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Sona Novakova
 

Sona  Novakova

Hometown:
Slapanice, Czech Republic

High School:
Brno Sport Gymnazium

Last College:
Armstrong Atlantic State

Experience:
1L

02/01/2013

129 Student-Athletes Named to Dean's List

The total topped the spring 2012 semester's 121.

01/25/2013

More Than 300 Baylor Student-Athletes Honored For Academic Excellence

313 Named To Fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

01/03/2013

Women's Tennis Opens Season Ranked No. 15 In ITA Poll

Lady Bears also have one singles player, doubles tandem listed.

06/13/2012

WT Claims High Season-End Rankings

Three Baylor singles players and one doubles tandem end year in ITA top-50

06/07/2012

WT Chosen as ITA Kick-Off Host Site

Baylor will serve as one of 15 host sites for the ITA Kick-Off Qualifying Rounds

05/11/2012

Baylor Women's Tennis vs. Oral Roberts - 05/11/2012

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04/22/2012

Baylor Womens Tennis vs Missouri

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04/17/2012

Baylor Women's Tennis vs. SMU - 04/17/2012

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04/05/2012

Women's Tennis v. Texas A&M

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02/04/2012

Womens Tennis v. Florida

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• 2011 All-NCAA Tournament Doubles
• 2011 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
• 2011 All-Big 12 Singles
• Big 12 Player of the Week (April 26, 2011)
• Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2011 Fall (Senior)
Competed in one tournament during fall season, going 1-1 in singles and 0-1 in doubles...Opened years as invitee to ITA/Riviera All-American and defeated highest-ranked player of career with three-set comeback win over No. 3 Kristy Frilling of Notre Dame, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

2010-11 (Junior)
Earned all-NCAA Tournament honors in doubles with partner Diana Nakic, combining to go 5-0...Selected to play in NCAA Doubles Championships with Nina Secerbegovic, falling in first round and finishing season ranked 39th...Compiled second-highest singles win total with 30-12 record, including team-best 14 wins over ranked opponents...Finished season ranked team-best No. 20 in ITA...Recorded team-high doubles win total with 30-9 record, including 3-2 mark against ranked opponents...Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year with 8-1 record at No. 1 position in singles play...Earned all-Big 12 honors in singles...Defeated No. 10 Bianca Eichkorn of Miami in straight sets for highest-ranked win of the season...Had 11-2 head-to-head record in two fall tournaments...Went 4-1 against ranked opponents in fall, winning the USTA/ITA Texas Regional by defeating SMU's 22nd-ranked Marta Lesniak in final, 6-1, 6-2...Reached Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships with win over No. 25 Reka Zsilinszka of Duke 7-6(2), 6-3...Won four of five matches through pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds of ITA/Riviera All-American...Had 6-1 record in doubles, teaming with Nina Secerbegovic to win USTA/ITA Texas Regional with 9-8(5) win over No. 47 team of SMU's Marta Lesniak and Heather Steinbauer...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prior to Baylor
Two-time NCAA Division II All-American at Armstrong Atlantic State...Earned Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year honors in 2009 and 2010, along with PBC Freshman of the Year honors in 2009...Compiled record of 59-5 in two seasons at AASU, helping lead Pirates to back-to-back NCAA and PBC team titles...Led Pirates to 28-1 record in 2009 and perfect 33-0 record in 2010...Won ITA Super Bowl of Small Colleges national title, along with back-to-back ITA Southeast Regional titles...Named PBC Player of the Week five times in two seasons...Also compiled doubles record of 60-5 at AASU, going 27-2 in 2009 and 33-3 in 2010.

Prior to Armstrong Atlantic State
Won 2007 $10,000 ITF Women's Tournament...Held No. 24 national women's ranking in 2007 in native Czech Republic...Won doubles senior national title in 2005, and singles and doubles U-14 national titles in 2003...Helped country win U-14 World Junior Team Championship in 2003...Placed third at U-16 Junior Fed Cup...Finished as runner-up in doubles at European Championships in 2003.

Personal
Born on Feb. 18, 1989 in Ivancice, Czech Republic...Daughter of Bohuslav Novak and Jarmila Novakova...Has one sister, Zuzana...Majoring in exercise physiology.

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