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 Zuzana Zemenova
Zuzana Zemenova
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kosice, Slovakia

High School:
Sportove Gymnazium Kosice

Height:
5-6

Experience:
3L

09/16/2006

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Baylor Women's Tennis Fall Invitational - 09/16/06

09/15/2006

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Baylor Women's Tennis Fall Invitational - 09/15/2006

Fall 2007 (Senior) - Tabbed nation's No. 6 player in the ITA fall preseason rankings... Opened her fall campaign with a five-match winning streaking which included victories over No. 16 Lindsay Burdette of Stanford and No. 12 Diana Screbrovic of Florida... Teamed with Lenka Broosova to make the nation's 51st-ranked doubles tandom; the two went 12-3 during the fall which included a 5-2 mark against ranked opponents... Won the doubles championship at the ITA Southwest Regional in Lubbock, Texas, to earn a spot in that ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship in Columbus, Ohio... Reached the finals of the Indoor Championship following wins over No. 44 Amanda Fink and Gabriela Niculescu of Southern California, No. 11 Melanie Gloria and Tinesta Rowe of Fresno State, and Romy Farah and Caren Seenuth of Miami before falling in the championship match to No. 9 Brook Buck and Kelcy Tafft of Notre Dame... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in Fall 2007... Enters the spring season ranked No. 2 in the southwest region and No. 15 in the nation.

2006-2007 (Junior) - Was named an ITA All-American for the third time in as many years... Zemenova's third consecutive All-America honor as a singles player is the most for an individual singles competitor in Big 12 Conference history... Advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament with four consecutive victories over top-40 players before ending her season with a loss to No. 1 Audra Cohen of Miami... Played at the No. 1 spot for Baylor in every dual match she participated in en route to a 26-8 overall record... Reached the Big 12 championship match for a third consecutive season, but fell to Texas' Vanja Corovic... Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors on April 16 and was named the Big 12 Player of the Year for a conference-record third-straight season... Big 12 honors came on the heels of a 7-0 singles record and an 8-0 doubles record during conference play... Earned 12 wins against ranked opponents including five straight from May 18-26... Ranked highest among teammates in preseason polls at No. 4... Finished the fall season with a 7-2 record which included individual medalist honors at the Baylor Invitational... Began the year with a six-match winning streak, her longest of the season... Became the first Baylor player in over 10 years to earn the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership Award... Selected First-Team All-Big 12 Conference for third-straight season... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in Spring 2006.

2005-2006 (Sophomore) - An ITA All-American for the second-straight year... Advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament before falling to California's Suzi Babos, who went on the win the singles title... No. 1 Big 12 singles champion in 2006 and named Most Outstanding Performer at the 2006 Big 12 Conference Tournament... Named Big 12's 2006 Player of the Year... Earned a spot on the All-Big 12 singles team... Defeated teammate Zuzana Cerna in the finals to win the ITA Southwest Regional championship... Went undefeated in conference play, 11-0, which equaled the most conference matches won by an individual in Baylor history (honor shared with teammate Klara Zrustova)... Earned an overall record of 33-7 which included a 19-7 mark against ranked opponents... Went undefeated (5-0) in Big 12 doubles play with partner Zuzana Krchnakova... The pair finished the year 8-1 overall... Earned a final ITA ranking as the nation's No. 6 singles player... Ranked as high as No. 3 ... Earned two Big 12 Player of the Week awards, March 7 and 28... Won ITA's Southwest Regional tournament in the fall... Played in two professional tournaments, $75K Albuquerque and $55K Troy... Played No. 1 in Baylor's lineup for second-straight year.

2004-2005 (Freshman) - Became the first Baylor women's player to win the NCAA Singles Championship and is also Baylor's first Honda Award winner... With the NCAA championship win, Zemenova became women's tennis' first unseeded NCAA champion ever, the fifth to play in the final and the sixth freshman to win the NCAA singles title ... Highest ranked BU women's player, finished at No. 14... Named Big 12 Player of the Year and Big 12 Freshman of the Year... All-Big 12 selection... Big 12 champion at No. 1 position with 9-0 mark... Southwest Region's Rookie of the Year... Selected to play in the NCAA Singles Tournament where she won six straight matches to claim the national crown... Earned All-American honors in singles, just Baylor's third recipient... Finished with a 21-4 record at the No. 1 spot and 29-5 on the season with a 16-4 mark versus ranked opponents... Won 17 of her last 18 matches and 26 of her last 28... Finished with a 20-9 doubles mark for the season... Completed the fall season with a 3-2 record competing two tournaments... Defeated 54th-ranked S. Kuzmenko of SMU in the Baylor Invitational making her record against ranked opponents 1-0... Was 1-1 in doubles paired with Cerna for the win and Zrustova for the loss... Became Baylor's first player to win a Challenger event when she won the Ballantrae Challenger in Birmingham, Ala., in mid-October... En route to the tournament championship in Alabama, Zemenova defeated several players with much higher world rankings... Was one of only 62 singles WTA players to qualify to play in the Challenge Bell Tournament where she lost to the USA's Jamea Jackson, ranked 190th in the world.

Prior to Baylor - Earned peak ranking of No. 92 in singles and No. 31 in doubles in the ITF World Junior Tennis Rankings... Reached the quarterfinals of the Slovak Junior Indoor Tournament in January of 2002... Advanced to the round of 32 at the European Closed Junior Championships in July of 2001.

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