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  Kristina Nedeltcheva
School: UNLV
Year: graduated
Home Town: Sofia
Home State:
Home Country: Bulgaria
High School: Stoychev Sports School
Height: 5-7
Birth Date: Thursday, October 30, 1986
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 64-32
Doubles Record: 76-24
2008, 2007 NCAA Doubles Participant
2008, 2007 All-MWC Singles
2008, 2007 All-MWC Doubles 

An honors candidate who takes over as program’s No. 1 singles player this spring after two seasons playing behind former All-American Elena Gantcheva in the lineup ... Already one of the top doubles players in school history, she has a chance to become only second Lady Rebel to qualify for more than two NCAA doubles tournaments in a career (Marianne Vallin went to three from 1994-97) ... Currently ranks first all-time at UNLV for career doubles winning percentage with a .761 clip ... Despite having played just two years, Nedeltcheva headed into 2008-09 season already ranking 10th on school’s career list for doubles wins with 48 ... Also stands 11th in program history in career winning percentage for singles at .633 ... Will again play at No. 1 doubles spot but with a new partner, senior Katy Williams ... The duo went 4-1 in fall action, winning the top flight of the UNLV Invitational in September and then advancing to the quarterfinals of the elite ITA Regional in San Diego in October ... Nedeltcheva also won the Flight One singles title at the UNLV event with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Oklahoma State’s Nataliya Shatkovskaya on Sept. 28 ... Nedeltcheva is the returning half of the best doubles team in Lady Rebel history ... She and former partner Gantcheva shattered program records for highest final ranking (18) in May of 2007 and highest preseason ranking (5) in fall 2007 ... The former top-ranked player in her homeland joins fellow Sofia, Bulgaria, natives Gantcheva and current teammates Nikol Dimitrova and Rumyana Terzieva in the program ... Earned 2008 Academic All-MWC honors. 2008: Named All-Mountain West Conference in both singles and doubles for second consecutive season ... Turned in 15-8 dual-match record as part of 18-10 overall mark in singles ... Upset No. 48 Anamika Bargava of Pepperdine 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 2 spot in UNLV’s 4-3 loss to Waves on March 15 ... Went 5-2 in MWC regular season and swept Macall Harkins of No. 23 TCU to help Lady Rebels win conference crown on April 26 in Fort Worth ... Turned in another strong season in doubles play, ending 23-10 with Elena Gantcheva, including a sparkling 19-5 mark in dual matches ... Finished season ranked 35th in the nation ... Became first duo in program history to qualify for a second NCAA tournament ... Lost in the first round, 6-3, 6-2, to No. 12-ranked Cal team Susie Babos and Stephanie Kusano in Tulsa ... After a slow start, pair went 8-0 in MWC regular season and then added two more wins at league tournament ... Knocked off three straight ranked opponents in one week (No. 35 Miccoli/Surkova of BYU on March 28, No. 41 Ferris/Kwok of Utah on March 29 and No. 12 Harkins/Sydorska of TCU on April 4) ... Also downed No. 60 Clifford/Liles of Texas A&M on Feb. 22 ... Duo began fall play ranked a school-record fifth in the nation. 2007: One of the top newcomers in the conference ... Named All-MWC in both singles and doubles ... Part of record-breaking doubles team with Gantcheva that earned bid to NCAA Doubles Championship and became only second duo in UNLV history to advance past first round ... Shocked third-seeded Whitney McCray and Kristi Miller of national champion Georgia Tech 6-2, 6-2 before falling in the Round of 16 ... Final record of 24-4 together included 6-2 mark vs. ranked opponents ... Downed three duos that finished ranked ahead of them in the final poll (No. 3 from TCU, No. 6 from Georgia Tech and No. 13 from Stanford) ... Best win in regular season was an 8-5 upset of then-No. 6 Cetnik and Sydorska of TCU on April 1 ... Beat top Stanford team of Burdette and Yelsey 8-1 on March 28 to lead UNLV to stunning doubles victory over Cardinal ... Played primarily at No. 2 singles spot and finished 20-12 overall ... Cooled off later in the year after starting 18-4 ... First career ranked win came over then-No. 40 Ashley Joelson of UCLA at the Freeman Memorial in January ... Played in two fall tournaments, compiling a 3-2 singles mark ... Won twice at the ITA Regional in San Diego before falling in the Round of 16. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of General Vladimir Stoychev Sports School ... A national juniors champion in the 18-and-under division. PERSONAL: Kristina Nedeltcheva was born on Sept. 30, 1986, in Bulgaria ... The daughter of Maria Gantcheva and Nikolay Nedeltchev ... Has one brother, Lubomir ... Lists Magdalena Maleeva and Roger Federer among her favorite tennis players ... Majoring in university studies.