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Huskers Ready for Spring Season Opener

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska Women’s Tennis team will kick off the 2023 spring season this week as it hosts Western Michigan on Friday at 4 p.m. CT and Utah State on Sunday at 10 a.m. CT. at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center. The matches will be played indoors, and the live stream stats will be available on Updates will also be posted @HuskerWTennis on Twitter.

Scouting Western Michigan  

• The Broncos finished the 2021-22 season with a 12-12 overall record, including a 3-7 record in conference play.

• This year marks Ryan Tomlinson’s eighth season as head coach.

• The Broncos have a balanced roster with two freshmen, three juniors, two seniors and one graduate student.  


Series History with Western Michigan

• This is the first time Nebraska will meet Western Michigan on the tennis court. 


Scouting Utah State

• The Bluejays finished the 2021-22 season with a 6-14 overall record, including a 1-9 record in conference play.

• Utah State’s Sean McInerney is entering his 11th year as head coach. 

• This year, Utah State has a roster of one freshman, one sophomore, two juniors, one senior, one redshirt-senior and two graduate students. 


Series History with Utah State

• This is Nebraska’s first time competing against Utah State on the tennis court.

Huskers Welcome Three Transfers

• The women’s tennis team welcomes Anfisa Danilchenko, Raphaëlle Lacasse and Ana Carmen Zamburek.

• Danilchenko, a native of Moscow, Russia, spent last season at Minnesota and saw action in multiple singles and doubles positions. She finished the season with a 20-7 singles record and a 17-8 doubles record. During her junior career, Danilchenko reached an ITF ranking of 205, a WTA ranking of 1,180 and a UTR of 10.79. She won Grade 4 singles and doubles titles, while also being a finalist for Grade 1 and 3 ITF doubles. 

• Joining Danilchenko for the 2022-23 season is a transfer from the University of Kansas, Lacasse. The native of Montreal, Canada spent the last year with the Jayhawks and brings an impressive resume to Nebraska. Last season, she was a constant in the doubles and singles lineup and helped the Jayhawks achieve a top 30 national ranking.

• Carmen Zamburek, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, joins Nebraska after spending the last season at Baylor. During her freshman season at Baylor, Carmen Zamburek helped the Bears to a season-high No. 11 ranking and a regular season record of 15-8. Zamburek saw action in both singles and doubles and was a major contributor at both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. 

Up Next

• The Huskers will play Gonzaga at home on Feb. 4 at 10:00 a.m.  


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