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  Ewelina Skaza
School: Univ. of Nebraska (Lincoln)
Year: Senior
Home Town: Warsaw
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Singles Record: 31-23
Doubles Record: 27-17

2005-06: Outlook         

An experienced player, Ewelina Skaza (pronounced E-va-lee-nuh Ska-zah) will add depth to a talented Husker team, which returns six players from last season's NCAA Tournament qualifying squad.


A hard-hitting baseliner, Skaza will give the Huskers consistent play both on the singles and doubles courts.  The senior from Poland will likely play at the Nos. 1 or 2 doubles slot with sophomore Imke Reimers, who combined for 17 victories last season, which ranks No. 5 on NU’s season doubles.


During the fall season, Skaza showed signs of consistency as she posted a 3-1 singles record at the Lloyd Stokstad invitational at Drake, including a 1-1 mark against conference foes.


In doubles play, Skaza and Reimers continued right where they left off from last season, as they advanced to the third round of the Main Draw of the ITA Regionals by defeating two conference foes.


According to Coach Scott Jacobson, Skaza is a heavy hitter on the baseline and is committed to making her senior year her best ever.  She has a solid all court game and plays a very aggressive and attacking style.  Jacobson said he feels privileged to have Skaza transfer to Nebraska to close out her career.     


2004-05: Junior

Expectations were high for the transfer from Miami to make an immediate impact in the Huskers' lineup, and the junior exceeded those expectations.  She started the season with a seven-match winning streak and a central regional ranking of No. 25.  Skaza played mostly at the No. 4 spot, where she enjoyed much success, winning 12 of 13 matches throughout the season.


When junior Milena Schulz-Gartner was out of the lineup, Skaza stepped into the No. 3 slot.  Against tougher competition, Skaza rose to the challenge, posting a deceiving 2-7 record.  Of those losses, she took four to three-set thrillers and lost to Texas' Katie Ruckert in a tight two-set match, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6).


In doubles play, Skaza quickly made her presence felt playing with fellow newcomer Imke Reimers.  The talented duo clicked immediately, posting a six-match win streak and 10 straight wins at the No. 2 slot.  By season’s end, Skaza and Reimers put their names in the NU record book, ranking fifth on the single-season doubles wins chart with 17 victories. 


Before Nebraska         

Skaza compiled a 24-14 record in two years at Miami, helping the Hurricanes to a pair of top-30 national team rankings while playing mostly at the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 slots. As a freshman in 2001-02, she compiled an impressive 14-4 singles mark and was 6-4 in doubles play, including a No. 118 ranking. Skaza picked up singles wins for the Hurricanes at the Big East Championships against Virginia Tech and in the NCAA Regional against Florida International as a freshman.


Skaza earned six straight victories to open the 2002 season and earned the first national ranking of her career at No. 118 on Feb. 2, 2002. She moved back into the rankings at No. 123 on March 6, 2002. Skaza finished with a 10-10 singles record in 2002-03.


Before College           

Before joining the Hurricanes, Skaza was one of the top prep players in Poland, as she placed second in singles action in the Polish Championships in 1999 and 2000, and was second in the doubles competition at the national championships in 2000. Skaza was also recruited by Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, San Diego and San Diego State.



The  daughter of Krzyszt Miroslaw and Halina Skaza, Ewelina has an older sister, Joanna, 25.  Ewelina was born on April 2, 1982.   Ewlelina is majoring in news-editorial.