Elena Kordolaimi


    Lamia, Greece

    High School:
    Lykeio Lamias

    Last College:
    Stephen F. Austin



    Elena  Kordolaimi


    Kordolaimi Honored as Woman of the Year Nominee

    Senior capped collegiate career with record-setting 2015 spring season


    Houston Falls to Mississippi State in NCAA First Round, 4-2

    Kordolaimi sets program records in final collegiate match


    Houston to Face Mississippi State in NCAA Opener

    Cougars look for first NCAA Championship victory since 1998


    Vogasari Named American Player of the Year

    Sophomore joins Kordolaimi, Rupert on All-Conference Team


    Cougars Selected for Berkeley Regional, Will Face Mississippi State

    Houston opens NCAA Championship play on May 8


    NCAA Women's Tennis Championships vs. Mississippi State

    NCAA Women's Tennis Championships vs. Mississippi State


    Houston vs. Tulsa

    American Athletic Conference Tournament


    Houston vs. SMU

    Houston tennis takes on SMU


    Houston vs. UConn

    Houston tennis takes UConn

    2014-15 Match-by-Match
    2013-14 Match-by-Match
    2012-13 Match-by-Match (Spring Only)

    All-American Athletic Conference selection (2014, 2015)
    Conference USA All-Conference selection (2013)
    All-Southland Conference selection (2012)
    American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (2/24/15)
    American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (4/8/14)
    American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (3/24/14)
    Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2013)

    SENIOR (2014-15)
    Selected to the All-American Athletic Conference team... Ended her collegiate career with four all-conference honors in four seasons over three different conferences... Earned the team's Athletic MVP Award as well as the athletics department-wide Cougar of the Year award at the season-ending Cougar Choice Awards... Named the American Player of the Week on Feb. 24... Finished 33-6 in singles matches, becoming the first Cougar in a decade to win more than 30 singles matches in a season... Went 25-2 in the spring, setting a Houston record with 25 dual match wins... Finished with a .926 winning percentage in dual matches, also a Houston record... Ended her career with 52 dual wins as a Cougar, eighth in Houston history... Was ranked throughout the season, including a career-best mark of No. 52 to start the spring... Went 10-0 in singles matches against American Athletic Conference opponents... Won a career-best 12 matches from Oct. 31 - Feb. 22... Added separate winning streaks of seven and nine matches... Finished the season 5-1 against nationally-ranked opponents... Opened the spring with a wins over opponents from UTSA (1/17) and BYU (1/19)... Won back-to-back matches against ranked foes, defeating No. 113 Kamilla Galieva of North Texas (1/25), 7-5, 6-2, and following that with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 victory over No. 75 Emily Olivier of New Mexico (1/29)... Earned victories against opponents from No. 57 Washington State (2/6), No. 42 Washington (2/7) and No. 48 Utah (2/22) as Houston went toe-to-toe with ranked Pac-12 teams... Defeated Danielle Wagland of Texas (3/7), 6-3, 6-1, as Houston earned their first program win over the Longhorns... Scored a huge point in Houston's victory over No. 29 Dartmouth (3/28) with a 6-2, 6-3 over Katherine Yau... Defeated Ksenia Laskutova of Tulsa (4/3), 6-1, 6-2, to help the Cougars set a program record with their 14th straight win... Went 3-0 at the American Tournament, including a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 win over Tulsa's Rongrong Leenabanchong in the finals... Ended her career with a 6-2, 6-1 drubbing of No 107 Georgiana Patrasc from Mississippi State (5/8) in the NCAA Championship First Round... Won her final nine singles matches... In doubles, led Houston with 16 total wins and 13 spring victories...Won five straight pairs matches from March 19 - April 3... Came up with an 8-4 singles record and a 3-5 doubles mark in the fall... Went 1-2 at the CCLR Collegiate Invitational from Sept. 12-14, with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Maria Jose Cardona of Kansas... Advanced to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Champions in Waco, held Oct. 16-20... Along with teammate Despoina Vogasari, led Houston to be the only school with two semifinalists... Defeated opponents from UT Arlington, Texas, Texas A&M and Rice on her way to the semifinals... Knocked off No. 54 Rachel Pierson of Texas A&M in the Round of 16, 6-2, 6-0, and outlasted No. 73 Katherine Ip of Rice in the Quarterfinals, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (1)... Ended the fall by going 3-0 and winning her flight at the Jason's Deli Collegiate Invitational, with wins over foes from Kansas State, Rice and TCU.

    JUNIOR (2013-14)
    Was named to the American Athletic Conference First Team and helped guide the Cougars to an NCAA Tournament berth after posting a 19-5 overall mark and a 14-4 record in dual play, including going 11-4 from the No. 2 position... Finished season tied for 15th on the school's all-time single season dual match doubles wins list... Represented the clinching point in three matches, including clinching UH's highest ranked victories of the season in No. 17 Tulsa (3/1/14) and No. 31 DePaul (4/6/14), which both ended up being one point wins for Houston... Clinched the match in two straight UH victories (3/28 at Dartmouth and 4/6 vs. DePaul)... Ended the season winning a team-best nine consecutive matches, all from the No. 1 and No. 2 spots... Also won 20 of 23 sets during that span... Went 2-0 vs. American opponents... Finished season 1-1 vs. nationally ranked individuals... Was ranked as high as No. 122 in the nation on Feb. 11... Won six straight doubles matches on two separate occasions... Notched two American Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards... Won first one on March 25, 2014 after going a combined 4-0 against Louisiana Tech (3/21) and in-state rival SMU (3/22)... Won two singles matches and two doubles matches during the span without dropping a set...took home her second American Athletic Conference Player of the Week Kordolaimi Celebrates award on April 8, 2014 after leading Houston to a dramatic 4-3 win over No. 31 DePaul on April 6... Trailed 5-2 in the final set before winning five straight games to complete the come-from-behind 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 victory over No. 125 Patrcia Fargas, marking lone ranked victory of the season... Posted a 5-1 fall singles record and a 2-3 doubles record in the fall...was the runner-up at the Country Club of Little Rock Invitational, losing a tight three-setter to No. 58 Kenna Kilgo of Texas Tech in the final... Won flight two of the Houston Express Tennis Open without dropping a set... Defeated No. 115 Shannon Hudson of Arkansas 6-3, 6-3 in the final... Teamed with Celia Fraser at the CCLR Invitational to down the duo of Jones and Robbins from No. 35 Ole Miss... Claimed flight two singles title at the Cougar Classic, defeating Arkansas' Shannon Hudson in consecutive sets, 6-3, 6-3, while she went 3-0 on the weekend without dropping a single set.

    SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
    Earned Conference USA Singles Second Team honors in her first season at Houston after posting a 13-10 record at the No. 1 position in dual play... Won final three matches of the season, including a straight-sets victory over opponent from No. 49 Arkansas and a three-set victory over fellow Second Team member Dominika Zaprazna of Marshall in the opening round of the C-USA Championship... Won first match as a Cougar in straight sets over opponent from No. 59 Stephen F. Austin... Earned a 10-7 record in doubles play with partner Jo Garvey primarily at the No. 2 position... Won four straight matches from Feb. 2-16, including victories over duos from Southern Miss and Mississippi State... Posted two shutouts on the season... Led the Cougars in her first fall season at Houston, posting a 7-3 singles record and a 4-6 mark in doubles action in four tournaments... Won three straight matches at the Razorback Classic to claim the singles flight title... Opened with a 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 victory over Tulsa's Isaura Enrique and followed it with a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 defeat of Arkansas' Sarah McLean and a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Stephen F. Austin's Valeria Terentyeva... Teamed up with Dionne Sanders in doubles play at the Longhorn Invitational, racking up wins over duos from Tulane and West Virginia.

    FRESHMAN (2011-12)

    Named All-Southland Conference Second Team in doubles play after posting a 13-3 record with partner Laura Servise... Two-time SLC Player of the Week... Recorded a 23-8 (.742) overall record in singles, including a 17-6 (.739) mark during the spring season at the top three positions... Earned a 9-4 (.692) mark at the top singles position... Toppled nationally ranked Melissa Kopinski of No. 21 Illinois in just her second collegiate match, while also defeating opponents from No. 53 Missouri, No. 55 North Carolina and No. 58 Tulane.

    Rated the top junior player in Greece... Competed in her first professional tournament at the age of 14... Nabbed her first professional victory against a top-400 WTA player at the age of 15... Won the Greek U-18 Championships in 2011... Defeated a top-100 junior player at the 2011 European Junior Championships.

    Career Highs at Houston (as of 5/11/15)
    Highest Ranked Win 54th Rachel Pierson (10/18/14 vs. Texas A&M)
    Record vs. Ranked Individuals 6-4 ---
    Most Wins in a Season 33 2014-15
    Most Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 25 2014-15
    Most Doubles Wins in a Season 18 2013-14
    Most Doubles Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 16 2013-14
    Longest Singles Win Streak 12 2014-15
    Longest Doubles Win Streak 6, 2x 2013-14
    Highest National Ranking 52nd 1/6/15
    Highest Position Played No. 1 ---

    Daughter of Konstantinos and Vasiliki-Marina Kordolaimi... Has one brother, Vaggelis... Would like to play professional tennis after graduation.

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