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STATE-of-THE-art FACILITIES “An excellent place to play or watch tennis is right here at UNLV ... A well-run facility, with 12 courts and a great stadium setup.” — Tennis Legend Billie Jean King, USA TODAY, Aug. 26, 2005

here’s no place like home for Rebel tennis players. That’s because UNLV is home to one of the top collegiate tennis facilities in the world, which recently became even better with a $2 million renovation project. Opened in 1993 at an original cost of $1.5 million, the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex was named one of the nation’s top 10 public tennis facilities by USA TODAY Travel Section in 2005. With 12 courts, seating for up to 2,000 fans and a sparkling stadium club, the Fertitta Complex has long served as the center of tennis for Las Vegas and a standard of excellence for college tennis programs. Aside from the championship courts, the complex houses spacious offices for the four UNLV coaches, a conference room, equipment area, stringing station and ticket office. Both Rebel and Lady Rebel players can hit the books in the study room, relax in the players lounge complete with big-screen television, or make use of the modern locker room areas. The school successfully hosted three NCAA Men’s Regional Championships (1996-98), served as home to eight Men’s ITA Regionals (1997-2004) and one women’s ITA event (2010); and was the site of the 1998 NCAA Women’s Regional. Also, both the MWC men’s and women’s championships took place at Fertitta in spring 2010.



USA TODAY listed Fertitta as one of the nation’s top-10 public tennis stadiums.


The Fertitta Complex recently underwent a major upgrade starting with 2006’s demolition and replacement of all 12 courts and their surrounding areas. Freshly installed sidewalks, fences, windscreens, player benches and umpire chairs were all included in the $2 million project. The installation of an all-new, stateof-the-art lighting system in 2007 completed the renovation. “We’re very fortunate to have all-new courts,” says UNLV men’s head coach Owen Hambrook. “A great facility like this makes it a pleasure to come to work every day.” Veteran women’s head coach Kevin Cory says the reviews have been unanimously positive. “Everyone who has seen them has raved. None of this would have been possible without the support of our UNLV administration. The facility has always been great, but with the new court areas, it moved up to another level.”

UNLV players enjoy the comfort of their own complete locker rooms, lounge and meeting areas.

Agassi, Rebels highlight pro tournaments at Fertitta

Luke Smith

Record crowds were on hand for two consecutive years to see hometown heroes compete in a professional tournament on campus.

Andre Agassi

The $50,000 USTA Men’s Challenger debuted at UNLV’s Fertitta Tennis Complex in 1997, marking the return of pro tennis to the City of Lights. Las Vegas native and tennis legend Andre Agassi took the court along with former UNLV great and 1997 NCAA singles and doubles champion Luke Smith as part of the impressive field competing on the Rebels’ home courts. Then, in 1998, Agassi returned and this time faced a team made up of Rebel doubles star Nenad Zivkovic and former Rebel great and 1997 doubles champion Tim Blenkiron. In a stirring match, Agassi and partner/coach Brad Gilbert edged the UNLV duo 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (10-8) in the first round of the main draw.


STUNNING Classroom Success UNLV TENNIS NETS RECORD-BREAKING ACADEMIC YEAR The UNLV’s men’s and women’s squads again earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association Academic All-America status, which capped off another recordbreaking year in the classroom by the Rebel netters. The ITA team award is open to any program that has a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or above. Head Coach Owen Hambrook’s men’s team earned the honor for the seventh straight year while Head Coach Kevin Cory’s women’s squad has earned the ITA team award eight times in the last nine years. Both programs tied or broke their own records for most Academic All-Mountain West Conference honorees in 2010. The Rebels boasted a leagueleading six members while the Lady Rebels matched their previous high with six, which tied for the league lead. Two of UNLV’s contingent made their fourth career appearance on the academic list (Luca Barlocchi and Alisa Razina) while four made it three appearances (senior Kristina Nedeltcheva and juniors Adrienn Hidvegi and Anna Maskaljun along with Rebel senior Matthew Kunkel). To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor. Also earning ITA Scholar-Athlete status were Rebels Barlocchi, Mehdi Bouras, Johannes Markel and Bernard Schoeman; and Lady Rebels Ella Bourchier, Maskaljun and Nedeltcheva. Honorees must be letterwinners with at least 3.5 GPAs. Earning the additional distinction of a MWC Scholar-Athlete were Barlocchi and Bouras for the men’s team and Maskaljun and Razina for the women’s program. Also, Barlocchi earned a spot on the 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team.


Vallin Earns National Heldman Award Former Lady Rebel great Marianne Vallin stands as her alma mater’s only three-time AllAmerican in tennis. However, she also brought her school its most prestigious academic award in 1997 when she traveled to Dallas to accept the Gladys Heldman Award. The honor is annually awarded to the senior tennis player who best balanced athletics and education. “She is the best example I have come across of what a student-athlete should be,” then-UNLV head coach Ola Malmqvist said. “There is no doubt that she is the best women’s player ever at UNLV, but she also brought a lot of positives to her university as a whole.”

Bouras, Massaro Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year The Rebels have seen two players named UNLV Most Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete in the last half decade. In 2009, Mehdi Bouras (Paris, France) won the award at the annual Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon after posting a 3.93 grade point average while majoring in management. Senior Romain Massaro, also of Paris, was named the 2006 honoree after becoming a four-time Academic O All-MWC and ITA Scholar-Athlete MASSAR honoree while holding a 3.87 grade point average in communications. The award goes annually to the male studentBOUR a t h l e t e w i t h t h e h i g h e s t c u m u l a t i v e G PA t h a t AS has completed at least one academic year at UNLV.

Ever since its first classroom opened in 1957, UNLV has been on the rise in the world of higher education. From dusty lots with only a few buildings to a lush, ever-expanding setting, the campus has continued to respond to the demands stemming from an increasing enrollment. Formerly named as one of 34 National Flagship Universities in the 101 of the Best Values in American Colleges and Universities, UNLV is rapidly gaining attention across the country for its academic success. Schools on the list, which included institutions such as UCLA, Duke, Michigan, Penn State and Notre Dame, were chosen for having the great resources, tremendous energy and attractive costs needed to excel in higher education well into the 21st century. The University boasts nationally competitive business programs and a school of hotel administration that attracts students from around the globe. With more than 246 degree programs in 15 schools and colleges, including the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV offers the student-athlete an array of educational opportunities. UNLV maintains an academic support system for its student-athletes that is designed to ensure success on and off the fields of play. Academic advisors work with the 17 men’s and women’s sports ensuring student-athletes receive personalized care regarding their progress in education. Advisors work with their sport-specific student-athletes in scheduling, tutoring, degree progress and NCAA eligibility. Providing even greater challenges, students who maintain a 3.5 grade point average can apply for entrance into UNLV’s honors program.


2010 — Luca Barlocchi, Mehdi Bouras, Kasper Konyves, (MWC) Matthew Kunkel, Johannes Markel, Bernard Schoeman 2009 — Luca Barlocchi, Mehdi Bouras, Wesley Burrows, Matthew Kunkel, Bryan Miller, Elliot Wronski (MWC) 2008 — Luca Barlocchi, Wesley Burrows, David Campbell, Andrew Giuffrida, Matthew Kunkel, Byran Miller, Elliot Wronski (MWC) 2007 — Luca Barlocchi, Wesley Burrows, David Campbell, Jonathan Hooper, Elliot Wronski (MWC) 2006 — Wesley Burrows, David Campbell, Jonathan Hooper, Brett Hunter, Romain Massaro, Elliot Wronski (MWC) 2005 — Milos Blagojevic, David Campbell, Jonathan Hooper, Romain Massaro, Henner Nehles, Aviram Salomon (MWC) 2004 — Marko Blagojevic, Romain Massaro, Henner Nehles, Aviram Salomon (MWC) 2003 — Milos Blagojevic, Romain Massaro, Henner Nehles, Aviram Salomon (MWC) 2002 — Leslie Eisinga, Aviram Salomon, Thomas Schneiter (MWC) 2001 — Danny Erez, Leslie Eisinga, Thomas Schneiter, Gregor Skorin (MWC) 2000 — Danny Erez, Robbie Parlade (MWC) 1999 — Asaf Tishler, Danny Erez, Adam Thurgood Eric Pelton (freshman team) (WAC) 1998 — Asaf Tishler, Brandon Fallon (freshman team) (WAC) 1997 — Asaf Tishler (WAC) 1996 — Roger Pettersson (Big West) 1995 — Roger Pettersson (Big West) 1994 — Charles Olinger (Big West)


2010 — Jana Albers, Adrienn Hidvegi, Anna Maskaljun, Kristina Nedeltcheva, Alisa Razina, Rumyana Terzieva (MWC) 2009 — Adrienn Hidvegi, Anna Maskaljun, Kristina Nedeltcheva, Alisa Razina, Rumyana Terzieva, Katy Williams (MWC) 2008 — Elena Gantcheva, Sharon Marin, Anna Maskaljun, Kristina Nedeltcheva, Alisa Razina, Katy Williams (MWC) 2007 — Elena Gantcheva, Alisa Razina, Claire Smith (MWC) 2006 — Mery Constanti, Elena Gantcheva, Sharon Marin, Claire Smith, Cindy Treber (MWC) 2005 — Sharon Marin, Claire Smith, Cindy Treber, Gyorgyi Zsiros (MWC) 2004 — Agnieszka Abram, Mery Constanti, Claire Smith, Cindy Treber, Gyorgyi Zsiros (MWC) 2003 — Agnieszka Abram, Tracie Chong, Amy Hadziosmanovic, Paulina Janus, Cindy Treber (MWC) 2002 — Agnieszka Abram, Marianne Bakken, Tracie Chong, Paulina Janus, Gyorgyi Zsiros (MWC) 2001 — Agnieszka Abram, Marianne Bakken, Britta Gabl, Amy Hadziosmanovic (MWC) 2000 — Marianne Bakken, Britta Gabl, Veronica Goude, Katarina Malec (MWC) 1999 — Veronica Goude, Susie Kocsis, Katarina Malec, Marianne Bakken (freshman team) (WAC) 1998 — Veronica Goude, Susie Kocsis, Marie Linusson (WAC) 1997 — Marie Linusson, Marianne Vallin (WAC) 1996 — Jeannette Fylpaa, Ljilijana Kordic, Marianne Vallin (Big West) 1995 — Jeannette Fylpaa, Ljilijana Kordic, Shiera Stuart, Marianne Vallin (Big West) 1994 — Suzi Agassi, Jeannette Fylpaa, Ljilijana Kordic, Shiera Stuart (Big West)


TABLE OF CONTENTS Be A Rebel ..............................................................................................1 Fertitta Tennis Complex....................................................................... 2-3 Academics........................................................................................... 4-5 Table of Contents.....................................................................................6 Media Information/Quick Facts................................................................7 Women’s Head Coach Kevin Cory..........................................................8 Men’s Head Coach Owen Hambrook......................................................9 Support Staff..........................................................................................10 UNLV Tennis Hall of Famers.................................................................11 Women’s Roster and Pronunciation Guide...........................................12 Women’s Season Outlook............................................................... 13-14 Lady Rebel Player Profiles.............................................................. 15-22 Men’s Roster and Pronunciation Guide.................................................23 Frank & Vicki Fertitta/Rebel Athletic Fund.................................... 24 & 36 Men’s Season Outlook.................................................................... 25-26 Rebel Player Profiles....................................................................... 27-35


Women’s Season In Review..................................................................38 2009-10 Season Statistics.....................................................................39 Lady Rebel Records..............................................................................40 Lady Rebel All-Americans.....................................................................41 Lady Rebel Honors................................................................................42 Women’s All-Time Roster......................................................................43 Lady Rebels at the NCAA Championships............................................44 The Mountain West Conference............................................................45 Men’s Season In Review.......................................................................46 2009-10 Season Statistics.....................................................................47 Rebel Records.......................................................................................48 Grand Slam Titles..................................................................................49 Rebel All-Americans........................................................................ 50-51 Rebel Honors.........................................................................................52 Men’s All-Time Roster...........................................................................53 Rebels at the NCAA Championships.....................................................54


Campus & Administration................................................................ 56-61 UNLV Athletic Facilities & Rebel Information................................... 62-68 Welcome to Las Vegas................................................ Inside Back Cover



Rebel seniors will play a big part in the success of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams in 2011. Mehdi Bouras looks to make his final season his best while a trio of Lady Rebel vets -- (left to right) Anna Maskaljun, Adrienn Hidvegi and Jana Albers -- hope to a return to the NCAA Championships. Cover photography by Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services. Graphic design by Paul Palmer of UNLV.


The 2011 UNLV Men’s & Women’s Tennis Guide was designed, written, typeset and edited by Mark Wallington of UNLV Media Relations. Principal photography by UNLV Photo Services. MWC action photography courtesy Rick Clarkson and Associates. Select NCAA Championship photography by Cynthia Lum. Additional photography by Steve Spatafore, Brian Albertson, Bryan Haines & Mark Wallington. Graphics work by Paul Palmer of UNLV Sports Marketing. .

REBS ON THE WEB Information, up-to-date statistics and results for UNLV Tennis are available 24 hours a day on the World Wide Web. Simply go to the address and click on the sport’s link to reach the separate men’s and women’s sites. Rosters, records, player biographies, match reviews and any releases concerning all 17 UNLV varsity teams are fully archived. Information on all Mountain West Conference tennis can be found at www.


All interviews with student-athletes or coaches of the UNLV men’s and women’s tennis teams must be arranged through Mark Wallington, Media Relations Contact. Requests should be made at least one day in advance.


All UNLV home matches are free and open to the public. No credentials are needed but photographers and videographers are requested to follow court access guidelines. Contact Mark Wallington at the UNLV Media Relations Office for information.


The UNLV Media Relations Office will furnish a weekly statistics release during the season. Following home events, post-match results for all working media will be provided as well as E-mailed to visiting schools’ media upon request. A fully functional press room is made available during any NCAA postseason play.

MARK WALLINGTON Media Relations Contact

PRIMARY PRINT OUTLETS Las Vegas Review-Journal/Rebel Nation Jeff Wollard, Tennis Beat Writer 1538 Plainsight Ave. Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 339-7402 Las Vegas Sun Ray Brewer, Sports Editor 2275 Corporate City Drive, Suite 300 Henderson, NV 89074 (702) 259-4088

Rebel Yell Sage Sammons, Sports Editor University of Nevada, Las Vegas 4505 Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154 (702) 895-4822 Associated Press Sports Editor P.O. Box 70 Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 382-7440

2011 UNLV Tennis quick facts


The Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex is located on Harmon Avenue between the Eller Media Softball Stadium and the McDermott P.E. building on the UNLV campus. Ample parking is available. From McCarran International Airport, simply follow Swenson Street past Tropicana Avenue and turn right onto Harmon Avenue. The facility will be on your left.


PH: (702) 895-3207 FAX: (702) 895-0989 MAILING ADDRESS: TMC 74, Box 450004 4505 Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154-0004

Location: Las Vegas, NV 89154 Founded: 1957 Enrollment: 29,000 Nickname: Rebels Colors: Scarlet and Gray Home Court: Fertitta Tennis Complex Capacity: 2,000 Conference: Mountain West President: Neal Smatresk Faculty Rep.: Brackley Frayer Athletics Dir.: Jim Livengood Sr. Assoc. AD: Terry Cottle Sr. Woman Admin: Lisa A. Kelleher Women’s Head Coach: Kevin Cory (12th YR.) Cory’s Alma Mater: Oregon, 1990 Record at UNLV/Pct./Career: 184-84 (11 years)/.687/Same Women’s Assistant Coach: Mark Roberts (3rd YR., New Mexico State, ‘04) Women’s Tennis Office Phone: (702) 895-3009 Best Time To Call: Weekday mornings Women’s 2010 Overall Record: 22-5 NCAA Finish: Second Round Regional Final ITA Ranking: 30th 2010 Conference Record/Finish: Regular Season 7-1/2nd MWC Tournament 1-1/T3rd Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1

Men’s Head Coach: Owen Hambrook (8th YR.) Hambrook’s Alma Mater: NW Missouri State, 1991 Record at UNLV/Pct./Career: 91-72 (7 years)/.552/Same Men’s Assistant Coach: Tommy Garrison (1st YR., Oklahoma, ‘07) Men’s Volunteer Assistant Coach: Lew De Leon (1st YR.) Men’s Tennis Office Phone: (702) 895-4489 Best Time To Call: Weekday mornings Men’s 2010 Overall Record: 13-12 NCAA Finish: N/A Final ITA Ranking: 64th 2010 Conference Record/Finish: Regular Season 2-4/T5th MWC Tournament 1-1/T3rd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 5/3 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 Tennis Media Relations Contact: Mark Wallington (18th YR.) Office Phone & Cell Phone (702) 895-4472 & 528-6291 E-mail: UNLV Website Address:



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2011 USTPA Intermountain College Coach of the Year 2002 ITA West Region Coach of the Year 2002 MWC Coach of the Year 2000 MWC Coach of the Year 1998 ITA National Asst. Coach of the Year


YEAR SCHOOL RECORD PCT. MWC FINISH MWC TOUR. 2010 UNLV 22-5 .815 7-1 2nd 1-1/T3rd 2009 UNLV 20-8 .714 8-0 1st 2-1/2nd 2008 UNLV 17-9 .654 6-2 T2nd 3-0/1st 2007 UNLV 19-8 .704 6-2 T3rd 2-1/2nd 2006 UNLV 14-7 .667 6-2 T2nd 1-1/T3rd 2005 UNLV 14-9 .609 5-2 3rd 2-1/2nd 2004 UNLV 16-7 .696 5-2 3rd 1-1/3rd 2003 UNLV 16-6 .727 6-1 1st 1-1/3rd 2002*# UNLV 20-4 .833 6-1 2nd 3-0/1st 2001 UNLV 11-12 .478 5-2 3rd 2-1/5th 2000* UNLV 15-9 .625 NA NA 3-0/1st CAREER 11 years 184-84 .687 60-15 NA 21-8 *MWC Coach of the Year #ITA Regional Coach of the Year


ow in his second decade at UNLV, Kevin Cory is the winningest coach in both Lady Rebel and Mountain West Conference women’s tennis history. A veteran of the elite tennis world of the Southeastern Conference, Cory was named to lead the UNLV women’s program on Aug. 17, 1999. In the ensuing 11 seasons, Cory has firmly entrenched his team in the national rankings and himself as one of the top coaches in all the West, leading the Lady Rebels to an impressive 60-15 league mark that represents more wins than anyone else in the MWC. That record does not even include a sparkling 21-8 record in the conference’s annual postseason tournament, an event UNLV has either won or finished as runner-up six out of 11 times. Named the USTPA Intermountain College Coach of the Year in 2011, Cory’s strong leadership of Lady Rebel Tennis is evident on an annual basis. The facts: With a final record of 22-5, the 2010 squad posted the most wins for the school since 1990, while its regular-season winning percentage of .870 was a program record. In fact, three of UNLV’s six all-time 20-win seasons have come under Cory’s watch. Last year’s team earned a fourth consecutive bid to the NCAA tournament and upset No. 25 VCU in the first round to help the Lady Rebels finish ranked 30th after rising as high as 23rd during the spring. Cory’s 2009 squad turned in the school’s first undefeated league mark at 8-0 to notch its fifth Mountain West championship (three tournament crowns and two regularseason titles) while reaching the 20-win total for only the second time since 1992. In 2008 his team rose to as high as 33rd nationally, won the Mountain West championship, played in the NCAA team championships and boasted the first-ever three-time MWC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year in the form of Elena Gantcheva. In 2007, UNLV played in its fourth MWC title match in the event’s first eight years, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA championships and sent a doubles team to the


second round of the national championship tourney. The 2006 team moved as high as 37th and boasted a singles All-American and conference MVP while seeing two players end the season ranked for only the second time in school history. The 2005 edition earned a spot in the nation’s top 30 as a team and the top 25 for a singles player, and secured a return to the NCAA Championships. In 2003, the Lady Rebels broke the school record for highest preseason ranking (17th), won their first-ever regular-season conference title, stayed in the nation’s top 25 for a bulk of the season and went to the NCAA tourney. In 2002, Cory led his team to new heights with the school’s first top-20 final national ranking, a second MWC title and a program-record .833 single-season winning percentage after a 20-4 campaign that ended in the NCAA tournament. In 2000, the rookie head coach led his squad to Coach Cory and the school’s first-ever league son Spencer championship, helped guide the greatest individual postseason in UNLV history and was named MWC Coach of the Year. Katarina Malec and Marianne Bakken earned spots into the 2000 NCAA Championships and surged deeper into the tournament than any women in school history, including Malec’s appearance in the national semifinals. “We have a lot to be proud of here” Cory says. “I think that the sky is the limit for our tennis program. We will settle for nothing less than competing for the conference championship every year and being a factor in the NCAA tournament.” Moving from one Lady Rebel program to another, Cory came to Las Vegas from the University of Mississippi where he had served as assistant coach since 1996. The 1998 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, Cory helped the Lady Rebels from UM earn a place among the national powers of college tennis, including the school’s most successful season in history. In 1999, Ole Miss set a school record for most victories (24-5), posted a best-ever final ranking (sixth), won its first SEC tournament title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. Cory moved to Ole Miss after three years as director of tennis for the Umpqua Valley Tennis Club in Roseburg, Ore. He began his career at Courthouse Athletic Club in Salem, Ore., after graduating from the University of Oregon in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. The four-year letterman for the Ducks played No. 1 singles and doubles as a senior and was a 1990 first team All-Pac-10 selection while finishing in the top 10 in career victories at the school. A native of California, he is a 1985 graduate of Los Altos High School. A resident of Henderson, Cory has a son, Spencer (7).



YEAR SCHOOL RECORD 2010 UNLV 13-12 2009 UNLV 14-12 2008 UNLV 10-12 2007# UNLV 13-14 2006 UNLV 13-9 2005 UNLV 16-8 2004 UNLV 12-7 CAREER 7 years 91-74 #ITA Regional Coach of the Year

PCT. MWC FINISH MWC TOUR. .520 2-4 T5th 1-1/T3rd .538 2-4 6th 1-1/T3rd .455 3-3 T3rd 0-1/T5th .481 3-3 T3rd 3-0/1st .591 2-4 4th 0-1/T5th .667 2-3 3rd 1-1/3rd .632 3-1 2nd 0-1/3rd .552 17-22 NA 6-6

• 2007 ITA Mountain Region Head Coach of the Year • 2002 ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year


he man who brought UNLV men’s tennis program its first-ever Mountain West Conference championship -- Owen Hambrook -- is back for his eighth season, which is the third-longest tenure in Rebel history. The 2007 ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year stands second all-time in winning percentage at the school with a .552 clip after becoming the first coach in program history to finish at least four wins over .500 in each of his first three seasons. Also, last year’s 13 victories make Hambrook only the second UNLV coach to reach double figures in victories every year at the helm. The 2010 team made it two consecutive winning seasons after the 2009 squad finished with more dual wins (14) than all but one Rebel squad since 1997 and reached the semifinals of the MWC tournament for the third time under Hambrook. In 2007, the Rebels’ team title was not only the first league crown since the school was part of the Big West Conference in 1996, but it also took a program with a proud history back to the NCAA Championships as a team for the first time in nearly a decade. That season was also highlighted by Elliot Wronski earning a spot in the NCAA singles event and the squad turning in the highest combined GPA of any Rebel sport. Named the sixth head coach in Rebel history but the first new leader since 1992, Hambrook moved over to the men’s side in 2003 after serving as the top assistant for Kevin Cory and the UNLV women’s team. After leading the men’s team to a 10-win improvement in his first season overseeing the program as an interim coach, Hambrook was rewarded for his efforts by getting the job permanently, the athletic department announced on June 4, 2004. That decision paid off immediately for the school as the 2005 Rebels posted the most victories (16) since 1997, finished 10-1 at home, downed a top-10 team for the first time in school history and returned to the ITA top 40 for the first time since 2001. The list of accomplishments also included the school’s first Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and ITA Regional Senior Player of the Year in NCAA singles qualifier Henner Nehles. The 2006 squad won 13 times and continued to successfully defend its home courts with a 9-1 mark at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. In fact, the UNLV men boast a shiny 59-19 home record under Hambrook. All of this success was not the norm at the beginning of the decade as Hambrook took over a squad that had set a school record for futility in 2003 with a 2-14 record. However, he quickly pushed the team back into the national rankings for the first time in two years and UNLV’s 12-7 overall mark in 2004 included a second-place regularseason finish in the MWC and the best home record (9-2) since 1997. The season also produced a qualifier for the NCAA Singles Championship. Prior to taking over the men’s squad, Hambrook spent four years as an assistant with Lady Rebel tennis, including serving on the staff of the 2003 MWC regular-season champions, and the 2000 and 2002 league tournament champion women’s teams. In 2002, Hambrook was recognized for his work when he was named ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year, only the second such honor in school history.

Hambrook joined UNLV after having served as director of the state’s largest junior program — the Junior Tennis Academy at the Sports Club of Las Vegas from 19962000. Previously, the certified tennis professional worked as the tennis pro at the MGM Grand Hotel for two years. Before moving to the Silver State, he served as pro at the Barrybrooke Tennis Club in Kansas City, Mo., and then was director of the Heartland Tennis Camp at Missouri Western State College from 1993-95. Active in the USTA, he has been head coach for the Southern Nevada USTA Training Center and was honored as a USTA High Performance Coach in both 1998 and 2000. A 1991 graduate of Northwest Missouri State, Hambrook was a three-year member of the Bearcats’ tennis team. He and his wife Julie, have a son, Jack (10) and a daughter, Hannah (8).



Former collegiate and professional player Tommy Garrison was hired as UNLV’s men’s tennis assistant coach in summer 2011. He came to Las Vegas from the University of Oklahoma where he had served as a volunteer assistant coach since January 2008. “We’re very excited to have Tommy Garrison join our program,” said head coach Owen Hambrook. “He brings a lot of experience both as a player and coach and his addition will only make us a better program.” A four-year player for the Sooners, Garrison holds the school record for consecutive singles victories (19) and was a Big 12 Conference doubles champion in 2006. An NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier as a freshman, he was named all-league in doubles play in both 2004 and 2005. The native of Enid, Okla., was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree and a CoSIDA Academic First Team All-American in 2006. The two-time OU Scholar-Athlete of the Year graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 2007 and was pursuing his master’s of business administration while coaching in Norman. Garrison also spent two years competing as a professional on the ITF/ATP circuit, earning a world ranking in both singles and doubles in both 2008 and ’09. He and his wife, Allie, were married in 2010.


Former collegiate and professional player Mark Roberts is in his third season as assistant coach for the UNLV women’s tennis team. In 2010 he was named ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year, becoming just the third representative of the program to earn the award. “We are so proud of Mark, who is very deserving of this honor,” said head coach Kevin Cory. “He is one of the top assistants in college tennis and we feel fortunate to have him at UNLV.” Roberts joined the Lady Rebels after serving as a teaching pro since 2006 at the Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program in Pittsburgh. He also was a pro at clubs in Deerfield and Lake Forest, Ill., from 2004-06. Previous to that, Roberts was a graduate assistant coach at New Mexico State. A 2004 graduate of NMSU, Roberts was team captain while playing in the No. 1 spot in singles and doubles for the Aggies during his senior campaign. He transferred to Las Cruces after having played his first three seasons at Boise State where he rose to as high as 74th in singles and 23rd in doubles in the national rankings. An NCAA Doubles Championship participant in 2003, Roberts also tied the school record for singles victories in a season as a sophomore with 31. A native of Durban, South Africa, Roberts previously competed on the ATP Tour and earned world rankings as high as 974 in singles and 1272 in doubles in 2001. He and his wife, Jessica, were married in 2005.


Terry Cottle is in his 27th year in the UNLV Athletics Department. He spent 10 years as Associate Athletics Director and now is Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration. The 2010-011 season is his first serving as the day-to-day administrator for the UNLV men’s and women’s tennis programs. Cottle also oversees the Rebel football and women’s track and field/cross country programs. A former UNLV assistant coach, he spent 10 years with the football program before moving into an administrative capacity in 1994. A four-year starter at quarterback at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Cottle earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1980 before receiving his master’s degree in education from UNLV in 1985. Cottle and his wife, Catherine, are the parents of four children: Jessica, Ashley, Carly and Jason.



JASON KABO Strength & Conditioning

TOM POMERLEAU Athletic Trainer


LEW DE LEON Men’s Volunteer Asst. Coach

MATT GAPULTOS Student Manager



FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Head Coach Kevin Cory, Rumyana Terzieva and 2011 seniors Jana Albers, Anna Maskaljun and Adrienn Hidvegi. BACK ROW (L-R): Assistant Coach Mark Roberts, Nives Pavlovic, Aleksandra Josifoska, Ella Bourchier and Lucia Batta.

NAME Jana Albers Lucia Batta Ella Bourchier Adrienn Hidvegi Aleksandra Josifoska Anna Maskaljun Nives Pavlovic Rumyana Terzieva

HT 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-9 5-6 5-9


HEAD COACH: Kevin Cory (12th year/Oregon, 1990) ASSISTANT COACH: Mark Roberts (3rd year/NMSU, 2004) 12


HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Papenburg, Germany (Nebraska) Budapest, Hungary (Altisz Alapitvany Gymansium) Tasmania, Australia (The Friends School) Budapest, Hungary (Altisz Foundation Secondary) Skopje, Macedonia (Georgi Dimitrov HS) Tallinn, Estonia (VK Privet School) Belgrade, Serbia (Milutin Milankovic HS) Sofia, Bulgaria (Stoychev Sports School)


Jana Albers..............................................................................YAH-nah Lucia Batta.............................................................LEW-chee BAHT-ah Ella Bourchier.................................................................... BOR-she-ay Adrienn Hidvegi.......................................... AH-dree-in hid-VAGUE-ee Aleksandra Josifoska.....................................................joseph-OHS-ka Anna Maskaljun.............................................................. mas-skull-june Nives Pavlovic................................................... NEE-ves PAV-low-vich Rumyana Terzieva................................ ROOMY-ah-nah TARE-z-ah-va

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What for an encore, Lady Rebs? After a spring that included an 11-match victory streak, a record victory percentage, a return to the nation’s top 25 and a second-ever team triumph in the NCAA tournament, it seems like UNLV would be hard pressed to top the wild and wonderful 2010 campaign. But, despite losing one of the winningest players in program history, the pieces are in place to do just that. Head coach Kevin Cory, now in his 12th season, has reloaded his lineup with perhaps the top recruiting class of his career and hopes to meld the old and new talent on campus into a tourney-tough entry. Kristina Nedeltcheva, the top doubles player to ever suit up for UNLV and a team leader that won her way into the national top 25 in singles as a senior, has graduated. Cory says this year’s team will have a different feel without the Bulgarian star’s name on top of the lineup card. “K was a real difference maker,” he says. “Anytime you have a player like that in your program, you don’t really replace them, you try to fill in the gaps.” Fittingly, Nedeltcheva won the clinching match vs. Virginia Commonwealth during the first round of the NCAA championships in May. But, other than her and trusted doubles specialist Alisa Razina moving on, the bulk of the lineup is back – and armed with that valuable postseason experience. “I feel like we kind of got over the hump last season and that this year’s team has much higher expectations.”

But before any talk of NCAA play begins, the main goal is to add to the trophy case on a league level. After seeing Utah win the regularseason title and TCU take the tournament crown in 2010, the winningest head coach in Mountain West Conference history seems determined to make a strong push for both trophies in 2011. “Utah, TCU, SDSU, Wyoming all have the potential of winning it but we’ve developed an atmosphere here where anything short of winning the conference championship is a letdown to our team. With that being said, there are numerous strong teams we’ll have to get through.” After dabbling in the top 25 for the first time since 2003, UNLV ended last year ranked 30th and begins the spring one higher. That’s a full 10 spots better than the previous season, which can only aid the Rebels rise this time around. “Starting higher in the rankings will help us and I think we’re at a fair starting point. I see us as a top 30 team right now and can see going higher and higher if things go our way this season.”


The 2011 Lady Rebels are balanced with three seniors, one junior, two sophomores and a sensational pair of freshmen. “We’ll feature a good blend of experience and youth this season,” says Cory. “We have both

proven veterans and newcomers that will bring some new energy.” Having the best fall of all was freshman phenom Lucia Batta. The Hungarian turned in a big-time rookie debut tournament season, forging a 13-3 singles record that included capturing the ITA regional title. Considering the hot start, Batta could vie for not only freshman of the year but also player of the year honors on both the conference and regional levels. “We had been recruiting Lucia for two years and we knew she was going to be an outstanding player for us,” says Cory. “The bonus is that she is also a great person and a great team player. Coming in as a freshman and winning the regional championship really lays the foundation for her eventually taking her place among the elite players in college tennis.” Batta is ranked 41st nationally heading into dual play and should get plenty of chances to move up while playing atop the singles lineup. “Lucia is a great competitor and rarely makes any unforced errors. We expected her to be a ranked national player right away and now she is.” The other half of the impressive rookie duo comes in the form of Aleksandra Josifoska. Voted among college tennis’ top 10 newcomers by the ITA in the preseason, the Macedonian went 5-2 in fall play and figures to start out at the No. 2 position in singles for the Lady Rebels.



“Aleks is the other half of perhaps the best recruiting class we’ve had since I’ve been here. She was recruited by a lot of top programs and we expect a lot out of her right off the bat. She has a great all-court game, a big serve, a big forehand and possesses a great touch when she’s at the net.” Someone who knows a little something about immediately contributing to the cause is returning sophomore Nives Pavlovic (24-13 in singles in 2009-10). Named All-MWC in singles, the talented Serb should be even better in year two. “Nives is the most powerful player we have on the team. She commands so much respect with the pace she hits the tennis ball. She had a great freshman year, including winning a huge match at the NCAA regional. I really think over the next couple of years she will be right up there with the top players in college tennis.” Rarely has a UNLV tennis team headed to the courts with such an impressive senior class as the 2011 squad. Jana Albers (22-14) was ranked throughout her junior campaign after transferring in from Nebraska and will be counted on as a force in the middle of the lineup this spring. “Jana had an outstanding season last year. She is very athletic and we are looking for her to have a really consistent senior year and finish on a high note.” The other two seniors will spend their final semester chasing each other up the school’s


record lists. Adrienn Hidvegi (28-7) went into her senior campaign 11th all-time at UNLV with 68 singles wins and standing fourth in career winning percentage, emerging victorious in 73 percent of her matches. She was a spectacular 21-3 in the No. 4 spot in the lineup en route to All-MWC honors a year ago and boasts a sparkling career record of 17-3 in MWC matches. “Adri has been a sensational asset to this program over the years,” says Cory. “She has won through thick and thin and we can count on her getting the job done. She works hard every day, is a great teammate and will provide on-court leadership to the team this year.” Not far behind in career wins is Anna Maskaljun (23-12) who had 66 heading into the season, including a spiffy 16-3 mark in MWC action. An all-conference performer in doubles as a junior, she came in ranked ninth in career doubles wins and sitting fifth in all-time winning percentage at .682. “Anna is another senior we expect big things from this year. She’s consistently been a force in singles and is without a doubt one of our top doubles players. She’s really stepped up this year in demanding more of her teammates in practice and in competition.” The squad’s only junior is one of five returning 20-match winners as Rumyana Terzieva (20-11) is a dependable veteran who boasts an 11-4 mark in MWC play. “Rumy battled through injuries in the fall but has persevered and has performed well when she has played. She really strives to do well under pressure.” UNLV’s only sophomore -- Ella Bourchier (4-8) -- rounds out the group. “Ella provides tremendous depth for our lineup. She is a great listener -- very coachable. We expect to see improvement from her over the next couple of years.” With mainstays Nedeltcheva and Razina now departed, the doubles lineup finds Cory looking for the right combinations on the courts. After some solid tournament results, two Lady Rebel duos were ranked in January (Batta and Maskaljun at No. 48 and Albers and Hidvegi at No. 58) and that doesn’t even include Pavlovic and Josifoska, who will begin dual play at the No. 1 spot. “Doubles was a big strength for us last year and we’ll have some new combinations there,” Cory says. “We had a strong fall in doubles and hopefully we can continue that momentum in the spring.”


An impressive total of 10 teams that were ranked at the end of last season appear on the UNLV women’s tennis 2011 schedule. The dual-match campaign gets underway by hosting New Mexico State on January 21. After the opening weekend, the Lady Rebels travel for the ITA Kickoff Weekend tournament. Other non-conference highlights include a trip to Fresno State on March 4 and tussle the following day with Florida International. Visiting Fertitta this season will be teams such as Boise State on March 11, followed that weekend by SMU and Furman. Cory’s former employer, Ole Miss, comes to town for the first time ever on March 16. The Lady Rebels open league play April 1 and the regular-season wraps up at San Diego State on April 17. For the second time in history, Fort Collins will be the site of the women’s league championship event from April 27-30. The NCAA regionals are scheduled for May 13-14 and the round of 16 and individual national tournaments will take place in Palo Alto, Calif., from May 19-30. “We’re playing a lot of strong teams from different conferences,” says Cory. “It’s a schedule that allows us the opportunity to move up in the rankings. Colorado State has a brand-new venue and I know they are excited about hosting the conference championship. It’s always tough for us to adjust to the high altitude but we are definitely going into it with the goal of leaving with the trophy.”

SENIOR PLAYER PROFILES ADRIENN HIDVEGI SR-3L • RH • 5-7 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY *2010 AlL-mwc singles* UNLV: A hard-working, all-conference athlete that has become one of the most consistent players in program history returns for her senior season looking to continue climbing the school’s record list s ... Ranks fifth all-time at UNLV with a career singles winning percentage of .731 ... Heads into final campaign sitting 11th in career singles victories with 68 and could move into top five before graduation ... Also stands 12th in career doubles winning percentage at .630 ... Expected to return to her starting position in the singles lineup this spring and team with Jana Albers in doubles ... Finished 3-1 in singles during fall play ... Was co-champion of Flight Three Singles at UNLV Fall Invitational in September ... Went 7-2 in doubles, including 5-1 with Albers to earn her first career ITA ranking ... The duo started the spring season ranked No. 58 in the nation ... A two-time Academic All-MWC honoree. 2010: Earned all-conference honors for the first time after turning in career highs in wins in both singles (team-leading 28) and doubles (23) ... Played primarily at No. 4 spot in singles, where she finished 21-3, including a sparkling 8-0 mark in MWC play as a junior ... Teamed with partner Nives Pavlovic for a 19-3 mark in dual matches at the No. 3 position, including a 6-2 mark in league action ... Helped UNLV earn its first NCAA win since 1998 by defeating VCU’s Laura Burns 6-3, 6-3 in the first round played in Chapel Hill, NC ... Went 6-2 in fall tournament action in singles and 3-3 in doubles play. 2009: Tied for the team lead in victories with a 25-7 singles mark ... Her winning percentage of .781 ranked 1tth in program single-season history ... Competed at spots 4-5, including an impressive 8-2 on court four ... Finished 6-2 in MWC matches ... Posted a key 7-5, 6-4 victory over Gaby Mastromarino to help UNLV upset No. 32 TCU on March 28 ... Her 8-7 doubles record included a 7-5 mark with senior Nikol Dimitrova ... Turned in nice fall effort, including winning Flight Four of the UNLV Invite in September with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Kaitlin Dunham of Missouri ... Also teamed with Dimitrova for a 3-2 record in doubles. 2008: Played primarily at No. 6 singles spot where she posted impressive 10-3 mark as part of her 1511 overall record as a freshman ... Went 3-1 vs. league foes in regular season and added another win during team’s semifinal victory over New Mexico at MWC tournament ... Fall singles record of 3-2 included winning Flight Three of the UNLV Invite ... Also won the doubles crown at that event. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Altisz Secondary School ... The 2006 national juniors champion 18-and-under in singles and 2004 champ in doubles 16-andHidvegi’s Collegiate Record under. PERSONAL: SINGLES Adrienn Judit Hidvegi Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total was born on Dec. 13, 2009-10 6-4 22-3 8-0 28-7 2008-09 6-2 19-5 6-2 25-7 1987, in Eger, Hun2007-08 3-4 12-7 3-1 15-11 gary ... The daughter CAREER 15-10 53-15 17-3 68-25 of Laszlo and Judit Hidvegi ... Lists faDOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total vorite tennis players 2009-10 3-5 20-6 6-2 23-11 as Anna Ivanovic and 2008-09 4-3 4-4 3-3 8-7 Roger Federer ... Ma2007-08 3-2 0-0 0-0 3-2 joring in hospitality CAREER 10-10 24-10 9-5 34-20 management. CAREER-HIGH DOUBLES RANK: 58 (Jan. 4, 2011)



*2010 AlL-mwc DOUBles*


UNLV: A talented veteran who headed into the spring season ranked 48th in the nation and second in the ITA Mountain Region in doubles with a new playing partner, freshman Lucia Batta ... Putting her stamp on UNLV’s record book as she entered her final season 13th in UNLV history with 66 career singles victories ... Also ranked 13th with an all-time winning percentage of .647 ... In doubles, ranked eighth in wins with 64 and sixth in winning percentage at .674 ... Will be a member of starting lineup in singles and doubles for fourth consecutive season ... Turned in standout fall with a 4-1 singles mark and 3-1 doubles record with Batta ... Was co-champion of Flight Three Singles of UNLV Fall Invitational in September ... A three-time Academic All-MWC honoree who also was one of team’s three ITA Scholar-Athletes in 2010. 2010: Finished with a 23-12 overall singles record, playing primarily at No. 5 position ... Turned in 7-1 mark in MWC matches, which brought her career record in conference play to a sparkling 16-3 ... Named All-MWC in doubles for the first time ... Tied for fourth in school history for doubles wins in a season with 25, all of which came with senior partner Alisa Razina ... The duo earned Maskaljun her first career ranking, showing up at No. 43 on Feb. 18 ... Turned in solid appearance at the ITA Regional in Las Vegas in October, reaching the Round of 16 and finishing the fall with a 5-3 singles record ... Also finished 4-2 in autumn doubles play. 2009: Battled some injuries as a sophomore but still finished with an 18-14 record in singles ... Won six of her last seven matches in the spring and went 3-1 in MWC play ... She and partner Alisa Razina posted a doubles record of 22-11, including 16-8 in duals at the No. 2 spot ... Duo went 5-2 vs. MWC opponents ... Finished 5-3 in fall singles action and 5-2 in doubles with Razina ... Tandem won its way into the ITA Regional quarterfinals in San Diego after stunning the fifth seed from USC and then a duo from UCLA in the Round of 16. 2008: Finished with the second-most singles wins on the team with a 25-10 overall mark ... Appeared at positions 3-5 but had most success on court four, going 11-5 there in duals ... Beat every MWC opponent during season except for two meetings with Katarina Tuohimaa of TCU ... Finished 6-1 in regular season vs. league and then added two more wins during conference tournament ... She and two partners forged 13-11 doubles mark ... Teamed with Katy Williams for a 12-7 dual record at positions 2-3 ... Duo upset No. 42 Blagodarova and Sammons of Texas A&M during dual match on Feb. 22 ... Got off to a rousing start in the fall tournament season with a 7-1 singles mark ... Won the Flight Two singles title at the UNLV Invite in September with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Tulsa’s Marta Marcinkowska in the championship ... Also went 4-0 in consolation play at the ITA West Regional held in San Diego in October ... Finished 4-1 in doubles, including winning the Flight Two crown at the UNLV Invite ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduMaskaljun’s Collegiate Record ate of VK Private School SINGLES ... Won the 2007 ITF Riga Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 5-5 18-7 7-1 23-12 Cup ... A veteran of the ITF’s 2008-09 6-4 12-10 3-1 18-14 junior European Champion2007-08 8-2 17-8 6-1 25-10 ships. PERSONAL: Anna CAREER 19-11 47-25 16-3 66-36 Maskaljun was born on Feb. 20, 1989, in Estonia ... DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total The daughter of Niina and 2009-10 6-3 19-3 7-1 25-6 Vladislav Maskaljun ... Has 2008-09 6-3 16-8 5-2 22-11 2007-08 4-3 13-11 5-3 17-14 an older brother, Pavel ... CAREER 16-9 48-22 17-6 64-31 Favorite tennis players are Maria Sharapova, Roger CAREER-HIGH DOUBLES RANK: 43 (Feb. 18, 2010) Federer and Novak Djokovic ... Majoring in marketing.

SENIOR PLAYER PROFILES JANA ALBERS SR-1L • RH • 5-8 PAPENBURG, GERMANY *2010 AlL-mwc singles* *2010 AlL-mwc DOUBles* UNLV: One of a trio of seniors on the 2011 Lady Rebels ... An experienced all-conference performer who transferred from Nebraska and made an immediate impact last season ... First name is pronounced “YAW-nuh” ... Expected to again hold down a starting spot in both singles and doubles this spring ... Ranked 72nd nationally in the preseason ... Will begin season teamed up with senior Adrienn Hidvegi in doubles ... Went 4-3 in singles during fall and 5-1 in doubles with Hidvegi ... The duo earned a national ranking of 58 on Jan. 4 after reaching the doubles final of the Mountain Region ITA championships in October ... Named Academic All-MWC last season as well. 2010: Named All-MWC in both singles and doubles and was ranked nationally in both during her first season as a Lady Rebel ... Went from unranked in September all the way to No. 44 in the nation in singles in January ... Remained in the rankings all season and finished at No. 109 ... Posted a 22-14 record in singles, including playing at spots 1-3 in dual matches ... Finished 23-10 in doubles, including a 23-9 mark with Kristina Nedeltcheva as the team’s top duo ... Entered ITA doubles rankings on March 2 at No. 54 and finished at a season-high 40th ... Turned in an impressive fall season, compiling a singles mark of 5-1 ... Won her first four matches as a Lady Rebel, including knocking off Aeriel Ellis of Texas 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to win the Flight Two Singles title at the UNLV women’s fall invite ... Went 4-2 in doubles with Nedeltcheva, including winning three matches and a spot in the ITA Regional semifinal round in October. NEBRASKA: Played two seasons starting at the Big 12 Conference school located in Lincoln, including earning all-league honors. 2008-09: Played at singles spots 3-4 for the Cornhuskers as a sophomore ... Finished with a 16-9 overall mark ... Teamed with Madeleine Geibert as the squad’s top doubles team and compiled a 14-10 record. 2007-08: Turned in one of the most successful freshman seasons in Husker history as she won 18 matches during the spring season, good for second on the team ... Played the majority of the season at the No. 3 singles position, where she posted a 14-4 record, and she also went 4-0 at the No. 2 spot ... Teamed with fellow Papenburg native Imke Reimers to star at No. 1 doubles, compiling a 16-5 record, including an 8-3 Big 12 record ... The duo was consistently ranked in the ITA doubles rankings and upset the No. 2-ranked doubles team in the country in Baylor’s Lenka Broosova and Zuzana Zemenova -- the Albers’ Collegiate Record highest-ranked doubles SINGLES team a Nebraska duo Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 7-3 15-11 5-3 22-14 has ever defeated. HIGH SCHOOL: A grad2008-09* 0-2 16-7 N/A 16-9 2007-08* 0-1 18-4 N/A 18-5 uate of Gymnasium High CAREER 7-6 49-22 5-3 56-28 School in Papenburg, Germany. PERSONAL: DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total Jana Albers was born 2009-10 4-2 19-8 5-3 23-10 on Jan. 13, 1988, in 2008-09* 0-2 14-8 N/A 14-10 Friesoythe, Germany 2007-08* 2-1 16-5 N/A 18-6 CAREER 6-5 49-21 5-3 55-26 ... The daughter of Do*At University of Nebraska ris Droege-Albers and Ludgev Albers ... Has CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANK: 44 (Jan. 5, 2010) one brother, Pascal ... CAREER-HIGH DOUBLES RANK: 30 (March 18, 2008) Majoring in biology.



UNLV: A two-year returning starter who offers great depth to the Lady Rebel lineup ... One of four players from Sofia, Bulgaria, to be part of the program since former UNLV great Elena Gantcheva began the pipeline in 2004 ... Won her only singles match played and went 2-0 in doubles with partner Ella Bourchier in the fall ... A two-time Academic All-MWC honoree. 2010: Won a career-high 20 matches with a singles record of 20-11, compiled primarily at the No. 6 spot in the lineup ... Forged a 5-3 mark in Mountain West matches to give her an 11-4 career record in conference action ... Went 6-1 in tournament play, including 4-1 at the ITA Regional in Las Vegas. 2009: The team’s only freshman earned her first letter at UNLV by playing singles and doubles ... Competed at spots 5-6, including 4-1 at the fifth position ... Her 15-11 overall mark included an impressive 6-1 mark vs. MWC opponents ... Her three-set win over Milana Yusupov helped UNLV down San Diego State on March 29 ... Her 11-6 doubles record was compiled primarily with senior Nikol Dimitrova (10-6 at No. 3) and the duo went 5-2 in MWC play. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of General Vladimir Stoychev Sports School ... During juniors career she ranked in nation’s top 10 among girls 18-and-under, 16-and-under, 14-andunder and 12-and-under ... Won at least three tournaments each of her last three seasons, including winning four women’s-level events in 2007. PERSONAL: Rumyana Rumenova Terzieva was born on March 29, 1991, in Sofia, Bulgaria ... The daughter of Rumen and Elisaveta Terzieva ... Has an older sister, Maya ... Lists favorite tennis players as Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras ... Majoring in graphic design. Terzieva’s Collegiate Record

SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 7-2 13-9 5-3 20-11 2008-09 0-3 15-8 6-1 15-11 CAREER 7-5 28-17 11-4 35-22 DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 3-4 1-1 0-0 4-5 2008-09 0-0 11-6 5-2 11-6 CAREER 3-4 12-7 5-2 15-11



UNLV: Will fight for time in the lineup in both singles and doubles this spring ... In fall action went 3-3 in singles and 2-0 in doubles with partner Rumyana Terzieva ... One of team’s three ITA Scholar-Athletes last season. 2010: Finished with an overall singles record of 4-8, including 1-2 in duals ... Also turned in 4-4 doubles mark with Terzieva ... Made her Lady Rebel debut in fall and compiled a singles mark of 3-4 in tournament play ... Won her first career match in three sets over Aimee Oko of NAU in September’s UNLV Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of The Friends School in Hobart, Tasmania ... Earned a national women’s ranking of No. 75 in January 2009. PERSONAL: Ella Claire Bourchier was born on July 4, 1990, in the city of Hobart on the island of Tasmania in the country of Australia ... The daughter of Sonja and Ian Bourchier ... Has two brothers, Eddie and Harry ... Favorite tennis player is Gael Monfils ... Majoring in biochemistry.

Bourchier’s Collegiate Record

SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 3-6 1-2 0-0 4-8 DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 3-4 1-0 0-0 4-4



*2010 AlL-mwc singles* UNLV: A returning all-conference performer that will be just a sophomore in 2011 ... Expected to compete for a spot in the top half of the singles lineup and to start the spring at No. 1 doubles with freshman Aleksandra Josifoska ... Ranked No. 12 in the ITA Mountain Region in singles heading into sophomore campaign ... Went 4-2 in singles during fall play and 6-1 in doubles with her new playing partner ... The UNLV duo, which is ranked fourth in the region, won the Flight One Doubles Championship with an 8-4 victory over 50th-ranked Elizabeth Begley and Aerial Ellis of Texas, 8-4, on Sept. 26 ... Their only loss during autumn action came in semifinal round of ITA Mountain Regional in Las Vegas on Oct. 16, falling 8-6 to teammates Jana Albers and Adrienn Hidvegi. 2010: One of two freshmen to join the program and turned in an allconference debut season ... Finished with the second most singles wins on the team with a 24-13 mark ... Played at Nos. 2-3 spots in lineup, including 12-4 at third position during duals ... Posted a 6-2 mark in MWC matches ... Named the Mountain West Conference Women’s Player of the Week on March 31 after going a combined 6-0 to help then-29th-ranked UNLV to a 3-0 record against No. 72 San Diego State, No. 59 UC Irvine and No. 47 Boise State ... The biggest victory of her rookie season may have come on Feb. 28 when she rallied past 98th-ranked Alexandria Walters 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 to clinch UNLV its first-ever team win over Pepperdine in 15 all-time meetings ... Her 6-4, 6-2 win at the No. 2 slot over Josefin Hjertquist helped UNLV earn its first NCAA team win since 1998 as the Lady Rebels downed No. 25 VCU 4-3 in Chapel Hill on May 14 ... Also tied for team lead in doubles wins with a 25-12 mark ... She and partner Adrienn Hidvegi went 23-11 overall and 20-6 in dual matches, including an impressive 19-6 at the third position ... Her 25 wins tied for the fourth-most in UNLV’s single-season history ... She and Hidvegi finished 6-2 in MWC matchups ... Made her Lady Rebel debut in fall and compiled a singles mark of 4-4 in tournament play ... Won her first career match in three sets over Orsi Golovics of NAU in September’s UNLV Invitational ... Finished autumn 3-3 in doubles, including winning first two rounds at ITA Regional in Las Vegas with Hidvegi. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Milutin Milankovic High School ... Earned a WTA ranking as high as 850. PERSONAL: Nives Pavlovic was born on Dec. 11, 1989, in Belgrade ... The daughter of Jasmina and Milan Pavlovic ... Has a younger sister, Andrea ... Favorite tennis player is Serena Williams ... Majoring in marketing. Pavlovic’s Collegiate Record

SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 5-6 19-7 6-2 24-13 DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 5-6 20-6 6-2 25-12



UNLV: One of two freshmen who joined the program this season to form one of the top recruiting classes in school history ... First name is pronounced “LEW-chee” ... Was ranked as high as No. 858 in the world in singles by ITF in July 2010 ... Turned in spectacular fall season and will begin spring at the top of the singles lineup ... Ranked 41st in the nation and No. 1 in the Mountain Region in singles to begin spring season after posting 13-3 mark in tournaments ... Began rookie semester 6-0 and did not lose her first collegiate match until falling in the second round of qualifying at the Riviera/ITA Championships in Pacific Palisades, CA, in September ... Upset top-seeded and 67th-ranked Anastasia Putilina of Utah, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, to win the singles title at the 2010 USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships played in Las Vegas on Oct. 17 ... The victory brought UNLV only its second-ever ITA regional championship. Former All-American Elena Gantcheva was the co-champion of the singles draw back in 2007 in San Diego when the final that season was called off because of wild fires raging in the area ... Batta competed at the ITA National Indoor Championships in White Plains, NY, in November and lost to fifthranked Allie Will of Florida, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 ... Earlier in the fall, Batta earned the Flight One Singles co-championship with teammate Aleksandra Josifoska at UNLV Fall Invitational in September ... Also posted 6-3 mark in doubles with a trio of partners ... Went 3-1 with Anna Maskaljun and the duo earned a national ranking of 48th and regional ranking of second in January. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Altisz Alapitvany Gymnasium in Budapest. PERSONAL: Lucia Batta was born on Feb. 3, 1991 ... Favorite tennis player is Kim Cleijsters ... Majoring in hospitality management.



UNLV: One of two freshmen who joined the program this season along with Lucia Batta ... Ranked college tennis’ No. 10 newcomer in a preseason poll by the ITA ... One of the top players from her home nation, she earned a career-high world ranking of 466 in singles and 543 in doubles in September 2009 ... Expected to play in the top half of the lineup in singles and heads into dual-match play ranked No. 14 in the ITA Mountain Region ... Finished 5-2 in her first semester of tournament play ... Earned the Flight One Singles cochampionship with teammate Batta at UNLV Fall Invitational in September ... Compiled a 7-2 mark in doubles while playing with two partners and will begin spring season teamed with Nives Pavlovic ... That duo stood No. 4 in the ITA Mountain Region in the January rankings. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Georgi Dimitrov High School ... Earned juniors rankings as high as No. 3 in the nation. PERSONAL: Alesksandra Josifoska was born on March 5, 1991, in Prilep, Macedonia ... The daughter of Sonja and Ljube Josifoska ... Has an older brother, Hristijan ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer ... Majoring in hospitality management.




hat the Rebels play home matches in one of the nation’s top collegiate facilities is due in large part to the late Frank Fertitta Jr., and his wife, Vicki. The couple presented UNLV with a check for $1 million in 1989 that was the driving force in construction of the sparkling, 12-court, $1.5 million stadium and clubhouse. Opened in 1993, the Frank & Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex has served as home to not only UNLV’s men’s and women’s teams but also to various physical education classes, youth tournaments, adult continuing education groups and USTA Men’s Challenger pro events. The facility, which underwent a $2 million upgrade in 2006-07, also hosted three consecutive NCAA Regionals. On Jan. 15, 2010, UNLV held a ceremony to thank the Fertittas for their tremendous generosity. Mrs. Fertitta was on hand along with dignitaries such as UNLV President Neal Smatresk, Athletics Director Jim Livengood, Governor Bob Miller and the Rebel teams and staffs to say thank you and present her with a one-of-a-kind print commemorating the facility and its namesakes.

(L-R): Women’s Head Coach Kevin Cory, AD Jim Livengood, Vicki Fertitta, Men’s Head Coach Owen Hambrook and President Neal Smatresk.



FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Charlie Alvarado, Mehdi Bouras, Vol. Coach Lew DeLeon and Tamas Batyi. BACK ROW (L-R): Assistant Coach Tommy Garrison, Bernard Schoeman, Rene Ruegamer, Johannes Markel, Kasper Konyves, Alex Bull, Willie Sublette and Head Coach Owen Hambrook.

NAME Charlie Alvarado Tamas Batyi Mehdi Bouras Alex Bull Kasper Konyves Johannes Markel Rene Ruegamer Bernard Schoeman Willie Sublette

HT 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-0



HEAD COACH Owen Hambrook (8th Year/NW Missouri State, ‘91) ASSISTANT COACH Tommy Garrison (1st Year/Okla. St., ‘07) VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH Lew De Leon (1st Year)


HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Costa Mesa, CA (Mater Dei HS) Budapest, Hungary (Balint Maton HS) Paris, France (Lycee Marie Curie) London, England (Reed’s School) Helsinborg, Sweden (Bastad Gymnasium) Malmo, Sweden (Latinskola) Wurzburg, Germany (Friedrich-Koenig Gymnasium) Pretoria, South Africa (Hoerskool Waterkloof) Las Vegas (Homeschooled)

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Tamas Batyi....................................................... THOMAS BAHT-yee Mehdi Bouras..........................................................MED-e BURR-us Kasper Konyves..........................................................con-YEES-ves Johannes Markel.............................................yo-HON-us mar-KELL Rene Ruegamer.................................................ruh-NAY RU-gam-ur Willie Sublette....................................................................... sub-LET

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SEASON OUTLOOK REBELS LOOK TO PROVE THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS To say the 2011 UNLV men’s tennis team is “young” is like saying the lights on the World Famous Las Vegas Strip are “perky.” It’s a big understatement. But the good news is that there sure are lots of Rebel youngsters nowadays and many of them picked up legit match experience last season. In fact, the program’s nineman roster may provide the deepest team of viable playing candidates in at least two decades. Eighth-year head coach Owen Hambrook’s stable this spring is filled with one senior, zero juniors, six sophomores and two freshmen. That means the growing pains born from last year’s six-rookie roster should begin paying dividends in 2011. “We are young this year but we had so many freshmen last year, it doesn’t compare,” Hambrook says. “We have much more experience, much more depth than we’ve had in a long time. Something we’ve needed here is playing capable guys deep in the lineup and now we’ve got four guys battling for the sixth spot. That’s a very positive sign.” The improved Rebels were ranked seven spots higher (66th) in the preseason ITA poll and in what will be the final Mountain West Conference season for both BYU and Utah, will look to make a splash in league play. There’s a twist involved with this season’s annual MWC championship tournament, however, as for the event will take place at a brand-new facility in Fort Collins, Colo. Interesting, though, that host Colorado State does not even field a men’s team. “Certainly, it will be new surroundings for everyone on the men’s side,” says Hambrook. “But I’m in favor of continuing to have the men’s championship played along with the women and we are looking forward to it. BYU is the highest-ranked team but the conference is pretty wide open this season. Our goals are

to make a run in the conference -- both regular season and tournament -- and try to get back to the NCAA tournament both as a team and individually.”

THE LINEUP The high number of capable players out at the Fertitta Tennis Complex means there is bound to be some shuffling in the lineup during the dual season. However, there is no question who fills the No. 1 spot for the Rebels. Senior Mehdi Bouras, the former MWC Freshman of the Year who last season won ITA Mountain Regional Player to Watch, is primed for a big final season in 2011. Ranked 103rd in the preseason, the squad’s only upperclassman should thrive in his second spring atop the lineup. Bouras (26-16 in singles last season) got plenty of valuable tourney action during the fall, including playing in the prestigious Men’s All-American Tournament in Tulsa back in October. Now look for the talented

Paris product to vie for MWC Player of the Year honors along with a first trip to the NCAAs by a Rebel since Elliot Wronski in 2007. “Mehdi is our team captain and will play No. 1 again,” says Hambrook. “He is just an unbelievable athlete and shot maker. There is pressure on him as the only upperclassman because the team’s going to look to him for leadership both on and off the court. We’re expecting big things.” The other returning lettermen include Big Swede Johannes Markel (15-9), who led the way among the newbies a year ago and should play in the top half of the lineup as a sophomore. “Johannes is a talented player but needs to work hard day-in and day-out on and off the court,” says Hambrook. “After a good freshman year, we’ll look for him to build on that effort.”



Bernard Schoeman (6-6) saw most of his action at the No. 5 slot in 2010 and will look to remain in the starting singles lineup. “Bernie came in and immediately got his feet put to the fire. He improved as the year went on but he needs to keep working hard this spring because we need his help in both singles and doubles.” Kasper Konyves (11-15) played a lot of dual matches, mainly at Nos. 5-6, as a rookie and will work to become more consistent as a sophomore. “We’ll look to Kasper to keep improving in all areas of his game. He had an up and


down freshman year but picked up a lot of experience.” The other returner is American Charlie Alvarado (7-9) who proved to be a dependable performer at the bottom of the lineup. “Charlie is a guy who has really improved in the short time he’s been here. He definitely adds a lot of depth to the program and can be counted on to always give 100 percent.” A pair of Rebel sophomores sat out their first year and are making their court debuts this season. Rene Ruegamer out of Germany tied for the team lead in fall singles wins with a 6-4 mark and looks to be an important cog in the lineup in dual play. “Rene will be a big part of our success after sitting out his first year. He’s made considerable improvements and he’ll definitely be in the mix for both singles and doubles.” Also tying for the most fall wins was Alex Bull, who went 6-4 in his first semester of action. “Alex is a competitive lefty with an all-court game. He is anxious to get out there after sitting out and we think he’ll help us a lot this season.” Hambrook’s recruiting class was made up of two January additions that will both get court time as freshmen. Look for talented Hungarian import Tamas Batyi to earn time in the top-half of the lineup and local signee Willie Sublette to add depth. “Tamas was highly recruited,” says Hambrook. “He’s a very athletic, physical, focused player who is experienced internationally. We’re looking for him to make an immediate impact in both singles and doubles. “Willie is a local product who will need to make a quick transition to college tennis because we’ll need to count on him.” Hambrook labels the doubles lineup “a toss-up.” No less than 11 different duos played in tournaments in the fall and expect some movement through the early part of the spring schedule to find the best combinations.


No less than 13 of the Rebels’ 24 dualmatch opponents for this season were included in the final Campbell ITA College Tennis Rankings in May. “We have a challenging schedule,” Hambrook says. “The spring duals will afford us a lot of opportunities to move up in the national rankings. We play a number of ranked opponents both here and on the road, which should prepare us well for the league schedule.” The dual season begins on January 21 against Texas Tech. UNLV’s first road trip comes in late January with matches at Arkansas and against SMU in Fayetteville. Hambrook’s squad then enjoys a 10-match homestand vs. non-conference opponents, including Oklahoma State on Feb. 18, Fresno State on Feb. 25 and a rematch with Arkansas on Feb. 27. After road matches vs. Nebraska (March 4) and then at Denver (March 5) in Colorado, the Mountain West Conference schedule sees UNLV head to Air Force on March 10 before playing at New Mexico on March 13. BYU (April 7) and Utah (April 9) come to town as members of the league for the final time before UNLV travels to Fort Worth to play TCU on April 17. The home finale is set for April 23 when San Diego State comes to Fertitta.


*2010 AlL-mwc singles* *2010 AlL-mwc DOUBles* *2010 ITA MOUNTAIN REGION PLAYER TO WATCH* UNLV: An all-conference performer that returns for his final season as the Rebels’ No. 1 singles player ... Ranked 103rd in the ITA preseason poll and expected to make a run at MWC Player of the Year honors ... A highly athletic player with multiple weapons on the court ... Last season was named ITA Mountain Region Player to Watch. The honor annually goes to a player who has turned in an outstanding season and is expected to perform at a high level the rest of his career. Bouras was the fourth Rebel to earn the award, joining Elliot Wronski (2007), Asaf Tishler (1997) and Roger Pettersson (1994) ... Traveled to Tulsa to compete in the D’Novo/ITA Men’s Tennis All-American Championships in October but lost both matches in three sets ... Bouras must adjust to a new doubles partner this season after the graduation of Luca Barlocchi ... The second Rebel in history to win the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year award, joining Aviram Salomon in 2002 ... Enrolled at UNLV in January of 2008 but lost a season of eligibility while completing an academic year in residence ... Hails from France but is originally from Algeria ... He not only has twice earned spots on the Academic All-MWC team and ITA Scholar-Athlete list, but he also was named co-winner of the UNLV Most Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete award on May 27, 2009, after carrying a 3.93 GPA. 2010: Named All-MWC in both singles and doubles ... Led team with 26 singles wins, including going 14-10 at the No. 1 position in the lineup ... Ranked for much of the season after earning his first career placing at No. 108 on Feb. 18 ... Finished 21-13 with senior doubles partner Barlocchi, including 14-7 at top of the dual lineup ... Compiled a 12-6 singles record in tournament play ... Won the Flight One Singles title at UNLV’s invite in January, winning two matches over ranked opponents, including downing Alabama’s 62nd-ranked Saketh Myneri 6-4, 6-2 ... Began his first season of fall competition with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Texas’ Daniel Whitehead before falling in the next round at the Baylor Intercollegiate in September ... The next month, he won his first two matches at Prequalifying for the D’Novo ITA Men’s All-American Tennis Championships in Tulsa and was awarded a Lucky Loser bid into the Qualfiying field ... He made the most of his new life, upsetting 113th-ranked Julien Bley of Baylor 6-4, 6-2 before being ousted in the next round ... Won his first three rounds at the Rebel Classic before falling to Cal Poly’s Andrew Dome in the singles championship on Nov. 1 ... Was also busy in doubles play, teaming with Barlocchi for a 7-6 record ... The team reached two tourney finals in the fall -- losing 8-6 to Utah’s Phillip Ellers and Alex Golding at the ITA Regional and falling 8-5 to Cal Poly’s Dome and Jordan Bridge in the Rebel Classic title tilt. 2009: Turned in strong rookie campaign after finally making his collegiate debut in January ... Finished 18-8 overall in singles ... Played primarily at No. 2 position in the lineup and went 15-8 in duals there ... Also went 3-0 when spelling senior Elliot Wronski at the top spot in the lineup ... Earned his first career ranked victory when he swept No. 123 Graeme Kassautzki of New Mexico 6-4, 6-4 on March 29 ... Won his match vs. Bartosz Golas to help UNLV upset No. 42 SDSU in the regular-season finale on April 19 ... Four days later he swept Phillip Ellers 7-5, 6-2 to help the Rebels knock off No. 49 Utah in the first round of the MWC tournament ... His 9-16 doubles record was compiled Bouras’ Collegiate Record with three partners ... Played SINGLES primarily with senior Wesley Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total Burrows at second and third spots 2009-10 12-6 14-10 2-3 26-16 in the lineup. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008-09 0-0 18-8 3-3 18-8 CAREER 12-6 32-18 5-6 44-24 graduate of Lycee Marie Curie School in Versailles, France. DOUBLES PERSONAL: Mehdi Bouras Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total was born on Sept. 24, 1988, in 2009-10 7-6 14-7 3-2 21-13 Algiers ... The son of Rachid and 2008-09 0-0 9-16 2-4 9-16 CAREER 7-6 23-23 5-6 30-29 Nadjath Bouras ... Lists Marat Safin as his favorite tennis player CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANK: 103 (Sept. 10, 2010) ... Majoring in management.



UNLV: A tenacious Californian who offers the Rebels solid depth in both singles and doubles ... Posted a 3-5 singles mark in fall play and a 1-2 mark in doubles playing with two different partners. 2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by compiling a 7-9 overall singles record ... Made his collegiate debut in UNLV’s spring invite and picked up his first victory as a Rebel over Indiana’s Will Kendall ... Also won his first match in a dual, downing Nikita Ryashchenko of Utah State ... Picked up his first MWC win with a straight-set victory over Sam Barnes of Air Force on April 11 ... Finished 1-3 in doubles play. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of athletic powerhouse Mater Dei High School located in Santa Ana, CA ... Lettered four years for the Monarchs under coach Marian Danse ... Won a CIF doubles championship in Ojai with partner Chris Freeman ... Won his first Trinity League singles title as a senior by defeating Freeman in the championship match ... Earned a top 50 ranking in the 14-and-under category and top 100 in 16-and-under and 18-and-under divisions. PERSONAL: Charlie Anthony Alvarado was born on Sept. 10, 1990, in Orange, CA ... The son of Janet Ingham and Richard Alvarado … Majoring in communications ... Favorite tennis player is Fernando Verdasco.

Alvarado’s Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. 2009-10 1-2 DOUBLES Year Tour. 2009-10 0-3


Dual (MWC) Total 6-7 1-2 7-9 Dual (MWC) Total 1-0 0-0 1-3


UNLV: One of six sophomores on this year’s edition of the Rebels, Bull will look to earn a starting spot in both singles and doubles in 2011 ... A seasoned international player who followed former Rebel great Elliot Wronski (2006-09) in making the move from Great Britain to Las Vegas ... The only left-handed player on this year’s roster ... After sitting out his rookie year, he made his collegiate debut at September’s UNLV Fall Invite ... Earned his first career win at the event, downing Fresno State’s Hugo Veri Fortin 6-4, 6-3 ... Finished his first fall on the courts with a 6-4 singles mark and 5-3 record in doubles, including a 4-0 record playing with Rene Ruegamer ... That duo won the doubles title at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic on Halloween with a 9-8 victory over teammates Mehdi Bouras and Bernard Schoeman. 2010: Member of team but did not play. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Reed’s School located in Cobham, Surrey … Coached by Adrien Blackman ... Ranked in top 15 in Great Britain and as high as 266 in ITF ... Played in 2008’s Junior Wimbeldon ... Won juniors titles in 2006-07 in 16-and-under and 2004-05 in 14-and-under division ... Also competed in cricket, soccer, rugby and field hockey. PERSONAL: Alex Bull was born on Feb. 26, 1990, in London ... The son of Jacky and David Bull ... Has a younger brother, Jordan ... Majoring in journalism/media studies ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.



UNLV: One of six sophomores on the Rebel roster in 2011 ... Expected to again vie for time in singles and doubles lineups this spring ... Ranked in Sweden’s top 10 for juniors in each respective age group from 2004-09 ... Went 2-5 in singles during fall and 1-3 in doubles with a trio of partners ... Member of the Academic All-MWC Team. 2010: Enrolled in January and earned his first letter as a Rebel by compiling a singles record of 11-15 and doubles mark of 8-10 ... Played at positions 4-6 singles, including a 6-6 mark at No. 5 ... Notched his first win as a Rebel with a three-set victory over Raphael Pfister of 15th-ranked Texas Tech on Jan. 22 ... Beat New Mexico’s Joe Wood 6-0, 6-0 at the sixth spot to help UNLV win its first-round match in MWC tournament in Las Vegas on April 29 ... Teamed with Attila Toth to form No. 3 doubles team and the duo went 7-8 in dual matches, including 4-2 in MWC play (downed teams from UNM, Utah, BYU and SDSU). HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Bastad Gymnasium … Also competed in soccer, badminton and table tennis. PERSONAL: Kasper Georg Konyves was born on June 24, 1990, in Sweden ... The son of Gitte and Janos Konyves … Has two younger sisters, Alice and Greta ... Interested in majoring in business ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

Konyves’ Collegiate Record

SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 0-3 11-12 1-5 11-15 DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 0-2 8-8 4-2 8-10



UNLV: A talented netter who turned in impressive rookie campaign in both singles and doubles and will be expected to be one of team’s leaders in both as a sophomore in 2011 ... One of two Swedes to join the Rebels last season along with Kasper Konyves ... Finished 2-5 in singles during fall play and 4-5 in doubles action with two different partners ... A top student who was both a member of the Academic All-MWC Team and an ITA ScholarAthlete last year. 2010: Joined roster in January and earned his first letter as a Rebel by compiling a 15-9 record in singles and 15-8 in doubles ... Played primarily at Nos. 3-4 in singles during dual season, including a 5-1 mark at the fourth spot ... Finished 3-3 in MWC matches ... First win as a Rebel came over Alex Daines of Utah State on Jan. 29 in a dual match ... Proved to be effective in doubles as well, finishing 15-7 with partner Bernard Schoeman, including a perfect 7-0 in the No. 3 position ... The duo finished 2-4 in league action. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Latinskola School … Ranked 14th in Sweden in juniors 18-and-under ... Member of 2008 and ‘09 national championship team. PERSONAL: Johannes Markel was born on Aug. 28, 1989, in Transylvania, Romania ... The son of Christa and Horia Markel … Has a younger sister, Johanna ... Interested in majoring in hospitality management ... Favorite tennis player is Tommy Haas.

Markel’s Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. 2009-10 0-1 DOUBLES Year Tour. 2009-10 0-1

Dual (MWC) Total 15-8 3-3 15-9 Dual (MWC) Total 15-7 2-4 15-8





UNLV: One of six sophomores on the Rebel roster in 2011 ... Expected to vie for a starting spot in the top half of the singles lineup this spring ... After sitting out his rookie year, he made his collegiate debut at September’s UNLV Fall Invite ... Tied for team lead in fall tournament wins with 6-4 mark in singles ... Won all three of his consolation matches at the ITA Mountain Regional in Las Vegas in October and then ran his winning streak to six by taking the singles title at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic at UNLV ... Ruegamer downed teammate Alex Bull for the championship, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, on Halloween ... Also went 5-4 overall in first semester playing doubles with four different partners ... He and Bull combined for a 4-0 mark and won the doubles title at the Easley Memorial with a 9-8 victory over teammates Mehdi Bouras and Bernard Schoeman. 2010: Member of team but did not play. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Friedrich-Koenig Gymnasium in Wurzburg … Ranked as high as 64th in Germany. PERSONAL: Rene Ruegamer was born on Feb. 25, 1988, in Germany ... The son of Elisabeth and Herbert Ruegamer ... Has a sister, Sabina ... Majoring in hospitality management ... Favorite tennis player Alexander Waske.


UNLV: One of six sophomores on the 2011 Rebels ... Will look to earn starting spot in both the singles and doubles lineups this spring ... Finished 3-4 in fall singles play and 4-5 in doubles with two different partners ... A top student who was both a member of the Academic All-MWC Team and an ITA Scholar-Athlete last year. 2010: Joined the team in January and went on to earn his first letter as a Rebel by finishing 6-6 in singles and 15-7 in doubles play ... Most of those wins came at the No. 5 spot in the lineup ... Won his first three matches as a collegian, including downing Kevin Taylor of Northern Arizona in his UNLV debut on Jan. 29 ... Got off to a hot start with doubles partner Johannes Markel, winning 14 of their first 16 dual match outings ... Posted a 7-0 mark at the No. 3 position. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Hoerskool Waterkloof in Pretoria … Ranked in the top 10 among each respective juniors level, including third in 2009 ... The 2009 national juniors champion in doubles and 2008 national runner up in singles. PERSONAL: Johan Bernard Schoeman was born on Sept. 9, 1991, in South Africa ... The son of Marietjie and Johan Schoeman ... Has an older brother, Meyer ... Majoring in hospitality management ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

Schoeman’s Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 0-0 6-6 2-2 6-6

DOUBLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 0-0 15-7 2-4 15-7



UNLV: A five-time Hungarian juniors champion who is one of two freshmen to join the Rebels this season along with Willie Sublette ... Added to the roster in January and is expected to vie for time in the top half of the singles lineup and a starting spot in doubles. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Balint Marton Primary School in Torokbalint, Hungary. PERSONAL: Tamas Batyi was born on April 13, 1991, in Budapest ... The son of Gyorgy Batyi and Zsuzsanna Bodo ... Has one brother, Gabor ... Interested in majoring in hospitality management ... Favorite tennis player is James Blake.



UNLV: One of two freshmen to join the Rebels this season along with Tamas Batyi ... Added to the roster in January and is expected to contribute in both singles and doubles this spring ... A top-ranked juniors player in the state who earned a top-100 spot in the boys 18-and-under by the USTA. HIGH SCHOOL: Homeschooled for his education ... Earned multiple honors as a juniors player, including the Mike Agassi “No Quit” Award from the Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation. PERSONAL: Willie Sublette was born on Feb. 20, 1992, in Las Vegas ... The son of Bill and Lori Sublette ... Has three brothers and sisters ... Interested in majoring in civil engineering... Favorite tennis player is Las Vegas’ own Andre Agassi.




hat the Rebels play home matches in one of the nation’s top collegiate facilities is due in large part to the late Frank Fertitta Jr., and his wife, Vicki. The couple presented UNLV with a check for $1 million in 1989 that was the driving force in construction of the sparkling, 12-court, $1.5 million stadium and clubhouse. Opened in 1993, the Frank & Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex has served as home to not only UNLV’s men’s and women’s teams but also to various physical education classes, youth tournaments, adult continuing education groups and USTA Men’s Challenger pro events. The facility, which underwent a $2 million upgrade in 2006-07, also hosted three consecutive NCAA Regionals. On Jan. 15, 2010, UNLV held a ceremony to thank the Fertittas for their tremendous generosity. Mrs. Fertitta was on hand along with dignitaries such as UNLV President Neal Smatresk, Athletics Director Jim Livengood, Governor Bob Miller and the Rebel teams and staffs to say thank you and present her with a one-of-a-kind print commemorating the facility and its namesakes.

(L-R): Women’s Head Coach Kevin Cory, AD Jim Livengood, Vicki Fertitta, Men’s Head Coach Owen Hambrook and President Neal Smatresk.



SEASON IN REVIEW UNLV FINDS WAY BACK INTO TOP 25, NCAA WINNER’S CIRCLE Despite failing to capture either the regular-season or tournament trophy in the Mountain West in 2010, the UNLV women were still the class of the conference and proved it by making a record-breaking return to the nation’s top 25 and winning their first NCAA Championships dual match in a dozen years. The ultra-successful spring season at Fertitta included posting the program’s best home record in history during the regular season at 16-0; setting a school record for highest winning percentage during the regular season at .869; and tying a 1994 school record with a combined six All-MWC honorees in singles and doubles. That group was led by the greatest doubles player to ever wear the Scarlet and Gray -- Kristina Nedeltcheva -- who turned out to be pretty darn good in singles as well. UNLV began the season ranked 41st and posted opening-weekend wins over regular visitors New Mexico State, Pacific and Weber State. However, a trip to the second annual ITA Kickoff Weekend Tournament in late January saw a pair of losses, to No. 12 UCLA and a 4-3 heartbreaker to old nemesis Pepperdine. Back home after a week off, UNLV’s 7-0 victory over Utah State on Feb. 12 was made memorable when Nedeltcheva broke the school’s career doubles victory record of 84 that was set by Jolene Watanabe two decades earlier. The Lady Rebels then showed signs of national viability by sweeping three matches over ranked opponents as No. 41 Fresno State, No. 56 San Diego and No. 39 Texas A&M all fell during one glorious weekend. Nedeltcheva earned her sixth career MWC Player of the Week honor as the native of Sofia, Bulgaria, turned in arguably the best weekend of work in program history, not losing even a set while going a combined 6-0 in singles and doubles vs. the top players from the trio of ranked teams. The sweep moved UNLV up 20 spots in the national rankings to No. 30 and head coach Kevin Cory’s crew then decided 14 consecutive losses to Pepperdine was quite enough, thank you. Getting a rematch just one month later, UNLV gutted out a dramatic 4-3 win over the No. 37 Waves. The hosts were able to win without benefit of the usual automatic victory on top of the singles lineup as Nedeltcheva retired in the second set to lose for the first time in singles play since October and, remarkably, drop a dual matchup for the first time since March 27, 2009. The match was tied 3-3 when freshman Nives Pavlovic battled 98th-ranked Alexandria Walters, finally closing out the biggest win of her young career 6-1, 2-6, 7-6.


2010 UNLV Seniors Kristina Nedeltcheva (L) and Alisa Razina


“This is a huge victory for our team,” said Cory. “Pepperdine is always one of the top programs in the nation so this was a big one for us. The girls have really laid it on the line (collecting four ranked wins in 10 days).” Heading into a two-week break, UNLV doubly enjoyed the fruits of its labor when the ITA rankings were released on March 2. Moving up seven spots to No. 23, it marked the highest team ranking for the squad since April 2003. Nedeltcheva, meanwhile, moved up a full 20 spots in singles to a career-high 25th with an overall record of 21-4. UNLV opened its league slate by squeaking out a 4-3 victory over San Diego State and the triumph marked the ninth straight in the series as well as its school-record 14th consecutive regular-season victory vs. MWC teams. Stepping back into non-conference play for a final weekend, UNLV downed No. 70 UC Irvine and then ended a long homestand with a 4-3 win over No. 47 Boise State. The Lady Rebels improved to 14-2 overall with what was their 11th-consecutive victory and marked only the second time in history that the women won seven consecutive matches vs. ranked opponents. However, just one day after moving up 30 spots in the national rankings to No. 29, the UNLV women lost a regular-season MWC match for the first time in nearly two years, 4-3, indoors at No. 49 Utah. But before leaving the Beehive State, UNLV got back on track by nipping BYU 4-3 in Provo. Returning home for its final regular-season matchups of the season, UNLV shut out New Mexico 7-0 and then celebrated Senior Day by finishing with an undefeated home record for only the second time in program history after a key 4-3 victory over No. 73 TCU. UNLV hit the road for its final three MWC matches against CSU, Wyoming and Air Force – and won them by a combined team score of 20-1. The Lady Rebels ended the regular season with a 20-3 record after finishing the previous year 20-8. Cory’s team went 7-1 in league play with only the upset loss at Utah spoiling a second consecutive perfect run through the league. Hosting the conference tourney for the first time since winning the inaugural affair in 2000, second-seeded UNLV shut out Air Force on day one. In the semifinals, however, the Rebels tasted defeat at Fertitta for the first time in 2010 as sixth-seeded TCU pulled off a 4-3 shocker and kept UNLV out of the league’s championship match for the first time since 2006.

Despite the upset, the women earned an at-large bid and headed to an NCAA Regional for the fourth straight season and seventh time in the last nine years. After three straight seasons coming up empty while playing next door in California as part of the event, UNLV found it simply had to travel 2,000 miles to hot and humid North Carolina to earn its second-ever tournament win, downing No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth in Chapel Hill on May 14. The match was all square at 3 when Nedeltcheva had split sets at the top of the lineup. The UNLV leader bolted to a 4-0 lead in the deciding set and then, after losing the next four games, finished off Ana Bara 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 to deliver her team the long-awaited victory. “Having Kristina out there to clinch it was fitting for us since she has meant so much to this program the last four years,” said Cory. “This was a long time coming, that’s for sure.” The only other time UNLV advanced past the first round came during the program’s first NCAA appearance in 1998 when it downed Washington State in Las Vegas. The only bad news was that the win set up a showdown with second-ranked host North Carolina the following day, which the powerful Tar Heels won 4-0. “Other than not winning the conference championship, this has been a tremendous year for us -- one of the best since I’ve been here,” said Cory. With the NCAA win, UNLV moved up six spots to finish 30th overall and ranked first in their ITA region for the first time in history. Nedeltcheva, who was named the ITA Mountain Region Senior of the Year as well as UNLV’s Sportswoman of the Year, was also only the second player in school history to earn first team all-conference honors in both singles and doubles all four seasons on campus. She then became only the third UNLV woman in history to be part of at least three career individual national championship fields as the senior earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship in Athens, Ga. Nedeltcheva, who would finish ranked 51st in singles and 40th in doubles, started strong by grabbing a long first-set tiebreaker, 11-9, over UCLA’s Andrea Remynse, but then saw the 26th-ranked Bruin rally to a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 win. Said her coach: “This ended a stellar career for Kristina, who will go down as one of the top studentathletes in school history.”


2010 TEAM RESULTS Overall: 22-5 l MWC: 7-1 l Home: 17-1 l Away: 1-3 l Neutral: 4-1 l vs. Ranked: 9-5 DATE OPPONENT LOCATION W/L SCORE ALL MWC Jan. 22, 2010 NEW MEXICO STATE Las Vegas W 7-0 1-0 0-0 Jan. 23, 2010 PACIFIC Las Vegas W 5-2 2-0 0-0 Jan. 23, 2010 WEBER STATE Las Vegas W 7-0 3-0 0-0 Jan 29, 2010 at #12 UCLA+ Los Angeles L 4-0 3-1 0-0 Jan 30, 2010 vs #40 Pepperdine+ Los Angeles L 4-3 3-2 0-0 Feb. 12, 2010 UC RIVERSIDE Las Vegas W 7-0 4-2 0-0 Feb. 12, 2010 UTAH STATE Las Vegas W 7-0 5-2 0-0 Feb. 19, 2010 #41 FRESNO STATE Las Vegas W 6-1 6-2 0-0 Feb. 20, 2010 #56 SAN DIEGO Las Vegas W 5-2 7-2 0-0 Feb. 21, 2010 #39 TEXAS A&M Las Vegas W 4-3 8-2 0-0 Feb. 26, 2010 DENVER Las Vegas W 6-1 9-2 0-0 Feb. 28, 2010 #37 PEPPERDINE Las Vegas W 4-3 10-2 0-0 March 13, 2010 HAWAII Las Vegas W 6-1 11-2 0-0 March 24, 2010 #72 SAN DIEGO STATE* Las Vegas W 4-3 12-2 1-0 March 26, 2010 #70 UC IRVINE Las Vegas W 5-2 13-2 1-0 March 28, 2010 #47 BOISE STATE Las Vegas W 4-3 14-2 1-0 March 31, 2010 at #49 Utah* Salt Lake City L 4-3 14-3 1-1 April 2, 2010 at BYU* Provo, UT W 4-3 15-3 2-1 April 9, 2010 NEW MEXICO* Las Vegas W 7-0 16-3 3-1 April 10, 2010 #73 TCU* Las Vegas W 4-3 17-3 4-1 April 16, 2010 vs Colorado State* San Diego W 7-0 18-3 5-1 April 17, 2010 vs Wyoming* San Diego W 6-1 19-3 6-1 April 18, 2010 vs Air Force* San Diego W 7-0 20-3 7-1 April 29, 2010 AIR FORCE% Las Vegas W 4-0 21-3 7-1 April 30, 2010 #64 TCU% Las Vegas L 4-3 21-4 7-1 May 14, 2010 vs #25 VCU^ Chapel Hill, NC W 4-3 22-4 7-1 May 15, 2010 at #2 North Carolina^ Chapel Hill, NC L 4-0 22-5 7-1 *MWC Match

%MWC Tournament

+ITA Kickoff Weekend

RANK #41 #41 #41 #41 #41 #39 #39 #50 #50 #50 #30 #30 #34 #59 #59 #59 #29 #29 #35 #35 #36 #36 #36 #33 #33 #36 #36

^NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds at UNC

2009-10 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS SINGLES (ITA RANK) Kristina Nedeltcheva (51) Jana Albers (109) Nives Pavlovic Adrienn Hidvegi Anna Maskaljun Rumyana Terzieva Alisa Razina Ella Bourchier TOTALS PERCENTAGES

TOTAL 28-10 22-14 24-13 28-7 23-12 20-11 3-2 4-8 152-77 .664

DUAL 17-6 15-11 19-7 22-3 18-7 13-9 2-1 1-2 107-46 .699

TOUR 11-4 7-3 5-6 6-4 5-5 7-2 1-1 3-6 45-31 .592

DOUBLES TOTAL Jana Albers/Kristina Nedeltcheva (40) 23-9 Anna Maskaljun/Alisa Razina 25-6 Adrienn Hidvegi/Nives Pavlovic 23-11 Ella Bourchier/Rumyana Terzieva 4-4 Kristina Nedeltcheva/Nives Pavlovic 2-1 Jana Albers/Rumyana Terzieva 0-1 TOTALS 77-32 PERCENTAGES .706

MWC 4-4 5-3 6-2 8-0 7-1 5-3 0-0 0-0 35-13 .729

DUAL 19-7 19-3 20-6 1-0 0-0 0-1 59-17 .776

No. 1 17-6 1-0 --- --- --- --- --- --- 18-6 .750

No. 2 --- 8-9 7-3 --- --- --- --- --- 15-12 .556

TOUR 4-2 6-3 3-5 3-4 2-1 0-0 18-15 .545

MWC 5-3 7-1 6-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-6 .750

No. 3 --- 6-2 12-4 1-0 --- --- --- --- 19-6 .760

No. 4 --- --- --- 21-3 1-0 --- --- --- 22-3 .880 No. 1 19-7 --- --- --- --- 0-1 19-8 .704

No. 5 --- --- --- --- 17-7 1-1 --- --- 18-8 .692 No. 2 --- 19-3 1-0 --- --- --- 20-3 .870

No. 6 --- --- --- --- --- 12-8 2-1 1-2 15-11 .577 No. 3 --- --19-6 1-0 ----20-6 .769

CAREER 90-40 22-14 24-13 68-25 66-36 35-22 28-15 4-8

UNLV TEAM RANKINGS PRESEASON: 41 Jan. 26: 41 Feb. 4: 41 Feb. 12: 39 Feb. 18: 50 Feb. 23: 30 March 2: 23 March 9: 34 March 16: 46 March 23: 59 March 30: 29 April 6: 35 April 13: 36 April 20: 34 April 27: 33 May 3: 36 FINAL: 30 NEDELTCHEVA SINGLES RANKINGS PRESEASON: 90 Jan. 5 50 Feb. 18: 45 March 2: 25 March 16: 31 March 30: 37 April 13: 49 April 20: 53 April 27: 50 May 3: 45 FINAL: 51 ALBERS SINGLES RANKINGS PRESEASON: NR Jan. 5 44 Feb. 18: 72 March 2: 97 March 16: 103 March 30: 111 April 13: 114 April 20: 109 April 27: 108 May 3: 101 FINAL: 109 NEDELTCHEVA/ALBERS DOUBLES RANKINGS March 2: 54 April 13: 75 April 20: 58 April 27: 58 May 3: 62 FINAL: 40 MASKALJUN/RAZINA DOUBLES RANKINGS Feb. 18: 43 FINAL: NR




Jolene Watanabe (1987-90) left UNLV as its all-time wins leader in both singles and doubles play.

WOMEN’S YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS YEAR ALL 1986 10-20 1987 24-13 1988 15-14 1989 19-14 1990 23-15 1991 21-13 1992 18-5 1993 13-8 1994 15-9 1995 16-8 1996 10-14 1997 17-7 1998 12-13 1999 9-14 2000 15-9 2001 11-12 2002 20-4 2003 16-6 2004 16-7 2005 14-9 2006 14-7 2007 19-8 2008 17-9 2009 20-8 2010 22-5

CONF TOUR MWC COACH NA/7th NA Craig Witcher NA/7th NA Craig Witcher NA/2nd NA Craig Witcher 2-1/3rd NA Craig Witcher 1-24th NA Craig Witcher 2-15th NA Craig Witcher NA/5th NA York Strother 2-1/3rd NA Ola Malmqvist 2-1/2nd NA Ola Malmqvist 2-1/3rd NA Ola Malmqvist 2-1/2nd NA Ola Malmqvist 2-1/3rd NA Ola Malmqvist 3-1/2nd NA Ola Malmqvist 3-1/9th NA Douglas Geiwald 3-0/1st NA Kevin Cory 2-1/5th 5-2/3rd Kevin Cory 3-0/1st 6-1/2nd Kevin Cory 1-1/T3rd 6-1/T1st Kevin Cory 1-1/T3rd 5-2/3rd Kevin Cory 2-1/2nd 5-2/3rd Kevin Cory 1-1/T3rd 6-2/T2nd Kevin Cory 2-1/2nd 6-2/T2nd Kevin Cory 3-0/1st 6-2/T2nd Kevin Cory 2-1/2nd 8-0/1st Kevin Cory 1-1/T3rd 7-1/2nd Kevin Cory



SINGLES Preseason RK YEAR Marianne Vallin 10 1995 Regular Season Marianne Vallin 4 1997 Final Top-20 Rankings Marianne Vallin 13 1994, ‘96 Elena Gantcheva 17 2006 Katarina Malec 18 2000 DOUBLES Preseason RK YEAR Gantcheva/Kristina Nedeltcheva 5 2007 Regular Season Gee Gee Garvin/Susie Kocsis 4 1998 Final Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva 18 2007 TEAM RK YEAR Preseason 17 2003 Regular Season 14 1997 Final 20 2002

SEASON 1. Katarina Malec, 2000 2. Marianne Vallin, 1994 3. Marianne Vallin, 1997 4. Elena Gantcheva, 2006 Jolene Watanabe, 1989 6. Jolene Watanabe, 1987 7. Elena Gantcheva, 2005 Jolene Watanabe, 1990 Anna Castaneda, 1987 10. Diana Chavez, 1990 11. Elena Gantcheva, 2008 Gyorgyi Zsiros, 2002 CAREER 1. Marianne Vallin, 1994-97 2. Jolene Watanabe, 1987-90 3. Elena Gantcheva, 2005-08 4. Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2007-10 5. Veronica Goude, 1997-2000 6. Claire Smith, 2004-07 Gyorgyi Zsiros, 2002-05 Mary Jacocks, 1987-90 9. Janelle Barr, 1991-94 10. Suzi Agassi, 1991-94 11. Adrienn Hidvegi, 2008-SA 12. Nikol Dimitrova, 2006-09 13. Anna Maskaljun, 2008-SA

39 37 34 33 33 32 31 31 31 30 29 29

SEASON (Minimum 20 Matches) 1. Katarina Malec, 2000 (39-6) .867 2. Gyorgyi Zsiros, 2002 (29-7) .806 3. Marianne Vallin, 1994 (37-9) .804 4. Adrienn Hidvegi, 2010 (28-7) .800 Nikol Dimitrova, 2006 (16-4) .800 6. Elena Gantcheva, 2005 (31-8) .795 7. Shiera Stuart, 1992 (23-6) .793 8. Elena Gantcheva, 2006 (33-9) .786 Janelle Barr, 1992 (22-6) .786 Jolene Watanabe, 1989 (33-9) .786 11. Adrienn Hidvegi, 2009 (25-7) .781 12. Linda Tempelfelde, 2007 (22-7) .759

125 120 112 90 81 78 78 78 76 72 68 67 66

CAREER (Minimum Two Seasons) 1. Katarina Malec, 1999-2000 (46-11) .807 2. Elena Gantcheva, 2005-08 (112-37) .752 3. Marianne Vallin, 1994-97 (125-43) .744 4. Jolene Watanabe, 1987-90 (120-43) .736 5. Adrienn Hidvegi, 2008-SA (68-25) .731 6. Tracie Chong, 2002-03 (50-19) .725 7. Linda Tempelfelde, 2005-07 (49-20) .710 8. Janelle Barr, 1991-94 (76-32) .704 9. Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2007-10 (90-40) .692 10. Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis, 2004-05 (44-20) .688 11. Katy Williams, 2007-09 (46-21) .687 12. Alisa Razina, 2007-10 (28-15) .651 13. Anna Maskaljun, 2008-SA (66-36) .647



SEASON 1. Jolene Watanabe, 1987 2. Kristen Hess, 1987 3. Marianne Vallin, 1997 4. Anna Maskaljun, 2010 Nives Pavlovic, 2010 Alisa Razina, 2010 Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2010 Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2009 Katy Williams, 2009 Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2007 Elena Gantcheva, 2008 Elena Gantcheva, 2007 Marianne Bakken, 2000 Katarina Malec, 2000

34 30 27 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

CAREER 1. Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2007-10 2. Jolene Watanabe, 1987-90 3. Alisa Razina, 2007-10 4. Elena Gantcheva, 2005-08 5. Marianne Bakken, 1999-2002 6. Claire Smith, 2004-07 7. Gyorgyi Zsiros, 2002-05 8. Anna Maskaljun, 2008-SA 9. Marianne Vallin, 1994-97 10. Veronica Goude, 1997-2000 Rachel Clark, 1991-94 12. Cindy Pineda, 1986-88

98 84 82 79 72 71 69 64 62 56 56 50

SEASON (Minimum 10 Matches) 1. Elena Gantcheva, 2007 (25-4) .862 Marianne Bakken, 2000 (25-4) .862 3. Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2007 (25-5) .833 Katarina Malec, 2000 (25-5) .833 Ljiljana Kordic, 1993 (10-2) .833 Rebecca Markosian, 1993 (10-2) .833 7. Marianne Vallin, 1994 (13-3) .813 Janelle Barr, 1994 (13-3) .813 9. Anna Maskaljun, 2010 (25-6) .806 Alisa Razina, 2010 (25-6) .806 11. Claire Smith, 2007 (23-7) .767 12. Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2009 (25-8) .758 Katy Williams, 2009 (25-8) .758 CAREER (Minimum Two Seasons) 1. Kristina Nedeltcheva, 2007-10 (98-33) .748 2. Katarina Malec, 1999-00 (29-10) .744 3. Alisa Razina, 2007-10 (82-32) .719 4. Katy Williams, 2007-09 (41-18) .695 5. Elena Gantcheva, 2005-08 (79-37) .681 6. Anna Maskaljun, 2008-SA (64-31) .674 Marianne Vallin, 1994-97 (62-30) .674 8. Marianne Bakken, 1999-2002 (72-37) .661 9. Jolene Watanabe, 1987-90 (84-45) .651 10. Claire Smith, 2004-07 (71-39 .645 11. Gyorgyi Zsiros, 2002-05 (51-29) .638 12. Adrienn Hidvegi, 2008-SA (34-20) .630

NOTE: Active players in bold. Records no not inlcude Fall 2010 results.




Year Singles Doubles 2007-08 29-11 25-10 2006-07 19-9 25-4 2005-06 33-9 15-12 2004-05 31-8 14-11 Total 112-37 79-37

The only woman in program history to earn top 10 rankings in both singles and doubles during her career, Elena Gantcheva became the first player in Mountain West Conference history to claim at least a share of league MVP honors three times during her stunning career. The 2005 MWC Freshman of the Year followed up her record-setting rookie year by becoming a sophomore All-American and posting her program’s highest singles ranking in nearly a decade. Rising as high as No. 8 in the nation en route to a 33-9 overall record, Gantcheva’s finish at 17 made her the third UNLV woman to place in the top 20. The native of Sofia, Bulgaria, left as the winningest singles player in MWC history -- male or female -- with a 26-4 mark vs. league foes, and also shattered the league record with nine career MWC Player of the Week nods in four years. Gantcheva also was part of the best doubles team in school history, teaming with Kristina Nedeltcheva to go to back-to-back NCAA tourneys and closing the 2007 campaign with a school-record high final ranking of 18th after rising as high as fifth.



Year Singles Doubles 1999-2000 *39-5 25-5 1998-99 7-5 4-5 Total 46-10 29-10 *School Record

Two years at a junior college and some subsequent injuries cut Katarina Malec’s UNLV tennis career down to basically one season. But oh, what a season! The most dominant campaign in school history, Malec’s senior year of 1999-2000 began with a 12-3 fall tournament slate that thrust the native of Warsaw, Poland, from unranked to No. 23. After winning her first six dual-match outings, Malec lost two of three meetings but wouldn’t fall again until exactly three months later. Her biggest day may have come on April 4 when she first downed defending NCAA champ and fourth-ranked Zuzana Lesenorova of San Diego and then teamed with Marianne Bakken to nip Lesenorova and Katarina Valkyova — the top-ranked doubles team in the land — for the clinching victory in a 5-4 win over the Torreros on their home court. Later that month, Malec led her team into the inaugural Mountain West Conference tournament and helped the Lady Rebels earn their first-ever league championship in the sport. The 2000 MWC Player of the Year then made her way into her first NCAA Championships event and nearly stole the show in Malibu. After she and Bakken became the first UNLV entry to ever win a doubles match at the NCAAs, Malec reeled off four singles victories to crash the Final Four of women’s tennis. Malec was eliminated by the No. 1 seed — but not before becoming her school’s second All-American, posting a school-record 19-match winning streak, shattering the UNLV single-season win record with 39 and raising her record vs. ranked opponents to a stunning 17-3. The awards continued to roll in for the school’s career leader in winning percentage in both singles and doubles but her biggest honor was being named the inaugural MWC Student-Athlete of the Year.



Year Singles Doubles 1996-97 34-12 27-10 1995-96 28-11 11-10 1994-95 26-11 11-7 1993-94 37-9 13-3 Total *125-43 62-30 *School Record

When then-UNLV coach Ola Malmqvist labeled freshman Marianne Vallin the greatest recruit in school history back in 1993, he already knew what the college tennis world soon would learn — that the Swedish blonde would not only become a top collegian but also put Lady Rebel Tennis on the map. Consider the following: Before Vallin, UNLV never had a repeat conference player of the year. She did it three times. UNLV never had a NCAA championship qualifier in doubles. She did it three times. UNLV never had a player win more than 120 matches in a career. She finished with 125. UNLV never appeared in a conference final. She led it to two. UNLV tennis never had a Sportswoman of the Year. She earned two straight. UNLV never was ranked in the top 25. She drove the Lady Rebels to No. 14. UNLV never had a player ranked in the top 10. She shot as high as fourth. Other firsts included winning the national ITA Rookie of the Year award after a then-school-record 37 wins as a freshman and then earning the nod as Regional Senior of the Year after book-ending her career with another 30-win season. After owning the Big West for three years, she moved on to become her school’s first-ever WAC MVP in any sport. Her final record against league opponents was a shiny 26-3. Vallin’s legacy, however, is not simply defined by wins and losses. The psychology major reached the summit of student-athleticism in 1997 when she traveled to Dallas to pick up the prestigious Gladys Heldman Award as the senior tennis player who best balanced sports and education. Vallin retired from tennis after graduation and now is a successful businesswoman in Europe. In 2008 she returned to campus to become the first women’s tennis player inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.





2010 — GLADYS HELDMAN AWARD (Nation’s Top Senior Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete) 1997 — Marianne Vallin MWC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2009 — 2000 — Katarina Malec (Inaugural) ITA ALL-AMERICAN 2008 — 2006 — Elena Gantcheva (Singles) 2000 — Katarina Malec (Singles) 1997 — Marianne Vallin (Singles) 2007 — 1996 — Marianne Vallin (Singles) 1994 — Marianne Vallin (Singles) 2006 — ITA NATIONAL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1994 — Marianne Vallin 2005 — ITA REGIONAL SENIOR OF THE YEAR 2010 — Kristina Nedeltcheva (Mountain) 1997 — Marianne Vallin (West) 2004 — ITA REGIONAL PLAYER TO WATCH 2006 — Elena Gantcheva (West) 2003 — ITA REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2002 — Kevin Cory (West) 2002 — 1997 — Ola Malmqvist (West) ITA REGIONAL ASST. COACH OF THE YEAR 2001 — 2010 — Mark Roberts (Mountain) 2002 — Owen Hambrook (West) 1997 — Douglas Geiwald (West) 2000 — UNLV FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1999 — 2003 — Tracie Chong 1998 — ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE 2010 — Ella Bourchier, Anna Maskaljun, Kristina Nedeltcheva 1997 — 2009 — Kristina Nedeltcheva, Katy Williams 2008 — Elena Gantcheva, Anna Maskaljun, Alisa Razina 1996 — 2007 — Mery Constanti, Claire Smith 2006 — Elena Gantcheva, Claire Smith 2005 — Sharon Marin, Lisa Lester, Claire Smith 2004 — Agnieszka Abram, Lisa Lester, Claire Smith 1995 — 2003 — Agnieszka Abram, Tracie Chong Amy Hadziosmanovic 2001 — Marianne Bakken 2000 — Veronica Goude, Katarina Malec 1994 — 1999 — Veronica Goude, Susie Kocsis 1998 — Marie Linusson 1997 — Marianne Vallin, Marie Linusson 1996 — Marianne Vallin 1995 — Jeannette Fylpaa, Ljiljana Kordic 1993 — ITA ALL-AMERICA ACADEMIC TEAM 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1992 — 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 1991 — CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2008 — Elena Gantcheva (Second Team) 2003 — Tracie Chong (Second Team) 1990 — 2000 — Katarina Malec (Second Team) 1999 — Susie Kocsis (First Team) UNLV SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 1989 — 2010 — Kristina Nedeltcheva 2008 — Elena Gantcheva 1988 — 2007 — Elena Gantcheva 2000 — Katarina Malec 1997 — Marianne Vallin 1996 — Marianne Vallin 1986 —

Jana Albers, first team singles Adrienn Hidvegi, first team singles Kristina Nedeltcheva, first team singles Nives Pavlovic, first team singles Nedeltcheva/Albers, first team doubles Anna Maskaljun/Alisa Razina, first team doubles Nikol Dimitrova, first team singles Kristina Nedeltcheva, first team singles Katy Williams, first team singles Nedeltcheva/Williams, first team doubles Elena Gantcheva, first team singles Kristina Nedeltcheva, first team singles Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva, first team doubles Elena Gantcheva, first team singles Kristina Nedeltcheva, first team singles Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva, first team doubles Elena Gantcheva, first team singles Hall of Famer Marianne Vallin remains the Nikol Dimitrova, first team singles most decorated Lady Rebel in history. Elena Gantcheva, first team singles Gyorgyi Zsiros, first team singles CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis, first team singles 2008 — Elena Ganthcheva (MWC) Gantcheva/Sharon Marin, first team doubles 2007 — Elena Ganthcheva (MWC-Co) Gyorgyi Zsiros, first team singles 2006 — Elena Ganthcheva (MWC) Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis, first team singles 2000 — Katarina Malec (MWC) Zsiros/Claire Smith, first team doubles 1997 — Marianne Vallin (WAC) Paulina Janus, first team singles 1996 — Marianne Vallin (Big West) Tracie Chong, first team singles Gyorgyi Zsiros, first team singles 1994 — Marianne Vallin (Big West) Paulina Janus, first team singles 1990 — Jolene Watanabe (Big West) Agnieszka Abram, first team singles Gyorgyi Zsiros, first team singles CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Janus/Abram, first team doubles 2005 — Elena Gantcheva (MWC) Paulina Janus, first team singles 2002 — Gyorgyi Zsiros (MWC) Agnieszka Abram, first team singles 2001 — Agnieszka Abram (MWC) Janus/Abram, first team doubles Katarina Malec, first team singles CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR Veronica Goude, first team singles 2002 — Kevin Cory (MWC) Malec/Bakken, first team doubles 2000 — Kevin Cory (MWC) Katarina Malec, first team singles Gee Gee Garvin, first team singles CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Garvin/Kocsis, first team doubles Marianne Vallin, first team singles 2010 — Kristina Nedeltcheva (MWC: Feb. 24) Vallin/Garvin, first team doubles Nives Pavlovic (MWC: March 31) Natalie Frawley, second team singles Jana Albers (MWC: April 14) Marianne Vallin, first team singles 2009 — Kristina Nedeltcheva Lisa Annebro, first team singles (MWC: Jan. 21, Feb. 25, March 18, April 1 & April 21) Vallin/Alenius, first team doubles 2008 — Elena Gantcheva Sofia Alenius, second team singles (MWC: Jan. 31, Feb. 7, April 10 & 30) Marie Linusson, first team singles 2007 — Elena Gantcheva (MWC: March 24 & April 4) Marianne Vallin, first team singles 2006 — Elena Gantcheva (MWC: Feb. 1 & March 28) Vallin/Copano, first team doubles 2005 — Elena Gantcheva (MWC: March 23) Lisa Annebro, second team singles Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis (March 2) Marianne Vallin, first team singles 2004 — Gyorgyi Zsiros (MWC: April 14) Shiera Stuart, second team singles 2003 — Tracie Chong (MWC: Jan. 29 & April 2) Suzi Agassi, second team singles Rachel Clark, second team singles 2002 — Paulina Janus (MWC: Feb. 5 & March 27) Vallin/Clark, first team doubles Marianne Bakken (Feb. 21) Markosian/Kordic, second team doubles 2001 — Paulina Janus (MWC: April 4 & 19) Rebecca Markosian, first team singles 2000 — Katarina Malec Rachel Clark, second team singles (MWC: Feb. 2 & 14, March 22 & April 5) Barr/Stuart, second team doubles 1997 — Marianne Vallin (WAC: April 14 & 21) Janelle Barr (No. 4 singles runner-up)* Janelle Barr, first team singles Sarit Shalev, second team singles Agassi/Lane, first team doubles Shalev/Markosian, second team doubles Katarina Jolene Watanabe, first team singles Malec was Diana Chavez, second team singles the inaugural Watanabe/Chavez, first team doubles MWC StudentJolene Watanabe, first team singles Athlete of the Diana Chavez, second team singles Year. Watanabe/Chavez, second team doubles Tami Agassi (No. 2 singles runner-up)* Anna Castaneda (No. 4 singles champion)* Watanabe/Pineda (No. 1 doubles runner-up)* T. Agassi/Castaneda (No. 2 doubles champion)* Pineda/Howe (No. 1 doubles runner-up)* *1986-88, 1992 conference honorees decided by individual championships


Abram, Agnieszka (2001-04) Abrums, Roene (1973-77) Agassi, Suzi (1991-94) Agassi, Tami (1988) Albers, Jana (2009-SA) Alenius, Sofia (1996) Annebro, Lisa (1995-98)


Baechle, Brenda (1987) Bakken, Marianne (1999-2002) Barr, Janelle (1991-94) Batta, Lucia (2010-SA) Belfrage, Charlotta (1988-89) Bourchier, Ella (2009-SA) Brandywynne, Alexandria (1973-77) Bustamante, Phyllis (1986)


Campbell, Susan (1988) Carter, Allison (1976-79) Castaneda, Anna (1987-88) Chan, Kristen (1973-75) Chavez, Diana (1989-90) Chong, Tracie (2002-03) Clark, Rachel (1991-94) Constanti, Mery (2004-07) Corrado, Terri (1978-81) Copano, Astrid (1995)



Kocergin, Jelena (1997-98) Kocsis, Susie (1998-99) Kordic, Ljiljana (1993-96) Kriesler, Kay (1977) Kunzer, Tina (1973-75)


MacDonald, Sharron (1977-78) Maland, Carol (1978-80) Malec, Katarina (1999-2000) Marin, Sharon (2005-08) Markosian, Rebecca (1991-94) Maskaljun, Anna (2008-SA) Mattu, Sasha (1997) Michael, Kimberly (1981) Miller, Cherie (1986) Moreno, Annisa (2000)


Nava, Aleli (1987-88) Nedeltcheva, Kristina (2007-10)



Elliot, Tish (1978-81) Evans, Lisa (1987-88)

Parraquirre, Kathy (1978-81) Pavlovic, Nives (2010-SA) Pineda, Cindy (1986-88)



Gabl, Britta (1998-2001) Gantcheva, Elena (2005-08) Garvin, Gee Gee (1997-98) Gilbertson, Stephanie (1978-79) Goude, Veronica (1997-2000)


Hadziosmanovic, Amy (2000-03) Heller, Ann (1977) Hess, Kristen (1987) Hidvegi, Adrienn (2008-SA) Higa, Debbie (1989-90) Howe, Jane (1986-87)


Jacocks, Mary (1987-90) Janus, Paulina (2001-03) Jenner, Judy (1996) Josifoska, Aleksandra (2010-SA) Jonnson, Madeleine (1989-90)

Umeno, Sandra (1987-88)


Valkenhoff, Macella (1998-99) Vallin, Marianne (1994-97) Vargas, Cory (1995-97)


Watanabe, Jolene (1987-90) White, Jackie (2001-03) Williams, Katy (2007-09) Wolff, Denise (1978-81) Wyatt, Nicole (1981)


Zsiros, Gyorgyi (2002-05)


Oosthuizen, Leentjie (2002) Ortiz-Luis, Anne Claire (2004-05)



Lane, Teal (1988-92) Laudenschlager, Mary (1988-92) LeDuff, Clare (1978-81) Lester, Lisa (2004-05) Linusson, Marie (1995-98) Lucero, Dianna (1978-80)

Davis, Andrea (1998) Dickinson, Debby (1977-81) Dimitrova, Nikol (2006-09)

Ferguson, Rose (1986-87) Fink, Cathy (1976-77) Foley, Liz (1977-81) Frawley, Natalie (1997) Fylpaa, Jeannette (1993-96)



The 2010 Lady Rebels were only the second UNLV squad to win a match at the NCAA Championships.


Women’s tennis at UNLV existed under the guidance of Alice Mason for many years before becoming a varsity intercollegiate sport in time for the 1973 season. Mason remained as head coach through 1975. Joan Gillette took over in 1976 and she was followed by Marilyn Worcott in 1977. Former player Tina Kunzer-Murphy served as head coach from 1978 until 1981 when the program was disbanded for financial reasons, only to be resurrected five seasons later. No records exist for any year before 1986.

Radanovic, Urska (1999-2001) Razina, Alisa (2007-10) Reardon, Janice (1976-78) Ricks, Kathy (1978) Rogers, Kellie (2000) Ronneberg, Kirsten (1989)


Seidel, Kim (1986-87) Serrano, Estefania (2005) Shalev, Sarit (1991) Slater, Dauna Sleeper, Marie (1986) Smith, Claire (2004-07) Sobers, Linsay (2004) Stuart, Shiera (1992-95) Sylvis, Beth (1989)

Tina Kunzer (1978-81) Seasons Record Pct. 4 Not available

Craig Witcher (1986-91) Seasons Record Pct. 6 112-89 .557

York Strother (1992) Seasons Record Pct. 1 18-5 .783

Ola Malmqvist (1993-98) Seasons Record Pct. 6 71-46 .607

Douglas Geiwald (1999) Seasons Record Pct. 1 9-14 .391

Kevin Cory (2000-SA) Seasons Record Pct. 11 187-84 .690


Taylor, Venita (1978-81) Tempelfelde, Linda (2005-07) Terzieva, Rumyana (2009-SA) Tsumas, Sandie (1977-80) Treber, Cindy (2003-06) Tsang, Suzanne (2002) Tsumas, Sandie (1977-80)


LADY REBELS AT THE NCAAS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 2010 – KRISTINA NEDELTCHEVA (0-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Nedeltcheva (UNLV) 6-7 (11-9), 6-4, 6-4 2008 – ELENA GANTCHEVA (1-1 in tour.) First Round Singles #3 Hilary Barte (Stanford) def. Gantcheva (UNLV) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 2008 – ELENA GANTCHEVA/KRISTINA NEDELTCHEVA (0-1 in tour.) First Round Doubles Susie Babos/Stephanie Kusano (California) def. Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva 6-3, 6-2 2007 – ELENA GANTCHEVA/KRISTINA NEDELTCHEVA (1-1 in tour.) First Round Doubles


1994, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97 Singles 1994, ‘95, ‘97 Doubles

Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva (UNLV) def. #3 Whitney McCray/Kristi Miller (Georgia Tech) 6-2, 6-2

Round of 16 Doubles

Lindsay Burdette/Anne Yelsey (Stanford) def. Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva 6-3, 6-1


ELENA GANTCHEVA 2006 – ELENA GANTCHEVA (0-1 in tour.) 2005, ‘06, ‘08 Singles First Round Singles 2007, ‘08 Doubles Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Gantcheva (UNLV) 6-2, 6-4 2005 – ELENA GANTCHEVA (0-0 in tour.) First Round Singles Withdrew from field because of injury KRISTINA NEDELTCHEVA 2001 – PAULINA JANUS (0-1 in tour.) 2010 Singles First Round Singles 2007, ‘08 Doubles Liesl Fitchbauer (Fresno St.) def. Janus (UNLV) 6-3, 6-1 2000 – KATARINA MALEC (4-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Malec (UNLV) def. Katarina Safarova (USC) 6-0, 6-1 KATARINA MALEC Second Round Singles 2000 Singles, Doubles Malec def. Carmina Giraldo (Clemson) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 Round of 16 Singles Malec def. Alison Bradshaw (ASU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 Quarterfinal Singles Malec def. Bruna Colosio (LSU) 2-6, 6-2 6-0 Semifinal Singles JOLENE WATANABE 1990 Singles Marissa Irvin (Stanford) def. Malec 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 2000 – KATARINA MALEC/MARIANNE BAKKEN (1-1 in tour.) First Round Doubles Malec/Bakken (UNLV) def. Maria Galoustova/Ashleigh Dolman (Oklahoma State) 6-0 5-7 6-2 PAULINA JANUS Round of 16 Doubles 2001 Singles Amy Jensen/Claire Curran (Cal) def. Malec/Bakken 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 1998 – GEE GEE GARVIN/SUSIE KOCSIS (0-1 in tour.) First Round Doubles Cristina Moros/Sandy Sureephong (Texas) def. Garvin/Kocsis (UNLV) 6-1, 6-1 GEE GEE GARVIN 1997 — MARIANNE VALLIN (1-1 in tour.) 1997, ‘98 Doubles First Round Singles Vallin (UNLV) def. Karen Goldstein (Arizona) 7-6, 6-4 Second Round Singles Baili Camino (Alabama) def. Vallin 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 MARIANNE BAKKEN 1997 — MARIANNE VALLIN/GEE GEE GARVIN (0-1) 2000 Doubles First Round Doubles Colleen Lucey/Melissa Zimpfer (Wisconsin) def. Vallin/Garvin (UNLV) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 1996 — MARIANNE VALLIN (0-1 in tour.) First Round Singles SUSIE KOCSIS Agnes Muzamel (Ole Miss) def. Vallin (UNLV) 6-3, 7-5 1998 Doubles 1995 — MARIANNE VALLIN (1-1 in tour.) First Round SinglesVallin (UNLV) def. Margie Lepsi (Tenn.) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 Second Round Singles Ania Bleszynski (Stanford) def. Vallin 6-3, 7-6 ASTRID COPANO 1995 — MARIANNE VALLIN/ASTRID COPANO (0-1) 1995 Doubles First Round Doubles Camille Baldrich/Kristen Jones (Illinois) def. Vallin/Copano (UNLV) 6-1, 6-2 1994 — MARIANNE VALLIN (0-1 in tour.) First Round Singles RACHEL CLARK Boba Tzvetkova (Clemson) def. Vallin (UNLV) 6-2, 6-1 1994 Doubles 1994 — MARIANNE VALLIN/RACHEL CLARK (0-1) First Round Doubles Suzanne Italiano/Petra Schmitt (Southern Cal) def. Clark/Vallin (UNLV) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 1990 — JOLENE WATANABE (1-1 in tour.) First Round Singles

Katarina Malec (above) was the first UNLV woman to reach the semifinal round in NCAA Tournament play. Malec and doubles partner Marianne Bakken (below) won the school’s first NCAA doubles match in 2000.


2010 – NCAA UNC REGIONAL-Chapel Hill, NC Won 4-3 over Virginia Commonwealth in first round Lost 4-0 to North Carolina in second round 2009 – NCAA UCLA REGIONAL-Los Angeles Lost 4-0 to Arizona State in first round 2008 – NCAA USC REGIONAL-Los Angeles Lost 4-0 to Pepperdine in first round 2007 – NCAA CAL REGIONAL-Berkeley Lost 4-0 to Arizona State in first round 2005 – NCAA Texas REGIONAL-Austin Lost 4-0 to Texas A&M in first round 2003 – NCAA WEST REGIONAL-Seattle Lost 4-0 to Illinois in first round 2002 – NCAA WEST REGIONAL-Los Angeles Lost 4-2 to Oregon in first round 1998 – NCAA WEST REGIONAL-Las Vegas Won 5-1 over Washington State in first round Lost 5-2 to Pepperdine in second round 1997 – NCAA WEST REGIONAL-San Diego Lost 5-4 to San Diego in first round



he newest college athletics league in the nation has emerged as one of the best. The Mountain West Conference, which officially commenced operation on July 1, 1999, was conceived when eight schools announced they were breaking away from the Western Athletic Conference. Those teams -- Utah, Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and Wyoming -- brought immediate credibility to their new league. The split from the former 16-team WAC signaled the end to an unwieldy nine-state, five-time zone conference. However, the Mountain West Conference has maintained its geographical diversity. Some of the most beautiful geography in the nation can be found within Mountain West Conference boundaries, including the unparalleled Rocky Mountain range, which borders four MWC schools (Utah, BYU, Air Force and Colorado State). The high plains of Wyoming (elevation 7,000 feet) contrast with the desert city of Las Vegas (the fastest growing metropolitan area in the West), the balmy weather and Pacific Ocean locale of San Diego State and the southwestern flavor of New Mexico complements the western heritage and culture of Fort Worth, Texas, which became the ninth member. The Mountain West Conference office is located in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is under the guidance of the only commissioner it has ever known, Craig Thompson.


PL SCHOOL (ITA RNK) MWC ALL 1. Utah (40) 8-0 17-8 2. UNLV (30) 7-1 22-5 3. BYU (70) 5-3 9-13 Wyoming (73) 5-3 14-8 5. TCU (50) 4-4 10-17 San Diego State (57) 4-4 15-11 7. Air Force 2-6 16-12 8. Colorado State 1-7 8-15 9. New Mexico 0-8 1-21 TOURNAMENT CHAMPION: TCU PLAYER OF THE YEAR McCall Jones, BYU FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Alicia Aguilar, SDSU COACH OF THE YEAR Mat Iandalo, Utah ALL-MWC SINGLES Kristina Doerr, Sr., BYU McCall Jones, So., BYU Alicia Aguilar, Fr., San Diego State Julia Trunk, Jr., San Diego State Kayla Duncan, So., TCU Nina Munch-Soegaard, Sr., TCU Katariina Tuohimaa, Jr., TCU Jana Albers, Jr., UNLV Adrienn Hidvegi, Jr., UNLV Kristina Nedeltcheva, Sr., UNLV Nives Pavlovic, Fr., UNLV Evgenia Kryuchkova, Jr., Utah Anastasia Putilina, So., Utah Alexandra Kovacs, Fr., Wyoming ALL-MWC DOUBLES McCall Jones/Megan Price, BYU Roxanne Ellison/Sierra Ellison, SDSU Kayla Duncan/Katariina Tuohimaa, TCU Jana Albers/Kristina Nedeltcheva, UNLV Anna Maskaljun/Alisa Razina, UNLV Paige Miles/Anastasia Putilina, Utah Kim van Ginkel/Simona Synkova, Wyoming


The 2011 Mountain West Conference Championships for both men’s and women’s tennis will take place April 27-30 in Fort Collins, CO.

PL SCHOOL (ITA RNK) MWC ALL 1. BYU (36) 6-0 21-7 2. San Diego State (50) 5-1 13-13 3. TCU (52) 3-3 12-13 New Mexico 3-3 8-12 5. UNLV (64) 2-4 13-12 Utah 2-4 7-16 7. Air Force 0-6 10-13 TOURNAMENT CHAMPION: TCU CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Juan Gomez, San Diego State Phillip Eilers, Utah FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Jadon Phillips, New Mexico COACH OF THE YEAR Brad Pearce, BYU ALL-MWC SINGLES The 2000 UNLV women’s tennis team defeated BYU in the final of the Thomas Shubert, Jr., BYU first-ever Mountain West Conference championship tournament. Evan Urbina, Jr., BYU Ben Dunbar, So., New Mexico Carl Ho, So., New Mexico MOUNTAIN WEST QUICK FACTS Jadon Phillips, Fr., New Mexico FOUNDED: 1999 Juan Gomez, Sr., San Diego State COMMISSIONER: Craig Thompson Achim Vladimirschii, Sr., San Diego State ADDRESS: 15455 Gleneagle Dr. Emanuel Brighiu, Jr., TCU Suite 200 Zach Nichols, Jr., TCU Colorado Springs, CO Luca Barlocchi, Sr., UNLV 80921 Mehdi Bouras, So., UNLV PHONE: (719) 488-4040 Phillip Eilers, Sr., Utah Eisendrath TENNIS CONTACT: Zach Eisendrath ALL-MWC DOUBLES E-MAIL: ( Cassidy Mears/Thomas Shubert, BYU OFFICE PHONE: (719) 488-4046 Phil Anderson/Jadon Phillips, New Mexico CELL PHONE: (414) 573-4902 Giovanni Vaglietti/Achim Vladimirschii, SDSU WEBSITE: Emanuel Brighiu/Christopher Price, TCU Luca Barlocchi/Mehdi Bouras, UNLV Phillip Eilers/Alex Golding, Utah


SEASON IN REVIEW CHANGE IS GOOD FOR REBELS IN 2010 The UNLV men’s tennis roster went through a major overhaul in 2010. Gone was longtime No. 1 Elliot Wronski as well as dependable veteran Wesley Burrows. Ascending to the top of the lineup was second-year collegian Mehdi Bouras while only one senior starter hit the courts to help teach no less than four freshmen that had to grow up fast at Fertitta. There were plenty of bumps along the way but the UNLV men’s squad ultimately carved out a winning record and finished ranked higher than where it started under seventh-year head coach Owen Hambrook. “When you look at how young we were, it was a successful season all things considered,” Hambrook said. “There were a lot of close matches – some went our way and some didn’t. But we made real progress with all of the new people.” Beginning January ranked 73 nationally, the Rebels shook off an opening loss to a tough Texas Tech team and forged a five-match winning streak. Victories over Utah State, NAU and Saint Mary’s in one weekend got the tennis ball rolling and a 5-2 upset of No. 68 New Mexico State on February 5 was an early highlight as Bouras downed 56thranked Jim Brouleau in straight sets. Following a win over UC Riverside on Super Bowl Sunday, Bouras became the first Rebel not named Wronski to win Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors since 2006 and soon earned his first career national singles ranking at No. 108. UNLV, however, then began a winless streak that lasted five matches. Two close losses at home were followed by a 4-3 missed opportunity at No. 66 UC Irvine in what was the Rebels’ first road action of the campaign. After a month away from home the Rebels ended the skid in fine fashion, posting their highest-ranked victory of 2010 in an impressive 6-1 upset of No. 47 Hawaii that evened their record at 6-6. “It was great to get the win coming off of two tough road trips,” said Hambrook. “The guys really wanted this one and they got the job done.”


UNLV used the momentum to down Pacific the next day and then earn a doubleheader sweep of Ball State and Weber State on March 12 to push its record to 9-6. The turnaround was reflected in the ITA Ranking as UNLV moved up to No. 52, which was the highest for the team since 2005. After a loss to Oklahoma State, the Rebels faced the team one spot behind them in the rankings and emerged from the intense battle played in perfect St. Patrick’s Day weather with a 5-2 win over visiting Iowa. The Both Luca Barlocchi (L) and Mehdi Bouras were ranked nationally in singles in 2010. final non-conference victory of before UNM got a pair of victories to knot things up. the season improved the Rebels to 10-7 overall and All eyes turned to the No. 1 court where Bouras meant that they reached double digits in victories was battling Jason Philips. The Rebel standout every year under Hambrook. dropped the first set 6-3 but came back to win the Mountain West play began with No. 66 TCU in second 6-4. He took a 4-1 lead in the deciding town and the Horned Frogs rallied to win the final stanza before Phillips won three straight games. two matches and take it 4-3. One week later, UNLV Bouras steadied himself and won the next two bounced back with a tight win over New Mexico. The games for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 triumph. match was tied at 3 when Luca Barlocchi clinched “This was an extremely close match and we it in three sets. feel fortunate to come out on the winning side,” “It was extremely close but in the end we Hambrook said. ”Everyone competed hard but I’m managed to pull it out,” Hambrook said. “Luca again really proud of Mehdi for clinching it for us.” lived up to his nickname - The Swiss Wizard - today.” UNLV’s dream of a second MWC title was ended April 11 saw UNLV close its home slate with a by San Diego State in the next day’s semifinal round 6-1 victory over Air Force, which included victories but the Rebels did finish above .500 at 13-12 overall by both of the Rebels’ seniors – Barlocchi and and would close at No. 64 in the national rankings. Matthew Kunkel – and improved the Rebels to It marked the team’s first ranked finish in three 12-5 at Fertitta. seasons and tied for its highest final ranking since For his efforts, Barlcchi was named the league’s ending 57th in 2005. player of the week for the first time as his two singles A pair of Rebels were honored by the MWC as wins gave him 75 for his career and moved him all Barlocchi and Bouras were both voted all-league in alone into ninth place on UNLV’s all-time list. both singles and doubles play. Now a season-best four wins above .500, UNLV Barlocchi, out of Zurich, Switzerland, previously faced a tough trip to the Beehive State and lost to won for doubles in 2009 and for his singles work in Utah in heartbreaking fashion and then was shut 2008. Hailing from Paris, Bouras earned All-MWC out at first-place BYU. The regular season ended singles for the second time but picked up his first with a trip to San Diego doubles honor. Barlocchi would later become the State and after winning first UNLV tennis player ever to earn CoSIDA the doubles point, the academic honors twice in a career as he was a Rebels saw the Aztecs member of the All-District 8 At-Large First Team. rally for a 4-3 win. “We are going to miss Luca Barlocchi for many With UNLV playing host reasons,” said his head coach. “Not only was he a to a conference men’s great tennis player but he was also an outstanding tennis championship student and gave so much to this program.” tournament for the Bouras also picked up more hardware as he was first time, the Rebels named ITA Mountain Region Player to Watch after were matched up with a vote by a committee made up of coaches. The New Mexico in the honor annually goes to a player who has turned in quarterfinals. Seeded an outstanding season and is expected to perform sixth, UNLV posted a at a high level the rest of his career. Bouras was thrilling 4-3 upset of the the fourth Rebel to earn the award, joining Wronski third-seeded Lobos. The (2007), Asaf Tishler (1997) and Roger Pettersson hosts won the doubles (1994). point and were ahead 3-1


Overall: 13-12 l MWC: 2-4 l Home: 13-6 l Away: 0-6 l Neutral: 0-0 l vs. Ranked: 3-8 DATE OPPONENT LOCATION W/L SCORE ALL MWC Jan. 22, 2010 #39 TEXAS TECH Las Vegas L 5-1 0-1 0-0 Jan. 29, 2010 UTAH STATE Las Vegas W 7-0 1-1 0-0 Jan. 29, 2010 NORTHERN ARIZONA Las Vegas W 6-1 2-1 0-0 Jan. 30, 2010 SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE Las Vegas W 6-1 3-1 0-0 Feb. 5, 2010 #68 NEW MEXICO STATE Las Vegas W 5-2 4-1 0-0 Feb. 7, 2010 UC RIVERSIDE Las Vegas W 4-3 5-1 0-0 Feb. 7, 2010 SOUTHERN MISS Las Vegas Rain Out NA 5-1 0-0 Feb. 12, 2010 IDAHO Las Vegas L 4-3 5-2 0-0 Feb. 14, 2010 SANTA CLARA Las Vegas L 4-4 5-3 0-0 Feb. 19, 2010 at #66 UC Irvine Irvine, CA L 4-3 5-4 0-0 Feb. 21, 2010 at San Diego San Diego L 4-2 5-5 0-0 Feb. 28, 2010 at #27 Fresno State Fresno, CA L 6-1 5-6 0-0 March 5, 2010 #47 HAWAII Las Vegas W 6-1 6-6 0-0 March 6, 2010 PACIFIC Las Vegas W 5-2 7-6 0-0 March 7, 2010 MARQUETTE Las Vegas Rain Out NA 7-6 0-0 March 12, 2010 BALL STATE Las Vegas W 6-1 8-6 0-0 March 12, 2010 WEBER STATE Las Vegas W 6-1 9-6 0-0 March 13, 2010 #69 OKLAHOMA STATE Las Vegas L 5-2 9-7 0-0 March 17, 2010 #53 IOWA Las Vegas W 5-2 10-7 0-0 April 2, 2010 #66 TCU* Las Vegas L 4-3 10-8 0-1 April 9, 2010 NEW MEXICO* Las Vegas W 4-3 11-8 1-1 April 11, 2010 AIR FORCE* Las Vegas W 6-1 12-8 2-1 April 16, 2010 at Utah* Salt Lake City L 4-3 12-9 2-2 April 17, 2010 at #35 BYU* Provo, UT L 7-0 12-10 2-3 April 24, 2010 at #62 San Diego State* San Diego L 4-3 12-11 2-4 April 29, 2010 NEW MEXICO& Las Vegas W 4-3 13-11 2-4 April 30, 2010 #55 SAN DIEGO STATE& Las Vegas L 4-0 13-12 2-4 *MWC Match &MWC Tournament

RANK #73 #75 #75 #75 NR NR NR #74 NR NR NR NR #71 #71 NR #56 #56 #56 #52 #60 #66 #66 #58 #58 #71 #67 #67


UNLV TEAM RANKINGS PRESEASON: 73 Jan. 26: 75 Feb. 4: NR Feb. 12: NR Feb. 18: NR Feb. 23: NR March 2: 71 March 9: 56 March 16: 52 March 23: 55 March 30: 60 April 6: 66 April 13: 58 April 20: 71 April 27: 67 May 3: 63 FINAL: 64 BOURAS SINGLES RANKINGS PRESEASON: NR Feb. 18: 108 March 16: 112 April 13: 121 FINAL: NR BARLOCCHI SINGLES RANKINGS PRESEASON: NR Jan. 5 102

2009-10 INDIVIDUAL RESULTS SINGLES (ITA RANK) TOTAL Mehdi Bouras 26-16 Luca Barlocchi 19-14 Johannes Markel 15-9 Attila Toth 16-15 Kasper Konyves 11-15 Charlie Alvarado 7-9 Bernard Schoeman 6-6 Matthew Kunkel 4-12 TOTALS 104-96 PERCENTAGES .520

DUAL 14-10 13-10 15-8 14-9 11-12 6-7 6-6 0-6 79-68 .537

DOUBLES (ITA RANK) Luca Barlocchi/Mehdi Bouras Johannes Markel/Bernard Schoeman Kasper Konyves/Attila Toth Matthew Kunkel/Attila Toth Charlie Alvarado/Johannes Markel Charlie Alvarado/Kasper Konyves Luca Barlocchi/Matthew Kunkel TOTALS PERCENTAGES

TOUR 12-6 6-4 0-1 2-6 0-3 1-2 0-0 4-6 25-28 .472

MWC 2-3 3-3 3-3 3-3 1-5 1-2 2-2 0-0 15-21 .417

TOTAL 21-13 15-7 7-8 7-9 0-1 1-2 1-0 52-40 .565

DUAL 14-7 15-7 7-8 3-5 0-0 1-0 1-0 41-27 .603

No. 1 14-10 --- 1-0 --- --- --- --- --- 15-10 .600 TOUR 7-6 0-0 0-0 4-4 0-1 0-2 0-0 11-13 .458

No. 2 --- 13-10 --- 0-1 --- --- --- 0-1 13-12 .520 MWC 3-2 2-4 4-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 10-8 .556

No. 3 --- --- 9-6 6-2 --- --- --- 0-1 15-9 .625 No. 1 14-7 0-1 --- 1-0 --- --- --- 15-8 .652

No. 4 --- --- 5-1 7-5 0-1 --- 1-0 0-4 13-11 .542 No. 2 --- 8-6 0-1 2-5 --- --- --- 10-12 .455

No. 5 --- --- 0-1 1-1 6-6 1-1 3-4 --- 11-13 .458 No. 3 --- 7-0 7-7 --- --- 1-0 1-0 16-7 .696

No. 6 CAREER --- 44-24 --- 76-46 --- 15-9 --- 33-27 5-5 11-15 5-6 7-9 2-2 6-6 --- 7-29 12-13 .480

The Rebels hosted the Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championships for the first time in 2010 and earned an openinground win over New Mexico.


REBEL RECORDS Two-time Big West MVP Scott Warner (1984-87) tops the Rebels’ season and career wins lists.


YEAR ALL CONF TOUR MWC COACH 1969-73 No records available 1974 13-13 — Fred Albrecht 1975 18-5 — Fred Albrecht 1976 24-7 — Fred Albrecht 1977 25-5 — Fred Albrecht 1978 25-13 — Fred Albrecht 1979 26-7 — Fred Albrecht 1980 25-13 — Fred Albrecht 1981 15-9 — Fred Albrecht 1982 34-5 NA/4th NA Fred Albrecht 1983 25-3 NA/3rd NA Fred Albrecht 1984 14-11 NA/6th NA Mike Mushkin 1985 14-11 NA/6th NA Jack Pate 1986 14-19 NA/6th NA Craig Witcher 1987 16-10 NA/3rd NA Craig Witcher 1988 7-20 NA/7th NA Craig Witcher 1989 15-11 NA/5th NA Craig Witcher 1990 12-15 NA/4th NA Craig Witcher 1991 18-11 NA/5th NA Craig Witcher 1992 8-8 NA/4th NA Larry Easley 1993 11-7 NA/2nd NA Larry Easley 1994 17-8 3-0/1st NA Larry Easley 1995 11-11 3-0/1st NA Larry Easley 1996 17-8 3-0/1st NA Larry Easley 1997 20-7 2-1/2nd NA Larry Easley 1998 12-11 1-1/T5th NA Larry Easley 1999 12-10 2-1/T3rd NA Larry Easley 2000 8-14 1-2/3rd NA Larry Easley 2001 13-10 2-1/2nd 2-3/T3rd Larry Easley 2002 10-12 1-1/5th 2-3/5th Larry Easley 2003 2-14 0-2/6th 0-5/6th Larry Easley 2004 12-7 0-1/T3rd 5-2/3rd Owen Hambrook 2005 16-8 1-1/T3rd 2-3/4th Owen Hambrook 2006 13-9 0-1/T5th 2-4/4th Owen Hambrook 2007 13-14 3-0/1st 3-3/T3rd Owen Hambrook 2008 10-12 0-1/T5th 3-3/T3rd Owen Hambrook 2009 14-12 1-1/T3rd 2-4/6th Owen Hambrook 2010 13-12 1-1/T3rd 2-4/T5th Owen Hambrook



SINGLES Roger Pettersson Regular Season Roger Pettersson Final Top-20 Rankings Roger Pettersson Luke Smith DOUBLES Preseason Luke Smith/Asaf Tishler Regular Season Zivkovic/Skorin Final Luke Smith/Tim Blenkiron Luke Smith/R. Pettersson TEAM Preseason Regular Season Final

13 1995 4

1994, ‘96

8 1996 20 1997 8


1 1999 2 2

1997 1996

29 1997 16 1996 27 1996



SEASON 1. Scott Warner, 1986 2. Pat Boies, 1991 3. Scott Warner, 1987 Scot Hunter, 1980 5. Roger Pettersson, 1994 6. Henner Nehles, 2005 7. Eric Aanes, 1990 Don Roesler, 1979 Bruce Stubbs, 1978 10. Roger Pettersson, 1996 Matt McDougall, 1980 Sammy Alvarez, 1980 George Morrissey, 1979

35 33 31 31 30 29 28 28 28 27 27 27 27

CAREER 1. Scott Warner, 1984-87 2. Roger Pettersson, 1993-96 Pat Boies, 1990-93 4. Scot Hunter, 1979-82 5. George Morrissey, 1976-79 6. Matt McDougall, 1980-83 7. Asaf Tishler, 1996-99 8. Bruce Stubbs, 1975-78 9. Luca Barlocchi, 2007-10 10. Eric Aanes, 1989-92 Lee Rosenthal, 1986-87, 88-89 12. Elliot Wronski, 2006-09


112 97 97 91 89 88 85 80 76 73 73 72

SEASON (Minimum 20 Matches) 1. Phil Agassi, 1983 (25-2) 2. Scott Warner, 1984 (25-3) 3. Phil Agassi, 1982 (30-4) 4. Scott Warner, 1986 (35-6) 5. Don Roesler, 1979 (28-5) 6. Bruce Stubbs, 1978 (28-7) 7. Roger Pettersson, 1996 (27-7) George Morrissey, 1979 (27-7) 9. Roger Pettersson, 1994 (30-8) 10. Pat Boies, 1991 (33-10) 11. Henner Nehles, 2005 (29-9)

.926 .893 .882 .854 .848 .800 .794 .794 .789 .767 .763

CAREER (Minimum Two Seasons) 1. Phil Agassi, 1982-83 (55-6) 2. Scott Warner, 1984-87 (112-32) 3. Bruce Stubbs, 1975-78 (80-26) 4. Roger Pettersson, 1993-96 (97-33) 5. Jerry Berg, 1976-78 (69-24) 6. Wayne Pickard, 1976-77 (47-17) 7. Scot Hunter, 1979-82 (91-35) 8. Henner Nehles, 2003-05 (52-21) 9. Asaf Tishler, 1996-99 (85-36) 10. Matt McDougall, 1980-83 (88-38) 11. George Morrissey, 1976-79 (89-39)

.902 .778 .755 .746 .742 .734 .722 .712 .702 .698 .695



SEASON 1. Roger Pettersson, 1996 2. Luke Smith, 1996 3. Tim Blenkiron, 1997 Asaf Tishler, 1997 Matt McDougall, 1980 Scot Hunter, 1980 7. Luke Smith, 1997 Jerry Berg, 1978 9. George Morrissey, 1979 Greg Menster, 1978 Bruce Stubbs, 1978 George Morrissey, 1977 Murray Peterson, 1977 Jerry Berg, 1976

33 31 28 28 28 28 27 27 25 25 25 25 25 25

CAREER 1. George Morrissey, 1976-79 2. Scot Hunter, 1979-82 3. Luke Smith, 1994-97 4. Matt McDougall, 1980-83 5. Asaf Tishler, 1996-99 Tim Blenkiron, 1994-97 7. Jerry Berg, 1976-78 8. Bruce Stubbs, 1975-78 9. Roger Pettersson, 1993-96 10. Wesley Burrows, 2006-09 Scott Warner, 1984-87

91 89 85 84 81 81 75 73 70 69 69

SEASON (Minimum 20 Matches) 1. Greg Henderson, 1982 (21-2) Matt McDougall, 1981 (21-2) Scot Hunter, 1981 (21-2) 4. Jerry Berg, 1976 (25-3) 5. Tim Blenkiron, 1996 (20-3) 6. George Morrissey, 1977 (25-4) Murray Peterson, 1977 (25-4) 8. Asaf Tishler, 1996 (18-3) 9. Phil Agassi, 1982 (17-3) 10. Dan Knight, 1977 (22-4)

CAREER (Minimum Two Seasons) 1. Scot Hunter, 1979-81 (49-10) 2. Phil Agassi, 1982-83 (33-7) 3. Jerry Berg, 1976-78 (75-18) 4. Matt McDougall, 1980-83, (84-21) 5. Dan Knight, 1975-77 (58-16) 6. Scot Hunter, 1979-82 (89-25) 7. Asaf Tishler, 1996-99 (81-26) 8. Tim Blenkiron, 1994-97 (81-27) 9. Roger Pettersson, 1993-96 (81-30) Charles Olinger, 1993-94 (27-10)

.913 .913 .913 .893 .870 .862 .862 .857 .850 .846

.831 .825 .806 .800 .784 .781 .757 .750 .730 .730


(L-R) Luke Smith, Head Coach Larry Easley and Tim Blenkiron

Awesome Aussies Shock Tennis World

Luke Smith entered the 1997 NCAA Championships at UCLA as the country’s 65th-ranked singles player and exited as his school’s first national champion in the sport. The senior from Australia unleashed a punishing serve to mow down all challengers in straight sets over five days, including a 6-1, 7-5 victory over USC’s George Bastl in the historic final. Perhaps even more stunning, Smith teamed with senior Tim Blenkiron to also run the table in doubles play. The duo’s wild week culminated in a 6-4, 6-4 win over the same Trojan foe Bastl and his partner Kyle Spencer to earn UNLV’s fifth NCAA title in any sport. Smith, who became only the second player in 20 years to 1997 NCAA Doubles Champion earn both crowns in the same year, played in the main draw of the U.S. Open and again teamed with Blenkiron in the national doubles event.

Luke Smith 1997 NCAA Singles & Doubles Champion

Tim Blenkiron YOU GO, YUGOS!

Only a year after UNLV’s first two NCAA championships, the school’s third Collegiate Grand Slam title came from an unlikely source. A sophomore duo from Belgrade (the former Yugoslavia) – Nenad Zivkovic and Gregor Skorin – traveled to Baltimore’s Suburbran Racquet Club ranked 25th in the nation and beat four top-20 duos to take home the trophy of the 1998 T. Rowe Price National Clay Court Championship. After rallying to nip the tournament’s seventh seed in the first round, Zivkovic/Skorin also needed a tiebreaker to move into the quarterfinals. Because of bad weather, the final three rounds of the event were pushed onto one day – September 28. The morning started with a quarterfinal win over fourth-seeded and ninth-ranked Esteban Carril and Martin Jirak of TCU, 6-2, 6-3. Then came a 7-6, 7-5 semifinal victory over 16th-ranked Cary Franklin and Oliver Freelove of Illinois. In the finals, the Rebel tandem defeated 17th-ranked Myles Clouston and Raul Munoz of Wake Forest 6-1, 6-4. Just 10 weeks later, after compiling an 8-2 fall tournament record, Zivkovic and Skorin earned the first No. 1 national ranking -- men’s or women’s, singles or doubles -- in UNLV history.


Gregor Skorin (left) and teammate Nenad Zivkovic (right) won the school’s third Grand Slam title at the Clay Court championships in 1998.




Thomas Schneiter

2002 SINGLES ALL-AMERICAN 2002 ITA REGIONAL SENIOR OF THE YEAR 2002 UNLV CO-SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR TWO-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE THREE-TIME MWC PLAYER OF THE WEEK Thomas Schneiter transferred to UNLV from the University of Oregon but did not leave the desert until turning in one of the top senior campaigns in school history. After a non-descript junior season, The Can’t-Miss-Swiss moved to the squad’s No. 1 singles spot and served notice with a win over UCLA’s 13th-ranked Marcin Matkowski at an individual tournament in January. Schneiter went on to compile a 15-4 dual-match record that included a nine-match winning streak but was highlighted by undeniably one of the top matches in UNLV tennis history. On April 6, 2002, with his team being soundly beaten by fourth-ranked Pepperdine, Schneiter rallied to forge the Miracle of Malibu when he won a third-set tiebreaker over the nation’s top-ranked player, Al Garland, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. Losing only once in conference play, Schneiter was tabbed All-MWC for the second straight spring and set a school record in being named conference player of the week three times in the same season. Having earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Singles Championship, he picked up his school’s first win at the event since 1997 with a straight-set victory over Big West Conference Player of the Year Carlos Palencia of UCSB. Needing one more victory to reach All-America status, Schneiter came up huge once more by upsetting another UCLA star, 10th-ranked Tobias Clemens, 6-4, 6-3. Despite being ousted by the tourney’s top seed the next day, Schneiter became his school’s fifth AllAmerican and first in a half-decade. Only the second men’s tennis player tabbed UNLV Sportsman of the Year, Schneiter’s effort was capped by being named ITA Regional Senior Player of the Year.


Year Singles Doubles 2001-02 24-8 10-13 2000-01 11-8 10-7 Total 35-16 20-20

Luke Smith

1997 NCAA SINGLES & DOUBLES CHAMPION 1997 SINGLES & DOUBLES ALL-AMERICAN 1996 DOUBLES ALL-AMERICAN TWO-TIME ROLEX ALL-STAR TEAM SEVEN-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE 2008 UNLV HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Luke Smith forged a permanent place in NCAA tennis lore in May 1997 by turning UCLA’s Los Angeles Tennis Center into his personal playground en route to sweeping two national championships in near-blowout manner. Head Coach Larry Easley had not even seen Smith play a single point when the scrawny 17-year-old from Australia hit Las Vegas in fall of 1993 as a tag-along recruit with fellow-countryman Tim Blenkiron. However, by his senior year, Smith’s body and maturity level had caught up with his powerful serve. Ranked 65th, Smith led the Rebels to a No. 1 seed in the WAC Championships. He fell in the league finals but it would mark Smith’s last-ever collegiate defeat. He won twice in the regionals and then ripped off five more victories en route to the NCAA singles title. Unleashing a devastatingly accurate service game, Smith steam rolled into the finals and dispatched George Bastl of USC, 6-1, 7-6, to win his school’s first-ever Grand Slam title. It just took a few hours to win another. Later that day he teamed with Blenkiron to win the doubles crown in straight sets to become the first unseeded player to win both in the same year. Smith’s run, however, did not end there. Turning professional, he continued his tear while touring in a satellite event and picked up more championships while his winning streaks reached an incredible 15 in singles and 21 in doubles matches over the summer. He played in the main draw of the U.S. Open in both singles and doubles and staged a triumphant return home by reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in doubles. After various injuries cut his pro career short, the former member of the Australian Davis Cup Team became an instructor at the Peter Smith Tennis Academy. He returned to campus in 2008 to be inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame along with his former doubles partner.



Year Singles Doubles 1996-97 23-15 27-11 1995-96 20-10 31-7 1994-95 10-11 14-11 1993-94 12-7 13-6 Total 65-43 85-35


Tim Blenkiron


Year Singles Doubles 1997 NCAA DOUBLES CHAMPION 1996-97 21-13 28-10 1997 DOUBLES ALL-AMERICAN 1995-96 17-9 20-3 1997 NCAA DOUBLES CHAMPION 1994-95 12-9 14-9 1997 ROLEX ALL-STAR TEAM 1993-94 19-9 19-5 THREE-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Total 69-40 81-27 2008 UNLV HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE One half of UNLV’s only national champion duo, Tim Blenkiron was a lanky power player from Down Under who finished as a member of three conference championship teams. His four-year career (1994-97) included climbing to ninth on the all-time singles victories list, but it was in doubles play that the rangy Blenkiron made his real mark. Not only did he stand fifth on the school’s career list for doubles wins, but he also earned first team all-conference honors with three different partners. It was the final of his teammate trio, fellow Aussie Luke Smith, who helped Blenkiron reach glory. The pair, which entered the 1997 postseason ranked 19th, tore off a string of five victories at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, only losing two sets along the way. The final, 6-4, 6-4, win over USC’s George Bastl and Kyle Spencer made Blenkiron and Smith NCAA champions in their final collegiate match. Retired from competitive tennis, Blenkiron married former Lady Rebel Lisa Annebro in 1998 just months before graduating and taking a job as the UNLV men’s team assistant, which he served as for one year. Now a key player at the Team Agassi group in Las Vegas, Blenkiron entered the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.


UNLV RECORD 1994 SINGLES ALL-AMERICAN Year Singles Doubles 1996 ITA OSUNA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD 1995-96 27-7 *33-7 1996 ROLEX ALL-STAR TEAM 1994-95 24-10 11-6 1993-94 30-8 15-5 1996 FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 1992-93 16-8 12-9 1994, 1995, 1996 CONFERENCE MVP Total 97-23 71-27 SIX-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE *School Record 2006 UNLV HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Quite simply the most accomplished and decorated UNLV tennis player ever, Roger Pettesson used his collegiate career from 1993-96 to earn national recognition for himself, his team and his university on and off the courts. The 1996 Rafael Osuna Award winner was named his school’s Sportsman of the Year as well as being UNLV’s choice for Big West Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. No less accomplished during play, he and partner Luke Smith were the school’s first-ever duo to qualify for the NCAA tournament in 1995. After a quick exit, they returned in 1996 and nearly won the thing, ultimately earning what was then the highest ranking of any kind at the school with the No. 2 spot. Pettersson ultimately re-wrote a large portion of the school’s record books, including earning a program-best No. 4 ranking in singles as both a sophomore and senior. Tied for second on the all-time victory list in singles, the Swede’s 33 doubles wins in 1996 are the best ever in Las Vegas. Only the second three-time winner of Big West Player of the Year honors, Pettersson’s most impressive doings may be have been leading the once-downtrodden Rebel program to its first conference title – and then another and then another (1994-96). Married in 1995 to former Lady Rebel Vicki Stephenson, Pettersson retired from competitive tennis after graduation to enter the business world and is now a hotel executive in Las Vegas. He was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

Scott Warner



Year Singles Doubles 1986-87 31-12 20-11 1985-86 *35-6 20-15 1984-85 21-11 17-10 1983-84 25-3 13-10 Total *112-32 70-46 *School Record

Hailing from coconut-covered South Florida, Scott Warner decided to leave his tennis-rich homeland and head west to mine his future. His trek landed him at a young university whose tennis tradition had not yet burst beyond the desert. But he quickly changed all that. Serving it up in a forgettable facility that pre-dates the school’s current tennis palace, the big-hitting youngster from the Sunshine State soon grew into a man of firsts for a Rebel program that now commands national respect. The Warner Milestones are plentiful: First All-American for men’s or women’s tennis, first conference player of the year, first NCAA championships participant as well as the first Rebel to reach as far as the national quarterfinal. He was the school’s first three-time all-league performer, the first to net 35 victories in a season, and first to amass 100 wins in a career. Scott “Rocket” Warner, who went on to become a businessman back home, still stands tall atop the Rebel record books. And in 1998, Warner forged one more first. He became the initial UNLV tennis player – male or female – inducted into his school’s Athletics Hall of Fame.


REBEL HONORS UNLV ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME 2008 — Luke Smith, Tim Blenkiron 2006 — Roger Pettersson 1998 — Scott Warner ITA GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP 1998 — Nenad Zivkovic/Gregor Skorin (National Clay Court Doubles) 1997 — Luke Smith (NCAA Singles) 1997 — Luke Smith/Tim Blenkiron (NCAA Doubles) ITA ALL-AMERICAN 2002 — Thomas Schneiter (Singles) 1997 — Luke Smith (Singles & Doubles) 1997 — Tim Blenkiron (Doubles) 1996 — Roger Pettersson (Singles & Doubles) 1996 — Luke Smith (Doubles) 1994 — Roger Pettersson (Singles) 1987 — Scott Warner (Singles) ROLEX COLLEGIATE ALL-STAR 1997 — Luke Smith (Singles) 1997 — Smith/Blenkiron (Doubles) 1996 — Pettersson/Smith (Doubles) ITA RAFAEL OSUNA SPORTSMAN AWARD 1996 — Roger Pettersson ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE 2010 — Luca Barlocchi, Mehdi Bouras Johannes Markel, Bernard Schoeman 2009 — Luca Barlocchi, Mehdi Bouras Wesley Burrows, Bryan Miller 2008 — Luca Barlocchi, Wesley Burrows, Bryan Miller 2007 — Luca Barlocchi, Wesley Burrows 2006 — Wesley Burrows, David Campbell, Romain Massaro, Elliot Wronski 2005 — Milos Blagojevic, Romain Massaro, Henner Nehles, Aviram Salomon 2004 — Marko Blagojevic, Milos Blagojevic, Romain Massaro, Aviram Salomon 2003 — Milos Blagojevic, Aviram Salomon 2002 — Leslie Eisinga, Thomas Schneiter 2001 — Danny Erez 2000 — Danny Erez 1999 — Adam Thurgood, Asaf Tishler 1998 — Asaf Tishler 1996 — Roger Pettersson 1983 — Mike Morgan ITA ALL-AMERICA ACADEMIC TEAM 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 ITA REGIONAL ARTHUR ASHE LEADERSHIP AWARD 1998 — Asaf Tishler (VII) ITA REG. JOHN V. NOSTRAND AWARD 2001 — Nenad Zivkovic (VII) ITA REG. SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2005 — Henner Nehles (VII) 2002 — Thomas Schneiter (VII) 2001 — Nenad Zivkovic (VII) 1999 — Asaf Tishler (VII) ITA REGIONAL ASST. COACH OF THE YEAR 2002 — Stephane Matheu-Cambas (Mountain) 1998 — Doug Failla (Mountain)


ITA REGIONAL PLAYER TO WATCH 2010 — Mehdi Bouras (Mountain) 2007 — Elliot Wronski (Mountain) 1997 — Asaf Tishler (Mountain) 1994 — Roger Pettersson (Mountain) ITA REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2007 — Owen Hambrook (Mountain) 2001 — Larry Easley (Mountain) 1998 — Larry Easley (Co) (Mountain) ALL-CONFERENCE* 2010 — Mehdi Bouras, first team singles Luca Barlocchi, first team singles Bouras/Barlocchi first team doubles 2009 — Mehdi Bouras, first team singles Elliot Wronski, first team singles Wronski/Luca Barlocchi first team doubles 2008 — Elliot Wronski, first team singles Luca Barlocchi, first team singles Wronski/David Campbell first team doubles 2007 — Elliot Wronski, first team singles Wronski/Brett Hunter, first team doubles 2006 — Joel Kielbowicz, first team singles Kielbowicz/David Campbell first team doubles 2005 — Henner Nehles, first team singles Joel Kielbowicz, first team singles Kielbowicz/David Campbell first team doubles 2004 — Henner Nehles, first team singles Aviram Salomon, first team singles 2003 — Henner Nehles, first team singles Aviram Salomon, first team singles 2002 — Thomas Schneiter, first team singles 2001 — Nenad Zivkovic, first team singles Thomas Schneiter, first team singles Zivkovic/Skorin, first team doubles 2000 — Danny Erez, first team singles Vladimir Pavicevic, first team singles Zivkovic/Skorin, first team doubles 1999 — Asaf Tishler, first team singles 1998 — Asaf Tishler, first team singles 1997 — Luke Smith, first team singles Smith/Blenkiron, first team doubles Asaf Tishler, second team doubles 1996 — Roger Pettersson, first team singles Luke Smith, first team singles Smith/Tishler, first team doubles Pettersson/Blenkiron, first team doubles Tim Blenkiron, second team singles Pettersson/Smith, second team doubles 1995 — Roger Pettersson, first team singles Luke Smith, first team singles Blenkiron/Norton, first team doubles Pettersson/Smith, first team doubles Tim Blenkiron, second team singles 1994 — Roger Pettersson, first team singles Luke Smith, first team singles Olinger/Smith, first team doubles Matt Rivera, second team singles Charles Olinger, second team singles Blenkiron/Norton, second team doubles 1993 — Roger Pettersson (No. 2 singles champion)* Matt Rivera (No. 3 singles runner-up)* Charles Olinger (No. 4 singles runner-up)* 1991 — Pat Boies (No. 4 singles champion)* 1987 — Scott Warner (No. 1 singles champion)* 1986 — Scott Warner (No. 1 singles champion)* 1984 — Scott Warner (No. 2 singles champion)* 1983 — Phil Agassi (No. 1 singles runner-up)* Matt McDougal (No. 2 singles runner-up)* Giller/Morgan (No. 1 doubles runner-up)* 1982 — Tim Giller (No. 3 singles champion)* *1983-1993 conference honorees decided by individual championships

Roger Pettersson was a threetime Big West Player of the Year. CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2005 — Henner Nehles (MWC) 1996 — Roger Pettersson (Big West) 1995 — Roger Pettersson (Big West) 1994 — Roger Pettersson (Co) (Big West) 1987 — Scott Warner (PCAA) 1986 — Scott Warner (PCAA) CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2009 — Mehdi Bouras (MWC) 2002 — Aviram Salomon (MWC) CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR 1996 — Larry Easley (Big West) 1995 — Larry Easley (Big West) 1994 — Larry Easley (Big West) CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2010 — Mehdi Bouras (MWC: Feb. 10) Luca Barlocchi (MWC: April 14) 2009 — Elliot Wronski (MWC: Feb. 4 & Feb. 18) 2008 — Elliot Wronski (MWC: Feb. 6) 2007 — Elliot Wronski (MWC: Feb. 22, March 16 & May 3) 2006 — Joel Kielbowicz (MWC: March 23) Brett Hunter (MWC: March 16) 2005 — Henner Nehles (MWC: Feb. 16 & March 23) Joel Kielbowicz (MWC: Feb. 23 & March 16) 2004 — Henner Nehles (MWC: Feb. 11 & April 7) 2003 — Henner Nehles (MWC: March 12) 2002 — Thomas Schneiter (MWC: Feb. 21, April 3 & 10) Aviram Salomon (March 27) 2001 — Nenad Zivkovic (MWC: Feb. 22) Danny Erez (March 21) 2000 — Danny Erez (MWC: Feb. 16) Vladimir Pavicevic (March 15) 1999 — Asaf Tishler (WAC: March 9 & April 13) 1998 — Gregor Skorin (WAC: Feb. 17) Asaf Tishler (March 24) 1997 — Luke Smith (WAC: Feb. 17 & April 7) Asaf Tishler (March 31) UNLV SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR 2002 — Thomas Schneiter (Co) 1996 — Roger Pettersson CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 2010 — Luca Barlocchi (District: First team) 2009 — Luca Barlocchi (District: Second team) 2006 — Romain Massaro (District: Second team) 1999 — Asaf Tishler (National: Third team) 1996 — Roger Pettersson (National: First team)


Aanes, Eric (1989-92) Adams, Scott (1999) Agassi, Phil (1982-83) Alvarado, Charlie (2010-SA) Alvarez, Sammy (1980) Anderson, Bob (1968) Atkinson, Darren (1996) Atzet, Chris (1996)


Barber, Ryan (2003) Barker, Leon (1977) Barlocchi, Luca (2007-10) Barnum, Ken (1969-72) Basil, John (1978-80) Bastin, Michael (1991) Batton, Will (1997) Batyi, Tamas (2011-SA) Ben-Ray, Zohar (1984-86) Berg, Eric (1997) Berg, Jerry (1976-78) Bijelic, Slavko (2007) Blagojevic, Marko (2001, 2004) Blagojevic, Milos (2003-05) Blenkiron, Tim (1994-97) Bobb, Damu (1998-99) Boies, Pat (1990-93) Bolster, Pat (1973) Borr, Adam (1986) Boulet, Dominic (1996) Bouras, Mehdi (2009-SA) Bowman, Pete (1996) Bowyer, Wayne (1993) Bull, Alex (2010-SA) Burrows, Wesley (2006-09) Byrge, Harry (1970-72)


Cambell, Billy (1989) David Campbell (2005-08) Cannon, Wick (1989) Carstens, Theis (1992) Claridge, Ryan (2001-02) Cohen, David (1990-92) Cook, Dave (1968-72) Coronado, Mark (1986-89) Craig, James (1982-86) Creel, Craig (1975)


Demchak, Robert (1978) DiMartino, David (2004) Dondich, Eric (1974-77) Douglas, Derek (2000, 2004)


Eisen, Adam (1996) Eisinga, Leslie (2001-02) Ekstrand, Marcus (1994) Elliot, Dave (1978-80) Entzel, Lorin (1990-92) Erez, Danny (1998-2001)


Fallon, Brandon (1998) Fayeghi, John (2004) Ferrari, Jim (1982-83) Flores, Michael (1979) Foley, Jeff (1984-85)



Nehles, Henner (2003-05) Nord, Kris (1977) Norton, Rob (1994-95)


Olinger, Charles (1993-94)


Pavicevic, Vladimir (2000) Paez, Roger (1996-97) Parlade, Robbie (1999-2000) Pelton, Eric (1999-2000) Peterson, Murray (1977) Pettersson, Roger (1993-96) Pickard, Wayne (1976-77) Piercy, Ralph (1973) Pohjola, Julius (1995, 1997) Polanco, John (1995-96)


Hall, Kenji (1990) Hatfield, Crombie (1987-90) Hedegaard, Matt (2000) Henderson, Greg (1981-82) Hennessey, Matt (1992) Highfield, Russel (1976) Hill, Robin (1979) Hooper, Jonathan (2005-07) Hostalek, David (1989-92) Howarth, Rob (1996) Hubbard, Sean (2004-05) Hunter, Brett (2006-07) Hunter, Scot (1979-1982)



Raizk, Robert (1976-77) Raynor, Ivan (1968-69) Redelinghuys, Martin (2005) Rey, Rodrigo (1994) Rhodes, John (1981) Richheimer, Gideon (1994) Rivera, Matt (1993-94) Roberts, Tyler (1999-2000) Roe, Mike (1968-72) Roesler, Don (1979-80) Rosenthal, Lee (1986-87, ‘89-90) Ruegamer, Rene (2010-SA)


Imber, Mike (1997)


Jevtic, Misha (1990-92) Johnston, Doug (1975)


Kampschror, Kevin (1997) Keays, Harry (1975-77) Kielbowicz, Joel (2003-06) Kimoff, Steve (1982) Kirk, Steve (1984) Knight, Dan (1975-77) Konyves, Kasper (2010-SA) Kosik, Frank (1975) Kunkel, Matthew (2007-10)

Schrader, Thomas (1995) Scott, Jim (1975-77) Sena, Ed (1982) Silva, Alex (1978-79) Skorin, Gregor (1998-2001) Smith, Luke (1994-97) Soard, Randy (1967-69) Streek, Dan (1982) Stubbs, Bruce (1975-78) Sublette, Willie (2011-SA) Sullivan, Tom (1984-87) Swaino, John (1991)


Garvin, Sam (1985) Gatza, Jim (1984) Geba, Dorian (1989-90) Gilbert, Dru (1977) Giller, Tim (1982-83) Goldberg, Gregory (1995-96) Gonsalves, Kevin (1996) Gurousky, Tony (1978)


Salomon, Aviram (2002-05) Schermerhorn, G. (1981-82) Schneiter, Thomas (2001-02) Schoeman, Bernard (2010-SA)

Tafazoli, Artin (2001) Taitz, Brett (1995) Tapernoux, Andy (1997-99) Thorson, Duke (1980-81) Thurgood, Adam (1999-2000) Tishler, Asaf (1996-99) Tomiyasu, Robert (1987-90) Tondre, Noah (2002) Toth, Attila (2009-10) Tsunoda, Yuta (1987-90) Tug, Romain (2002)


Vinson, Robert (1990-91)


Waller, Mike (1980-83) Warner, Scott (1984-87) Wilson, Ed (1967-68) Wolff, Kyle (1979-82) Wronski, Elliot (2006-09) Wulff, Nikolaj (2009)


Zivkovic, Nenad (1998-2001)



Lorring, Paul (1975) Lowenstein, Yoav (1997)


Maccanello, Dan (1995-97) Madersbacher, Andy (1999) Mahlangu, Richman (1988) Malm, Christopher (1984) Margulis, Sean (2004) Markel, Johannes (2010-SA) Massaro, Romain (2003-06) Mateljan, Eric (1993-94) Maurer, Andreas (2002) Mauz, Norm (1984-85) McCauley, John (1986-87) McDonald, Steve (1986) McDougall, Matt (1980-83) McNamara, James (1982-83) Medrano, Scott (1986) Menster, Greg (1977-80) Michaud, Thomas (2002) Miller, Greg (1986) Morgan, Mike (1982-83) Morrisseau, Lyle (1984) Morrissey, George (1976-79)

Fred Albrecht (1974-83)

Seasons Record Pct. 9 230-80 .742

Craig Witcher (1986-91)

Seasons Record Pct. 6 82-86 .488

Mike Mushkin (1984)

Seasons Record Pct. 1 14-11 .560

Dr. Larry Easley (1992-2003)

Seasons Record Pct. 12 141-120 .540

Jack Pate (1985)

Seasons Record Pct. 1 14-11 .560

Owen Hambrook (2004-SA)

Seasons Record Pct. 7 91-74 .552

NOTE: Records incomplete from 1969-73


REBELS AT THE NCAAS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 2007 – ELLIOT WRONSKI (1-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Wronski (UNLV) def. Alex Schweizer (Auburn) 6-4, 7-6 Second Round Singles Kevin Anderson (Illinois) def. Wronski 6-1, 6-3


2005 – HENNER NEHLES (1-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Nehles (UNLV) def. Scott Brown (Vanderbilt) 6-2, 6-4 Second Round Singles Franticek Babej (South Alabama) def. Nehles 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 2004 – HENNER NEHLES (0-0 in tour.) First Round Singles Withdrew from field because of injury


1996, ‘97 SINGLES 1995, ‘96, ‘97 Doubles



1998, ‘99 SINGLES

SCOTT WARNER 1986, ‘87 Singles

2002 – THOMAS SCHNEITER (2-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Schneiter (UNLV) def. Carlos Palencia (UCSB) 6-3, 7-5 Second Round Singles Schneiter def. (9-16) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3 Third Round Singles (1) Matias Boeker (UGA) def. Schneiter 6-2, 6-1

1997 – LUKE SMITH/ TIM BLENKIRON (5-0 in tour.) First Round Doubles Smith/Blenkiron (UNLV) def. Chris James/Derek Myers (Purdue) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Second Round Doubles Smith/Blenkiron def. Tim Crichton/Tom Hamilton (Arkansas) 6-1, 6-3 Third Round Doubles Smith/Blenkiron def. Nick Crowell/Paul Martin (Texas) 7-6, 7-6 Semifinal Doubles Smith/Blenkiron def. Mitty Arnold/Tom Blake (Harvard) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Final Doubles - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Smith/Blenkiron def. George Bastl/Kyle Spencer (USC) 6-4, 6-4

1996 – ROGER PETTERSSON (0-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Enrique Abaroa (Kansas) def. Pettersson (UNLV) 6-4, 6-3 1996 – LUKE SMITH (0-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Scott Treibly (New Mexico) def. Smith (UNLV) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 2001 – NENAD ZIVKOVIC (0-0 in tour.) 1996 – ROGER PETTERSSON/ First Round Singles LUKE SMITH (3-1 in tour.) Withdrew from field because of injury First Round Doubles Pettersson/Smith (UNLV) def. Tylir Jimenez/ 1999 – ASAF TISHLER (0-1 in tour.) Dieter Schwendinger (Texas Tech) 6-4, 6-7 (7-4), 6-3 First Round Singles Second Round Doubles (1) James Blake (Harvard) def. Tishler (UNLV) Pettersson/Smith def. Mark Loughrin/ 6-2, 6-3 B.J. Stearns (Texas) 6-3, 6-2 1999 – NENAD ZIVKOVIC/ Third Round Doubles GREGOR SKORIN (0-1 in tour.) Pettersson/Smith def. Ernesto Diaz/Albin First Round Doubles Polonyi (Boise State) 6-7 (8-6), 6-2, 6-4 (3) Jean-Noel Grinde/Jong Ming-Lee (UCLA) Semifinal Doubles def. Zivkovic/Skorin (UNLV) 6-3, 6-3 Justin Gimelstob/Srdjan Muskatirovic (UCLA) def. Pettersson/Smith 6-3, 6-0 1998 – ASAF TISHLER (0-1 in tour.) First Round Singles 1995 – ROGER PETTERSSON (9-16) Michael Baldas (Georgia) def. (0-1 in tour.) Tishler (UNLV) 6-3, 6-3 First Round Singles Srdjan Muskatirovic (Miami) def. Pettersson 1997 – LUKE SMITH (6-0 in tour.) (UNLV) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 First Round Singles 1995 – ROGER PETTERSSON/LUKE SMITH Smith (UNLV) def. Oliver Mayo (0-1 in tour.) (Virginia Tech) 6-4, 6-1 First Round Doubles Second Round Singles Steven Baldas/Jamie Laschinger (Georgia) Smith def. Cedric Kauffman (Kentucky) 6-3, 6-3 def. Pettersson/Smith (UNLV) 6-3, 6-4 Third Round Singles Smith def. Kevin Kim (UCLA) 6-2, 6-4 1994 – ROGER PETTERSSON (0-1) Fourth Round Singles First Round Singles Smith def. Ivan Rodrigo (Miami, Fla.) 6-3, 6-4 Jamie Laschinger (Georgia) def. Pettersson Semifinal Singles (UNLV) 7-6, 6-2 Smith def. Oliver Tauma (VCU) 7-6 , 6-2 Final Singles - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Smith def. George Bastl (USC) 6-1, 7-6





GREGOR SKORIN 1999 Doubles

TIM BLENKIRON 1997 Doubles

1987 – SCOTT WARNER (3-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Warner (UNLV) def. Young Min Kwon (Millersville) 6-3, 6-4 Second Round Singles Warner def. Ken Kupperstein (Arizona State) 7-6, 7-5 Third Round Singles Warner def. Jonas Svensson (Minnesota) 6-4, 6-4 Fourth Round Singles Mark Kaplan (UC Irvine) def. Warner 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 1986 – SCOTT WARNER (0-1 in tour.) First Round Singles Kimmo Alkio (Texas A&M) def. Warner (UNLV) 6-7, 6-3, 6-2


2007 – NCAA UCLA REGIONAL-Los Angeles Lost 4-0 to UCLA in first round 1999 – NCAA REGIONAL VII-Fresno Lost 4-0 to Fresno State in first round 1998 – NCAA REGIONAL VII-Las Vegas Won 4-3 over Fresno State in first round Lost 4-3 to Pepperdine in second round 1997 – NCAA REGIONAL VII-Las Vegas Won 4-3 over New Mexico in first round Lost 4-2 to Fresno State in second round 1996 – NCAA REGIONAL VIII-Las Vegas Won 4-1 over California in first round Lost 4-3 to Pepperdine in second round 1995 – NCAA REGIONAL VIII-Los Angeles Lost 4-1 to San Diego in first round 1994 – NCAA REGIONAL VII-Los Angeles Lost 4-1 to California in first round





ombining the excitement of an urban location with the charm of a traditional campus, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers students a full educational and social experience. Just decades old, UNLV has maintained a healthy rate of growth in enrollment, programs and scholastic excellence as part of the eight-component Nevada System of Higher Education. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic cities, UNLV has matured along with the Las Vegas area. With enrollment more than doubling the last decade, the tremendous growth has meant a flurry of construction resulting in a campus setting boasting academic and athletic facilities second to none. Steadily becoming a traditional residential university, UNLV provides on-campus housing for more than 2,000 students. A variety of student clubs and organizations along with 26 Greek organizations supplement the social development of students. From within its 15 schools and colleges, including the new William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV is also becoming a leading research institution of the West. The school’s scientific, social science, and business programs attract millions of dollars in research grants annually to fund projects in desert biology, nuclear waste transportation, laser physics, public opinion surveys and many others. In addition to traditional student programs, UNLV serves diverse local, national and international communities through its Educational Outreach Division, offering Summer Term, Continuing Education and Distance Education programs enrolling more than 53,000 students annually. With its Performing Arts Center, the campus is the cultural hub of Southern Nevada. World-class orchestras and soloists, dance and theater arts combine to provide a broad selection of concerts and stage productions. The Barrick Lecture Series and several campus organizations bring noted speakers to the University, and local and visiting artists show their works in the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. UNLV has excellent athletic facilities as well, many open for student and public use. Opened in 1957 as the southern regional division of the University of Nevada with a total of 28 students, UNLV now is home to more than 29,000 students coming from every county in Nevada, all 50 U.S. states and 88 countries. Much of UNLV’s tremendous expansion is the result of support from the Nevada Legislature and


Campus founded .......................................... 1957 Campus size...........................................358 acres Total enrollment.......................................... 29,069 Average undergraduate class size.................... 31 Average graduate class size............................. 18 Average undergraduate age.............................. 24 Average graduate age....................................... 33 Female students............................................. 56% Male students................................................. 44% Total employees............................................ 3,178 Faculty with doctorates................................... 89% Faculty with terminal degrees......................... 94% Undergraduate degree programs and certificates....... 108 Graduate/Professional degree programs and certificates..... 138 Total 2009-10 graduates............................... 5,085 Undergraduate per-credit fee................... $156.75 Graduate per-credit fee............................ $239.50

the state’s taxpayers. Private donors have played an important role as well. These gifts support new facilities and programs and, most important, provide the scholarship incentives that bring Nevada’s best and brightest student scholars to campus. UNLV operates an on-campus Center for Business and Economic Research, Center for Economic Education, Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies (in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Desert Biology Research Center, Center for Survey Research, Nuclear Waste Transportation Research Center and other research and public-service centers. Offering 108 undergraduate programs and 138 graduate tracts, UNLV graduated a class of more than 5,000 last year. The University operates on a semester system and is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Council of Graduate Schools, the American Council of Education and the Western College Association. All of the University’s academic programs are fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and many programs have received further accreditation from independent national accreditation bodies.



UNLV PRESIDENT Dr. Neal J. Smatresk

r. Neal J. Smatresk was appointed interim President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Aug. 6, 2009. Since 2007, he had served as Executive Vice President and Provost, where he was responsible for leadership and administration of all academic and research programs, spanning 15 colleges and two professional schools. Dr. Smatresk received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980. Following post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he joined the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA) department of biology in 1982. In his 22 years at UTA, he served as Chair of Biology and later Dean of Science, until his appointment as the chief academic officer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004. During his tenure, the University of Hawaii at Manoa entered the ranks of the top 25 federally funded institutions, gained three National Academy of Science members, and received recognition from the Chinese Ministry of Education as a Confucius Institute, an honor shared by only 11 other U.S. institutions. Dr. Smatresk has received a number of teaching awards, and his research in cardiorespiratory physiology has resulted in over 50 papers and book chapters, and grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. As the chief academic officer of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Smatresk has led the efforts to forge a new strategic plan that commits to improving

educational access and success for its diverse students, to provide ALL-TIME regionally responsive research PRESIDENTS growth for the improvement and William D. Carlson 1957-65 diversification of the Southern Nevada economic base, and to Donald C. Moyer 1965-68 supply critically needed services Roman J. Zorn 1969-74 for this rapidly growing region. Donald Baepler 1974-78 In addition to his teaching Brock Dixon 1978-79 and administrative roles, Smatresk Leonard “Pat� Goodall 1979-84 has devoted considerable effort to kindergarten to doctorate (K-20) Robert C. Maxson 1984-94 science outreach programs and Kenny Guinn (interim) 1994-95 teacher professional development Carol C. Harter 1995-06 and has participated in a number David B. Ashley 2006-09 of consortia focused on science, Neal Smatresk 2009-SA technology, engineering and math (STEM) career development. He has been deeply engaged in community college articulation efforts in Texas, Hawaii and now in Nevada and has worked to expand educational opportunity and access for underserved populations.


Dan Klaich





Regent, Las Vegas

Chair, Las Vegas

Regent, Elko

JASON GEDDES Vice Chair, Reno


Regent, Carson City

andrea anderson Regent, Las Vegas


Regent, Las Vegas

Mark Alden

Regent, Las Vegas


Regent, Las Vegas

ROBERT BLAKELY Regent, Las Vegas

Jack Schofield Regent, Las Vegas


MICHAEL WIXOM Regent, Las Vegas




ringing with him a wealth of experience and the reputation as one of the nation’s top administrators, Jim Livengood was introduced as UNLV’s 11th full-time Director of Athletics on Dec. 17, 2009. Livengood wasted no time getting to work, as less than two weeks later he hired Bobby Hauck as the 10th head coach in Rebel football history. Just three months after that it was announced that a new, state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, the Mendenhall Center, would be built, with construction starting later in the year. Livengood came to UNLV following a successful tenure of more than 15 years at the University of Arizona where he oversaw an athletics program that annually competed for championships not only in the Pac-10 Conference but also at a national level, maintained a high academic standard for its student-athletes and continually operated its $43 million budget in the black. His fiscal leadership helped Arizona remain one of the lone black-ink athletics programs among a small handful of institutions that rely exclusively on generated funds and do not receive state-appropriated monies. During his time in Tucson, he served as the Pacific-10 Conference president, chair of the Pac-10 Athletic Directors Revenue Sharing Committee and a member of the conference's Bowl Committee and Basketball Tournament Subcommittee. He also was a member of the Rose Bowl Management Committee, the NCAA Fellows program, NACDA President, and chair of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, on which he served five years. His work at Arizona and its extension on the national level earned him an Athletic Director of the Year Award from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics in 2006 for Division I-A.


Livengood initiated Campaign Arizona, which raised more than $130 million for athletic facility improvements and endowments while the Wildcats maintained a top-25 competitive record in the NACDA Directors' Cup (formerly Sears Cup), including high rankings of sixth in 1993-94, fourth in 1994-95, seventh in 1995-96, sixth in both 1996-97 and 1997-98 and ninth in 2001-02. That record reflects success throughout Arizona's broad-based program, highlighted by participation in the 1994 and 2001 NCAA Men's Final Four and champions of the 1997 NCAA Men's National Basketball Tournament. Arizona also won the 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Women's Softball College World Series titles, the 1996 and 2000 NCAA Women's Golf titles and the 2008 men's and women's NCAA Swimming Championships. UA's student-athlete graduation rate continued to be historically higher than that of the general student body rate during his tenure at UA. Nearly 100 student-athletes earned conference or regional all-academic honors, and 20 percent of UA student-athletes attained honors-level cumulative grade point averages. Livengood is a member of the NCAA Fellows Program to mentor new athletic directors, has served as a member of the NCAA Peer Review Team from 1994-99, the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force, and the Women's Committee on Athletics. He has been a member of the NACDA Preseason Football Games Committee since 2000 and was a member of the NACDA Strategic Planning Committee from 1999-2001. He served as NACDA president in 1998-1999, and in 1999 was named Division I-A Athletic Director of the Year. He is also a member of the Division 1-A Athletic Directors Association, having served as president of that association in 1998. Livengood spent six years as the Athletics Director at Washington State University from 198893 where he developed what is still widely regarded as a model gender-equity program. In addition he laid the groundwork for a student-athlete wellness center that is regarded as one of the finest in the nation. Livengood began his administrative career in 1980 as the Associate Director for Development and Public Relations at Washington State before becoming the Athletics Director at

ALL-TIME ATHLETICS DIRECTORS Michael “Chub” Drakulich Bill Ireland Al Negratti Charles Bucher Brad Rothermel Dennis Finfrock Jim Weaver Fred Albrecht (Interim) Charles Cavagnaro John Robinson Fred Albrecht (Interim) Mike Hamrick Jerry Koloskie (Interim) Jim Livengood

1958-72 1973-80 1980 1981 1981-90 1991 1992-94 1995 1995-2001 2002-03 2003 2003-09 2009 2009-SA

Southern Illinois, a position he held until returning to Washington State. Born March 28, 1945, in Walla Walla, Wash., he received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1968 and completed his fifthyear education requirement for teaching certification at Central Washington University in 1972. He taught and served as an assistant football coach and track coach at Moses Lake High School in Washington in 1968-69, and as head football and basketball coach and counselor at Ephrata High School in Washington from 1972-80 before moving into athletics administration. Jim and his wife, Linda, have two grown children, Michelle, a lawyer in Tucson, and Jeremy, who resides in Phoenix. Both children are University of Arizona graduates. Michelle earned her law degree in May 2000 and Jeremy graduated in December 1999. The Livengoods are the proud grandparents of twin daughters, Emma and Isabella, born to Michelle and husband, Jack Murphy, in March 2009.


Deputy Director of Athletics Jerry Koloskie, Deputy Director of Athletics, served as Interim Athletics Director from August 2009 until December of that year, when Jim Livengood was named Director of Athletics. Prior to that, Koloskie spent 13 years as Senior Associate Athletics Director at UNLV. A member of the athletics department for the past 29 years, Koloskie is directly responsible for overseeing all internal functions of the athletics department and serves as the sport administrator for men’s basketball, along with the athletic training and athletic equipment areas. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from Iowa State University in 1981 and moved to UNLV in 1982 to become Co-Head Athletic Trainer. In 1983 he became Head Athletic Trainer for all intercollegiate athletic teams at UNLV until moving into administration in 1997. He and his wife, Annette, have three children: sons John and Jim, and a daughter, Megan, as well as a granddaughter, Kaydence.


Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs D.J. Allen is in his first year as Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs for UNLV Athletics, though he has been involved with the men’s basketball program in various marketing capacities for the past five seasons. Allen currently oversees the department’s marketing, communications, community outreach and ticketing efforts. A native of Southern Nevada and lifelong UNLV Rebel fan, Allen previously ran Imagine Marketing - an advertising, public relations and strategic business planning firm, that he founded in 2000. The firm was named the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year in 2009. He is also a co-author (along with UNLV head coach Lon Kruger) of the book, “The Xs & Os of Success: A Playbook for Leaders in Business and Life,” which was published in 2008. Allen, who has been recognized in Nevada for his community service and business achievements, graduated from UNLV in 1996 with a communications degree and later earned his master’s of business administration from UNLV in 2002. He and his wife, Stacey (who also earned two degrees from UNLV), have two children: Bailey, 9, and Daniel, 7.


Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration Terry Cottle is in his 27th year in the UNLV Athletics Department. He spent 10 years as Associate Athletics Director and now is Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration. Cottle serves as the day-to-day administrator for the UNLV football program and also oversees the tennis and track & field/cross country teams. A former Rebel football recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, Cottle spent 10 years on the football coaching staff before moving into an administrative capacity in 1994. A four-year starter at quarterback at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Cottle earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1980 before receiving his master’s degree in education from UNLV in 1985. Cottle and his wife, Catherine, have four children: Jessica, Ashley, Carly and Jason.


Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development Julio Freire is in his first year with UNLV Athletics serving as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development, where he oversees the Rebel Athletic Fund. He also serves as the sport administrator for the men’s golf program, one of the top programs in the nation. Prior to UNLV, Freire served as Associate Athletics Director for Development at the University of Arizona, where he worked for three years. He has also served as the Associate Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech University where he played a key role in the department’s strategic planning and fundraising efforts. Before that, he served as Associate Athletics Director for Operations at Ohio University. A native of Tucson, Ariz., Freire earned his bachelor’s degree in education in 1990 from Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sun Devil cross country and track and field teams. He also holds master’s degrees in counseling and education administration. Before entering college athletics, he was a counselor, teacher, coach, and assistant principal (in charge of athletics at the high school level) before serving as a middle school principal. Julio and his wife, Cherie, have two children - Christopher, 8, and Gabriella, 6.


Senior Associate Athletics Director Senior Woman Administrator Lisa Kelleher is in her 19th season as UNLV’s Senior Woman Administrator and was recently promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director. In her new position, Kelleher oversees management of operations and facilities for the department and provides administrative oversight for the day-to-day operations of women’s basketball, women’s golf, and men’s and women’s soccer. She also ensures Title IX compliance for the 10 women’s sports programs and oversees department diversity initiatives. In addition, Kelleher is a member of the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame committee, serves on the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee, a two-year term, and as the MWC administrative liaison to women’s golf, a four-year term. A 1979 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Kelleher earned her master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1980. Kelleher, a doctoral candidate in the UNLV Higher Education Leadership program, will defend her dissertation and graduate December, 2010. Kelleher and her husband, Peter, have four daughters: Molly, married to Jeremy Dutton, Bridget, Megan and Tara.


Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Eric Toliver is in his 19th year at UNLV and serves as a Senior Associate Athletics Director. Toliver began his career at UNLV as an academic advisor in the Student Development Center before becoming the head athletic academic advisor for football and basketball through 1997. In 1998, Toliver was appointed Compliance Coordinator and become Associate Athletics Director in 2000. A 1992 graduate of Western State College (Co.), Toliver’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of NCAA Compliance issues and conducting internal and external investigations to ensure that UNLV’s 17 Division I sports, staff and coaches remain in compliance with NCAA regulations. Toliver, who is also an appointed member of the NCAA Division I Amateurism FactFinding Committee, and has served on the NCAA Division I Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet, is also responsible for the supervision of human resources and the department’s computer support services unit. In addition, Toliver has oversight of the baseball, softball, co-ed cheer and Rebel Girls program. Toliver also supervises the Student-Athlete Academic Advising unit and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He is responsible for adjudicating all student-athlete conduct and discipline related matters and serves as the chair of the institution’s Compliance Committee.




Women’s Golf 1st Season

TIM CHAMBERS Baseball 1st Season

Kevin Cory

Women’s Tennis 12th Season/184-84

Owen Hambrook Men’s Tennis 8th Season/91-74

BOBBY HAUCK Football 1st Season


Allison Keeley Volleyball 7th Season/98-76

Dwaine Knight

SPORT Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Cross Country Football Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Men’s Swimming Women’s Swimming Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Indoor Track Outdoor Track Volleyball

OVERALL RECORD 29-29 25-9 13-18 NA/Reg. 5-7 NA/21st^ NA/Reg. 8-7-4 5-9-5 33-20 6-3/T21st^ 3-5 13-12 22-5 NA NA/Reg. 8-19

^Indicates finish at NCAA Championships *Indicates finish at MWC Championships

CONF. RECORD 11-13/5th 11-5/3rd 6-10/7th NA/9th* 3-5/6th NA/3rd* NA/4th* 1-4-2/6th 1-5-1/7th 10-5/3rd 4-1/1st* 3-9/4th* 2-4/6th 7-1/2nd NA/9th* NA/5th* 5-11/7th

HEAD COACH Buddy Gouldsmith Lon Kruger Kathy Olivier Yvonne Scott Mike Sanford Dwaine Knight Missy Ringler Mario Sanchez Katherine Mertz Pete Manarino Jim Reitz Jim Reitz Owen Hambrook Kevin Cory Yvonne Scott Yvonne Scott Allison Keeley

Softball 3rd Season/64-41


Women’s Soccer 1st Season

Lon Kruger

Men’s Golf 24th Season

pete manarino


Men’s Basketball 7th Season/137-62

Kathy Olivier

Women’s Basketball 3rd Season/27-36

Jim Reitz

Men’s & Women’s Swimming 31st Season

RICH RYERSON Men’s Soccer 1st Season


Track & Field/Cross Country 4rd Season







HONOREE Jeremy Anderson Greg Anthony Rene Arceneaux* Dr. Thomas Armour Stacey Augmon Dr. Donald Baepler Freddie Banks Daniel Barber Roger Barnson* Ernie Becker Sr. Rex Bell Tim Blenkiron Bob Blum Dr. James Callaway Dr. Kathie Calloway Chad Campbell Glenn Carano Jack Cason Bob Cline Dr. David Cohen Julie Crandall Randall Cunningham Fred Dallimore Michael “Chub” Drakulich Dr. Larry Easley* Sally Fleisher Bob Florence Ralph Garcia Nick Garritano Armen Gilliam Glen Gondrezick Sidney Green Lori Harrigan Mike “Cowboy” Haverty Nate Hawkins Dr. Gerald Higgins

Six different Rebel sports were represented during ceremonies, as the seven-person, two-team class was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2010 on Oct. 1. Five former Rebel standout players, one head coach and a distinguished contributor joined two record-setting teams in being inducted. Born in 1987, UNLV’s Athletics Hall of Fame has now grown to 105 members strong. Under the hall’s bylaws, former student-athletes must have completed their eligibility at least 10 years earlier to be selected. Coaches and administrators must have stopped working at the University five years previous. All classes now enter on a biennial basis. JEREMY ANDERSON (1996-2000) was prolific performer on the golf course and in the classroom and is the only athlete in school history to be a three-time All-American and three-time academic AllAmerican. A member of head coach Dwaine Knight’s 1998 National Championship squad, Anderson had the unusual honor of being voted player of the year in two different conferences (1999 Western Athletic and 2000 Mountain West). A first team All-American in 1999 and 2000, he was also a second team choice in 1998 as he posted three finishes in the top 30 at NCAA Championships. DANIEL BARBER (1989-92) is one of only two All-Americans in Rebel soccer history, as he was a Freshman All-American in 1989 and then a third team selection two seasons later. UNLV’s all-time assists leader with 26, Barber was first team all-conference and all-region in 1991 and first team all-league again in ‘92. JULIE CRANDALL (1995-98) is regarded as the best catcher in UNLV’s storied softball history and is one of five Rebels to be a multipleseason All-American as she was voted third team in both 1995 and ‘98. A three-time first team all-conference honoree, Crandall started behind the plate as a freshman for the best team in school history, helping the 1995 Rebels to a tie for third place at the Women’s College World Series. NICK GARRITANO (1991-94) was arguably the nation’s top place-kicker as a senior and he left as UNLV’s second-leading scorer in history with 240 points (four points behind running back Mike Thomas). Leading the Rebels in scoring three of his four seasons, Garritano was a 1994 semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award after leading all of college football in 50-yard field goals made, nailing five of seven attempts from 50-59 yards. RYAN LUDWICK (1997-99) played three seasons at UNLV before becoming the fourth-highest draft pick in program history (60th overall in 1999). The Durango High School product finished his college career ranked CLASSIFICATION Athlete/Men’s Golf Athlete/Basketball Distinguished Contributor Staff Athlete/Basketball Administration Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Men’s Soccer Administration/Coach Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Tennis Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Golf Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Soccer Athlete/Softball Athlete/Football Coach/Baseball Administration/Coach Coach/Men’s Tennis Athlete/Swimming Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Baseball Athlete/Football Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Softball Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor

CLASS 2010 2002 1994 1987 2002 1994 2004 2010 1987 1988 1998 2008 2000 2008 1994 2006 1989 1994 1989 1994 2010 1997 2004 1987 2010 2000 1987 1989 2010 1998 1987 1994 2002 1988 1987 2002

HONOREE Christina Hixson Trena Hull Joe Ingersoll Bill Ireland Larry Johnson Pauline Jordan Sam King Tony Knap Joe Kristosik Todd Liebenstein Ryan Ludwick Don Lyons Alice Mason Keenan McCardell Al McDaniels Bob Mendenhall Elburt Miller Aaron Mitchell Ken Mitchell Bill “Wildcat” Morris Michael Morton Cyndi Parus Dave Pearl Dr. Wayne Pearson Roger Pettersson Bart Pippenger Art Plunkett Herb Pryor Marilyn Redd* Chris Riley Jackie Robinson Kim Rondina Brad Rothermel Tommy Rowland Robbie Ryerson

ninth in batting average (.363) and still ranks fourth at the school with 43 homeruns. The 1997 First Team Freshman All-American was a two-time preseason All-American and postseason all-conference honoree. The 1994 UNLV FOOTBALL TEAM is one of two in school history to win a conference championship and head coach Jeff Horton’s squad did it in style with a stunning 32-27 upset of arch-rival Nevada, Reno at Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rebels, who at 5-1 shared the league title with UNR and Louisiana-Lafayette, earned the Big West’s lone postseason bid via tie-breaker and went on to rout Central Michigan 52-24 in Las Vegas Bowl III to finish with an overall record of 7-5 and post the program’s most wins in 10 years. The 1985 UNLV MEN’S SOCCER TEAM was the winningest group in program history, setting multiple school records, including most wins and fewest losses as head coach Barry Barto’s squad finished 18-2-2. The Rebels, who also reeled off a record 18-game unbeaten streak during the campaign, finished the season ranked fourth in the nation by Soccer America after rising as high as second that fall. HEAD COACH DR. LARRY EASLEY (Deceased) (1992-03) coached the UNLV men’s tennis team longer than anyone in history, was named conference coach of the year three times and was also twice named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2001. His all-time record of 141-120 included leading UNLV to three Big West Conference championships. Easley produced four of UNLV’s five all-time men’s All-Americans, including two individual national champions when Luke Smith won the NCAA singles championship and then teamed with Tim Blenkiron to capture the NCAA doubles title in 1997. DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTOR BOB MENDENHALL is the owner and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Paving Corporation. A longtime supporter of the UNLV program, Mendenhall most recently became a major part of a group that is building and donating a new multi-million dollar practice facility for the Runnin’ Rebels.

CLASSIFICATION Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Track & Field Athlete/Football Administration/Coach Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Coach/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Athlete/Baseball Athlete/Basketball Track& Field Administration/Coach Athlete/Football Coach/Track & Field Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Football Athlete/Football Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Football Athlete/Softball Administration Administration Athlete/Tennis Athlete/Swimming Athlete/Football Athlete/Baseball Distinguished Contributor Athlete/Golf Athlete/Basketball Athlete/Softball Administration Athlete/Football Athlete/Soccer

1994 Football CLASS 1997 2000 1987 1987 2002 2000 1994 1989 2008 1994 2010 1987 1987 2004 2008 2010 1987 1989 1989 1987 1994 2006 1994 1994 2006 2000 1994 1988 1997 2006 1994 2008 1998 1994 1998




1985 Men’s Soccer

HONOREE CLASSIFICATION Warren Schutte Athlete/Golf Luke Smith Athlete/Tennis Robert Smith Athlete/Basketball Ricky Sobers Athlete/Basketball Raymond Strong Athlete/Football Jerry Tarkanian Administration/Coach Sheila Tarr Athlete/Track & Field Reggie Theus Athlete/Basketball Mike Thomas Athlete/Football Misty Thomas Athlete/Basketball Lisa Thompson Athlete/Track & Field R.E. “Doc” Tobler Team Doctor/Trainer Marianne Vallin Athlete/Tennis Scott Warner Athlete/Men’s Tennis Tom Wiesner Distinguished Contributor Matt Williams Athlete/Baseball Trevaia Williams Athlete/Track & Field Mel Wolzinger Distinguished Contributor Elbert “Ickey” Woods Athlete/Football *posthumous TEAMS 1958-59 Men’s Basketball Squad 1967-68 Men’s Basketball Squad 1968 Football Squad 1974 Football Squad 1976-77 Men’s Basketball Squad 1979 Football Squad 1980 Baseball Squad 1985 Men’s Soccer Squad 1986-87 Men’s Basketball Squad 1989-90 Men’s Basketball Squad 1989-90 Women’s Basketball Squad 1990-91 Men’s Basketball Squad 1994 Football Squad 1995 Softball Squad 1998 Men’s Golf Squad

CLASS 2004 2008 1987 1987 1989 1998 1997 1989 1989 1997 2000 1989 2008 1998 1994 1997 2006 2006 1998 1989 1989 1987 1988 1987 1994 1994 2010 1998 2000 2006 2002 2010 2008 2008




One of the premier on-campus athletic and entertainment facilities in the nation, the 18,500-seat Thomas & Mack Center is primarily home to the world-famous UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Basketball team. The venue, which underwent a multimillion dollar renovation in 1999 that included a new exterior look, hosted the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend.


With seating for up to 2,000 fans, the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex is unquestionably one of the nation’s finest and most complete collegiate tennis facilities. Opened in 1992, the complex recently underwent a $2 million upgrade.

JIM ROGERS FIELD AT ELLER MEDIA STADIUM Thanks to donations from Eller Media, Jim Rogers, Jerry and Sue Lykins, other UNLV Athletics donors, and the UNLV Foundation, the Rebel softball team began play at Eller Media Stadium in the spring of 2002. The newest facility on campus was completed in November 2001 at a cost of $2.7 million and provides accommodations for 770 fans.


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The home of the UNLV swimming and diving team boasts a 50-meter indoor pool with a 25-yard deepend course for racing. The facility, which features spectator seating for 1,200, has hosted several national and regional meets.


The UNLV soccer program boasts one of the top facilities on the West Coast in the 2,500-seat Peter Johann Memorial Soccer Field, which was dedicated in 1983.



Complete with 36,800 seats for sporting events, versatile Sam Boyd Stadium is not only the home of Rebel Football, but also houses major concert events. It is also the site of the annual MAACO Bowl Las Vegas clash as well as having served as home to the XFL’s Las Vegas Outlaws and the CFL’s Las Vegas Posse.


Named after two greats in Southern Nevada track and field, the Myron Partridge Stadium and Sheila Tarr Smith field is one of the top collegiate track and field facilities in the country. Nine 48-inch lines circle the track, complete with a steeplechase bar and pit, two pole vault pits, two high jump areas, two long jump/triple jump lanes, two shot put slabs, ample room for hammer and javelin events and seating for up to 1,000 spectators.


Dedicated in 1994, the $1.5 million, 3,000seat Wilson Stadium gives the Hustlin’ Rebel baseball program one of the finest homes in college baseball.


With its grand opening in 2001, the Cox Pavilion became the perfect complement to the Thomas & Mack Center. A multipurpose state-of-the-art venue with seating for up to 3,000 fans, it serves as the home for the Rebel volleyball and women’s basketball teams and offers a practice location for all of UNLV’s court sports. 63 63



Opened in 1996, the $8.5 million Lied Athletic Complex remains one of the nation’s premier on-campus sports facilities. The Lied, honored with Athletic Management magazine’s 1997 Award of Excellence, was exclusively funded by private donations beginning with a cornerstone gift of $4 million from the Lied Foundation Trust, through its trustee Ms. Christina Hixson, in 1993. A generous $1.5 million gift from Si and Marilyn Redd provided the Lied with a state-of-the-art sports medicine center for preventative and rehabilitative care. This 8,500-square-foot center includes a doctor’s office and examination room, a taping room, an aquatic therapy room, two additional therapy and rehabilitation areas and a self-contained drug-testing facility.

The Ernie Becker Sr. Strength and Conditioning Center features 8,500 square feet of main floor containing Olympic platforms, free weights, power racks and more than 60 weight stations. Additionally, a 1,200-square-foot balcony offers areas for plyometrics, stretching and aerobics. The Lied’s 10,000-square-foot equipment center provides studentathlete support service featuring laundry, equipment and storage. The Conrad Hilton Foundation provided funding for the Barron Hilton Auditorium located inside the Lied Athletic Complex. This 328-seat auditorium provides student-athletes with study hall facilities including individual meeting rooms for tutorial support and team meetings. Designed with all Rebel sports in mind, the Lied Athletic Complex offers every student-athlete the best possible environment to pursue their athletic and academic dreams.


The Lettermen’s Wall stands as a permanent tribute to those men and women of vision who, through their generosity, have enhanced the lives and experiences of UNLV student-athletes through their contributions to the construction of the Lied Athletic Complex. The wall transforms a male and female UNLV student-athlete into beautiful etched images on polished crystal plaques.


Don Ackerman • Ernie Becker, Sr. • William S. Boyd • Sharyn & Jay Brown • James Cashman, Jr. • Frank & Vicki Fertitta • Michael Gaughan • Herman T. Kishner Memorial • Jerry M. & Sue Lykins • Charles L. Ruthe • Richard Tam • Tom Wiesner • Hazel & Earl Wilson • Ruth & Mel Wolzinger

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men’s swimming

Women’s Golf

6 Conference championships 2 Regular season championship 20 All-Americans, 41 times 11 Conference MVPs 8 Conference Coaches of the Year

3 NCAA finals appearance 7 NCAA regional appearances 1 NCAA individual appearance 3 Conference championships 3 All-Americans, 5 times 3 Conference MVPs 3 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

Football 2 Conference championships 3 Bowl game victories 9 All-Americans, 13 times 9 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Student-Athlete of Year 3 Conference Coaches of the Year 4 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Freshman All-Americans

Men’s Golf

Men’s Basketball 1 NCAA team championship 4 Final Four appearances 17 NCAA tournament appearances 14 Conference championships 11 League tournament titles 18 All-Americans, 26 times 1 John Wooden Award Winner 12 NBA first round draft picks

Women’s Basketball 8 NCAA tournament appearances 1 WNIT runner-up finish 4 Conference championships 5 League tournament titles 9 All-Americans, 14 times 1 National Freshman of the Year 5 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

Baseball 10 NCAA Regional appearances 10 Conference championships 17 All-Americans, 20 times 4 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Coach of the Year

Women’s Swimming 4 Conference titles 7 All-Americans, 16 times 15 Conference MVPs 4 Conference Coaches of the Year


1 NCAA team championship 2 NCAA individual champions 21 Consecutive NCAA berths 6 Conference championships 4 NCAA West Regional titles 6 Conference individual titles 21 All-Americans, 39 times 3 NCAA Regional medalists 2 National Coach of the Year Awards 1 Ben Hogan Award Winner 1 Jack Nicklaus Award Winner 1 Fred Haskins Award Winner 1 Golfstat Award Winner 1 National Freshman of the Year 10 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

Men’s Soccer 5 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference championships 1 League tournament title 2 All-Americans, 3 times 5 Conference MVPs 2 Conference Coach of the Year 1 Freshman of the Year

Softball 9 NCAA tournament appearances 3 College World Series berths 1 Conference title 12 All-Americans, 20 times 1 Olympic Gold Medallist, 3 times 2 Conference Coaches of the Year, 5 times 4 Conference MVPs, 5 times 2 Conference Pitchers of the Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year

Women’s Soccer 3 NCAA Tournament appearances 2 Conference title 3 Conference MVPs 2 League tournament titles 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

2009-10 HONOR ROLL PLAYER Derek Ernst Kier Maitland Andrew Morrell Steven Nelms Cody Roberts David Seiler Mehdi Bouras Derek Ernst Nick Marshall Kristina Nedeltcheva Mark Roberts Tre’Von Willis


SPORT Men’s Golf Men’s Swimming Men’s Swimming Men’s Swimming Men’s Swimming Men’s Swimming

HONOR/EVENT ORG. 3rd Team Ping HM/1,650 fly NCAA Relays NCAA Relays NCAA HM/100 fly/Relays NCAA Relays NCAA

ALL-REGION/DISTRICT (6) Men’s Tennis Men’s Golf Men’s Soccer Women’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Men’s Basketball

Player to Watch West Far West Senior of the Year Assistant Coach VIII



Derek Ernst Kier Maitland

Men’s Golf Men’s Swimming


Volleyball 1 NCAA tournament appearance 1 Conference tournament title 2 Conference Freshman of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

Men’s Tennis 2 NCAA individual champions 3 Collegiate Grand Slam titles 7 NCAA tournament appearances 4 Conference tournament championships 5 All-Americans, 9 times 6 Conference MVPs 3 Conference Coaches of the Year 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year

Women’s Tennis 8 NCAA tournament appearances 3 Conference tournament championships 2 Regular season championships 3 All-Americans, 5 times 1 National Rookie of the Year 8 Conference MVPs 1 Conference Student-Athlete of Year 3 Conference Freshmen of the Year 2 Conference Coaches of the Year

Track & Field 2 NCAA individual champions 5 Conference outdoor titles 1 Conference indoor title 44 All-Americans, 83 times 1 U.S. Olympic Head Coach





2010-11 UNLV women's tennis guide  

2010-11 UNLV women's tennis guide