Three LMU women's tennis players earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.
LMU women's tennis placed seven student-athletes on the 2011-12 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Graduation ceremonies held for Class of 2012.
Lions lose tight matches with Broncos, falling in tiebreakers.
Three-sport All-American Tara Erdmann claimed Female Athlete of the Year again while sophomore Anthony Ireland earned Male Athlete of the Year.
Elisaveta is in her fourth year of collegiate tennis at Loyola Marymount...
At number six singles spot had 4-1 record... had season record of 6-16... strong wins again conference opponents Portland University and University of San Francisco... played doubles with Reka Rohonyi... big doubles win against rival Portland University...
Went 8-12 overall in singles play...played the no. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 positions for the Lions...had big wins at the WCC tournament in the third round over Gonzaga...recorded back to back wins over New Mexico State and UCSB during the season...in doubles had two back to back conference victories over San Diego and Portland with partner Jasmin Heckel...
Had a winning record of 14-7 in singles play with a 4-4 record in conference play...in March had a six consecutives wins in singles matches...finished out her season with a win over Portland's Jenna Tanzer with a 6-0 shut out and 6-2...played the no. 3 and 4 position for the Lions...went 11-11 in doubles play and had an 11-9 winning record with partner Jasmin Heckel...Heckel/Pironkova closed out their season with three consecutive wins over conference opponents San Francisco, Gonzaga and Portland...played the no. 1, 2, and 3 doubles position...
A 2008 graduate of Sport School Vasil Levski in Plovdiv, Bulgaria... played under coaches Kiril Pironkov and Doia Rangelova in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th singles position... National Doubles champion under 18... ITF doubles title under 18... Ranked #13 nationally in Bulgaria...
Elisaveta Kirilova Pironkova was born March 25, 1989 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria... the daughter of Radosveta Pironkova and Kiril Pironkov... her mother was a swimmer at the National Sport Academy... she has a older brother and sister who both play tennis... attended LMU because its considered one of the best universities to further develop her skills...a Communications major
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