SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong Atlantic State University head women's tennis coach Simon Earnshaw announced the signing of Hungarian Dora Andrejszki to a National Letter of Intent today. Dora will be enrolling at Armstrong for her freshman year this August.
Andrejszki is from Budapest and continues Armstrong's very successful line of Hungarian players, including current standout Aleksandra Filipovski, former All-American Gabriella Kovacs and Armstrong Athletic Hall of Fame member Zsofia Golopencza. She has previously won Hungarian National Doubles titles both in the Women's division and in juniors and has advanced as far as the semifinals in singles at the Hungarian National Junior Championships.
Currently, Andrejszki is ranked No. 11 in Hungary in the Women's Singles rankings and No. 9 in doubles., as well as boasting extensive experience playing ITF events around Europe.
"I was looking for a team with a tough tennis program, where I could improve and Armstrong has shown to be the ideal situation for me in that regard," said Andrejszki. "I knew that as, the top NCAA II program, this would be the best option for me. I know Aleks (Filipovski) and given her level without a doubt it will be good for me. This is a team I really want to be a part of."
"Recruiting Dora was a no-brainer, she has everything Iuliia and I look for in a player," Earnshaw said. "She's extremely hungry and eager to get started, has a ton of untapped potential and feels this is the opportunity she needs as somewhat of a late comer to the game to prove herself.
"She's well aware of the expectations that come with being a member of the Armstrong women's tennis program and I'm extremely confident she'll be a great asset as we aim to drive onward with the run we have had the past 10 years."
The Armstrong women's tennis program has won seven NCAA Division II National Championships, including four in the past five years. Since the 2003 season, the program has gone an unprecedented 293-9, including a 126-match home winning streak. The Pirates are also unbeaten in Peach Belt Conference play the past 10 seasons, winning all 10 regular season and tournament titles during that time.
Armstrong opens up action in the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Round of 16 on Wednesday, May 8, taking on Northwood (Mich.) at 1:00 p.m. local time in Surprise, Ariz.