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  Svetlana Kouzmenko
School: SMU
Year: Senior
Home Town: Minsk, Belarus
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High School: Olympic Reserve
Height: 5-11
Birth Date: Saturday, August 25, 1984
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Business
Singles Record: 78-40
Doubles Record: 76-35

2004-05 (Jr.): 2005 ALL-WAC SELECTION ...Solid junior season... Enters 2005 tied for 10th on the all-time career singles victory list... Currently in sixth place on the singles career winning percentage list (.686)... Fifth all-time in career doubles victories... Her 19 doubles victories with Lynsie Jones in 04-05 were the fifth highest total in SMU history... Her 19-6 record with Jones in doubles was the fifth best single-season winning percentage (.760)... Participated in the Baylor Invitational, Rice Classic and Regional Tournament during the fall season... Saw most of her action at the top of the line-up... 15 matches at No. 1 and four at No. 2 in singles... Played every doubles match at No. 1... Went 12-2 against regional competition in doubles... 2004 Pre-season ranking of No. 54... Highest in-season ranking at No. 90... Competed in the WAC Championships.

2003-04 (So.): 2004 ALL-WAC SELECTION... Outstanding sophomore campaign... Finished season ranked No. 82 indivisually... Competed in the NCAA Championships ... competed in the WAC Championships... First team All-WAC in singles... Competed in the NCAA Singles Championship... First Mustang to compete in singles championship since 2001... Saw action in both the number one and two spots on the year... Best winning percentage in singles... Second best winning percentage in doubles... 22-13 in doubles... 22-10 in singles... 11 straight set wins in singles.

2002-03 (Fr.): Earned All-WAC and Academic All-WAC honors in her first year at SMU... Was a second-team all-conference pick after going 21-5 in her freshman campaign... Played up and down the lineup, going 0-1 at No. 1, 4-0 at No. 2, 13-4 at No. 3 and 4-0 at No. 4... SMU's top doubles player statistically, going 18-4 for an 82 percent winning percentage... Was most impressive when teamed with Lynsie Jones, as the duo went 10-0 on the year... Cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Tulsa's Tiffany Smith in SMU's upset of the 41st-ranked Golden Hurricane... Named WAC Player of the Week on Feb. 24.

Previous Playing Experience: Ranked first in Belarus national rankings in 1997-1998 in the 14's group... In 1999, ranked second in Belarus and 28th in the European singles rankings... Ranked third in Belarus in the 18's... Won the singles championship at the Reblican Championships in Belarus in 1998... Won doubles championship in the Coca-Cola Cup in 1996 and in the Cupa President, a European championship in 1998... Has participated in more than 40 international tournaments.

Personal: Graduated from the Republic School of Olympic Reserve... Has a younger brother (10) who also plays tennis and hoped to play at SMU... Finance major, seeking a job as a Financial Analyst.

The Kouzmenko File
Favorite Foods: Chinese, Italian and Sushi
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite Music: Classical and Pop
Favorite Sports Team: SMU Tennis
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Most Influential Person to Her: Her Parents
Favorite Tennis Memory: Winning a big tournament in juniors and receiving my big trophy.