W Tennis: 2009 - 2010 Roster

Name School Year Hometown High School
Alex Antonoplis Pomona Freshman La Canada, CA La Canada High School
Kristin Brikmanis Pomona Freshman Aledo, TX Aledo High School
Katherine Cabrera Pitzer Freshman Ontario, CA Colony High School
Samantha Chao Pomona Freshman Hong Kong Hong Kong International School
Erin Grinich Pomona Sophomore McMinnville, OR McMinnville High School
Courtney Hamilton Pomona Sophomore Sun Valley, ID The Community School
Nicole Holsted Pomona Junior Edmond, OK Heritage Hall High School
Jessica Hsu Pomona Sophomore Henderson, NV Green Valley High School
Emily Kawahara Pitzer Junior Sacramento, CA CK McClatchy High School
Chelsey Kitazawa Pitzer Junior Torrance, CA North High School
Arthi Padmanabhan Pomona Freshman Saratoga, CA Harker School
Ariel Shanholt Pomona Junior Hillsborough, CA Crystal Springs Uplands School
Jamie Solomon Pitzer Sophomore Los Gatos, CA St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Kara Wang Pomona Sophomore Saratoga, CA Saratoga High School
Claire Willey Pitzer Freshman Camarillo, CA Rio Mesa High School
Paige Wolstencroft Pomona Junior Greenwich, CT Greenwich Academy
Constance Wu Pomona Freshman Palo Alto, CA Henry M. Gunn High School

COACHES:

Dr. Ann Lebedeff - Head Coach
Brittany Biebl - Assistant Coach

Alex Antonoplis

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-2011)

Kristin Brikmanis

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-2011)

Katherine Cabrera

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-2011)

Samantha Chao

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-2011)

Erin Grinich

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-2011)

Courtney Hamilton
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FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-2010)

  • Singles Record: 2-2
  • Doubles Record: 1-2

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-2011)

Nicole Holsted
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FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)

  • Singles Record: 21-3 (#4)
  • Doubles Record: 20-7 (#3)
  • Year-end Ranking Singles: #20 West

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-2010)

  • Semi-finalist ITA Fall West Regional Doubles (w/ Jessica Hsu)
  • Quarter-finalist ITA Fall West Regional Singles
  • Singles Record: 17-8 (#3,4)
  • Doubles Record: 16-10 (#2)
  • Year-end Ranking Singles: #21 West

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-2011)

Jessica Hsu
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FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-2010)

  • Semi-finalist ITA Fall West Regional Doubles (w/ Nicole Holsted)
  • Singles Record: 17-9 (#5)
  • Doubles Record: 21-5 (#3)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-2011)

Emily Kawahara
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FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)

  • Singles Record: 4-2
  • Doubles Record: 4-2

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-2010)

  • Singles Record: 5-4
  • Doubles Record:15-5

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-2011)

Chelsey Kitazawa
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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-2010)

  • SIngles Record: 2-2
  • Doubles Record: 1-2
Arthi Padmanabhan

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-2011)

Ariel Shanholt
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FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)

  • Singles Record: 2-0
  • Doubles Record: 1-2

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-2010)

  • Singles Record: 3-3
  • Doubles Record: 5-3

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-2011)

Jamie Solomon
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FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-2010)

  • NCAA Individual Championships qualifier: Singles & Doubles
  • NCAA All-American: Doubles
  • Finalist ITA West Regional Doubles (w/ Kara Wang)
  • Semi-finalist ITA West Regional Singles
  • ITA West Region Rookie of the Year
  • Singles Record: 22-7 (#1,2)
  • Doubles Record: 25-10 (#1)
  • Year-end Singles Ranking: #27 National, #3 West
  • Year-end Doubles Ranking: #10 National, #1 West

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-2011)

Kara Wang
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FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-2010)

  • NCAA Individual Championships qualifier: Singles & Doubles
  • NCAA All-American: Singles & Doubles
  • Finalist ITA West Regional Doubles (w/ Jamie Solomon)
  • Singles Record: 24-7 (#2,3)
  • Doubles Record: 25-10 (#1)
  • Year-end Singles Ranking: #28 National, #4 West
  • Year-end Doubles Ranking: #10 National, #1 West

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-2011)

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Claire Willey

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-2011)

Paige Wolstencroft

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-2009)

  • Singles Record: 19-6 (#6)
  • Doubles Record: 8-4

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-2010)

  • Doubles Record: 0-1

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-2011)

Constance Wu

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-2011)

Dr. Ann Lebedeff
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Ann Lebedeff is Professor of Physical Education and Athletics and Head Women's Tennis Coach at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, Claremont, California.  She attended San Diego State University and received her B.A. in Family Studies and Consumer Sciences, with emphasis in Foods and Nutrition, and an M.A. in Physical Education, with emphasis in Exercise Physiology.  She later attended the University of Southern California and earned a Ph.D degree in Physical Education, with emphasis in Athletic Administration and Higher Education.  A former nationally ranked junior and collegiate player, Lebedeff won numerous national doubles titles, including the U.S. Amateur Clay and Grass Courts Doubles titles in 1972, the 1974 USTA National Women's Intercollegiate Doubles title, and the 1970 New Zealand Women's Doubles Championships.

Dr. Lebedeff is a nationally recognized collegiate coach and teacher.  Her coaching career began at the University of Arizona from 1977-1984, where she was honored as the Western Collegiate Coach of the Year in 1985.  After earning her doctorate, she continued her coaching and teaching career at Cal Poly Pomona from 1989-1998.  Professor Lebedeff coached both the men's and women's programs to national titles.  Her women won back-to-back NCAA Team titles in 1991-92, an NCAA women's doubles title in 1992, while the men earned an NCAA doubles championship in 1993.  In 1998, Dr. Lebedeff became Associate Professor and Head Women's Tennis Coach at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.  Her teams have consistently finished the year in the top ten, and in 2000 her doubles team of Sheree Schwartz and Megan Gould won the NCAA Division III Doubles title, and in 2008 Siobhan Finicane won the NCAA Division III Singles title.

Notable coaching and professional awards for Dr. Lebedeff include four national Wilson  Coach of the Year Awards (1990, 1992, 2001, 2008), and Wilson Coach of the Decade (1990's) for Division II Women's tennis.  The International Tennis Hall of Fame honored her in 1999 with the Tennis Educational Merit Award, given to a man and woman who have made notable contributions in the field of tennis education, leadership, and promotion of the game.  In that same year, Dr. Lebedeff was presented with the Rolex Meritorious Service Award presented by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.  This award honors a college coach who has made extraordinary contributions to collegiate tennis.  In 2005 Lebedeff received the "Doc" Counsilman Award, given by the U.S. Olympic Committee, for a coach who utilizes scientific techniques and equipment in her coaching methods, and has created innovative ways to use sports science.  Currently, Lebedeff serves as NCAA Division III Women's Chairperson, ITA National Chairperson, and on other various collegiate tennis committees.

Brittany Biebl
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Brittany Biebl, the 2009 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, begins her fourth season as Assistant Coach for the Pomona-Pitzer women's tennis team, having played four years for the Sagehens. By the time of her 2007 graduation from Pomona College, she had served as a co-captain for the tennis team for three years and was honored with the ITA/Wilson Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship/Leadership Award for the West Region in 2006.