STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team will play host to Villanova on Saturday afternoon in their final home match of the season. The Huskies will honor their lone senior in
Srna Stosljevic (Novi Saad, Serbia) who concludes her four-year at UConn as one of the most successful women’s tennis players in program history.
She leaves the program as the first Husky to ever garner all-conference accolades as well as the first player to ever enter the ITA Northeast Regional Championships seeded in the tournament’s main singles draw. She will be honored at The UConn Club 63rd Annual Awards Ceremony later this month with the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.
"Srna has been a game changer for our program," state head coach Glenn Marshall. "She is one of those players that got better every year she has been with us. The great things she has accomplished on the court are very well deserved, and she leads by example on and off the court every single day."
"Her teammates look up to her so much, and she has been an outstanding captain. She came in to our program at 17 years old, and grew these last four years into a confident and mature young woman. She should take great pride in the imprint she leaves on this program, because it was a great four years. I will miss her very much, but will cherish the memories."
Stosljevic has played at No. 1 singles for the Huskies since midway through her freshman season and has compiled a 78-46 record. She has won four singles tournament titles during her four-year career. In doubles play, Stosljevic has 59 career victories and picked-up her first tournament title during the fall of her senior season.
As a freshman, Stosljevic opened her collegiate career by claiming the No. 2 singles flight title at the New England Championship. During her sophomore campaign, she won 20 singles matches for the first time and posted a career-best 19 doubles victories. She won her second tournament title taking the “A” flight of the Quinnipiac Invitational.
Her junior season saw Stosljevic post a dominating 24-9 singles record that led to a spot on the All-American Athletic Conference second team, a first for any UConn women’s tennis player. During the fall of her junior campaign, she successfully defended her “A” flight singles title at the Quinnipiac Invitational.
As a senior, she won the top-flight at the Army West Point Invitational with a 5-0 weekend and also teamed with freshman Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph to win the “A” flight doubles title at the event. Heading into the ITA Regional Championship to close the fall season, Stosljevic became the first Husky to ever be seeded in the main singles draw at the annual event.
Off the courts, she and her Husky teammates have had continued success in the classroom with the women’s tennis program being honored by the NCAA with an Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition award in every season during her Husky career.