CAREER HONORS American Athletic Conference Player of the Year (2015) USTA/ITA Texas Regional Champion (2014) NCAA Singles Championship selection (2015) American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2014) All-American Athletic Conference Team member (2014, 2015) American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (2/18/14, 2/25/14, 3/11/14, 1/27/15, 2/10/15) American Athletic Conference Player of the Month (September 2014, October 2014) American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team (2014-15)
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SOPHOMORE (2014-15) Earned American Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors, becoming the third Cougar in program history to be named the top player in the league... Captured the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championship in October, becoming the first Cougar in program history to win the Texas crown... Also selected to the All-American Athletic Conference team in addition to winning two American Player of the Month honors and two American Player of the Year honors... Became the first Cougar since 2002 to qualify for NCAA Singles Championship competition... Finished the season with a 30-9 record, including a 19-5 dual match mark... Was ranked in each ITA singles poll, peaking at No. 21... Finished the season ranked No. 61 in the nation, highest among American competitors... Won six of her seven completed matches against American Athletic Conference opponents... Won her first eight completed matches of the spring season, from Jan. 17 - Feb. 20... Opened the spring with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jacobea Junger of UTSA (1/17) and followed that with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Mayci Jones of BYU (1/19)... Defeated Elizaveta Luzina of No. 57 Washington State, 7-5, 6-3, as Houston toppled the Pac-12 foe... Followed that with a 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 90 Elianne Douglas-Miron of No. 42 Washington in another Cougar triumph... Recovered from a brief two-match skid to win her American opener, 6-2, 6-2, over Srna Stosljevic of UConn (2/28)... Defeated Neda Koprcina of Texas (3/7), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, as the Cougars beat the Longhorns for the first time in school history... Finished a three-match winning streak with her most lopsided win of the year, a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Derya Turhan of No. 62 Marshall (3/22)... Outlasted Rongrong Leenabanchong of Tulsa (4/3) by a 6-3, 6-4 count as UH set a school record with their 14th straight win... Won her only completed match of the American Championship, 6-2, 6-3, over Ksenia Laskutova of Tulsa (4/18) in the Championship Match... Won her NCAA Championship First Round match against No. 23 Jasmine Lee of Mississippi State (5/8), 6-4, 6-2... Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championship and fell to No. 24 Caroline Doyle from Stanford (5/20), 6-3, 6-4... Went 12-12 in doubles matches, winning four of seven in American competition... Won four straight doubles matches from March 20 - April 3... Compiled the finest fall season in Houston tennis history, including the program's first ever victory in the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships... Earned a spot in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships... Went 11-3 in singles play... Posted a 2-1 record at the CCLR Collegiate Invitational, advancing to the finals of her flight... Won a pair of matches at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Los Angeles, with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 victory over Maureen Slattery of Denver and a 2-6, 7-6 (9), 6-2 win over No. 53 Sophie Watts of Fresno State... Went 6-0 at the Texas Regional in Waco without dropping a set... Beat three nationally-ranked opponents, including a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 93 Natalie Beazant of Rice in the final... Won her opening match of the National Indoors, 6-1, 6-1, over No. 15 Zoe Scandalis of USC... Went 5-2 overall against ranked opponents in singles play... Also recorded a 2-3 doubles record in the fall.
FRESHMAN (2013-14) Compiled one of the best seasons in program history, posting a 25-8 overall record, while going 21-5 in dual play, all from the No. 1 position... Her 21 dual match wins equaled Stina Almgren's 1986 mark as the school's all-time freshman single-season dual match wins record, while the wins also put her in a tie for fifth on Houston's all-time single-season dual match wins list... Her .808 dual match single-season win percentage was 11th best in school history... Led team in overall wins (25) and dual wins (21)... Compiled a 17-10 doubles mark, while going 15-6 in dual play... Teamed up with Elena Kordolaimi to get all 15 dual match victories...Was named the inaugural American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year... One of three Cougars to earn a spot on the All-American Athletic Conference squad... Took home a school-record three American Player of the Week awards (2/18, 2/25, 3/11)... The mark also led the conference... Won eight straight singles matches from Jan. 24- Feb. 23... Picked up a team-high four wins against ranked individuals, with highest ranked victory coming against No. 70 Samantha Vickers in a 4-3 Houston win over No. 17 Tulsa (3/1)... The win marked UH's highest ranked victory in program history... Went 5-1 against conference opponents... Clinched three matches for UH... Won a season-high six consecutive doubles matches from Nov. 4, 2013 - Feb. 21, 2014... Was ranked as high as No. 80 in the ITA singles rankings, which was the highest a Cougar a had been ranked since Biljana Dimovska was also ranked 80th on Feb. 24, 2004... Picked up first American Athletic Conference Player of the Week award on Feb. 18 after going 4-0 against then-ranked No. 70 Kansas and Mississippi State the previous week... Managed to take down No. 72 Georgia Patrasc of Mississippi State (2/16), 6-1, 6-2 in the process... Garnered second consecutive conference Player of the Week honor on Feb. 25 after leading UH to a two-match road sweep of No. 59 Washington State and No. 40 Washington by picking up two wins from the No. 1 spot... Picked up third and final league Player of the Week honor on March 11 after collecting three wins against UConn, Temple, and Tyler Junior College, all from the No. 1 position without dropping a set... Posted a 3-3 singles record and a 2-4 doubles mark during the fall... Was the back draw champion at the Country Club of Little Rock Invitational, recording her first collegiate victory over No. 62 Hermon Brhane of Oklahoma (9/20), which she followed up with a straight sets victory over No. 52 Caroline Rohde-Moe of Ole Miss (9/20)... Teamed with Maria Cardenas at the CCLR Invitational to defeat the pair of Jones/Robbins from No. 35 Mississippi (9/20).
Career Highs at Houston (as of 6/3/15)
Highest Ranked Win
Zoe Scandalis (11/6/14 vs. USC)
Record vs. Ranked Individuals
Most Wins in a Season
Most Wins in a Season (Dual Play)
Most Doubles Wins in a Season
Most Doubles Wins in a Season (Dual Play)
Longest Singles Win Streak
Longest Doubles Win Streak
Highest National Ranking
Highest Position Played
PRIOR TO HOUSTON Prepped at Geniko Lykeio Drosia... Holds the highest ranking of any junior player in Greece... Has claimed three professional titles over the last year and reached seven other finals in singles and doubles play over the last two years while competing as an amateur.
PERSONAL Full name is Despoina Vogasari... Born on July 9, 1995 in Athens, Greece... Daughter of Dionisios Vogasaris and Maria Anaipakov.