Jan. 16, 2014
DENTON, Texas -
The North Texas tennis team will add Anastasiya Shestakova to the 2014 roster. The true freshman started the spring semester at the Tulsa Invitation previous weekend.
“Anastasiya is a tremendous addition to our team,” said head coach Sujay Lama. “She will make an immediate impact on our lineup. Her intensity on the court and her easy going personality off the court makes her a perfect fit for our program.”
Shestakova was part of the 2012 Ukraine National team that qualified to compete at the European Cup. According to the ITF Women’s Circuit, she has a high ranking of 871 and an ITF junior ranking of 164. Before the age of 18, Shestakova was the doubles champion of Ukraine in 2011.
“Her tennis resume is solid and the experience she brings, having played at a high level on the ITF circuit, will benefit our team greatly,” Lama said. “We are very excited to welcome her to our Mean Green family.”
Up next, the Mean Green will head to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners Sunday, Jan. 19 at Noon.