Elena Kordolaimi

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lamia, Greece

    High School:
    Lykeio Lamias

    Last College:
    Stephen F. Austin

    Height:
    5-7

    Experience:
    2L

    Elena  Kordolaimi

    02/28/2015

    Cougars Earn Two Victories on Saturday

    No. 39 Houston rallies past No. 36 Brown, ends day with win over UConn

    02/26/2015

    Houston Heads East Looking to Increase Win Streak

    No. 39 Cougars match up with No. 36 Brown, UConn on Saturday

    02/24/2015

    Kordolaimi Named American Player of the Week

    Senior went 2-0 last week and has won 12 straight matches

    02/22/2015

    Late Rallies Lift Houston over Utah, 4-2

    Rupert, Cardenas earn crucial points as Cougars down third Pac-12 opponent

    02/20/2015

    Cougars Earn Hard-Fought Win over Missouri, 4-2

    Houston earns first program victory over Tigers

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


    CAREER HONORS
    All-American Athletic Conference First Team member (2014)
    Conference USA Singles Second-Team member (2013)

    American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (03/24/14)
    American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (04/08/14)
    Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2013)


    UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
    SENIOR (2014-15)
    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 (03/01/14) and No. 31 DePaul (04/06/14), which both ended up being one point wins for Houston...clinched match in two straight UH victories (03/28 at Dartmouth and 04/06 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 back on Feb. 11...won six straight doubles matches on two seperate occassions...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 (03/21) and at in-state rival SMU (03/22)...she 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...Kordolaimi 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 then ranked 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/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 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 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.


    STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
    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.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    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 2/11/15)
    Highest Ranked Win 54th Rachel Pierson (10/18/14 vs. Texas A&M)
    Record vs. Ranked Individuals 5-4 ---
    Most Wins in a Season 20 2012-13
    Most Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 14 2013-14
    Most Doubles Wins in a Season 18 2013-14
    Most Doubles Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 16 2013-14
    Longest Singles Win Streak 9 2013-14
    Longest Doubles Win Streak 6, 2x 2013-14
    Highest National Ranking 52nd 1/6/15
    Highest Position Played No. 1 ---

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

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