BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University sophomore Aliona Bolsova is now ranked as the No.2 singles player in Division I women's tennis by ITA.
Bolsova vaulted from her No. 30 ranking just months ago, after an outstanding fall that featured a second-place finish at the ITA All-American Championships. Bolsova beat six Top 40 opponents in the tournament, including No. 3 Andrea Lazaro of FIU and No. 11 Makenna Jones of North Carolina. Last week, Bolsova was also named the Conference USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month for October.
"So proud of our newcomer Aliona, who started out this year ranked number 30," FAU Head Coach Marcy Hora-Cava said. "And has worked her way to number 2 in the country in Division I women's tennis. Such amazing talent and we couldn't be more proud of her and the FAU women's tennis team!"
The Owls will open their spring slate in Virginia in early January before hosting the Owl Cup Hidden Dual Jan. 19-22 at the FAU Tennis Complex.