Tuesday July 30, 2013Women's Tennis Signs Two from Down Under
University of Florida women’s tennis head coach Roland Thornqvist announced that Belinda Woolcock and Stefani Stojic from Australia have signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their academic studies and athletic prowess with the Gators beginning in the Fall of 2013.
Woolcock and Stojic join Kourtney Keegan (Roswell, Ga.) as freshmen on the Gator’s 2013-14 roster that includes three seniors in Alexandra Cercone (Seminole, Fla.), Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) and Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium), as well as sophomore Brianna Morgan (Beverly Hills, Calif.).
“We are thrilled with the addition of Stefani and Belinda,” Thornqvist said. “Both are passionate about their tennis and have the drive and commitment to be the best they can be that we cherish on this campus. They are incredibly athletic and will also provide an immediate help in our doubles lineup. Along with Kourtney, this freshman class is one of the physically most impressive we have had in a long time.”
Woolcock recently compete at the Las Cruces $25K Women’s Challenger in New Mexico and won three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw of the professional event, before winning her opening first round match against Ros-Polly Nguyen (FRA), 6-1, 6-1. She then dropped a tough 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 decision to second-seeded, world-top-300 player and eventual runner-up Petra Rampre (SLO) in the round of 16.
In the same June event, Woolcock played her way into the main draw of the doubles competition, where she and her partner advanced to the quarterfinals.
Stojic competed in the Australian Open Junior Championships, as well as the AGL Loy Yang Traralgon International this year. Her most recent activity came at the Bundaberg Tennis International, a $25K event held in Bundaberg, Australia, where she lost a three-setter to the eventual champion.
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