Women's Tennis Announces Two for Class of 2013
 
 
 
Head coach Simone Jardim will have four newcomers this fall on the Spartan lineup.
 
Head coach Simone Jardim will have four newcomers this fall on the Spartan lineup.
 
 

May 2, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's tennis head coach Simone Jardim announced two more student-athletes who will join the team this fall.  Erin Faulkner (Raleigh, N.C.)  and Anna Zelechonok (Northbrook, Ill.) will join two other incoming student-athletes, bringing the class to 4 newcomers. 

Anna Zelechonok - Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North High School

Before MSU: Competed under head coach Bill Heiser on Glenbrook North High School varsity tennis for four years...Named a three-star recruit on tennisrecruiting.com...Owns a career-high national ranking of No. 239...Currently holds the No. 19 ranking of seniors in Illinois...Sits at No. 45 for seniors in the Midwest...Named all-conference 2009-12...Three-time all-state selection (2010-12)...Selected as team captain in 2012...Conference champion at the first slot in doubles 2010-12...Competed in quarterfinals for state championship in 2010 and 2012...Member of Glenbrook North Conference Championship team in 2009 and 2012.

Personal: Born Oct. 30, 1994 to Yury and Svetlana Zelechonok in Illinois...Member of National Honors Society...Plans on majoring in chemistry.

Erin Faulkner - Raleigh, N.C./Edison Academics

Before MSU: Two-time International Tennis Federation doubles finalist in 2012...Tallied a record of 24-8 in singles play this season and 15-2 in doubles matches...Won Bullfrog Doubles Title 2 in 2012...Compiled singles title in Southern Level 3 in 2011 and 2012...Named ITF Singles Semifinal in 2012...Earned Southern Closed Doubles Title in 2012. 

Personal: Born Dec. 26, 1994 to John and Joan Faulkner in Canada..No preference in major at MSU.