Giorgia Pozzan advances to playoffs with professional squad
Cougars wrap up regular season against Arkansas, Prairie View A&M
Giorgia Pozzan enters her second season with the women's tennis program as manager after starring for the Cougars during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Pozzan spent the 2013 offseason competing with Tennis Club Alberto Bonacossa in the second-highest division in the Italian professional system, where she helped lead the squad to the playoffs.
Pozzan made the most of her two seasons in the Scarlet and White, posting a dual singles record of 33-12 and an overall singles mark of 50-17, ranking third all-time with a 74.6 career winning percentage.
The Lacchiarella, Italy, native also shined in doubles play, notching a 29-14 dual mark and an overall career record of 48-21. In just two seasons, Pozzan chalked up nearly 100 combined singles and doubles victories (98-38).
As a senior, Pozzan earned All-Conference USA Second-Team singles honors, becoming the first Cougar since 2008 to garner all-league first or second-team accolades. Pozzan tallied a team-best 16-6 record in dual singles play primarily at the top position, while also tying for the team lead in doubles action with a 14-7 mark.
Pozzan came to Houston for the 2010-11 season after spending her first two collegiate years at Sam Houston State, and made an immediate impact for the Cougars at the top of the lineup, combining for a team-leading 32 wins in dual play. Pozzan also racked up a combined fall tournament record of 20-5 in her first season with the Cougars.
Pozzan also starred in the classroom at Houston, earning a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll both seasons.