One of the most sought-after recruits in 2003...a competitor who loves the game of tennis...a devastatingly powerful player, who demands excellence from herself day in and day out...Fall 2003: competed in nine matches for the Bears winning six of them...in her first tournament as a collegiate, Podkolzina advanced to the ITA Regional final in singles and doubles competition...defeated top 20 players such as Stanford's Alice Barnes, Lauren Barnikow and Anne Yelsey at the ITA Regional...pushed preseason No. 8 Daria Panova of Oregon to three sets in the ITA Regional final (4-6,7-5,6-2)...was invited to participate in the prestigious ITA Indoor National in Ann Arbor, Mich....Teamed with Raquel-Kops Jones to reach the ITA regional final, winning their first four matches together, including wins over conference foes Bak/Marshall of Oregon (9-8) and Anderson/Yelsey of Stanford (8-2)...in all, the two went 5-1 in the fall and were awarded a spot at the ITA Indoors Nationals, winning their first match, (8-6), over the team of Brito/Coin of Clemson. Personl/Previous thought of as the No. 1 recruit in the national by many highly respected tennis publications...has won three age group national titles in the US...Finished the No. 1 rated player under 18 twice, most recently in 2002...she also finished the No. 1 rated player in Russia four consecutive years...was named Northgate HS Athlete of the Year...a member of the of the US National team to Britain...her hobbies include reading writing, watching movies and drinking coffee...she is undeclared, but plans to attend med school once her playing days are over...her parents are Svetlana and Alexandra...she was born Sept. 2, 1985 in Moscow, Russia...
Singles Doubles Dual Overall Dual Overall Fall'03 0-0 6-3 0-0 5-1