LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
- UALR tennis head coach Abby Wilson
announced the addition of
three new recruits for the 2011-12 season on Monday. Evgeniya Gracheva
and Alla Kravchuk
each singed National Letters-of-Intent to play their collegiate tennis at UALR
starting in the fall of 2011.
excited for these three girls to join our team," said Wilson. "They are coming in as freshman and
will make an impact on the team and the line-up from the start."
joins the UALR program from Noginsk,
she has claimed 12 amateur tennis tournaments over the past three years. Most
recently, her 2009 season was highlighted by singles championships at two
separate national tournaments, as well as a singles title in the Domodedovo
Tournament for adults in Domodedovo,
claimed four U-16 tournament titles in 2008 - including two on the national
level - and added four more U-14 national titles in 2007.
will come to Little Rock from Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
where she has been a fixture on the amateur tennis circuit since 2007. She
claimed the U-18 Singles Championship of Tashkent in June of 2010, and added a
U-17 Open Championship of Almalyk in singles to go along with two national
doubles tournament victories in 2009. In all, Kolegova has finished fourth or
better in 34 different tournaments and has 13 championships to her credit since
also come to UALR from Tashkent,
where she has enjoyed a successful amateur tennis career. In addition to
winning a local junior tournament dedicated to the memory of A. Plontnikov in
2009, Kravchuk took home first place accolades at the Paxtakor's Club
Championship and the Jar's Tennis Club Tournament in the same year. Kravchuk's
success on the local circuit has resulted in her being ranked in the top-125
players in Uzbekistan
over the past two years.
class will join a Trojan squad that finished 10-15 in the spring of 2011 and lost
two seniors in Nathalia Garay
and Rebecca Van Den Houte
to graduation. Next
year's team will feature no seniors, leaving juniors to be Yana Kakovkina
as the most tenured players on the team.