Prospective Student-Athlete Information - Women's Tennis
We are excited about your interest in the University of North Texas and Mean Green women's tennis.
The 2016-17 season was one that showed much promise for the future as head coach Sujay Lama brought together a group of eight women — seven of which were sophomores or younger — and turned them into a Conference USA power. The Mean Green won 11 matches and reached the C-USA semifinals for the seventh time in the last eight years. North Texas ended the year winning five of its last six matches and had a program record five all-conference award winners. Sophomore Maria Kononova broke nearly every singles season record and ended the year ranked No. 78 in the country for singles. She and her doubles partner Tamuna Kutubidze went 17-1 in doubles and were named first team all-conference for doubles for the second year in a row. Fellow sophomore Minying Liang roared on the scene at the end of the year, going 8-2 at the No. 5 spot and finished the year winning five of her last six. Liang was named all-conference as well.
North Texas is bringing in one of its most anticipated freshman classes next season and will look to build of this past season's success.
Under head coach Sujay Lama, the tennis team has won three conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times in the last eight years.
Quick Hits On North Texas
The Mean Green soccer team led the way for North Texas Athletics during the 2015-16 season, winning the Conference USA regular-season title and the tournament championship. Soccer also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. Men’s golf and track and field also saw post-season play. The men’s golf team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while Chastity Stewart advanced to the NCAA Championships in two events: the 100 and 400-meter hurdles.
Forty-two Mean Green student-athletes were named all-conference during the 2015-16 season, and six received specialty conference awards. Carnae Dillard was named an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection after a stellar senior campaign. She was named Conference USA Player of the Year for the second straight year after breaking school records in career kills and attacks.
Rachel Holden was named the C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year for soccer, while teammate Karla Pineda was named midfielder of the year. The swimming and diving program picked up two big honors: Claudia Kitching was named C-USA Co-Newcomer of the Year, while Averie Ruiz was named freshman diver of the year. Ian Snyman was named C-USA Freshman of the Year for golf after tying for sixth place in the conference tournament.
The Women's Tennis Coaching Staff
Please note that, per NCAA rules, coaches can only respond via e-mail to juniors (after September 1) and seniors in high school. Coaches must mail responses to freshmen and sophomores, per NCAA rules. You can call any North Texas coach, but they cannot return your phone call unless you are a senior in high school.
The 12-court Waranch Tennis Complex is located at 1499 S. Bonnie Brae and Walt Parker Dr. at the entrance to Victory Hall, across from the Mean Green Village. This $2 million facility is named for University of North Texas alumnus Ronald Waranch. Included in the complex is a clubhouse with lounge, office space and locker rooms. The Waranch Tennis Complex has been the host site for the 2007 and the 2009 Sun Belt Conference tennis championships.
Mean Green Compliance
What every prospective student-athlete should know about the recruiting process.
Academic Athletic Services
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Development Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Link to the University of North Texas undergraduate web site containing admissions requirements and deadlines.