Former Lady Monarchs Ranked #1 In Mid-Atlantic And Virginia Sections

May 10, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 10, 2005

NORFOLK, Va. -- Four-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year and former Old Dominion All-American Nataly (Cahana) Fleishman, is currently ranked #1 in the Mid-Atlantic in the newly released women's 2004 singles rankings published by the Mid-Atlantic/USTA section and tops the list in the Virginia rankings as well in both singles and doubles.


Fleishman, currently the Norfolk Yacht Head Tennis Professional, was the ITA East Region Senior Player of the Year in 2004 and compiled a career singles record of 143-28 as one of the most prolific Lady Monarchs in women's tennis history. She was the first ever Division I tennis student-athlete to earn All-America honors and was the first CAA women's tennis player to earn four Player of the Year distinctions.


Back in August, Fleishman captured the 2004 SunTrust Tennis Championships at Raintree Swin and Racquet Club in Richmond.


During her senior campaign in the 2003-04 academic year, she ranked 30th nationally by the ITA, reached the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships, and won the ITA East Regional.


Away from the court she was a four-time academic honoree from the ITA, the CAA Scholar-Athlete winner for women's tennis for two seasons, and was named the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2004. The international business major made the CoSIDA Academic All-District squad in 2003 and was also a Virginia Academic All-State pick.


Included among Fleishman's achievements at Old Dominion are:
All-American Finalist 2002 & 2001
ITA East Region Singles Champion 2003 & 2001

ITA East Region Doubles Champion 2002
Main draw player in 13 consecutive national singles championships
CAA "Player of the Year" all four years
ITA National Player to Watch award 2001

ITA East Region Senior Player of the Year
ODU Career singles record 143-28
ODU Career doubles record 87-35

ITA Academic All-American
2001 ODU women's team won first ever CAA Championship
2002 ODU women's team qualifies for first ever ITA national indoor
Team Captain 2004, 2003

Three-time team MVP