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2011-12 YEAR BOOK

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Nick Mueller brings a lot of momentum into his second season as head coach of the University of Evansville tennis program in 2011-12. As a firstyear head coach, Mueller led the Aces to a third place tie in the Missouri Valley Conference regular season standings, and a number four seed in the State Farm MVC Tournament. Both were UE’s highest rankings since the Aces joined the MVC in 1995. The Aces also earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award for the 14th consecutive season, compiling a team grade point

“Work ethic, commitment, and a desire to become a better and smarter player are what our program is all about,” says Mueller, who came to Evansville from Virginia Tech, where he was assistant coach and helped make the Hokies an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Top 50 Team for three consecutive seasons. Mueller is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he was team captain for three seasons and played number one singles for two years. Mueller assisted with the nationally ranked William & Mary women’s tennis team in the spring of 2002. He served as volunteer assistant women’s tennis coach at WisconsinMadison in 2002-03, and then spent nearly three years as assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. before taking the Virginia Tech coaching position in 2007. The Hokies were ranked as high as 37th nationally by the ITA in 2009. Virginia Tech earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award each of the past two seasons.

2010-11: Finished third in Flight 3 singles, and went 2-1 in Flight 3 doubles with partner Kelsey Costales at the Memphis Fall Tournament...went 1-1 in both Flight 3 singles and Flight 3 doubles at the IPFW Invitational...won Flight 3 doubles with partner Carolyn Caire and finished fifth in Flight 3 singles at the MVC Individual Championships... finished with a 5-3 singles and 5-2 doubles record for the fall...compiled a 12-5 singles record in the spring, including 3-3 at #2 and 9-2 at record was second best on the team behind Kate Chybowski’s 17-3...won the deciding match that gave UE 4-3 win over Illinois State and gave Aces third place in final standings, UE’s highest finish ever in MVC...compiled a 9-8 doubles record in the spring, including 9-6 at #2 with Pin Sorensen. 2009-10: Compiled the fourth best overall singles record in the Missouri Valley Conference at 15-4 (.789)...4-1 at number four singles, 11-3 at number five...teamed with Carolyn Caire to win 11 of 14 matches at number three doubles in the spring...won Flight 3 singles at the Aces Fall Classic with a three-set win over teammate Ashton Schwerin...went 2-1 at the MVC Individual Championships at Flight 4 singles...posted a 6-3 singles record and 6-5 doubles record for the fall. Background: Transferred to UE after spending one season at Indiana State University, where she appeared in 12 matches for the ISU, was given the nickname ‘Weight Room Warrior’...three-time national champion for Serbia and played for the national team for two years...from ages 10-16 she was ranked either first or second in her country. Personal: Aleksandra Dzakula...daughter of Dusan and Jelena Dzakula...has one younger brother, Uros...majoring in Elementary Education. Why UE? “Because UE is a smaller, private school, it would be a friendly atmosphere. Also because of UE’s outstanding academic reputation.”

2010-11: Finished third at number one doubles with partner Kate Chybowski and went 1-2 in Flight 2 singles at the Memphis Fall Tournament...won Flight 2 singles and number one doubles at the IPFW Invitational... finished second in Flight 2 singles and fourth in Flight 1 doubles at the MVC Individual Championships... went 0-1 in doubles and 1-2 in singles at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Tournament...finished the fall with an overall singles record of 7-5 and doubles record of 6-4....overcame an injury to end up 8-6 in the spring in singles, going 7-5 at #2 and 1-1 at #3...teamed with Kate Chybowski in the spring to produce a 10-6 doubles record at #1. 2009-10: Moved up to number two singles, and teamed with Kate Chybowski to post an 11-7 record at number one doubles...finished with a 2-5 mark in Missouri Valley Conference matches at number two singles... won Flight 2 singles at the Aces Fall Classic and IPFW Invitational...partnered with Chybowski to capture the Flight A doubles titles at the Aces Fall Classic and IPFW Invitational and finished third at the MVC Individual Championships...went 1-1 in both singles and doubles, advancing to the round of 16 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in doubles...finished the fall season with a 10-4 singles record and 8-4 doubles record. 2008-09: Finished 2-1 in singles at the Aces Fall Classic, falling in the semifinals in Flight B...advanced to the final match in Flight A doubles...was the runner-up in the Flight 2 singles at the IPFW Tournament...competed with Kate Chybowski in doubles at the ITA Midwest Regional…tied for the team lead with a 15-5 record at No. 3 singles…went 14-3 at No. 1 doubles…won 13-straight matches, including conference wins over Southern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Drake and Creighton…went 5-3 in conference matches. High School: Ranked in the Top 10 in the state of South Australia...named the Tennis South Australia Women’s Premier League Player of the Year runner-up in 2005-06...won the Geelong Junior Grasscourt 18 & Under singles championship...finished second in the 2006 Hellenic Tennis Junior Championships...helped the Marryatville High School tennis program earn runner-up status at the 2006 Australian National Schools Challenge... member of the Marryatville squad which earned “Team of the Year” honors from the Messenger Youth Sports Awards in both 2004 and 2005. Personal: Theadora Kotsiou...born in Australia...daughter of Bill and Mary Kotsiou...has a twin sister, Sophia and an older sister, Eleni...majoring in Sport Management. Why UE? “Choosing UE gave me the great opportunity to broaden my academic and athletic horizons. I am so excited to learn and share new experiences with my team, coaching staff, students, and teachers.”

2010-11: Went 1-1 at Flight 7 singles at the Memphis Fall Tournament...finished second in Flight 8 singles with a record of 2-1 at the IPFW Invitational... finished seventh in Flight seven singles at the MVC Individual Championships...had an overall fall record of 5-3...compiled a 5-3 singles record in the spring, including 5-2 at #6...had a 4-8 doubles record with four different partners...2-4 at #3 with Carolyn Caire, 2-2 at #3 with Kelsey Costales, 0-1 at #2 with Kate Chybowski and 0-1 with Ashton Schwerin at #3. Fall 2009: Won Flight 6 singles at the IPFW Invitational...went 2-0 at Aces Fall Classic in Flight 7 singles...posted a 2-1 record at the Michigan State Invitational Flight 7 singles...had a fall record of 7-3 in singles and in 4-4 doubles. Background: Spent one year at Olivet Nazarene University... three-time letterwinner in tennis at Ursuline Academy and team Most Valuable Player her sophomore and junior seasons...due to injury she was forced to sit out her senior year...chosen Rookie of the Year after her freshman campaign. Personal: Jessica Lynn Raatz....daughter of Don and Mary Raatz...majoring in Exercise Science. Why UE? “I came to UE because I loved the college atmosphere, challenging academics and wanted the opportunity to play Division I tennis in the Missouri Valley Conference.�

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2010-11: The only newcomer on the 2010-11 squad...went 2-1 in Flight 3 doubles with partner Aleksandra Dzakula at the Memphis Fall Tournament...finished 1-1 at Flight 7 singles at the IPFW Invitational...finished the fall with an overall record of 1-4 in singles and 2-1 in doubles...compiled a 2-2 record in singles in the spring, going 1-0 at #5 and 1-2 at #6...wins came against Creighton and Southern Indiana...compiled a 4-3 doubles record in the spring, including 2-2 with Jessica Raatz at #2 and 2-1 with Ashton Schwerin at #3...doubles wins came against IUPUI, Creighton, Southern Indiana, and Southern Illinois in the MVC Tourna-

High School: Graduated with high honors from Woodrow Wilson Classical High School...ranked 45th in Southern California Girls’ 16s...reached round of 16 in California Bowl, round of 32 in Southern Cal Junior Sectional Championships, round of 32 in USTA International Spring Championships. Personal: Kelsey Lauren Costales...born in Long Beach, California...daughter of Dean Costales and Summer Ellison...has an older sister, Chloe, and younger brother, Sebastian...hobbies include photography, cooking and dance...expects to major in communications. Why UE? “UE has a beautiful campus and a wonderful atmosphere. I knew coming to UE was the right choice for becoming a successful person in multiple areas of life.”

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in tennis and track at CaseyWestfield...named team captain and MVP in both junior and senior campaigns...won sectionals as a sophomore before finishing second as a junior and senior. Personal: Kelsey Edens...born in Mattoon, Ill. where she attended CaseyWestfield High School...daughter of Kurt and Brenda Edens...has two older brothers (Weston and Michael)...majoring in biology. Why UE? “I chose UE because I loved the environment. It felt like a home away from home and it has a great academic reputation.”

High School: Had an extremely successful high school career, going undefeated in all four years in district competition...was a finalist in TAPPS 3A state competition in all four seasons of competition...was ranked in the top 40 in the 18 division in the state of Texas. Personal: Gabrielle Fifer...born in Friendswood, Texas...daughter of Frank and Diane Fifer...has an older brother (Andrew) who plays professional hockey...majoring in mechanical engineering. Why UE? “Because of the successful tennis program and the mechanical engineering program.”

High School: Was named MVP in sophomore through senior years at Ed W. Clark High School...won state doubles title with sister Iesha as a freshman while beein ranked in the top 14 in the nation...won Eazster Circuit in the Girl’s 14 and under...placed third at Snowball Sectionals in the Girl’s 18’s...lost in the finals of a Supernationals in doubles with older sister. Personal: Natasha James...daughter of Michael and Carol James...has an older sister, Iesha...native of Las a Chemistry/Pre-med major. Why UE? “When I came on my visit, I fell in love with UE right away. The team was great and the entire atmosphere on campus was exactly what I was looking for.”

High School: Played tennis in native Serbia, participating in several tournaments taking a first, three second and four third place 2009 was ranked around 1,000 on ITF List, received first ITF points in international tournaments. Personal: Mina Milovic...native of Belgrade, Serbia and attended Ginnazija Lazarevac...daughter of Dragan and Mirjana Milovic and has a younger sister (Dina)...major is economics. Why UE? “UE has a beautiful campus and a great atmosphere with the tennis team.”

High School: Earned four varsity letters in tennis at Parkway South... named MVC in junior and senior seasons...won districts three years in a row before placing second as a senior. Personal: Emily Richardson...born in St. Louis, Mo. where she graduated from Parkway South High...daughter of Paul and Kari Richardson...has two older sisters (Elyse and Laura)...major is undeclared. Why UE? “I liked the campus and it has a lot of majors for me to choose from.�

2010 2005 2004 1998 1995 1990

IDA M. STEILER AWARD (UE Female Athlete Of the Year) Kate Chybowski Jessica Jetton Jessica Jetton Karen Black Eileen Mortensen Shannon Cook

2010 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2000 1999 1998 1997

ALL-CONFERENCE Missouri Valley Conference Kate Chybowski Kate Chybowski Brittany Brown Jessica Jetton Jessica Jetton Jessica Jetton Margo Stevenson Karen Black Karen Black Karen Black

1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1986 1986 1986 1986

Midwestern Collegiate Conference Shannon Cook (singles, doubles) Sara Wannemuehler (singles, doubles) Jennifer Docke (doubles) Dana Graczyk (doubles) Jane Lindow (doubles) Wendy Wilson (doubles) Shannon Cook (doubles) Susie Owen (singles) Jane Lindow (singles) Dana Graczyk (singles, doubles)

09-10 04-05 97-98 96-97

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Kate Chybowski Jessica Jetton Karen Black Karen Black

MVC COMMISSIONER’S ACEDEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD 09-10 Kate Chybowski, Payl Sharma 08-09 Kate Chybowski, Stephanie Miller 07-08 Sara Wilhoite 04-05 Jessica Jetton 03-04 Jessica Jetton 00-01 Brandee Fox 99-00 Rhonda Place, Brandee Fox 98-99 Karen Black 97-98 Karen Black 96-97 Karen Black 95-96 Beth Understahl 94-95 Beth Understahl, Amy Binder ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE

Missouri Valley Conference 09-10 Kate Chybowski, Aleks Dzakula 08-09 Kate Chybowski, Ashton Schwerin, Stephanie Miller, Allie Cox (HM) 07-08 Stephanie Mills, Sara Wilhoite 06-07 Beth Peyton 05-06 Emily Krodel, Beth Peyton 04-05 Jessica Jetton 03-04 Jessica Jetton 02-03 Jessica Jetton, Brooke Hoener (HM) 01-02 Brandee Fox, Natalie Tessier 00-01 Brandee Fox, Natalie Tessier 99-00 Margo Stevenson, Brandee Fox 98-99 Karen Black, Angela Sabella 97-98 Karen Black, Amanda Fox, Angela Sabella, Margy Schnakenburg 96-97 Karen Black, Katie Bennett (HM), Danielle Kellerman (HM), Margy Schnakenburg (HM) 95-96 Beth Understahl, Margy Schnakenburg 94-95 Amy Binder, Jennifer Understahl

03-04 Elizabeth Hedde, Amanda Horton, Jessica Jetton, Erica Baas, Emily Krodel, Rachel Tessier, Beth Peyton 02-03 Jessica Jetton, Elizabeth Hedde, Brooke Hoener, Rachel Tessier, Jessica Schwartz, Erica Baas, Amanda Horton 00-01 Erin Beck, Leslie Coleman, Brandee Fox, Natalie Tessier 99-00 Margo Stevenson 98-99 Karen Black, Angela Sabella 97-98 Karen Black 95-96 Beth Understahl 94-95 Amy Binder, Jennifer Understahl 93-94 Amy Binder, Stephanie Sawyer, Danielle Blessinger 92-93 Danielle Blessinger 91-92 Julie DeMorrow 90-91 Julie DeMorrow 89-90 Shannon Cook 88-89 Shannon Cook 85-86 Mary Longstaff 84-85 Mary Longstaff

Midwestern Collegiate Conference 93-94 Jennifer Understahl, Amy Binder, Danielle Blessinger, Stephanie Sawyer, Cassi Cox, Beth Understahl 92-93 Amy Binder, Elizabeth Potts, Stephanie Sawyer, Jennifer Understahl, Danielle Blessinger 91-92 Julie DeMorrow, Danielle Blessinger, Paige Porter, Stephanie Sawyer 90-91 Julie DeMorrow 89-90 Shannon Cook, Amy Johnson, Julie DeMorrow 88-89 Shannon Cook 87-88 Shannon Cook

TEAM AWARDS ITA ALL-AMERICAN ACADEMIC TEAM 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Midwestern Collegiate Conference 1987-88, 1986-87 NCAA PUBLIC RECOGNITION AWARD 2006, 2007

85-86 84-85

North Star Conference Mary Longstaff Mary Longstaff

ITA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR ATHLETE 09-10 Kate Chybowski, Ashton Schwerin, Payal Sharma, Aleks Dzakula 08-09 Kate Chybowski, Ashton Schwerin, Payal Sharma, Stephanie Mills 07-08 Kate Chybowski, Susan Elliott, Stephanie Mills, Sara Wilhoite 06-07 Allie Cox, Lisa Kawamoto, Stephanie Mills, Beth Peyton, Sara Wilhoite 05-06 Emily Krodel, Beth Peyton, Sara Wilhoite, Stephanie Mills, Anna Krodel 04-05 Erica Baas, Jessica Jetton, Emily Krodel, Charly Kraft, Beth Peyton

UE SINGLE SEASON RECORDS 29 27 26 24 23 22

SINGLES VICTORIES Karen Black Margy Schnakenburg Kate Chybowski Karen Black Karen Black Jessica Jetton Kate Chybowski Brittany Brown Julie DeMorrow Jessica Jetton Kate Chybowski Margo Stevenson Susie Owen Wendy Wilson

1997-98 1994-95 2009-10 1998-99 1996-97 2003-04 2007-08 2006-07 1989-90 2004-05 2008-09 1999-00 1985-89 1984-85

27 23 22 21

DOUBLES VICTORIES Beth Peyton Brittany Brown Margy Schnakenburg Shannon Cook Rachel Tessier Natalie Tessier Karen Black Margy Schnakenburg Kate Chybowski Dora Kotsiou Kate Chybowski Brandee Fox Karen Black Eileen Mortensen Beth Understahl Jessica Jetton Beth Peyton

2006-07 2006-07 1997-98 1989-90 2001-02 2001-02 1996-97 1996-97 2009-10 2009-10 2008-09 1999-00 1998-99 1994-95 1994-95 2003-04 2003-04

51 48 47 44 43 42 40

COMBINED VICTORIES Karen Black 1997-98 Brittany Brown 2006-07 Kate Chybowski 2009-10 Karen Black 1996-97 Karen Black 1998-99 Eileen Mortensen 1994-95 Jessica Jetton 2003-04 Kate Chybowski 2007-08 Kate Chybowski 2008-09 Margo Stevenson 1999-00 Margy Schnakenburg 1996-97 Shannon Cook 1989-90 Lisa Kawamoto 2006-07 Brandee Fox 1999-00 Beth Understahl 1994-95 Eileen Mortensen 1993-94 Shannon Cook 1986-87

2007-11 1996-99 1994-98 1992-96 2001-05 1986-90 1985-89 1992-95 1984-88 1986-90 2004-07

86 80 79 78 76 75 72 67 65 63 62

DOUBLES VICTORIES Beth Peyton Kate Chybowski Shannon Cook Dana Graczyk Karen Black Jessica Jetton Margy Schnakenburg Brandee Fox Beth Understahl Jane Lindow Sara Wannemuehler

2004-07 2007-11 1986-90 1986-90 1996-99 2001-05 1994-98 1998-02 1992-96 1984-88 1986-90

179 173 157 155 148 143 136 135 125 121 120 119

COMBINED VICTORIES Kate Chybowski 2007-11 Karen Black 1996-99 Jessica Jetton 2001-05 Margy Schnakenburg 1994-98 Shannon Cook 1986-90 Beth Peyton 2004-07 Dana Graczyk 1986-90 Beth Understahl 1992-96 Brandee Fox 1998-02 Sara Wannemuehler 1986-90 Wendy Wilson 1984-88 Susie Owen 1985-89

UE CAREER RECORDS 99 97 83 82 69 68 63 60 59 57

SINGLES VICTORIES Kate Chybowski Karen Black Margy Schnakenburg Beth Understahl Jessica Jetton Shannon Cook Susia Owen Eileen Mortensen Wendy Wilson Sara Wannemuehler Beth Peyton

2011-12 Women's Tennis Guide