CAREER HONORS 2014 USTA/ITA Texas Regional Champion American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2014) All-American Athletic Conference First Team member (2014) American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (02/18/14) American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (02/25/14) American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (03/11/14)
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SOPHOMORE (2014-15) 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. FRESHMAN (2013-14) Compiled one of the best seasons in program history, as she posted a 25-8 overall record, while going 21-5 in dual play, all from the No. 1 position...her 21 dual match wins equaled the school's all-time freshman single-season dual match wins record (Stina Almgren- 1986), 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, the 15 dual victories rank 15th most by any tandem in school history...in Both marks good for second best on the team...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 conference Player of the Week awards (02/18, 02/25, 03/11). The mark also led the conference...won eight straight singles matches from Jan. 24- Feb. 23, 2014...picked up a team-high four wins against ranked individuals, with highest ranked victory coming against No. 70 Samantha Vickers on court one, in a 4-3 Houston win over No. 17 Tulsa. 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...nationally ranked as high as 80th, which was the highest a Cougar a had been ranked since Biljana Dimovska was also ranked 80th back on Feb. 24, 2004...picked up first American Athletic Conference Player of the Week award on Feb. 18, 2014 after going 4-0 against then-ranked No. 70 Kansas and Mississippi State the previous week. She managed to take down No. 72 Georgia Patrasc of Mississippi State, 6-1, 6-2 in the process...garnered second consecutive conference Player of the Week honor on Feb. 25, 2014, after leading UH to a two-match road sweep of then-ranked 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, 2014 after picking up 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, which she followed up with a straight sets victory over No. 52 Caroline Rohde-Moe of Ole Miss...teamed with Maria Cardenas at the CCLR Invitational to defeat the pair of Jones/Robbins from No. 35 Mississippi.
Career Highs at Houston (as of 12/23/14)
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.