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  Alesya Ignatieva
School: Ole Miss
Year: Senior
Home Town: Minsk, Belarus
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Height: 5-6
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Singles Record: 40-21
Doubles Record: 22-29

One of two seniors on the team...Ready to take her game to another level this year... Possesses one of the best backhands in college tennis...Has a reputation for winning long, close, hard-fought matches... Notched her 70th career win in the fall.

Fall 2001 (Senior)
Posted a 4-4 record...Defeated 76th-ranked Jamie Wong of Georgia Tech...Reached the round of 16 at the Omni Hotels South Regional Championships.

2000-01 (Junior)
Posted a 17-11 overall record, 7-4 at No. 3 singles...Helped the Lady Rebels advance to the NCAA Championships for the eighth time...Teamed with Hanna-Katri Aalto for a 10-6 record in doubles ...Advanced to the finals of Flight C singles at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic...Defeated Mississippi State’s Linda Mattsson, and Tennessee’s Crystal Cleveland and Vanderbilt’s Jenny Miller.

1999-00 (Sophomore)
Posted a 26-12 overall record, 16-5 in dual matches... Finished 9-3 at No. 6 singles...Teamed with Ivona Mihailova for a 6-2 doubles record in dual matches...Notched her 50th career win in the Lady Rebels' dual match against South Alabama in the NCAA Championships...Made the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall.

1998-99 (Freshman)
Helped the Lady Rebels to their highest year-end national team ranking ever at No. 6...Posted a  25-12 overall record, 19-7 in dual matches...Finished with a 17-7 record at No. 6 singles...Helped the Lady Rebels advance to the NCAA Final 16 for the fourth year in a row and the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year...Won three matches at the SEC Tournament to help the Lady Rebels win their first ever championship trophy...Posted a 9-3 record in the SEC at No. 6 singles...Teamed with Courtenay Chapman at No. 2 doubles for only the second time ever, to clinch the Lady Rebels' win over Georgia in the SEC Tournament semifinals... Defeated Baili Camino (Florida) in dual match against Florida...Won the University of Memphis Varsity Shop Invitational Flight 3 singles title in the fall.

Prior to Ole Miss
Ranked No. 1 in Belarus in Girls’ 14s...Ranked top 10 in Florida in Girls’ 18s...Attended Bradenton Academy in Florida...Named Bradenton Academy High School Player of the Year in 1996...High School State Champion in 1996 and 1997 ...Undefeated in singles and doubles in 1996 and 1997 in all high school matches.

Born July 20, 1980...Daughter of Michael and Valentina Ignatieva...Majoring in Business...Enjoys listening to music, dancing, and all sports.

What The Coach Says
“Alesya is extremely talented and possesses every shot in the book.  We will rely on her experience heavily to pull out matches for us this year.”