Friday, July 26, 2013

Alisa Kleybonova Named WTT Female Rookie of the Year

(July 26, 2013)--24-year-old Russian Alisa Kleybanova was named the WTT's female rookie of the year on Thurdsday. Playing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles for the Springfield Lasers, Kleybanova helped the Lasers to the No. 1 seed in the WTT's Western Conference. The former World No. 20 singles and World No. 10 doubles player was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2011 and has been on the comeback trail ever since.

Since May, Kleybanova has competed in three ITF challenger events, winning a title at the 10K Challenger in Landisville in May, reaching the final of the 10K Buffalo Challenger in June and reaching the quarterfinals of the 50K Sacramento Challenger in July.

“I am very happy to receive this award," said Kleybanova. "My first season of Mylan World Team Tennis has been amazing! I’m hopeful I can play more seasons in the future as it’s been a lot of fun with my teammates.”

Kleybanova will try to help the Lasers win the WTT title when they meet the Washington Kastles in the Mylan WTT Finals on Sunday evening in Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

  1. So happy she is doing well. Hope to see here at the US open. Will she play?


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