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Yuliya Lysa
Yuliya Lysa

Yuliya Lysa

Senior | 5-9 | Kiev, Ukraine / Ukrainian Gymnasium

Senior (2015-16)
» No. 21 in the ITA Singles Rankings
» No. 33 with Shannon Hudson in the ITA Doubles Rankings
» All-SEC First Team (April 27)
» NCAA Singles Championships Selection (May 4)
» NCAA Doubles Championships Selection with Shannon Hudson – Third Alternate (May 4)
» ITA Central Region Senior Player of the Year (May 9)

Spring 2016
Missed the first seven matches of the spring season due to injury … Compiled a 13-6 dual-match singles record, including a 9-4 mark at both the No. 1 spot and during SEC play … Defeated eight ranked singles opponents, including four in the top 25 … vs. No. 15 Auburn (March 20): Struck first in doubles with Hudson, blanking Tigers Andie Dikosavljevic and Paula de Man 6-0 at the No. 2 position and helping the Razorbacks clinch the doubles point … Was first off the court in singles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 21 Dikosavljevic at the No. 1 spot for her first top-25 victory of the season … at No. 15 LSU (March 25): Earned a 7-5, 6-4 victory over No. 19 Joana Vale Costa at the top spot for her second-straight win over a top-25 opponent … at No. 17 Texas A&M (March 27): With the team score tied 3-3, she got the point she needed to earn a thrilling 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory over No. 32 Saska Gavrilovska at the top singles spot and clinch the overall match … Notched her third-straight win over a ranked opponent … at No. 63 Tennessee (April 2): Rallied for a 7-6 (7) triumph to clinch the doubles point with Hudson … Clinched the overall match with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles over No. 42 Sadie Hammond … vs. No. 5 Vanderbilt (April 10): Teamed with Hudson to beat the 10th-ranked tandem of Courtney Colton and Sydney Campbell at the top spot, helping Arkansas capture the doubles point … Overcame a tough first set and delivered a huge 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over No. 19 Campbell … Rose to a career-best No. 27 in the singles rankings for her efforts … vs. No. 47 Ole Miss (April 14): Teamed with Hudson blanked Ole Miss’ 26th-ranked duo of Arianne Hartono and Mai El Kamash 6-0 at the No. 1 doubles position … Defeated No. 22 Hartono for her fourth-straight win over a ranked opponent and fourth victory over a top-25 opponent this season … Earned a career-best mark in the singles rankings for the second-straight week, checking in at No. 21.

Fall 2015
Ranked No. 30 in the Fall 2015 preseason ITA singles poll … Ranked No. 11 with Hudson in the Fall 2015 preseason ITA doubles poll … Posted an 8-3 tournament record in singles … Went 7-4 with Hudson in doubles … Defeated two ranked opponents in singles … Selected to compete in the singles qualifying draw of the 2015 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships and teamed with Hudson in the main doubles draw … Became the 22nd player under head coach Michael Hegarty to be selected to the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships … Competed for the doubles championship with Hudson at the ITA Central Regional Championship … Reached the singles quarterfinals at the ITA Central Regional Championship.

Junior (2014-15)
» All-SEC Second Team
» At-large singles bid to the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis championships
» One of 12 women’s tennis players to watch by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association

Turned in a 20-9 singles record, including 13-8 at the No. 1 spot and a perfect 5-0 at No. 4 … Defeated five ranked singles opponents … Finished the spring season ranked No. 46 in the final national rankings … Finished with a 10-10 doubles record in the spring … Defeated a trio of nationally ranked opponents in doubles action … Half of the doubles duo (Shannon Hudson) that finished the season ranked No. 31 in the final Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings.

Prior to Arkansas
Attended Ukrainian Gymnasium in Simferopol, Crimea … Won eight 18U ITF tournaments

Personal
Born May 14, 1995 to parents Igor and Tetyana in Khmelnytsky, Ukraine … Father was a collegiate track athlete and mother was a collegiate volleyball player … Has two siblings, Vitaliy and Svyatoslav … Majoring in philosophy.