Anna Yakimchenkova

Anna Yakimchenkova

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

High School:
American School

Height:
5-5

2006-07...Was a Conference USA Academic Honor Roll member...Completed the fall with a 4-4 singles record...Won the backdraw title at the Thomasville Intercollegiate Invitational, never allowing an opponent to win over three games in three-straight matches...Posted a 3-3 doubles record, all with Elvira Serrot, highlighted by two wins at the C.L. Varner Memorial...Went 3-0 in singles at the UCF Invitational to begin the spring season...Had an 11-8 dual-match record, with all 11 wins coming at the No. 3 spot...Finished the season with a seven-match winning streak, never dropping a set during that stretch...Two of those triumphs came at the C-USA Championship, defeating ECU's Brooke Walter, 6-4, 6-0, and No. 44 Tulsa's Carla Zabaleta, 6-2, 6-2...In doubles play, continued to team with Serrot as the duo went 11-7 at the No. 1 position, ultimately finishing with a 16-11 record for the year...Posted a five-match winning streak from Feb. 20-March 4.

2005-06...Named an ITA Scholar Athlete...Selected to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll...Combined for a 33-17 record, 19-9 in singles and 14-8 in doubles...Went 7-1 in fall singles play, highlighted by five-straight victories en route to the ITA Southern Regional B flight singles final...Dropped only one set during the streak, allowing opponents to win just 16 games...Was 1-1 at No. 2, 5-6 at No. 3 and 6-1 at No. 4 singles in the spring...Got the year going with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Georgia Southern's Lauren Wolken...Finished the season by claiming nine of the last 12 matches, four of which went three sets...Earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory over UTEP's Sandra Spirta in the Conference USA Championships...Teamed with Megan Hunter for the ITA Southern Regional B flight doubles title, defeating duos from UAB, Mississippi State, Bethune-Cookman and another from UAB along the way...Posted a 4-1 record at No. 3 doubles with Kanza Belbacha.

2004-05...Owned a combined 22-5 record, including a perfect 10-0 mark in doubles play...Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...Took a 6-1, 6-4 win over Stetson's Danielle Mollman in collegiate debut during October...Earned first regular season victory against Jacksonville's Megan Willains, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 6 position...Recorded a five-match winning streak from mid-February to mid-March that also included victories over players from Florida A&M, Davidson, Mercer and Loyola Marymount...Defeated Marquette's Francina Bonnelly, 6-3, 6-0, and Stetson's Catherine Canady, 6-0, 6-1, during the last week of March en route to receiving Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors...Won both matches at No. 5 singles during the Atlantic Sun Tournament...Finished the season with a hard-fought 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Claudia Kecht of Florida Atlantic in the A-Sun semifinal...After going 5-0 in the fall, posted a 5-0 spring record with doubles partner Megan Hunter in the No. 3 position as well...Among victories the duo celebrated were an 8-3 defeat of Houston and an 8-1 win over Marquette.

Prior to UCF...Won the Junior Gator Bowl and the Under-16 National Open...Was ranked as high as the top 20 in the nation and the top 10 in the state of Florida...Ranked No. 1 in Florida's Under-14 group...Finalist in Under-14 state championships...An accomplished ballroom dancer, earning the title at the Junior National Ballroom Dance Competition.

Personal...Born Anna Valerie Yakimchenkova in Kiev, Ukraine...Parents are Valeriy and Yelena Yakimchenkova...Moved to the U.S. at the age of 12...Began playing tennis at age six...Considers her forehand to be her strength on the court...Plans to major in finance or international business.

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