First Round: Fresno State (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Eastern Kentucky (22-6)
CONFERENCE: Ohio Valley
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Rob Oertel (115-87 at EKU, 8th year at EKU)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: First
BEST NCAA FINISH: N/A
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Won the OVC for the first time in program history … shut out six of the nine conference opponents
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Alexandra Sitnikova, the team’s top player, was named OVC Player of the Year after winning all nine of her conference singles matches … Svetlana Pimenova, the team’s No. 2 player, was named an all-conference player for the third time in her collegiate career … Coach Rob Oertel was inducted into his alma mater’s (Wisconsin-Stout) Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.