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Valentina Rusakova
Valentina  Rusakova


Moscow, Russia


2011- Freshman
Spring: Went 18-13 in singles play mostly competing at the No. 2 position ... Posted a record of 3-0 when playing at the No. 1 spot, defeating Detroit's Salas Espinosa, 6-2, 6-2, Ball State's Thomson, 6-1, 6-4, and Purdue's Rabot, 6-4, 6-2 ... Defeated Ballus of IPFW, 6-1, 6-4, in the first match of the season ... Rallied back to defeat Nivia of Western Michigan, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 ... Notched a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Vulovich of William & Mary ... Defeated three Big Ten opponents, including Vertesheva of Indiana, 6-4, 6-3, and Ferazzi of Minnesota, 6-4, 6-3 ... Went 3-1 in doubles play alongside Whitney Wilson during the beginning of the season ... Defeated Forsyth and Kiefer of IPFW, 8-1 ... Downed Strakhova and Halabi of Detroit, 8-2 ... Edged Toncheva and Donnet, 8-1 ... Competed the rest of the season alongside partner Michaela Silesova at the No. 3 doubles spot where the tandem went 6-9 ... Downed Tirumurit and Golder of Purdue, 8-2 ... Posted a victory over Garre and Kyllman of Indiana, 8-6 ... Edged Minnesota's Wiecha and Splica, 9-7.

Fall: Won three of four matches at the Spartan Invitational with wins against Nicole Janek and Kara Sherwood of Cleveland State and Raquel Vescovi of IPFW ... Defeated Jill Pastunink of Western Michigan, 7-5, 7-5, Taylor Fournier of University of Michigan, 6-2, 6-4, and Chelsea Utting of Marquette, 6-3, 6-4, at the Wolverine Invitational.

Born February 25, 1994... Daughter of Audrey Rusakov and Svetlana Chaplygina... majoring in human capital and society.

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