Starodubtseva Named the ITA Atlantic Region Player to Watch
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Yulia Starodubtseva of the ODU women’s tennis team was named the ITA Atlantic Region Player to Watch on Saturday.
Starodubtseva earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors for singles and doubles. Last season as a true freshman, she garnered All-Conference USA Singles Second Team, as well as the All-Freshman Team accolades.
This season, Starodubtseva went 20-11 in singles and 17-8 in doubles. She and her doubles partner made it to the finals of the ITA Regional tournament held at Liberty University last fall. They knocked off the No. 1 seeded team on their way to the finals. In addition, Starodubtseva was perfect in post season play including key straight set victories over Fernanda Astete of Rice University in the finals of the Conference USA Tournament and Chloe Gullikson of the University of Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.