Kateryna Nezhura
Kateryna Nezhura
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
High School: Gymnasium 56

Spring 2010 (Junior): Kateryna completed her Junior year with a record of 4-7 and an overall year record of 5-12. On February 14th Nezhura defeated Eastern Washington's Chelsea Patton 6-4, 7-6, and March 28th, Kateryna gained another vicroty against Cal State Fullerton's Mallorie De La Cruz 6-3, 7-6(4). She also completed her doubles season this spring with a record of 4-3 with partner Olga Gumenyuk.

Fall 2009 (Junior): Kateryna ended the fall season with a 1-5 record. Her lone win came at the Saint Mary's Invitational when she bested San Jose State's Chau Truong (6-2, 6-3). Nezhura and partner Olga Gumenyuk had a team best 4-3 record in doubles play. They earned a big win over Bianaca Modoc and Anna Mikhaylova of No. 16 seed Fresno State (8-3) at the California Nike Invitational for the second of a four match win streak. Their streak was finally broken at the Saint Mary's Invitational by the No. 44 ranked team of Lina Xu and Samantha Smith from Washington (8-4).

Spring 2009 (Sophomore): Nezhura played primarily out of the No. 4 position and finished with a 6-15 record. She earned a 6-2, 7-6 (2) win over San Francisco's Jessy Mekpoh to break a five-match losing streak. She then grabbed her second win in three matches against Anna Costa of Oral Roberts, 6-1, 6-0. Kateryna's last win of the season came over Big West rival Cal State Fullerton's Karina Akhmedova, 6-3, 6-3. Nezhura partnered with Clara Schuhmacher, Olga Gumenyuk and Svenja Arens during the season in doubles play with the latter being the most successful. The pair finished the spring with a team best 11-8 record playing out of the No. 3 position. Nezhura and Arens earned wins over ranked teams including: No. 44 UNLV and No. 66 Nevada. The best came on March 30 when they defeated NAIA No. 2 Fresno Pacific's Elizabeth McFeeters and Brittany Salley 8-1.

Fall 2008 (Sophomore): Kateryna compiled a 6-4 record in singles play and a 2-4 mark in doubles competition with teammate Svenja Arens during the fall 2008 tournament season. Nezhura posted impressive victories over No. 15 Fresno State's Laura Pola (6-2, 6-3) and No. 34 Washington's Vanja Radunovic (6-1, 6-2) during the opening two tournaments of the fall.

Spring 2008 (Freshman): In the second half of her first year with the Tigers, Nezhura anchored the squad and led all players with an 11-8 individual record from three positions. She performed the best from the No. 3 spot with a 5-3 record, finished at 5-5 from the fourth position and won her sole match at No. 5. In doubles play, Kateryna partnered with Svenja Arens as the duo completed the season with a 3-5 record, 2-3 from the No. 1 position and 1-2 in No. 2. During the Tigers' first match of the year, Nezhura was the only singles player to earn a victory for Pacific, when she won her match against Anna Maskaljun from No. 43 UNLV, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8) on Jan. 25. Her 16-13 overall record for the 2007-08 season was the highest on the team.

Fall 2007 (Freshman): In her first tournament season as a Tiger, Kateryna compiled a .500 record going 5-5 in individual play. Nezhura had a good showing at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif. when after winning four of five matches during the first two days of the tournament, Nezhura lost the first set of her semi-final match with Santa Clara's Myra Davoudi by a 6-3 score. Following the set, Nezhura withdrew from the match due to injury. In doubles play, Kateryna split time partnering with Clara Schuhmacher and Svenja Arens recording a combined 3-5 record.

High School: Kateryna came to Pacific from Gymnasium 56 in Kiev, Ukraine, where she graduated in 2006.

Personal: Kateryna Nezhura is daughter of Vadim and Ninel Nezhura. She has one sibling, Daniel. In her third year at Pacific, Kateryna is business administration major. In her free time Kateryna enjoys singing and listening to music.





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