Lady Techsters end the 2014 spring dual season with a 15-7 record
No. 5 seed LA Tech will take on No. 4 seed Marshall on Friday at 1 p.m. CT
The Lady Techsters received a first round bye and will face the winner of UTEP/UAB
Conference USA Tournament starts on Wednesday, April 16 in Norfolk, Va.
More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
SPRING 2014: Finished the spring season with a 15-6 overall record in singles and 3-1 mark in C-USA play ... The 15 singles wins was a team-high ... Played all but three matches at the No. 1 spot ... Went 13-5 at No. 1 and 2-1 at No. 2 ... Had the second most clinching points on the team with four ... Began the spring with five straight victories ... Clinched the conference win over UAB (3/2) with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory, the first three-set win of the season ... Sealed another team victory in three sets against Connecticut (3/8) by winning 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 ... Recorded a 6-4, 6-2 win in the C-USA Round of 16 against UAB (4/17) and a 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 win versus Marshall in the quarterfinals ... In doubles, went 6-12 while partnering with Joanna Nalborska, Jazmin Britos, Manoela Chiacchio, Marta Sramkova and Melanie Urvoy ... Played at No. 1 and at No. 2 ... Clinched the doubles point against Florida Atlantic (1/22) with a 6-3 victory.
FALL 2013: Battled through injuries to finish the fall season with a 6-4 mark ... Reached the Round of 32 of the ITA Southern Regionals before dropping a hard-fought battle with the No. 2 seeded Mary Anne Daines (Alabama) ... Registered four straight wins to take the Big Easy Tennis Classic ... Recorded a 3-2 record in doubles, partnering with Joanna Nalborska ... Reached the semifinals of the Big Easy Tennis Classic before play was suspended due to weather.
SPRING 2013: Named first team All-WAC in doubles (No. 2) ... Selected to the WAC All-Tournament Team in Singles ... Named to the All-Louisiana second team ... In singles, recorded a 13-2 record in duals and a 6-2 mark in WAC play ... Went 3-2 at the No. 1 position before settling in at No. 2 with a perfect 10-0 record ... Won first career match with 6-2, 6-1 win against Southern (3/9) ... Selected as WAC Player of the Week for the week of March 11-17 after sealing 4-3 match win over NCAA Tournament participant Northwestern State (3/14) with 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 victory ... Clinched WAC win over Idaho (4/7) with 6-4, 6-1 victory ... Had singles victories in both the WAC quarterfinals versus Texas State (4/25) and semifinals versus nationally ranked San Jose State (4/26) ... In doubles, partnered with Joanna Nalborska to go undefeated with a 13-0 record, primarily at the No. 2 spot, the best single-season doubles record in program history ... Decided doubles point with victories against New Mexico State (3/23) and UT Arlington (4/6) with wins of 8-6 and 9-7, respectively ... Clinched doubles point in WAC quarterfinal win with 8-4 victory over Texas State (4/25).
Prior to LA Tech: Semi-finalist for Motva Madrid Open and Absolute Spain Championship Doubles in 2012 ... Subchampion at the Spain Championship in 2010 and 2012 and a semi-finalist in 2011 ... Subchampion at the Real Open Leon and Pulpi Villa Tournament ... Best national ranking was No. 34 and best WTA ranking was No. 1065 ... Coached by Feliciano Lopez and Ana Alcazar.
Club: Member of Alboran, Race and FTM (Madrid Tennis Federation) ... Part of the CT. Alboran and CT. Race Madrid Team Championships.
Personal: Full name is Alexandra Starkova ... Nickname is 'Ale' ... Daughter of Alexei and Alla Starkova ... Older brother, Anton ... Born March 16, 1994 in Madrid, Spain.