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Alena Jecminkova
 Alena Jecminkova
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olomouc, Czech Republic

High School:
Cajkovsky Secondary School

Height:
5-9

Position:
Right-handed

Experience:
3L

Honors

? 2000 & 2001 NCAA Singles Championships Qualifier

? Finished 2000-2001 ranked No. 86 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings

? 2001 All-Big 12 player (both singles and doubles)

? 2001 Big 12 Conference No. 1 Doubles Positional Champion

? 2001 Big 12 Player of the Week (April 4)

? 2000 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region?s Player to Watch

? 2000 All-Big 12 singles selection

? 2000 Big 12 No. 2 singles runner-up

? Two-time Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll selection

As a junior (2000-2001): Became the first Wildcat in the program?s history to qualify for two consecutive NCAA Singles Championship and just the third Wildcat in history to qualify for the championship...Finished the season ranked No. 86 in the final ITA tennis rankings...Reached a high ranking of No. 81, March 26...Earned All-Big 12 singles and doubles honors...Posted an overall record of 21-12, including 6-5 in the Big 12...Named Big 12 Conference Positional Champion at first doubles with Eva Novotna...Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for April 4 after posting wins over Pacific, Colorado and Nebraska...Earned two big wins during the last weekend of conference, over Martina Nedorostova of Texas A&M (7-5, 2-6, 6-2) and an upset of No. 32 Vladka Uhlirova of Texas (6-3, 6-2)...Was down 4-1 and 5-3 in the opening set vs. Nedorostova but rallied to win...Biggest win of the year came at home vs. then No. 2-ranked Michelle Dasso of Notre Dame, 6-2, 6-0...Also beat then No. 94-ranked Monica Sekulov of Kansas (6-4, 6-4)...Won six of seven matches in February...Posted a 16-8 overall record, 8-3 in the Big 12 at No. 1 doubles with Novotna...Duo won six in a row from March 21-April 14...Posted a 7-2 singles record in the fall...Won three straight matches to open the year at the Indiana Hoosier Classic and advanced to the finals before losing, 3-6, 7-5, (11-9) to Ohio State?s Rincon...After sitting out the Riviera do to injury, posted four wins at the ITA Regional Championships, including a 7-5, 6-4 first round win over former Wildcat Martina Pospisilova...As the No. 4 seed, she lost in the semifinals, 7-6, 6-4, to eventual champion Lenka Zacharova of Weber State . . . Tallied a 5-1 record with Kathy Chuda in doubles, including five straight wins to open the season...Won the Indiana Hoosier Classic with an 8-2 win in the finals over Kruse/Varnell of Middle Tennessee...Went 1-1 at the ITA Regional Championships.

As a sophomore (1999-2000): After winning just four matches in 1999, became just the third Wildcat in program history to qualify for the NCAA Singles Championships by winning a team-high 23 matches as a 2000 sophomore...Finished the year ranked No. 5 in the region and was named Central Region Player to Watch...Collected All-Big 12 singles team and No. 2 Big 12 singles runner-up honors...Posted a 9-2 overall Big 12 mark, including a 6-2 mark at No. 2 singles...Notched a 2-1 mark in the Big 12 Tournament after being moved up to No. 1 singles...Lost in a third set tiebreaker to Top 15 player Janet Walker of Texas in the team semifinals of the tournament, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (5)...Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships, falling to No. 11-ranked Bruna Colosio of Louisiana State, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2...Won 12 of her final 16 matches . . . Defeated then-No. 45 ranked Katja Kovac of Baylor in the Wildcats? 5-4 upset victory, and then Martina Nedorostova of Texas A&M, 7-6, ret....Tallied a 20-15 overall doubles record, including a 19-13 mark with Anna Pampoulova at No. 1 and 2 doubles...The duo clinched the Baylor victory with an 8-4 win over the Bears? No. 2 team...Won seven straight doubles matches to start Big 12 season (plus UNLV) but lost five straight to end the season...Recorded a key 8-5 win over Kansas at No. 2 doubles to help clinch the Wildcats? first victory over the Jayhawks since 1973... After missing last fall due to ankle surgery, made the most of her first fall season at Kansas State by winning both the Indiana Hoosier Classic main draw and the Tulsa Hurricane Invitational consolation crowns...Posted an 8-1 record during the fall, doubling her win total for the entire 1999 spring season...Earned her first-ever singles national ranking (No. 68) and regional ranking (No. 8) in the final ITA fall rankings...Tallied a 9-6 overall fall doubles mark, including an 8-4 mark with Anna Pampoulova...The duo won the Indiana Hoosier Classic Consolation championship and won four straight matches in Indiana and the Wildcat Doubles Invitational...Pam-poulova and Jecminkova finished the fall as the region?s No. 7 ranked team.

As a freshman (1998-99): Compiled a 4-12 overall singles record as a 1999 freshman...Played No. 2, 4 and 5 singles throughout the season...Posted a 3-6 mark playing No. 4 and was 0-5 in the No. 2 slot...Won two straight Big 12 matches in mid-March defeating Pelazini (Nebraska) and Meyer (Texas Tech), both at No. 4...Played with three doubles partners (Vesselina Jeliazkova, Anna Pampoulova and Kathy Chuda) and tallied a 4-10 overall doubles record playing at No. 1 and 2...Went 3-9 with Pampoulova, including a 2-3 mark in the Big 12...Missed the fall season due to ankle surgery.

PERSONAL: Born February 13, 1979 to Vlastimil and Alena Jecminkova in Olomovc, Czech Republic...Has an older brother, Radek (28)...Graduated from Cajkovsky Secondary School in 1998...Majoring in kinesiology at Kansas State...Pronounced YECH-mink-oh-va.

Singles

Year Overall Dual Tourn. Big 12 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1998-99 4-12 4-12 ? 3-7 ? 0-5 ? 3-6 1-1 ?
1999-00 23-9 11-5 12-4 4-2 10-4 1-1 ? ? ? ?
2000-01 21-12 12-8 9-4 6-5 12-8 ? ? ? ? ?
Career 48-33 27-25 21-8 18-14 16-10 10-9 1-1 3-6 1-1 ?

Doubles

Year Overall Dual Tourn. Big 12 #1 #2 #3
1998-99 4-10 4-10 ? 3-4 1-5 3-5 ?
1999-00 20-15 11-9 9-6 6-5 4-4 7-5 ?
2000-01 21-9 15-7 6-2 8-3 15-7 ? ?
Career 45-34 30-26 15-8 17-12 20-16 10-10 ?