Women's Tennis Adds a Pair to 2009-10 Roster
Aug. 3, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Head Women's Tennis Coach Lin Loring announced his recruiting class for the 2009-10 school year. Two new players will be joining the Hoosiers this semester, sophomore Evgeniya Vertesheva from Perm, Russia and freshman Leslie Hureau from Annecy-le-Vieux, France.
"We are very excited to have two players of this caliber join our program," said Loring. "I expect them to have an immediate impact on our line-up. In addition to being good tennis players they are also excellent students and should help us continue our hold on the Herbert Award, which is given to the IU athletic program with the highest team GPA."
Vertesheva is a transfer from Cal State-Northridge, where she played the entire season at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. In singles she finished 11-12 overall and 4-6 against Big West opponents. She finished 19-2 in doubles play, including a 10-0 record against league foes. She was named to the All-Big West Singles and Doubles First Team.
In junior tennis Vertesheva was a member of the Russian National Junior Tennis Team, and was ranked No. 3 in Europe at the age of 16. In 2006 she participated in the Junior Australian Open and had an International Tennis Federation ranking of 105.
Hureau was a regional champion several times in junior tennis. In 2009 she was a semi-finalist in the adult Regional Championship. Her French ranking is a -4/6. She is ranked No. 14 nationally in juniors and No. 140 among all players. Hureau's athleticism goes beyond the tennis court, evidenced by her No. 1 ranking in France in Alpine skiing at a young age. She stopped skiing at 16 years old, however, to concentrate on tennis.
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