1974 singles and doubles Hometown:..............................................................................Miami, Fla. play in 1996. Montana College:.................................................................................... Tennessee and doubles partner Chris Mahony were the TENNIS CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: No. 4 ranked collegiate 1994-1997................................................................................. Tennessee doubles team in the .................................................... Two-Time All-American (1994 & 1996) country at the end of .................................................................................... Three-Time All-SEC his junior year, posting ................................ NCAA Indoor Doubles National Champion, 1996 23 victories. Montana ....................................................................NCAA Singles Qualifier, 1996 and Mahony rank ......................................................As high as 368 in ATP Tour, 1997-1999 second in Volunteers’ history with 75 career COACHING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: doubles wins. 1998.......................................................................USTA National Coach After his 1999-2002.................................. Assistant Coach, Vanderbilt University collegiate career was 2002-Present........Head Coach, California University of Pennsylvania finished, he served as a national coach with the United States Tennis Association in 1999. In his first college coaching experience, Montana served as the assistant coach with Vanderbilt of the SEC for three seasons. While with the Commodores, he helped coach Andrew Nisker, who in 2000 became the first Vanderbilt player to win an SEC Championship since 1982. During Montana’s tenure at Vanderbilt, the Commodores were ranked as high as No. 28 in 1999, the highest mark in the history of the program to that point. A native of Miami, Montana completed his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Regents College (N.Y.) in 1998. He then earned his master’s degree from Cal U in geography and regional planning in 2004. Montana and his wife Karen reside in Canonsburg, Pa., with their two children, Alexis and Silas. Pablo, Karen,

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2008-09 RESULTS FALL SEASON 2008 DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

9/6-7/2008

Carnegie Mellon Tournament

Pittsburgh, Pa.

CAL - OPP

9/12/2008

Presbyterian (S.C.)

Morgantown, W.Va.

W 6-1

9/13/2008

Villanova

Villanova, Pa.

W 6-1

9/20/2008

Bloomsburg

Shippensburg, Pa.

W 9-0

9/20/2008

East Stroudsburg

Shippensburg, Pa.

9/27-29/2008

ITA East Regional

Bloomsburg, Pa.

Competed as Individuals

10/11-12/2008

PSAC Individual Championships

Bloomsburg, Pa.

Competed as Individuals

10/16-19/2008

ITA Small College Championships

Mobile, Ala.

Competed as Individuals

Competed as Individuals

W 9-0

INTRODUCTION

SCHEDULE

PLAYERS

HEAD COACH

SPRING SEASON 2009

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DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

2/6/2009

Georgetown

Washington, D.C.

CAL - OPP

2/11/2009

Youngstown State

Youngstown, Ohio

2/21/2009

West Virginia State

Institute, W.Va.

W 9-0

2/27/2009

#25 Augusta State (Ga.)

Tampa, Fla.

W 5-3

2/28/2009

Saint Leo (Fla.)

Saint Leo, Fla.

W 8-1

3/2/2009

#1 Hillsborough C.C. (Fla.)

Tampa, Fla.

W 6-3

3/4/2009

#11 Rollins (Fla.)

Winter Park, Fla.

3/14/2009

#16 DePauw (Ind.)

Greencastle, Ind.

W 5-4

3/14/2009

#23 Grand Valley State (Mich.)

Greencastle, Ind.

W 5-1

3/27/2009

Holy Family

California, Pa.

W 9-0

4/2/2009

#29 Slippery Rock*

Slippery Rock, Pa.

W 5-0

4/2/2009

Mercyhurst*

Slippery Rock, Pa.

W 5-0

4/4/2009

Clarion*

Clarion, Pa.

W 9-0

4/8/2009

Shippensburg*

Shippensburg, Pa.

W 9-0

4/10/2009

#35 Charleston (W.Va.)

South Park, Pa.

W 9-0

4/11/2009

Indiana (Pa.)*

South Park, Pa.

W 9-0

4/24/2009

Kutztown (Semifinals)^

Bloomsburg, Pa.

W 5-0

4/25/2009

Bloomsburg (Finals)^

Bloomsburg, Pa.

W 5-0

5/7/2009

West Virginia State (2nd Round)$

Greensburg, Pa.

W 5-0

5/8/2009

#39 Charleston (W.Va.) (3rd Round) $ Greensburg, Pa.

W 5-0

5/13/2009

Stonehill (Mass.) (Round of 16) $

Altamonte Springs, Fla.

W 5-0

5/14/2009

#3 Armstrong Atlantic (Ga.) (Qtr.) Altamonte Springs, Fla.

L 0-5

$

* - Conference Match; ^ - PSAC Team Championship; $ - NCAA Tournament

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W 4-3 L 3-4

L 2-7


CAL U TENNIS

2008-09 STATISTICS OVERALL RECORD: 23-3 PSAC WEST 5-0; HOME 5-0; AWAY 10-2; NEUTRAL 8-1; NATIONAL RANKED 7-2 SINGLES

OVERALL

1

2

3

4

5

6

19-5

---

1-0

10-1

2-0

3-1

Nina Kowalski

20-3

---

---

8-0

9-2

---

-----

Laurie Navarro

8-6

---

---

---

1-0

1-2

6-3

Mariana Oliveira

9-5

---

---

---

---

0-1

7-1

Alina Stanila

28-5

1-0

17-3

---

---

---

---

Helena VanEysendeyk

26-2

17-1

---

---

---

---

---

Galina Vishnikina

8-6

---

---

---

4-1

1-2

1-1

Anastassiya Zherdeva

12-0

---

---

---

---

12-0

---

130-32

18-1

18-3

18-1

16-3

17-6

14-5

.802

.947

.857

.947

.842

.739

.737

TOTALS PERCENTAGES

2

3

Alina Stanila/Helena VanEysendeyk

21-4

20-3

---

---

Axelle Fernandez/Galina Vishnikina

0-1

---

---

---

Nina Kowalski/Galina Vishnikina

7-4

0-1

3-2

1-0

Axelle Fernandez/Laurie Navarro

8-3

---

5-2

3-1

Mariana Oliveira/Alina Stanila

0-2

---

---

0-1

Axelle Fernandez/Helena VanEysendeyk

9-2

1-0

---

---

Laurie Navarro/Alina Stanila

1-0

---

---

1-0

Nina Kowalski/Mariana Oliveira

4-2

---

0-1

4-1

Laurie Navarro/Galina Vishnikina

0-1

---

---

0-1

Axelle Fernandez/Mariana Oliveira

0-1

---

---

0-1

Nina Kowalski/Anastassiya Zherdeva

0-1

---

0-1

---

Alina Stanila/Anastassiya Zherdeva

1-0

1-0

---

---

Axelle Fernandez/Nina Kowalski

11-1

---

11-1

---

Galina Vishnikina/Anastassiya Zherdeva

6-1

---

---

6-1

Mariana Oliveira/Galina Vishnikina

5-0

---

---

5-0

73-23

22-4

19-7

20-6

.760

.846

.731

.769

TOTALS PERCENTAGES

HISTORY

1

HEAD COACH

OVERALL

PLAYERS

DOUBLES

SCHEDULE

Axelle Fernandez

INTRODUCTION

Vulcans

ABOUT CAL U

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC CHAMPIONS

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Vulcans

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL CAL UU ABOUT

CAL U TENNIS

ALL-TIME HONORS

ALL-PSAC WEST SINGLES!

PSAC WEST ATHLETE OF THE YEAR%

2006 First Team* Katie Anderson Jessica Brown Inga Chilingaryan

2006 - Inga Chilingaryan 2007 - Inga Chilingaryan 2008 - Helena VanEysendeyk 2009 - Helena VanEysendeyk

2007 First Team* Inga Chilingaryan Helena VanEysendeyk

PSAC WEST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR%

2008 First Team* Inga Chilingaryan Nina Kowalski Marina Quintana Helena VanEysendeyk

PLAYERS

HEAD COACH

2009 First Team* Axelle Fernandez Alina Stanila Helena VanEysendeyk ALL-PSAC WEST DOUBLES! 2006 First Team* M. Anderson/I. Chilingaryan

SCHEDULE

2005 - Pablo Montana 2007 - Pablo Montana 2009 - Pablo Montana PSAC SINGLES CHAMPION 2006 - Inga Chilingaryan (Fall) 2006 - Inga Chilingaryan (Spring) 2007 - Helena VanEysendeyk 2008 - Alina Stanila 2009 - Alina Stanila PSAC DOUBLES CHAMPION 2006 - Y. Matsuto/L. Santoro (Fall) 2007 - O. Alekseeva/L. Santoro 2008 - A. Fernandez/H. VanEyseneyk 2009 - N. Kowalski/L. Navarro

2008 First Team* I. Chilingaryan/H. VanEysendeyk Nina Kowalski/Marina Quintana

PSAC WEST TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

2009 First Team* A. Stanila/H. VanEysendeyk Axelle Fernandez/Nina Kowalski ALL-PSAC WEST@

ALL-PSAC^

INTRODUCTION

PSAC WEST COACH OF THE YEAR%

2007 First Team* Inga Chilingaryan/Yumi Matsuto Lisa Santoro/H. VanEysendeyk

2005 First Team* Melissa Anderson Linda Escobedo Olga Gonzalez

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2008 - Nina Kowalski 2009 - Alina Stanila

2001 Second Team Linda Escobedo Olga Gonzalez 2003 Second Team Kylie Corsi Linda Escodedo Olga Gonzalez 2004 First Team Linda Escobedo Second Team Olga Gonzalez

1991, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 PSAC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 1991, 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009 * - selected only one team ^ - selected from 2001-04 @ - selected in 2005 % - selected from 2005-present ! - selected 2006-present ITA REGIONAL SINGLES CHAMPION 2006 - Inga Chilingaryan 2007 - Helena VanEysendeyk 2008 - Helena VanEysendeyk 2009 - Alina Stanila ITA REGIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPION 2005 - K. Anderson/I. Chilingaryan 2006 - I. Chilingaryan/Y. Matsuto 2007 - L. Santoro/H. VanEysendeyk 2008 - A. Fernandez/H. VanEysendeyk 2009 - N. Kowalski/L. Navarro

ITA SENIOR NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009 - Helena VanEysendeyk ITA SENIOR REGIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2008 - Inga Chilingaryan 2009 - Helena VanEysendeyk ITA REGIONAL PLAYER TO WATCH 2006 - Inga Chilingaryan 2007 - Helena VanEysendeyk ITA ARTHUR ASHE REGIONAL AWARD 2005 - Linda Escobedo ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES 2004 - Linda Escobedo 2005 - Andra Preda 2006 - Katie Anderson Andra Preda Traci Provins Daniella Zevallos 2007 - Jessica Brown Inga Chilingaryan Lauren Hovey Yumi Matsuto Nina Reiswich Helena VanEysendeyk 2008 - Nina Kowalski Helena VanEysendeyk 2009 - Axelle Fernandez Nina Kowalski Mariana Oliveira Helena VanEysendeyk ITA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 WILSON/ITA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2007 - Pablo Montana ITA REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2005 - Pablo Montana 2007 - Pablo Montana CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT II 2009 - H. VanEysendeyk (second team)

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CAL U TENNIS

PSAC

O

2009 PSAC Champions Baseball - West Chester Men’s Basketball - Gannon Women’s Basketball - Indiana (Pa.) Men’s Golf - Indiana (Pa.) Women’s Lacrosse - Lock Haven Softball - Lock Haven Men’s Swimming & Diving - West Chester Women’s Swimming & Diving - West Chester Men’s Tennis - Kutztown Women’s Tennis - California (Pa.) Men’s Indoor Track & Field - Shippensburg Men’s Outdoor Track & Field - Shippensburg Women’s Indoor Track & Field -Slippery Rock Women’s Outdoor Track & Field -Slippery Rock

California

Cheyney

Clarion

East Stroudsburg

Indiana

Kutztown

Mercyhurst

Millersville

HEAD COACH

Bloomsburg

PLAYERS

PSAC MEMBERS

SCHEDULE HISTORY

riginating in 1951 to administer and promote men’s athletics, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA’s most heralded intercollegiate conferences. The first major step came in 1977, when based on a growing interest, the league reorganized to provide a structure for its women’s programs. Only three years later, lacking a standard competitive division, league voted to reclassify the entire conference to NCAA Division II. The most recent enhancement came during the 200809 academic year when the PSAC expanded for the first time in its rich history, adding full-time members Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, and associate member Long Island University-C.W. Post. The membership now consists of 16 full-time institutions and the one associate. All of the league’s full-time members are located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which makes the PSAC the largest one-state conference in the NCAA. The league has also grown to share the distinctions as: The largest conference in Division II, the largest football-playing conference in the NCAA, and, with 23, the conference that sponsors the most championships at the Division II level. Highly competitive on a regional and national level, PSAC schools annually combine to send nearly one-third of its teams into NCAA postseason play. Ultimately, the membership’s success has yielded 42 NCAA team and 228 individual title winners. While proud of its athletic accomplishments, the league also has evolved into one of Division II’s finest from an academic standpoint. Today, nearly one-third of the PSAC’s estimated 6,200 participants are honored each year as “Scholar-Athletes” for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.25 or better - a total that has nearly doubled since PSAC Scholar-Athletes were first recognized in the mid-1990s. Although all 16 current institutions are members of Division II, eight league schools also compete at the Division I level in select sports. PSAC schools enroll over 118,000 students and claim over 670,000 alumni, including 430,000 who reside in Pennsylvania. The PSAC is governed by the presidents of the 16 member institutions. It employs a commissioner, two assistant commissioners and a director of media relations at its headquarters in Lock Haven, Pa.

INTRODUCTION

Vulcans

Shippensburg

Slippery Rock

West Chester

Team: Lock Haven, Softball; Bloomsburg, Field Hockey Individual: Men’s Swimming & Diving – Logan Pearsall, Clarion (3M Diving); Women’s Swimming & Diving – Kayla Kelosky, Clarion (1M Diving); Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Shippensburg, Distance Medley Relay Team (Mary Dell, Shannon Hare, Abagail Huber, Neely Spence); Wrestling – Joe Kemmerer, Kutztown (133 – Division II), Jarrod King, Edinboro (165 – Division I), Josh Shields, Mercyhurst (165 –Division II); Men’s Golf – Gavin Smith, IUP (Individual medalist); Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – Nafee Harris, IUP (Long Jump); Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – Neely Spence, Shippensburg (5000 meters),

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC CHAMPIONS

ABOUT CAL U

PSAC 2008-09 NCAA Division II National Champions

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Vulcans

INTRODUCTION

SCHEDULE

PLAYERS

HEAD COACH

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

CAL U TENNIS

18

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SCHEDULE PLAYERS

HEAD COACH

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

19

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC CHAMPIONS

INTRODUCTION

Vulcans CAL U TENNIS


Vulcans

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

CAL U TENNIS

PERSONNEL Dr. Lenora Angelone

Angela J. Burrows

Vice President for Student Development & Services

Vice President for University Relations

Dr. Joyce Hanley

Geraldine M. Jones

Executive Vice President

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Charles A. Mance

PLAYERS

HEAD COACH

Vice President for Information Technology

Frank Bauer Associate Vice President for Athletic Development

Dr. Tom Pucci Athletic Director

INTRODUCTION

SCHEDULE

Dr. Karen Hjerpe

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Associate Athletic Director & Senior Woman Administrator

President Armenti and Drs. Pucci, Hjerpe, Angelone and Biddington accepted the Dixon Trophy in May 2009.

Cal U Athletic Support Staff Pamela Artman............... Coordinator for Athletic Operations Dr. William Biddington............ Faculty Athletic Representative Beth Ann Conway...........Assistant Sports Information Director Travis Eisentrout................................ Athletic Business Manager Ben Hilborn.................................................Equipment Manager Matthew Kifer..................................Sports Information Director Matt Luckhardt........................ Director of Athletic Fundraising Annie Malkowiak..................... Director of Athletic Fundraising Tony McGrew............................................... Academic Advisor Brian Oddi............................Director for Athletic Performance Ron Sealy.......................Facilities Manager for Roadman Park Bob Sepesy.............................Strength & Conditioning Coach Carolyn Tardd.................. Administrative Assistant for Athletics Ross Vecchio............................ Director of Athletic Fundraising Dr. Jamie Weary............................Director for Athletic Training Ed Whited...................Director for Facilities & Athletic Services 2009-10 Cal U Head Coaches Baseball........................................................... Mike Conte Men’s Basketball.................................................Bill Brown Women’s Basketball.....................................Mark Swasey Cheerleading/Dance.................................. Marcia Boyd M/W Cross Country.................................Daniel Caulfield Football.....................................................John Luckhardt Men’s Golf..................................................Peter Coughlin Women’s Golf............................................ MerriLyn Gibbs Men’s Soccer.............................................. Dennis Laskey Women’s Soccer................................................. Al Alvine Softball....................................................... Rick Bertagnolli Swimming............................................................Ed Denny Tennis........................................................ Pablo Montana M/W Track & Field................................... Roger Kingdom Volleyball................................................Stephanie Burner

2009-10 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA TENNIS GUIDE


2009-10 Cal U Tennis Guide  

The official publication for the Cal U tennis program covering the 2009-10 season.

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