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Anya Morgina

  • height 5-7
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Moscow, Russia
  • High school Moscow #152
  • height 5-7
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Moscow, Russia
  • High school Moscow #152

Anya Morgina Bio

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2011-12 (SENIOR): Played the No. 1 singles position for the second year in a row and earned a spot on the All-SEC Second Team … Ranked among the top 50 in the nation for singles the entire season … Ranked No. 30 to begin the fall … Was also ranked No. 45 in the fall for doubles with Dominika Kanakova … Opened the spring season ranked a career-high No. 20 in singles, the highest for a Gamecock since 2009 … Ended the season ranked No. 42, an improvement of three places from her junior year … Earned a national doubles ranking with Jaklin Alawi during the spring, ascending as high as No. 52 … Represented South Carolina at the NCAA Singles Championship in Athens, Ga., in May to mark her second appearance in a row at the event … Upset one of the tournament’s No. 9-16 seeds in Jacqueline Cako of Arizona State, ranked No. 15 at the time, in the first round … It was the first time a Gamecock beat a seeded player since 2002 … Lost a narrow decision to Ariel Ellis from Texas in the second round 3-6, 7-6 (11-9), 6-0 … Ended her career ranked fourth in school history for victories at the No. 1 singles position in SEC regular-season play with 12 over a two-year span … Opened her fall campaign with a win against then-No. 35 Petra Niedermayerova of Kansas State … Named the singles champion at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic after defeating Niedermayerova and two other opponents … Recorded a win over then-No. 31 Brynn Boren of Tennessee at the Furman Fall Classic … Beat consecutive ranked players at the ITA/Riviera All-American Qualifying Tournament before falling in her third match to come up one win shy of making the main draw of college tennis’ first Grand Slam tournament of the season … Recorded eight singles victories on the season against players with national rankings at the time of the matches … Began the spring by winning her first seven matches in singles … Won handily versus then-No. 55 Keri Wong from Clemson 6-4, 6-1 to help the Gamecocks defeat their instate rival for the first time since 2006 … Clinched South Carolina’s 4-3 victory over Georgia State by defeating then-No. 34 Abigail Tere-Apisah in three sets … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year … Graduated in December 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management. 2010-11 (JUNIOR): Had a breakout season for South Carolina in her ascension to the No. 1 singles spot from No. 3 the previous year … Ended the year earning All-SEC First Team honors, becoming just the fourth player in school history to land on the first team … Also captured the ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch award … Morgina was just the second Gamecock in the history of the program to receive the regional award, joining Heather Greene in 1994 … Her 24-15 record in singles led the team for victories, as did her 8-3 mark in SEC matches … Became the 15th Gamecock to compete in the 64-person NCAA Singles Championship, falling in three sets in the first round to the tournament’s No. 4 seed Denise Dy of Washington … Her eight wins in SEC matches at No. 1 singles tied a school record first set by Danielle Wiggins in 2004 … Morgina had the most wins at No. 1 singles in conference matches during the regular season than any other SEC competitor … Ranked No. 70 in the nation to start the fall and climbed as high as No. 29 in the April 12 rankings before settling at 45th at season’s end … Jumped into the doubles rankings in the preseason spring rankings with Dominika Kanakova at 37th … The pair posted a 5-0 record during the fall and claimed their flight at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic to open the year … Morgina and Miljana Jocic also snagged the doubles champion title at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic … Ended the year ranked 65th in doubles with Kanakova … Defeated seven ranked players on the season in singles … Within a two-week period, Morgina defeated two players ranked in the top 30 with wins over Anouk Tigu of Arkansas (23) and Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama (29) … Had an eight-match winning streak beginning with Auburn on March 11 through Kentucky on April 3 … Registered a marquee singles victory versus Georgia when she defeated defending NCAA champion Chelsey Gullickson in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) … Morgina trailed 4-2 in the second set and 5-2 in the third set before coming back to win the match … She also picked up a win in doubles against then-No. 9-ranked Gullickson and Kate Fuller that day with Kanakova … Provided the Gamecocks with the winning point in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Arizona, coming back to defeat Natasha Marks 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Displayed a powerful game that allowed her to play in the top half of the lineup for the Gamecocks all spring … Gave a solid performance in the fall with a 5-4 record … Her highlight victory of the fall and season as a whole included a three-set triumph over Catherine Newman of Vanderbilt at the Furman Fall Classic in September … Newman entered the match ranked No. 46 nationally and played No. 1 singles for the Commodores in the spring, ending the season with a ranking of 23rd … Morgina played the entire spring at No. 3 singles, where she posted a 15-8 record … Held a 14-3 record after her first 17 dual matches and began the spring ranked No. 69, her highest of the year … Won the first NCAA Tournament match of her career with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Kayla Duncan of TCU that helped the Gamecocks come back from losing the doubles point to defeat the Horned Frogs 4-2 … A strong performer in doubles for South Carolina as well, playing the bulk of the spring with Adriana Pereira at the No. 3 spot … The pair went 6-4 in regular-season SEC matches at the third position … Ended the year, however, with a different partner in Miljana Jocic, which proved to be a successful combination as well … The two went 5-2 overall and were 3-0 at No. 2 doubles … Listed at No. 105 in the nation in the final ITA singles rankings and appeared in every edition but one of the association’s spring rankings … Named the New Female Athlete of the Year for the entire athletics department at the annual Gamecock Gala in April. 2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Spent her freshman year in Terre Haute, Ind., playing for the Indiana State Sycamores … Helped her team to a second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 6-2 record … ISU finished 8-12 overall after losing to Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament … Voted to the MVC All-Select Team … Posted a 17-3 record in singles matches while going 14-6 in doubles … Dominated the No. 2 singles slot with a 14-1 mark … Played five matches at No. 1 singles, going 3-2 … Partnered primarily with Sofya Lifanova for doubles, going 14-5 with her … Morgina and Lifanova collected a 14-3 record playing the second slot … Ranked fifth in the conference in singles winning percentage thanks to her .850 figure … Had the highest winning percentage of any player in the league at No. 2 singles at 93.3 percent … She and Lifanova also turned in the highest percentage of wins at the second doubles position with an 82.4 percent mark … Morgina ranked in the top 10 in the league for conference singles winning percentage with a 7-1 record (.875) and went undefeated at No. 2 doubles with Lifanova with a 7-0 slate to lead the MVC. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as high as 142nd in the world in the International Tennis Federation juniors … Won the ITF Egypt International Championships in singles in 2007 and 2008 … Picked up the doubles title at the 2008 Egypt championships as well with partner Natela Dzalamidze … Claimed the 2007 Egypt doubles title with May El Wardany … She and Petra Jurova won the doubles championship at the Damascus International Junior Tournament in Syria in July 2008 … Won a singles title at the ITF East Africa Circuit in Burundi in November 2007 … Won a pair of additional doubles titles on the ITF circuit with Galina Fokina and the duo made the finals of two ITA tournaments as well.

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2008-09* 17-3 17-3 3-2 14-1
2009-10 20-12 5-4 15-8 (6-4) 15-8 (6-4)
2010-11 24-15 10-4 14-11 (8-3) 14-11 (8-3)
2011-12 21-10 7-4 14-6 (4-6) 14-6 (4-6)
Total 82-40 22-12 60-28 (18-13) 31-19 (12-9) 14-1 15-8 (6-4)

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2008-09* 14-6 14-6 0-2 14-4
2009-10 16-14 4-5 12-9 (6-4) 3-0 9-9 (6-4)
2010-11 21-14 9-3 12-11 (4-7) 1-4 (1-2) 6-3 (3-3) 5-4 (0-2)
2011-12 19-10 5-1 14-9 (4-7) 7-4 (2-4) 7-5 (2-3)
Total 70-44 18-9 52-35 (14-18) 8-10 (3-6) 30-12 (5-6) 14-13 (6-6)

* At Indiana State