Farewell to Conference USA: Women's Tennis

    June 26, 2013

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    Women's Tennis

    1 - C-USA title
    • 1998 (tournament)

    Postseason Glory (since 1997)
    • 2 NCAA Regional Appearances (1997, 1998)
    • 4 Individual NCAA Appearances (1999, 2000, 2002)

    All-Conference USA
    • 10 All-C-USA First-Team selections
    • 9 All-C-USA Second-Team selections
    • 9 All-C-USA Third-Team selections

    Academic
    • 12 ITA Scholar-Athlete selections
    • 54 C-USA Commmissioner's Honor Roll selections (since 2006)
    • 5 C-USA Commissioner's Medal recipients (since 2006)
    • 2 C-USA All-Academic selections (since 2007)

    1 - C-USA Player of the Year
    • Sarah Borwell (2002)
    1 - C-USA Newcomer of the Year
    2 - C-USA All-Academic Selections (since 2007) 1 - C-USA Coach of the Year
    • Stina Mosvold (1998)
    1 - NCAA Tournament Victory
    • 1998 vs. Texas A&M (8-1)
    1 - NCAA Tournament Singles Championship Win
    • Sarah Borwell (2002)

    1998 Season - C-USA Tournament Champions
    13-11
    Postseason: NCAA Tournament Second Round | Coach: Stina Mosvold (5th season)
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    Following a breakout 1997 season that saw a final ranking of No. 38 and the program's first NCAA Regional appearance, head coach and former Houston All-American Stina Mosvold led the Cougars to their first C-USA Championship in 1998. Playing a loaded schedule, the Cougars (13-11) pulled off nine wins over ranked opponents, including three-straight at the C-USA Tournament in Houston over Southern Miss, Marquette and UAB. Houston made it four-consecutive wins over ranked teams with an opening-round victory over No. 29 Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament before ultimately bowing out against No. 16 Arkansas. The Houston roster was loaded with All-C-USA selections (Susanne Andersson - 1st, Luciane Kelbert - 2nd, Galina Seliounina - 2nd, Mette Sigmundstad - 3rd), while Andersson finished the season ranked No. 103 in singles play and joined Sigmundstad in doubles play for a No. 50 ranking.

    2013 Season - Final Season in C-USA
    13-11
    Coach: Patrick Sullivan (1st Season)
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    Houston's final season in Conference USA was filled with optimism for the future, as first-year head coach Patrick Sullivan led the Cougars to their first win over a ranked opponent since 2008 and returned to the national rankings as a team for the first time since 2006. Along with the team's return to national relevance, Sullivan signed the nation's No. 6 recruiting class for 2013 according to TennisRecruiting.net. Senior Maja Kazimieruk put together one of the most consistent seasons in program history, going 18-4 in singles play, which ranks seventh all-time in winning percentage (.818), while also teaming up with sophomore>Celia Fraser for a 15-3 mark in doubles play. Kazimieruk ended her Houston career ranking sixth in program history with 57 dual match singles victories.

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