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Front Row (L-R): Nicole Janek, Ellen Folkers, Maria Lazaris, interim assistant coach Frank Polito. Back Row (L-R): Student assistant coach Yannick Goossens, Mengdi Liu, Alex Bush, Alex Power, Kara Sherwood, head coach Brian Etzkin.

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Horizon League Player of the Year Horizon League Newcomers of the Year Horizon League Coach of the Year Accolades Consecutive Winning Seasons ITA Scholar-Athlete Honorees Horizon League Honorees


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G U IDE CO NT E NTS Quick Facts. .....................1

2012-13 Roster. ..................2

2012-13 Season Preview.......2

2012-13 Schedule. ................... 3

Viking Bios...........................4-10

Head Coach Brian Etzkin...11-12

Assistant Coaches...................... 13

2011-12 Season Review.................. 14

2011-12 Statistics............................. 15

2012 HL Championship....................... 16

All-Time Letterwinners. .....................17

Records & History.......................... 18-19

2012-13 Donors.......................................... 20

QUICK FACT S Program History

First Year................................ 1979 All-Time Record.................217-362 Affiliation.............NCAA Division I Conference...............Horizon League Nickname.................................Vikings School Colors................Green & White

Coaching Staff

Head Coach............................Brian Etzkin Alma Mater............ Southern Illinois, 1998 Record at CSU................. 138-129 (10 years) Interim Assistant Coach............Frank Polito Student Assistant Coach.....Yannick Goossens Tennis Office Phone....................(216) 687-4811

Cleveland State

Location........................................Cleveland, Ohio Founded................................Cleveland State 1964 Fenn College 1929 Enrollment..........................................................17,323 President................................Dr. Ronald M. Berkman Athletics Director..........................................John Parry Sport Administrator............ Virnette House-Browning

Credits The 2012-13 Cleveland State Women’s Tennis Media Guide was written and designed by Renee Adam, Assistant SID. Edited by Greg Murphy, Sports Information Director. Photography done by Brian Hart, Rich Beninghof and Renee Adam. Cleveland State University is committed to non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status, and to equal access in education and employment. Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from minorities and women, persons with handicaps or disabilities, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans.


2012-13 S E A S O N P R E V I E W With six upperclassmen set to lead Cleveland State this year, head tinct weapon in her backhand and is very good at the net with overheads coach Brian Etzkin and the Vikings will once again be striving for a high and volleys. Kara competes very well and has great versatility which level of excellence on the courts during the 2012-13 season. makes her a crucial part of our lineup,” Etzkin said. “We are a veteran team this season and I am excited to see where Ellen Folkers will be playing her first season of collegiate tennis durwe will go,” Etzkin said. “I believe that we can go as far as our senior ing 2012-13, and will have an immediate impact on the Viking lineup. leadership will take us, and hopefully that is back to the Horizon League “Ellen has some powerful ground strokes and when she is in position Championship match and hopefully this is our year.” she hits as good and clean of a ball as anyone. She handles herself well Etzkin will have plenty to work with this year, as six letterwinners at the net and has an uncanny ability to play good defense when she is return from last season’s squad, including the senior trio of Nicole Janek, in trouble. Ellen has a great attitude and works hard and it will be fun to Maria Lazaris and Mengdi Liu. The seniors will be joined by three juwatch her develop over the next couple years,” Etzkin said. niors; Alex Bush, Alex Power and Kara Sherwood, and one Freshman, Nicole Janek is coming off her best season as a Viking, as she posted Ellen Folkers. a 24-11 singles record last year and a 6-2 mark in league play. Janek will After playing in limited action last year due to injury, Alex Bush will continue to be a dominant presence for CSU in the middle of the lineup, start the 2012-13 season as Cleveland State’s No. 1 singles player. Bush leading the Vikings during her final season of collegiate tennis. was named to the All-Horizon League second team as a freshman and is “Nicole has proven to be one of the best ground strokers in the league one of five current Vikings to be in the 20-win season club. the past three years and now she gets the chance to lead the team to a “Alex is capable of making a huge difference on the team this year if league title. She is our emotional leader on the court and she is full of we can get her healthy and playing at 100%. She is a player that has a lot team spirit and Viking Pride. Nicole is now able to win free points on her of big match experience and is developing into an all-court player. She serve and has worked on developing her net game over the last year,” is attacking more off of her ground stroke and her serve is improving Etzkin said. which will allow her to be a dominate player at the top of the lineup,” Liu, who posted an 8-5 record last season, will be competing for a spot Etzkin said. in the starting lineup for CSU. Liu tallied a 7-3 record during dual meets Alex Power recorded a team-best 25-12 singles record last year, inat the No. 6 spot, while she also posted an 8-7 doubles record. cluding a perfect 8-0 mark in league play. Power will be starting in the “Mengdi really has the ability to play anywhere in our lineup. She top half of the lineup for the third straight year and will be trying to is a strong doubles player and has one of the prettiest forehands in the make her way onto the top-10 all-time wins list at CSU. league. We are counting on her experience to pay off during her senior “Alex will start in the top half of the lineup again this year, and it will year,” Etzkin said. be fun to watch her play injury free after having off-season surgery. She is a great doubles player for us and a strong player in the front court,” Etzkin said. Maria Lazaris is one of the most experienced players on the team, as she enters her senior season ranked sixth on the all-time Alexandra Bush Jr. Vienna, W. Va./Parkersburg singles wins list at CSU. Lazaris has had a consistent presence in the Ellen Folkers Fr. Groningen, The Netherlands/Belcampo, Rolingcollege Groningen top-half of the lineup throughout her career, and will continue that Nicole Janek Sr. Clarkston, Mich./Clarkson during her final season in a Viking uniform. “Maria will start at the No. 3 spot for us this year, but she defiMaria Lazaris Sr. Scituate, Mass./Scituate nitely has the potential to play higher. She is deadly off the ground Mengdi Liu Sr. Beijing, China and looks to control the point from the back court. Maria is one of Alex Power Jr. Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty three seniors this year and we will be looking for leadership from her, which will definitely come natural for her,” Etzkin said. Kara Sherwood Jr. Mentor, Ohio/Mentor Kara Sherwood notched her first 20-win season last year, including a 7-1 record in league play. Sherwood was one of three Vikings to reach the 20-win mark last season, and is another Viking who is just Head Coach: Brian Etzkin shy of making the all-time singles wins list at CSU. Interim Assistant Coach: Frank Polito “Kara will start in the middle of the lineup this year, but she is Student Assistant Coach: Yannick Goossens another player who has the potential to play higher. She has a dis-

2012-13 R O S T E R


2012-13 S C H E D U L E September 14 15 21 22

at BSU Invitational at BSU Invitational at BGSU Invitational at BGSU Invitational

October 5 6 7 18 19 20 21 22

at MSU Invitational at MSU Invitational at MSU Invitational at ITA Regional at ITA Regional at ITA Regional at ITA Regional at ITA Regional

January

20 at Harvard 21 at Boston University

February

1 at Toledo 2 at Michigan State 8 at Bowling Green 15 at Xavier 24 BALL STATE OAKLAND

March 1 2 8 11 12 23 24 30

IPFW at Duquesne at Florida Atlantic at North Florida at Stetson at Akron DETROIT* at Youngstown State

April 6 7 13 14 20 21

at Milwaukee* at Green Bay* UIC* VALPARAISO* at Butler at Wright State*

Muncie, Ind. Muncie, Ind. Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green, Ohio

All Day All Day All Day All Day

East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill.

All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day

Boston, Mass. Boston, Mass.

2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Toledo, Ohio East Lansing, Mich. Bowling Green, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio

TBA 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Cleveland, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Boca Raton, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Deland, Fla. Akron, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Youngstown, Ohio

TBA TBA 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. TBA TBA

Milwaukee, Wis. Green Bay, Wis. Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Indianapolis, Ind. Fairborn, Ohio

TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 10:00 a.m.

Home Matches In BOLD CAPS | * Denotes Horizon League Match


Nicole Janek S e n i o r // C l a r k s t o n , M i c h . // C l a r k s t o n 2011-12 // JUNIOR SEASON Recorded her first 20-win season, ending with a 24-11 mark in singles play…the 24 wins also ranks her fifth all-time on the single season wins list…posted the 50th win of her career, ending the season tied for sixth all-time with a 55-39 record…notched a 6-2 record during Horizon League play…won six straight singles matches during the middle of the season, including wins over Ball State, Toledo and Bowling Green…was victorious in seven of her last eight matches, with the lone loss coming against UIC…notched a team-best 20-17 record in doubles action, including a 10-6 mark at the No. 3 spot…picked up Horizon League Player of the Week honors twice. 2010-11 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Finished the season with a 12-12 singles record, including a 2-0 mark at No. 3…was 2-0 in Horizon League singles play…won her last three singles matches of the season, including two against league opponents…went 11-11 in doubles action playing mostly at the No. 3 position. 2009-10 // FRESHMAN SEASON Earned a spot on the All-Horizon League second team after tying for second on the team with 18 singles wins…posted an 18-16 mark at singles, including 3-0 at No. 3 and 7-2 at No. 4…was 7-1 in singles play in the league…won seven of her last nine singles contests…went 14-20 in doubles action, playing predominantly at the No. 2 slot (10-12). HIGH SCHOOL Two-time all-state selection, playing for coach Phil Eagelson…helped team to league title and second place finish at regionals her freshman year…won regional title as a sophomore…won a pair of state titles and placed second as an individual at the state championship her senior year…was the second ranked player in Michigan... has the most state championships by any player at Clarkston High School…reached the final of the Midwest Designated Tournament…won five sportsmanship awards. PERSONAL Born July 22, 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio…daughter of Nikolas and Laura Janek…has one brother, Christian…father Nikolas is a CSU alum… was on the honor roll every year in high school…middle childhood education major.

Janek’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2009-10 18-16 --- 3-0 4-10 7-2 --- --- 7-1 4-4 2010-11 12-12 --- --- 2-0 0-4 2-2 2-0 2-0 6-6 2011-12 24-11 --- --- --- 5-1 14-4 --- 6-2 5-6 Total 54-39 --- 3-0 6-10 12-7 16-6 2-0 15-3 15-16 Janek’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2009-10 14-20 1-0 10-12 0-2 6-2 3-6 2010-11 11-11 --- 1-0 4-5 0-0 6-6 2011-12 20-17 --- 5-3 10-6 5-3 5-8 Total 45-48 1-0 16-15 14-13 11-5 14-20

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Maria Lazaris S e n i o r // S c i t u at e , M a s s . // S c i t u at e 2011-12 // JUNIOR SEASON Named to the All-Horizon League Second Team after posting a 16-20 record during singles play… posted a 10-9 mark at No. 2 singles, including a 5-3 record during league matches…became the seventh Viking to record 50 wins in their career, ending the season tied for sixth all-time with a 55-41 career mark…teamed with Catrine Bjerrehus for the ITA Regional during the fall season, becoming the first duo in program history to advance to the doubles round of 16 at the tournament…tallied a 19-15 record in doubles play on the season, including a team-best 6-2 mark in league action… captured the Singles A Draw Consolation title at the Kentucky Invitational. 2010-11 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Finished the season with a 17-8 singles record, including a perfect 8-0 mark in league play…was 8-1 at the No. 4 singles slot…won nine straight matches before dropping her final match of the season in the Horizon League Championship…finished her sophomore season tied for 10th on the all-time career wins list at CSU with 39 singles wins…ended the season with a 14-12 doubles record, including a team-best 7-1 mark in league play. 2009-10 // FRESHMAN SEASON Earned second team All-Horizon League honors after leading the team with 22 singles victories, finishing 22-13 overall…was slated at the No. 2 singles slot for most of the season, going 15-9 there…was also 2-0 at the No. 1 position…won the last four singles matches of the season, including a three-set win in the Horizon League semifinals… recorded a 7-1 mark in league singles matches… concluded season with a 15-17 doubles record. HIGH SCHOOL Led team to Florida State championship at American Heritage High School…claimed individual state titles at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles…spent 10th grade at the International Tennis Academy in Delray, Fla. …finished high school career at Scituate High School…won several USTA tournaments during her junior career. PERSONAL Born Jan. 10, 1991…daughter of George and Angela Lazaris…has one sister, Niki…journalism and promotional communications major.

Lazaris’ Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2009-10 22-13 2-0 15-9 --- --- --- --- 7-1 5-4 2010-11 17-8 --- --- --- 8-1 4-2 5-4 8-0 0-1 2011-12 16-20 1-5 10-9 --- --- --- --- 5-3 5-6 Total 55-41 3-5 25-18 --- 8-1 4-2 5-4 20-4 10-11 Lazaris’ Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2009-10 15-17 2-0 8-9 3-4 6-2 2-4 2010-11 14-12 --- 8-5 5-6 7-1 1-1 2010-11 19-15 6-8 3-1 3-1 6-2 7-5 Total 48-44 8-8 19-15 11-11 19-5 10-10

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Mengdi Liu S e n i o r // B e i j i n g , C h i n a 2011-12 // JUNIOR SEASON Posted an 8-5 record on the season playing in limited matches…during the spring season all of her action came at No. 6 singles, earning a 7-3 record…picked up wins in her final five matches…was the lone Viking to notch a victory against No. 66 Indiana, marking a 6-4, 6-4 win at the No. 6 spot. 2010-11 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Finished the season with a 17-6 mark in singles action, including a 5-1 mark in Horizon League play… her 17 wins on the season is tied for 10th on the all-time single season wins list at CSU…was 13-7 in doubles action, playing predominantly at the No. 3 slot (10-4)…ended league play with a 6-2 doubles record. 2009-10 // FRESHMAN SEASON Did not become eligible to play until the end of February, finishing the year with a 9-7 singles mark…played most of her matches at No. 6, going 7-7…was also 2-0 at No. 5 singles…went 6-2 in league singles contests…recorded an 8-7 doubles record, including 7-7 at the No. 3 position with Sanda Bjelan. HIGH SCHOOL Played in ITF matches in high school…competed mostly in Thailand under coach Yue Wang…was rated as a top-20 junior player in China. PERSONAL Born March 19, 1990…daughter of GuangYu and Yi Liu…nickname is Mandy…business administration major.

Liu’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2009-10 9-7 --- --- --- --- 2-0 7-7 6-2 0-0 2010-11 17-6 --- --- --- --- 4-1 4-5 5-1 9-0 2011-12 8-5 --- --- --- --- --- 7-3 0-0 1-2 Total 34-18 --- --- --- --- 6-1 18-15 11-3 10-2 Liu’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2009-10 8-7 --- 1-0 7-7 6-2 --2010-11 13-7 --- 1-0 10-4 6-2 2-3 2011-12 8-7 --- 2-3 3-2 0-0 3-2 Total 29-21 --- 4-3 20-13 12-4 5-5

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Alex Bush J u n i o r // V i e n n a , W . V a . // P a r k e r s b u r g 2011-12 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Ended the year with a 7-6 record after playing a shortened season due to injury…notched a 4-2 record in league matches…won three of her final four contests…teamed with classmate Alex Power to post a team-best 5-1 doubles record in league action at the No. 2 spot. 2010-11 // FRESHMAN SEASON Named to the All-Horizon League second team after posting a team-best 23-10 singles record including a 6-2 mark in league play…was 7-2 at the No. 2 singles slot…won 10 of her last 12 matches, including a stretch of six straight…her 23 wins on the season is tied for third on the all-time single season wins list at CSU…also led the Vikings with a 22-12 mark in doubles action, playing predominantly at the No. 1 position (108)…was named the Horizon League Player of the Week on March 1, 2011 after a pair of doubles victories over Toledo and Western Michigan and a singles win against WMU. HIGH SCHOOL Was the top-ranked high school player coming out of West Virginia…was a four-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net, while working with her private coach, John Barr…named the league Player of the Year as a senior, leading squad to conference and state titles… became the first player in school history to surpass 100 career wins, playing for coach Pam Reeves…led team to state titles as a sophomore and senior, while also winning two individual state titles…was ranked as high as No. 1 in the Midwest and nationally in singles and No. 2 nationally in doubles during her junior career by the U.S. Tennis Association. PERSONAL Born Sept. 30, 1991…daughter of Alfred and Kelly Bush…has one brother, Keegan…pre-physicians assistant major.

Bush’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2010-11 23-10 1-0 7-2 2-0 3-4 2-2 --- 6-2 8-2 2011-12 7-6 --- --- --- 3-2 1-1 1-2 4-2 2-1 Total 30-16 1-0 7-2 2-0 6-6 3-3 1-2 10-4 10-3

Bush’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2010-11 22-12 10-8 5-2 --- 6-2 7-2 2011-12 9-8 --- 6-6 --- 5-1 3-2 Total 31-20 10-8 11-8 --- 11-3 10-4

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Alex Power J u n i o r // P o w e l l , O h i o // O l e n ta n g y L i b e rt y

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2011-12 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Finished the season with a team-best 25-12 singles record, which tied for second all-time on the single season wins list…had a perfect 8-0 mark in league matches, one of just four players to be undefeated in the league…enters her junior season tied for 11th on the CSU career singles wins list with a 41-29 mark…had a stretch of nine consecutive victories before falling in the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament…teamed with classmate Alex Bush to post a team-best 5-1 doubles record in league action at the No. 2 spot…was the Flight 6 Singles champion at the Bowling Green Invitational…captured the C Flight Consolation title at the Martha Thorn Invita-

2010-11 // FRESHMAN SEASON Was 16-17 in singles play on the year, winning 10 of her last 11 matches…went 7-1 during league play, while also posting a 5-0 record at No. 5 singles…finished the season with a 19-15 doubles record, including an 8-6 mark at the No. 1 slot playing with classmate Alex Bush…finished league play with a 6-2 doubles record. HIGH SCHOOL Qualified for the state tournament in each of her four seasons…placed fourth in the state as a senior and was a state quarterfinalist her junior year…selected to all-state first team as a senior and was a second team all-state honoree as a freshman and junior…was undefeated as a junior and senior…served as team captain as a senior. PERSONAL Born May 7, 1992, in Columbus, Ohio…daughter of David and Donita Power… member of high school honor roll…honored by Board of Education for maintaining a GPA above 4.0…participated in Habitat for Humanity in high school…pre-med major.

Power’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2010-11 16-17 --- 0-4 3-5 4-1 5-0 --- 7-1 4-7 2011-12 25-12 --- --- --- 7-6 3-1 6-1 8-0 9-4 Total 41-29 --- 0-4 3-5 11-7 8-1 6-1 15-1 13-11 Power’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2010-11 19-15 8-6 7-3 --- 6-2 4-6 2011-12 16-18 3-6 6-6 1-2 5-3 6-4 Total 35-33 11-12 13-9 1-2 11-5 10-10

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K a r a S h e rw o o d J u n i o r // M e n t o r , O h i o // M e n t o r 2011-12 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Posted a 20-13 singles record on the year, playing the entire spring season at No. 3 singles…went 7-1 during league play, dropping her only match at Detroit…entered the Horizon League Championship on a seven-match win streak…captured the Singles D Draw title at the Kentucky Invitational…named the Horizon League Player of the Week on April 10, 2012 after leading CSU to a pair of victories over Green Bay and Milwaukee. 2010-11 // FRESHMAN SEASON Went 18-17 during singles matches, including a 7-1 record during league play…finished the season on a five-match win streak, while also winning eight of her last nine singles matches… her 18 wins on the season is tied for ninth on the all-time single season wins list at CSU…ended the season with a 14-17 doubles record, playing predominantly at the No. 3 position (7-3)…posted a 6-2 doubles record during league play. HIGH SCHOOL Played first three years at Mentor High School before skipping her senior year to focus on open tournaments…selected as the News Herald’s Player of the Decade…compiled a 77-6 record in high school, playing for coach Joe Morgan…advanced to the Division I state tournament all three years…posted a combined 6-2 record at the state tournament, including a 6-2, 6-0 win in the state title match as a junior…concluded her junior year with a 33-2 record…finished in the top eight of the state tournament as both a freshman and sophomore…was a three-time team MVP, going undefeated in regular season play during her career. PERSONAL Born Jan. 10, 1992 in Mentor, Ohio…daughter of John and Doris Sherwood…has one brother, Scott…biology major.

Sherwood’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2010-11 18-17 --- 3-8 8-4 --- --- --- 7-1 7-5 2011-12 20-13 --- --- 14-9 --- --- --- 7-1 6-4 Total 38-30 --- 3-8 22-13 --- --- --- 14-2 13-9

Sherwood’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2010-11 14-17 1-6 3-1 7-3 6-2 3-7 2011-12 18-18 --- 4-5 9-5 4-2 5-8 Total 32-35 1-6 7-6 16-8 10-4 8-15

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Ellen Folkers Freshman // Groningen, The Netherlands // Belcampo, Rolingcollege Groningen PERSONAL Born May 10, 1994 in Groningen, The Netherlands…daughter of Ale Folkers and Getie Kramer… has one brother, Rob…majoring in health science.

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Brian Etzkin H e a d C o a c h // 11 t h S e a s o n Over the past 10 seasons Brian Etzkin has turned the Cleveland State women’s tennis program into one of the top teams in the Horizon League. Etzkin has guided the Vikings to eight straight winning seasons, and he will be striving for the same level of excellence during his 11th year at the helm of the program. Last season, Etzkin led the Vikings to their second straight appearance in the Horizon League Championship match as CSU entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed for the third straight year. The league championship came on the heels of a regular season in which the Vikings posted a 15-8 record, including a 7-1 mark in league matches. Etzkin became the head coach at CSU in 2002-03, taking over a women’s program that was in dire need of rebuilding. And the change came quickly, as the Vikings won 10 matches during Etzkin’s second year and have finished .500 or better in eight of his 10 seasons. The winningest coach in school history, Etzkin reached an impressive milestone during the 2009-10 season, recording his 100th career victory with the women’s program. Entering the 2012-13 season, Etzkin has an overall record of 138-129 at the helm of the Vikings. As a team, the Vikings reached another impressive milestone during the 2010-11 season, as CSU advanced to the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament for the first time in program history. In 10 seasons, Cleveland State has notched an 11-13 record in the league tournament under Etzkin. Etzkin’s accolades have earned him a pair of Horizon League Coach of the Year awards, as he earned the honor following the 2011 and 2004 seasons. He has also mentored two women’s players to the all-league first team, as Sarah Galon (2004, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07) and Catrine Bjerrehus (2009, ’10, ’11, ’12) earned a spot on the team during all four years of their Viking careers. The Vikings are just as impressive off the court also, as Alex Power and Bjerrehus were both named ITA Scholar-Athletes last year and the women’s team has received ITA All-Academic honors seven out of the past eight seasons. Three Vikings have also been awarded the Horizon League Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award, including Galon who was a twotime recipient (2006, 2007). Charlotte Gibbons (2010) and Morgan Ungerott (2008) also earned the accolade during their time at CSU. Etzkin has also encouraged his players to become community leaders. Over the past 10 years three members of the women’s tennis team have been involved with the Cleveland State Student-Athlete Advisory Council, including current Viking Nicole Janek who is serving as the president this year. During 2006 Galon served as the vice president and Ungerott served as the secretary. In addition, the Vikings have gotten involved in many community service projects over the years, including working at the Cleveland Food Bank and adopting a second grade class at Marion-Sterling Elementary school in downtown Cleveland. At the food bank, the student-athletes do anything from sort and package food to put together boxes that will be sent out to those in need. When the

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Brian Etzkin Vikings visit the elementary school, they assist students with their reading, comprehension and vocabulary skills. Etzkin was born in Cleveland and raised in Wooster, but returned to Northeast Ohio after working as an assistant men’s tennis coach at Michigan State. While with the Spartans, he assisted in every aspect of the program, including serving as recruiting coordinator. He also worked as the assistant tennis professional at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in addition to being the Tennis Director and Head Pro at Walnut Hills Country Club. Prior to working with Michigan State, Etzkin spent two years as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Western Illinois University from 1998-2000. Etzkin also coached the 2002 Midwest Junior Davis Cup team to the national championship in Columbia, S.C. He is an active United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Teaching Pro. Etzkin played college tennis for four years at Southern-Illinois University-Carbondale, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. As a senior in 1998, he received GTE Academic All-American honors and was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference AllAcademic selection. He later returned to school, earning a master’s degree in sport management from Western Illinois in 2000, while serving as a graduate assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Etzkin and his wife, Holly, have one son, Aaron (17 months), and reside in Moreland Hills.

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The Etzkin Coaching File Year W L Pct. 2002-03 2 24 .077 2003-04 10 17 .370 2004-05 14 12 .538 2005-06 18 11 .621 2006-07 15 12 .556 2007-08 18 9 .667 2008-09 17 11 .607 2009-10 15 12 .556 2010-11 13 12 .520 2011-12 16 9 .640 Career 138 129 .517 Horizon League Awards Under Etzkin Player of the Year Sarah Galon (2005) Newcomer of the Year Sarah Galon (2004) First Team All-League Catrine Bjerrehus (2009, ‘10, ‘11, ‘12) Sarah Galon (2004, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07) Second Team All-League Alex Bush (2011), Charlotte Gibbons (2007, ‘09, ‘10), Melissa Holzinger (2008), Maria Lazaris (2010, ‘12), Nicole Janek (2010), Jackie Tabb (2008), Morgan Ungerott (2006) Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award Sarah Galon (2006, ‘07), Charlotte Gibbons (2010), Morgan Ungerott (2008)


Frank Polito I n t e r i m A s s i s ta n t C o a c h // F i r s t S e a s o n Frank Polito, a northeast Ohio native, joins the Cleveland State women’s tennis team as an assistant coach during the 2012-13 season, following 21 successful years in the industry. Polito joins the CSU coaching staff after a six-year stint as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team at Georgia. During his tenure, the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 139-29, won two regular season SEC championships, claimed three SEC tournament titles and advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament three times. Georgia also finished the year ranked in the ITA top-10 five out of his six years. For his efforts with the Bulldogs, Polito was named the 2008 Wilson/ Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, and promoted to associate head coach in September of 2010. Prior to his time in Athens, Polito spent two years as an assistant coach at Kansas (2004-06) and two years in the same position at Ohio State (2001-03). With the Jayhawks, Polito’s coaching and recruiting efforts helped make dramatic improvements on and off the court, culminating with ITA All-Academic Team honors and an ITA No. 59 ranking following the 2006 season. At Ohio State, Polito led the Buckeyes to a combined record of 31-19 and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2002, he was honored as the ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Polito also served as the head coach at Louisiana-Monroe (1999-2001), head coach at Akron (1997-99), assistant coach and interim head coach at Kansas (1996-97), head coach at Sienna Heights (1995) and head coach at Eastern Michigan (1990-95). “Frank is probably one of the top assistant coaches in the country for both men and women. He comes to us with three SEC championship rings and helped get Georgia top recruiting classes during his time there. He has a lot of experience as a coach and I am very excited to have him on the staff and working with the women’s team,” head coach Brian Etzkin said. Polito is a 1990 graduate of Eastern Michigan, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles, and team captain during his senior year. The Lorain, Ohio native earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and film from EMU.

Y annick G oossens S t u d e n t A s s i s ta n t C o a c h // F i r s t S e a s o n Yannick Goossens joins the Cleveland State coaching staff for his first season as a student assistant, following a stellar four-year career in a Viking uniform. Goossens, a three-time All-Horizon League First Team honoree, was an integral part of three league championship teams (2009, 2010, 2011), guiding the Vikings to three NCAA appearances during his time at CSU. During his four seasons as a Viking (2008-2012), Goossens compiled a singles record of 82-58 which currently ranks fourth all-time on the CSU singles wins list. He recorded three 20-win seasons, one of just three Vikings to accomplish the feat. “Yannick joins our coaching staff this year after an historic career as a Viking. He has proven to be a very different coach than player - he is thoughtful and patient and works very well with the team. He has a great eye for the game and has a great passion for tennis and Cleveland State,” head coach Brian Etzkin said. Goossens is currently finishing his undergraduate degree in international business. Following his time at Cleveland State, Goossens plans on trying his hand at professional tennis.

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2011-12 S e a s o n R e v i e w CSU

posted a winning record for the eighth straight season during

2011-12

For the second straight season, head coach Brian Etzkin led the Vikings to the Championship match of the Horizon League Tournament last year, after ending the regular season with a second place finish and a 7-1 league record. CSU’s success started during the fall season, as the Vikings combined for a 33-30 singles record during fall tournaments and an 18-17 doubles record. Three Vikings picked up singles titles during fall tournaments, including Alex Power who claimed two titles. Power was the Flight 6 Singles champion at the Kentucky Invitational and also won the C Flight Consolation bracket at the Martha Thorn Invite. Kara Sherwood and Maria Lazaris also claimed titles during the fall season, Sherwood winning the Singles D Draw at the Kentucky Invitational and Lazaris winning the Singles A Draw Consolation bracket at the same tournament. The Vikings recorded a program first at the ITA Midwest Regional last season, as the doubles team of Catrine Bjerrehus and Lazaris advanced to the Round of 16, becoming the first CSU tandem to do so. The duo posted victories against Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame before being knocked out by a team from Toledo. The Vikings got off to a slow start to open the 2012 spring season, as they entered the fourth week of action with a 2-3 record. CSU went on to win five of its next six matches though, including the program’s first-ever victory against Toledo (Feb. 19). During this stretch the Vikings also had three 7-0 sweeps against Case Western Reserve, Oakland and Dayton. CSU began Horizon League play with an 8-7 record, after picking up just one win against Albany in its final four non-conference matches of the season. The Vikings opened their league schedule with four straight wins, defeating Detroit, Youngstown State, Green Bay and Milwaukee. The lone blemish on their league record came at UIC, as they fell to the league-leading Flames, 5-2. CSU then closed out the regular season with three straight victories, including a pair of sweeps against Valparaiso and Butler. For the third straight year CSU claimed the No. 2 seed in the Horizon League Championship, earning a bye into the semifinals where the Vikings cruised to a 4-0 victory against sixth-seeded Detroit. After advancing to the championship match of the Horizon League tournament for the second time in program history, CSU once again went up against tough competition, facing top-seeded UIC, who had won 15 straight titles. The Flames posted doubles wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots to pick up the first point of the match, and went on to claim three straight singles matches for the 4-0 victory. Bjerrehus and Lazaris were each honored for their work throughout the season, Bjerrehus earning first team all-league honors and Lazaris earning second team all-league honors.

2011-12 S e a s o n R e v i e w / /

2011-12 Team Results Date Opponent Score Sept. 16-17 BGSU Invitational NTS Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Kentucky Invitational NTS Oct. 7-9 Martha Thorn Invitational NTS Oct. 20-22 ITA Midwest Regional NTS Jan. 21 at Depaul L, 0-7 Feb. 3 at IPFW W, 4-3 Feb. 4 at Michigan State L, 2-5 Feb. 10 XAVIER W, 4-3 Feb. 12 AKRON L, 0-7 Feb. 17 at Ball State W, 5-2 Feb. 19 TOLEDO W, 4-3 CASE W, 7-0 Feb. 25 BOWLING GREEN L, 2-5 OAKLAND W, 7-0 March 3 at Dayton W, 7-0 March 4 at No. 66 Indiana L, 1-6 March 13 at Embry-Riddle L, 3-6 March 14 at Florida Atlantic L, 3-4 March 15 vs. Albany W, 4-3 March 23 at Detroit * W, 4-3 March 31 YOUNGSTOWN STATE * W, 5-2 April 6 GREEN BAY * W, 6-1 April 7 MILWAUKEE * W, 6-1 April 14 at UIC * L, 2-5 April 15 at Valparaiso * W, 7-0 April 21 BUTLER * W, 7-0 April 22 WRIGHT STATE * W, 6-1 April 28 vs. Detroit ! W, 4-0 April 29 vs. UIC # L, 0-4 All Home Matches in BOLD * Horizon League Match ! Horizon League Semifinal # Horizon League Championship


2011-12 O v e r a ll S tat i s t i c s Three Vikings

posted

20

or more singles wins last season

2011-12 Women’s Statistics & Results 16-9 Overall Combined Individual Singles Records

Overall 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Tour. BJERREHUS, Catrine 16-20 9-9 2-4 --- --- --- --- 5-7 BUSH, Alex 7-6 --- --- --- 3-2 1-1 1-2 2-1 JANEK, Nicole 24-11 --- --- --- 5-1 14-4 --- 5-6 LAZARIS, Maria 16-20 1-5 10-9 --- --- --- --- 5-6 LIU, Mengdi 8-5 --- --- --- --- --- 7-3 1-2 POWER, Alex 25-12 --- --- --- 7-6 3-1 6-1 9-4 SHERWOOD, Kara 20-13 --- --- 14-9 --- --- --- 6-4 TEAM TOTAL 120-87 10-13 12-13 14-9 15-9 18-6 18-6 33-30

Bjerrehus/Janek Lazaris/Sherwood Liu/Power Bjerrehus/Lazaris Janek/Sherwood Bush/Power Bjerrehus/Power Liu/Sherwood Janek/Lazaris TEAM TOTAL

Combined Doubles Records Overall 1st 2nd 3rd Tour. 2-1 --- --- --- 2-1 2-1 --- --- --- 2-1 4-4 --- --- 1-2 3-2 11-12 6-8 --- --- 5-4 12-14 --- 2-2 7-5 3-7 9-8 --- 6-6 --- 3-2 3-6 3-6 --- --- 0-0 4-3 --- 2-3 2-0 0-0 6-2 --- 3-1 3-1 0-0 57-51 9-14 13-12 17-8 18-17

2011-12 H orizon L eague S tatistics CSU

p o s t e d s e v e n l e a g u e w i n s f o r t h e t h i r d t i m e i n p r o g r a m h i s t o ry d u r i n g

2012

2011-12 Women’s Statistics & Results 7-1 Horizon League Overall BJERREHUS, Catrine 5-3 BUSH, Alex 4-2 JANEK, Nicole 6-2 LAZARIS, Maria 5-3 POWER, Alex 8-0 SHERWOOD, Kara 7-1 TEAM TOTAL 37-11

Individual Singles Records 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 5-3 --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- 3-2 1-0 ----- --- --- 2-1 4-1 ----- 5-3 --- --- --- ----- --- --- --- 2-0 6-0 --- --- 7-1 --- --- --5-3 5-3 7-1 5-3 7-1 8-0

Bjerrehus/Power Janek/Lazaris Bjerrehus/Lazaris Bush/Power Janek/Sherwood TEAM TOTAL

Doubles Records Overall 1st 2nd 3rd 0-2 0-2 --- --1-1 --- 1-1 --5-1 5-1 --- --5-1 --- 5-1 --4-2 --- --- 4-2 19-5 6-2 7-1 6-2

// 2011-12 S tat i s t i cs


2012 H o r i z o n L e a g u e CSU

a d va n c e d t o t h e

C h a m p i o n s h i p M at c h

for the second straight year

Horizon League Championship Results First Round (6) Detroit 4, (3) Milwaukee 3 (4) Butler 4, (5) Wright State 3 Semifinals (2) Cleveland State 4, (6) Detroit 0 (1) UIC 4, (4) Butler 0 Championship (1) UIC 4, (2) Cleveland State 0

Bjerrehus

Lazaris

Player of the Year Mariya Kovaleva, UIC Newcomer of the Year Marta Burak, Youngstown State Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award Morgan Weuve, Green Bay Coach of the Year Sean McInerney, Milwaukee

Etzkin

First Team All-Horizon League Mariya Kovaleva, UIC Maddy Soule, Milwaukee Marta Burak, Youngstown State Teona Tsertsvadze, UIC Caroline Hedrick, Butler Catrine Bjerrehus, Cleveland State

2012 H o r i z o n L e a g u e C h a m p i o n s h i p //

Final Women’s Standings Overall League W L W L UIC 18 4 8 0 Cleveland State 16 9 7 1 Milwaukee 13 9 6 2 Butler 9 15 5 3 Wright State 10 13 4 4 Detroit 7 13 3 5 Green Bay 3 12 2 6 Youngstown State 1 17 1 7 Valparaiso 4 16 0 8

Second Team All-Horizon League Maria Lazaris, Cleveland State Haley Craig, UIC Elisa Simonetti, UIC Lauren Hankle, Youngstown State Chelsea Bailey, Milwaukee Stephanie McLoughlin, Butler


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l e t t e rw i n n e r s r e t u r n f o r t h e

-B-

Sanda Bjelan................ 08, 09, 10, 11 Catrine Bjerrehus........ 09, 10, 11, 12 Kristen Blayney.......... 91, 92, 93, 94 Sandra Benevidez......................... 94 Rebekah Bicksler........ 02, 03, 04, 05 Barbara Bobic................................ 01 Liz Bobic.................................. 98, 99 Betty Borowski.............................. 79 Tammy Bridges............................. 84 Sabah Bryant................................. 94 Alex Bush................................ 11, 12 Pamela Byrne.......................... 83, 84

-C-

Marcella Capozziello............. 04, 05 Brandy Cera................ 98, 99, 00, 01 Amanda Cerny....................... 03, 04 Kristin Chamberlain.............. 06, 07 Hyun Chong..................... 80, 81, 82 Im Sook Chong............................. 84 Ransook Chong...................... 81, 82 Sook Chong............................. 79, 80 Vickie Clark....................... 95, 96, 97 Marianne Corrao.......................... 85 Adrianne Costanzo.... 97, 98, 99, 00 Sharon Currier............ 85, 86, 87, 88 Barb Cvelbar................................. 97

-D-

Carlotta Davis............................... 83 Vicki Dezman................................ 95 Molly Drake............................ 09, 10 Iris Drier.................................. 96, 97 Darvelle Dunn........................ 92, 93

-E-

Bridget Ebenger............................ 94

-F-

Mary Finnegan........... 81, 82, 83, 84 Therese Finnegan......................... 87 Pat Finnegan................................. 83 Lisa Fiske....................................... 84 Eileen Forrey................................. 83 Joanne French............................... 81

-G-

Mary Kay Gallagher.................... 92 Sarah Galon................. 04, 05, 06, 07 Sterrin Gefert................................ 00 Nora Gerson............................ 96, 97 Charlotte Gibbons...... 07, 08, 09, 10 Joye Gulley.................................... 79

-J-

Nicole Janek..................... 10, 11, 12 Erin Johnson...................... 00, 01, 02

2012-13

-K-

season

Varsity “C� Most Outstanding Player

-T-

Rachel Kasunic....................... 98, 99 Meghan Kellogg........................... 01 Colleen Kenney...................... 91, 92 Eugenia Kern.............. 94, 95, 96, 97 Karen Kinkopf.............................. 88 Shannon Kraustok........................ 93 Gigi Kuper..................................... 89 Kelly Kuper................................... 92 Niki Kuper........................ 89, 91, 92

Jackie Tabb............................... 08, 09 Edith Tait....................................... 79 Jeannette Thompson.................... 83 Margaret Tletski............... 85, 87, 88 Kim Trevis..................................... 84

-L-

Denise Vlna....................... 82, 83, 84 Christine Vogelgesang... 05, 06, 07, 08

Kendra Lamb................................ 95 Maria Lazaris.................... 10, 11, 12 Kim Lewis............................... 89, 91 Mengdi Liu....................... 10, 11, 12

-M-

Eva Maliniak........................... 98, 99 Ivona Maric................................... 03 Fatima Martin................... 00, 01, 02 Mary McGinty.................. 83, 84, 85 Lori McGrath................................ 83 Denisa Muntean......... 07, 08, 09, 10 Jenn Myers.................. 05, 06, 07, 08

-U-

Morgan Ungerott........ 04, 05, 06, 07

-V-

-W-

Michelle Wade.................. 85, 86, 87 Diane Warns...................... 86, 87, 88 Jinny Welch................................... 95 Cheryl White................................. 95 Diedre White................................. 02 Betty Wolfe.............................. 79, 80

-Y-

Minako Yamamoto................. 80, 81

-Z-

-N-

Irene Zawadiwsky..... 79, 80, 81, 82 Luba Zawadiwsky..... 81, 82, 83, 84

-O-

Bold indicates returning letterwinners

Rebecca Nabert............................. 96 Rebecca Orlowski......................... 96

-P-

Chrystyna Pawluk....................... 83 Alex Power............................. 11, 12 Carol Prince................................... 85

-R-

Paulina Retes........................... 03, 04 Lisa Russica............................. 86, 88

-S-

Jenn Myers was a four-time letterwinner for the Vikings, playing at Cleveland State from 2005 through 2008.

1979................Betty Borowski 1980................... Nancy Sypek 1981..........Irene Zawadiwsky 1982................... Hyun Chong 1983..................... Denise Vlna 1984..................... Denise Vlna 1985............... Margret Tletski 1986................ Michelle Wade 1987................ Michelle Wade 1988................ Sharon Currier 1990-91..................Niki Kuper 1991-92......... Kristen Blayney 1992-93......... Kristen Blayney 1993-94......... Kristen Blayney 1994-95............. Eugenia Kern 1995-96............. Eugenia Kern 1996-97... Adrienne Costanzo 1997-98............... Brandy Cera 1998-99............... Brandy Cera 1999-00............... Brandy Cera 2000-01....... Irina Strembitsky 2001-02........... Fatima Marton 2002-03.............Paulina Reyes 2003-04................Sarah Galon 2004-05................Sarah Galon 2005-06................Sarah Galon 2006-07................Sarah Galon 2007-08............... Sanda Bjelan 2008-09.......Catrine Bjerrehus 2009-10.......Catrine Bjerrehus 2010-11....................Alex Bush 2011-12................. Alex Power

Francis Schmidt................ 89, 91, 92 Andrea Sedlay........................ 98, 99 Leslie Sebastian................ 86, 88, 89 Lindsay Sellers............ 05, 06, 07, 08 Diana Serafini............................... 01 Audrey Shade............. 00, 01, 02, 03 Charlene Shaft.............................. 93 Katie Shears................................... 03 Kara Sherwood...................... 11, 12 Krista Shoaff.................................. 94 Julie Stephin............................ 89, 91 Jenni Stevins.................................. 95 Debbie Stieber......................... 98, 99 Irina Strembitsky.......................... 02 Mandy Sweeney........................... 03 Nancy Sypek................................. 80

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R e c o r d s & H i s t o ry Year-By-Year Results Year W L Coach 1979-80 0 8 Jane Pease 1980-81 6 3 Susan Ziegler 1981-82 5 5 Susan Ziegler 1982-83 7 3 Susan Ziegler 1983-84 10 2 Sheryl Smith 1984-85 2 4 Sheryl Smith 1985-86 7 2 Sheryl Smith 1986-87 4 7 Robert Malaga 1987-88 5 12 Robert Malaga 1988-89 1 5 Robert Malaga 1989-90 0 10 John Bondea 1990-91 0 7 John Bondea 1991-92 0 10 Charles Mosley 1992-93 0 14 Charles Mosley 1993-94 2 11 Charles Mosley 1994-95 0 11 Charles Mosley 1995-96 0 10 Rick Kroboth 1996-97 2 14 Kroboth/Heilbron 1997-98 4 22 Teresa Baker 1998-99 5 21 Teresa Baker 1999-00 7 16 Teresa Baker 2000-01 5 17 Teresa Baker 2001-02 7 19 Sandy Geringer 2002-03 2 24 Brian Etzkin 2003-04 10 17 Brian Etzkin 2004-05 14 12 Brian Etzkin 2005-06 18 11 Brian Etzkin 2006-07 15 12 Brian Etzkin 2007-08 18 9 Brian Etzkin 2008-09 17 11 Brian Etzkin 2009-10 15 12 Brian Etzkin 2010-11 13 12 Brian Etzkin 2011-12 16 9 Brian Etzkin Overall 217 362 29 years

E leven V ikings

have earned first or second team honors

All-League Honorees Player of the Year

Sarah Galon.....................................2005 Newcomer of the Year

Sarah Galon.....................................2004 Irina Strembitsky............................2001 Coach of the Year

Brian Etzkin........................... 2004, 2011 Teresa Baker....................................2001 First Team

Catrine Bjerrehus....2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Sarah Galon.......2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Irina Strembitsky............................2001

Records & History //

G i bb o n s

Second Team

Alex Bush........................................ 2011 Melissa Holzinger..........................2008 Jackie Tabb.......................................2008 Charlotte Gibbons......2007, 2009, 2010 Nicole Janek....................................2010 Maria Lazaris........................2010, 2012 Fatima Martin.................................2002 Morgan Ungerott............................2006 Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award

Sarah Galon...........................2006, 2007 Charlotte Gibbons..........................2010 Morgan Ungerott............................2008

Women’s All-Time Tournament Finishes Horizon League 2011-12..................... 2nd of 6 2010-11..................... 2nd of 6 2009-10...................... 3rd of 6 2008-09...................... 5th of 8 2007-08...................... 4th of 8 2006-07...................... 3rd of 8 2005-06...................... 5th of 8 2004-05...................... 5th of 8 2003-04...................... 4th of 8 2002-03...................... 8th of 8

Galon

2001-02...................... 7th of 8 2000-01...................... 5th of 7 1999-00...................... 7th of 7 1998-99...................... 6th of 7 1997-98...................... 6th of 7 1996-97...................... 7th of 8 1995-96...................... 8th of 8 1994-95...................Not Held 1993-94.................. 10th of 10

Mid-Continent Conference 1992-93.................. 10th of 10 North Star Conference 1991-92...................... 7th of 7 1990-91...................... 8th of 8 1989-90...................... 8th of 8

Ungerott


R e c o r d s & H i s t o ry T welve V ikings

have won at least

20

matches in a season throughout their careers

Most Singles Wins - Season 1. Denisa Muntean (2007-08)...........................................26-9 2. Sarah Galon (2006-07)................................................ 25-11 Sanda Bjelan (2007-08)............................................... 25-11 Alex Power (2011-12).................................................25-12 5. Nicole Janek (2011-12)................................................ 24-11 6. Jenn Myers (2005-06).................................................. 23-11 Sanda Bjelan (2008-09)...............................................23-12 Alex Bush (2010-11)....................................................23-10 9. Maria Lazaris (2009-10).............................................22-13 Myra Pepino (2008-09)...............................................22-14 Most Singles Wins - Career 1. Sarah Galon (2003-07)................................................79-48 2. Charlotte Gibbons (2006-10).....................................72-52 3. Sanda Bjelan (2007-11)...............................................71-46 4. Catrine Bjerrehus (2008-12).......................................62-76 5. Jenn Myers (2004-08)..................................................57-34 6. Maria Lazaris (2009-pr.).............................................55-41 7. Nicole Janek (2009-pr.)...............................................54-39 8. Denisa Muntean (2006-10).........................................51-35 9. Morgan Ungerott (2003-08).......................................46-51 10. Brandy Cera (1997-00)................................................45-41 Most Doubles Wins - Season 1. Sarah Galon/Morgan Ungerott (2005-06).................22-8 2. Sanda Bjelan/Myra Pepino (2008-09)........................19-6 Catrine Bjerrehus/Charlotte Gibbons (2009-10)......19-8 Melissa Holzinger/Jackie Tabb (2008-09)...............19-10 5. Jenn Myers/Christine Vogelgesang (2005-06)..........18-8 Sarah Galon/Morgan Ungerott (2003-04)...............18-10 7. Catrine Bjerrehus/Charlotte Gibbons (2008-09)....17-15 8. Sarah Galon/Morgan Ungerott (2004-05).................16-8

Best Season Winning Percentage - Singles .......................................... .742 by Denisa Muntean (2007-08) Best Season Winning Percentage - Doubles ................. .733 by Sarah Galon/Morgan Ungerott (2006-07) ............. .733 by Kristin Chamberlain/Jenn Myers (2006-07) Best Career Winning Percentage - Singles .................................................... .626 by Jenn Myers (2004-08) Best Career Winning Percentage - Doubles ................. .688 by Sarah Galon/Morgan Ungerott (2003-06) 2005-06 T e a m

Team Records Most Wins ...................................................... 18 in 2005-06

20 - Win Club // Singles 2012 2012 2012 2011 2010 2009 2009

Alex Power.................25 Nicole Janek...............24 Kara Sherwood..........20 Alex Bush...................23 Maria Lazaris.............22 Sanda Bjelan...............23 Catrine Bjerrehus......23

2009 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006

Myra Pepino..............22 Denisa Muntean........26 Sanda Bjelan...............25 Charlotte Gibbons.....23 Sarah Galon................25 Charlotte Gibbons.....20 Jenn Myers.................23

Best Winning Percentage ....................................... .833 in 1983-84 (10-2) Most Conference Wins .......................7 in 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12 Highest Conference Regular Season Finish ..................2nd in 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12 Highest Conference Tournament Finish ................................. 2nd in 2010-11 & 2011-12

// R e c o r d s & H i s t o r y


2012-13 D o n o r s T he V ikings

would like to thank the following donors for their support during

Michael & Julie Althans Al Andrews Todd Ashdown Bob Barker Susan Batal Christine Bernier Jordan Beuhler Shaheen Bhanji Henrik & Helle Bjerrehus Tom & Helen Boggs Lauren Boone Ed Brunner Janet Bury Kenny & Kelly Bush John Clark Mark Cleaver Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. Michael & Lori Constantino Carol Castanzo Mike Crider Dan DiBattiste Dona Dorazio Drellishak’s Auto Center Teri Ianni Driscoll Mike Durr Jane Elias Allan & Joanne Etzkin Brian & Holly Etzkin Jerome & Ann Faist Bobby Ford

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Steve & Michelle Kuri Lorenzo Lalli Winnie Lane Angela Lazaris Keith Liston Mr. & Mrs. Luckhaupt Jennifer Madachik Jay Madorsky Bob Malaga Mitch Marks Frank Marsillio Kevin Mayeux Adam Mercurio Mike Miller Paul & Cindy Moffat Jill & Cornell Munteanu North Olmstead Education Assoc. Jeff & Lisa Oberndorfer Cheryl Opperman Steve Pappas Adam Perkins William & Marcia Perry Rick Petcher Danny Popescu David & Donita Power Kathy Power David Reeves Jordan & Jen Reynolds William & Colleen Reynolds Ursula & Ed Ribinskas

2012-13

Bob & Carol Richardson Erik & Marnie Schultz Audrey Shade Doris Sherwood Dan Singer Theresa Smith Aris Spirtos Nick Spirtos David & Kathleen Stuart Steve & Linda Sulc Mandy Sweeney Anita & Rob Tabb Jay Tee Morgan Ungerott Eugene van der Vloet Nate Veselenak Robert & Holly Vilsack Christine Vogelgesang Sean Wallace Rob Weil Lenny & Kathy Weiss Craig & Chris Willing Keith & Alison Wipprecht Steven Wipprecht Mark Worford Weifan Zheng Marlies Zuelke


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C L E V E L A N D

Alex Bush

Junior//Vienna, W. Va.

Maria Lazaris

Senior//Scituate, Mass.

Kara S h e rw o o d

Junior//Mentor, Ohio

S T A T E

E ll e n

Folkers

Freshman//The Netherlands

Mengdi Liu

Senior//Beijing, China

Brian Etzkin

Head Coach//11th Year

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T E N N I S

Nicole Janek

Senior//Clarkston, Mich.

Alex

Power Junior//Powell, Ohio

Frank Polito

Int. Asst. Coach//1st Year


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