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2007-2008 Women's Tennis Roster


Elvira Yusupova

Class: JR-2L
Height: 5-5
Previous School: Linguistic Gymnasium
Hometown: Ufa, Russia

2007-08 (Junior)
Fall:
Ended the fall season 2-4 ... Began play 0-2 before posting her first win over East Tennessee State's Tara Sheets 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 ... Teamed up with Ann-Kristin Siljestrom to post a 6-2 doubles record ... The pair defeated teammates Hartmann and Szabo in the championship match of the Steve Baras Fall Classic 6-1 ... Won four straight doubles matches beginning on Sept. 21.

Spring:Notched six wins ... Posted a 6-5 record going 4-3 in the No. 3 position ... Won four straight to begin the season ... Defeated opponents from North Texas, Indiana State and Belmont ... In doubles action, posted a 2-3 record with Ann-Kristin Siljestrom ... Paired with Marlene Chemin at the end of the season notching a 2-4 record.

2006-07 (Sophomore)
Fall:
Posted 4-4 singles mark and 1-3 doubles mark ... Picked up singles triumphs over Murray State's Lynsey Ottosen, Andrea Courtney of Southern Illinois, and Louisiana-Lafayette's Angela Dangood before falling in finals at Ole Miss Classic ... Defeated Vanderbilt's Caroline Ferrell and dropped decisions to Florida International's Priscilla Castillo and Louisville's Jo-Ann van Aerde at June Stewart Invitational ... Also four doubles outings were played with Stephanie Parkison, including lone victory against Florida International (Pazo-Cutnik) at June Stewart Invitational.
Spring: Recorded 4-5 singles and 1-1 doubles dual match record ... Posted victories in first two outings of the spring, defeating Tennessee Tech's Evgenia Yartseva and UT Martin's Martie Wahl ... Won 6-1, 6-1, over UAB's Annemieke Elsholz ... Lost in three sets to Arkansas State's Renee Branker ... Defeated Western Kentucky's Holly Kell in first round of Sun Belt Championships ... Doubles victory came with Stephanie Parkison against Ole Miss (Cochran-Sabin) and loss was to Arkansas State (van Wyk-Lokhande) in pairing with Marlene Chemin.

2005-06 (Freshman)
Spring: Enrolled in January ... Won five singles and 10 doubles matches, playing almost exclusively at No. 3 in singles ... Won her first two career singles outings, victories over UT-San Antonio's Monika Drabkova and UT-Pan Am's Sheila Mabulac ... Lost two straight before defeating Chattanooga's Talita Bragato, 6-3, 7-6 (4) ... Suffered losses to Troy, Vanderbilt, and Ole Miss before winning 6-4, 6-3 over Tennessee Tech's Margot Carter ... Suffered a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 8-10 loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Erika Iriarte and a straight-set defeat to VCU's 126th-ranked Viktoria Konstantinova ... Lost in three sets to Arkansas State's Karen Saravia before defeating Ekin Zafir of Memphis ... Compiled 10-8 doubles mark playing with Pooja Kommireddi, Marlene Chemin, and Claudia Szabo ... Compiled 9-5 record with Kommireddi, including victories over Chattanooga (Adams-Johnson), Troy (Bares-S. Elsisi), Indiana State (Caujolle-Lahlou), Memphis (Noble-Zafir), and North Texas (Giles-Wasson) at Sun Belt Championships ... Went 0-1 with Chemin and 1-2 with Szabo, with a victory against UT-San Antonio (Wallin-Mooney).

High School: Played for coach Smirnov Sergey at Linguistic Gymnasium ... Ufa Open champion in 2003 ... Russian Team Championship finalist in 2003-04.

Personal: Elvira Yusupova ... Daughter of Rashid and Tatyana Yusupova ... Born April 30, 1988 ... Majoring in Business Education.