STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut head women’s tennis coach Glenn Marshall announced the addition of Cassie Chung (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Elizabeth Kozyi (Boca Raton, Fla.) to the Husky tennis program for the fall of 2017.
“I am very excited to announce the signing of Elizabeth and Cassie to our team for this fall,” commented Marshall”.
Chung transfers to Storrs after spending her freshman season at the University of New Mexico. “Cassie comes to us with a year of Division I experience under her belt, and had a very successful freshman year. She loves to compete, and her attacking game style will make an immediate impact to our line-up.”
She finished the 2016-17 season with a 13-13 singles record for the Lobos, playing in the No.3 through No.6 positions throughout the season. She also added seven doubles victories to her season totals. Off the courts, she was a dean’s list and scholar athlete. She was the recipient of the UNM Global Management Award after writing the winning essay on how a commerce degree can be used to aid the community. She was a member of the UNM Student-Athlete Council.
Prior to starting her collegiate career, Chung had a career-high ITF ranking of #888 and finished in the top-10 at the Canadian Junior Nationals. She was a doubles semifinalist at the Canadian Junior Nationals and won her first WTA point at the Victoria 10K making the singles round of 16. She won the Edmonton G5 ITF doubles and the Richmond Women’s Open Championship. Chung was an honor roll student-athlete at Eric Hamber Secondary School.
Kozyi is a four-star recruit on Tennisrecruiting.net and ranked #19 in recruiting in the state of Florida and #100 nationally. Off the tennis court, she was an honor roll student-athlete. “Elizabeth has been trained by a former top-10 world ranked player at his tennis academy in Florida. She played in the very competitive Florida junior tennis section, and had some very good results. I look forward to welcoming them to our UConn Tennis family this fall.”
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