Elena Kazakova

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Moscow, Russia

    Last College:
    University of Minnesota

    Height:
    5-7

    Experience:
    1L

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    Elena Kazakova

    SENIOR (2010-11)
    Split a pair of singles matches in dual play... blanked Centenary's Taylor Gilmour at the No. 4 position, 6-0, 6-0, in Houston's first victory of the 2011 season on Jan. 28... fell to Letha Gaigher of Louisiana-Monroe in straight sets at the No. 6 spot on Feb. 19... compiled a 3-1 record in doubles play during the spring at all three positions... teamed up with three different partners to defeat duos from Centenary, Grambling State and St. Edward's... competed in two tournaments during the fall, posting a singles record of 4-2 and a doubles mark of 0-2... won first two matches at Rice Invitational over Conference USA foes Jessica Lange (Tulane) and Alex Bradley (Southern Miss)... posted two straight-set victories at the Cougar Fall Draw against Rachel Pierce of UALR and Mariel Maffezzolli of UTSA to reach the singles Flight E finals... dropped both doubles matches with partner Celia Fraser at the Cougar Fall Draw... finished the 2010-11 season with a combined singles and doubles record of 8-6.

    JUNIOR (2009-10)
    Tallied an overall singles record of 7-11 playing at all six positions... recorded a 7-4 mark at the bottom four spots... earned wins in six of the last eight matches of the regular season... posted the second-most wins on the squad in doubles play with a 9-8 overall record... teamed up with Laura Ring for a 5-2 mark at the top two positions.

    BEFORE HOUSTON
    Attended University of Minnesota, while coached by Tyler Thomson.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Graduated from School No. 1158.

    PERSONAL
    Born June. 15, 1989, Moscow, Russia... daughter of Andrey Kazakov and Elena Demina... biggest influences in her life are her parents as they were both athletes and inspired her to be an athlete since her childhood... hobbies include skiing, swimming, cars, music and reading... majoring in Economics.

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