Zenovka and Wegner Sign NLIs

Lee Taylor Walker

July 22, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU women's tennis head coach Lee Taylor Walker announced the signing of Alexandra Zenovka and Caroline Wegner to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday.

Zenovka, a native of Moscow, Russia, will enter as a freshman in the fall, while Wegner will transfer to TCU after spending the last two seasons at Memphis.

Zenovka has spent the last three years training and attending school in Spain, where she climbed up the WTA rankings. Zenovka reached a career-high WTA ranking of No. 854 and has seen action in the main draw of ITF Pro Circuit events, where she has notched 20 singles wins and four doubles victories. Zenovka also has recorded 32 singles wins and 20 doubles victories in junior competition and was ranked as high as No. 166.

"Alexandra has a lot of high level experience against some of the best players in the world at her age," Walker said. "Just like all freshmen, and especially international freshmen, it will be important for us to help her adjust to the university and the student-athlete life in America. I have no doubt about her level, but it is now our job to create a family environment where she feels comfortable, so that her skills can really flourish and develop. I'm fortunate to be able to start my career off at TCU with such a quality person."

In two years at Memphis under Walker, Wegner posted 43 singles wins and 42 doubles wins. The Hagen, Germany, native was 23-8 in dual singles matches, along with a 6-1 record in conference singles competition. This past season, Wegner was ranked as high as No. 38 in doubles with teammate Alyssa Hibberd and as high as No. 40 with partner Stefanie Mikesz. Wegner was able to notch wins over three top 30 ranked doubles teams and advanced to the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional doubles championship with Hibberd.

As a freshman, Wegner was named to the Conference USA Third Team in singles and in doubles with Mikesz, as the duo was ranked No. 64 at the end of the season. She ended her first spring on a nine-match singles winning streak to finish 23-7, while also going 23-10 in doubles action.

Prior to Memphis, Wegner was the No. 64 tennis player in Germany after playing at Fichte-Gymnasium. She captured the ITF Luzern Under-18 Girls singles title in 2008, while also winning the Rewe Cup in the under-21 division. She reached as high as No. 3 in Germany in the junior rankings and advanced to the German Junior Championships twice.

"Caroline will bring a great smile and positive energy to our team," Walker said. "She has the leadership qualities we value and her impact will be how she helps the team connect and form a family bond. In addition, she is a great athlete with a well-rounded game that produced a lot of success for her German junior career, as well as her time at Memphis."

The duo complete the 2014-15 recruiting class for TCU and will join Palina Dubavets and Alexis Pereira as newcomers. The Horned Frogs return four letterwinners that went 12-12 last season, including All-American and NCAA singles qualifier Stefanie Tan.

"Alexandra and Caroline complete an excellent recruiting class and our staff can't wait to have them all together in a month."




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