TU Senior Day On The Horizon
April 13, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - The No. 26-ranked University of Tulsa women's tennis team is set to celebrate Senior Day at 1 p.m. April 15 at Case Tennis Center when the team plays host to No. 56 Memphis.
Over the last four years, Tulsa has recorded a 79-18 dual record and a 49-4 mark at home. The Golden Hurricane has also won each of the last two Conference USA Championships, and the team has advanced to the NCAA Second Round each of the last two years.
"This turned out to be a big signing class for us," Tulsa Head Coach Dean Orford said. "They have met and exceeded every expectation I had for them four years ago both in the classroom and on the court. They have advanced our program into a consistent top-20 power, and they will leave an amazing legacy here at The University of Tulsa."
TU has competed in the NCAA Championship each of the last three years, and the Golden Hurricane is poised for a return trip to the national tournament this season.
The team has ascended to a school-record ITA national rank of No. 19 each of the last two years.
"Caroline has been a well-rounded student-athlete ever since she got here," Orford said. "She has been a great representative of the program and the university. I have no doubt she will be extremely successful as she leaves us and heads to pharmacy school."
"Bonny brought a wealth of experience to us both from her junior days and her time at Florida State," Orford said. "She played a vital role as a doubles player her first year, and she has contributed in both singles and doubles this year. Her consistent production has been extremely important to the success we've had over the last two years."
Davidson excels both on the court and in the classroom. She was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Team junior year. The exercise and sports science major will graduate in December 2012.
Erofeeva has been named to the Conference USA Singles Second Team twice (2011, 2010), and she has also landed on the C-USA Third Team twice (2011 Doubles, 2009 Singles). Erofeeva also picked up her first three C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Week honors this season.
"Anastasia joined us as a 16-year-old freshman, and she has matured into the winningest player in school history," Orford said. "The most impressive thing about her success is that she has achieved such a great record while playing the majority of her career at the first and second positions."
Her current national singles rank of No. 70 is a career best, while she obtained a career-best doubles rank of No. 58 on March 2, 2010. Her and Szatkowska currently comprise the No. 89-ranked tandem. Erofeeva will graduate in July 2012 with a degree in exercise and sports science.
Szatkowska was named to the 2011 Conference USA Singles Third Team and the 2011 C-USA Doubles Third Team.
"Ewa has been a tremendous team captain for us the last two years, and she has been a leader for us ever since she stepped on campus," Orford said. "She is the type of player who leads by example, and she has such great character. She is a tremendous competitor who has held down a position in the top half of the lineup for the majority of her career."
She ascended to a career-high doubles rank of No. 45 on Sept. 4, 2009. Szatkowska and Erofeeva will go down in school history as one of the greatest doubles teams to ever play at Tulsa. They have been together for the last three years, and they are 79-18 as a doubles team. She is majoring in exercise and sports science and is scheduled to graduate in May 2012.
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