|Coach Miha Lisac inks two players for the upcoming season.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University women’s tennis coach Miha Lisac announced today that Habiba Shaker and Emily Da Silva Chang will join the team this fall.
“We are excited to have Habiba and Emily join our program,” says Lisac. “They bring a wealth of experience at a junior and international level and will add to our lineup in a major way.”
Shaker has competed in several tournaments around the world, including last year’s Lotto International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tournament in Lebanon, the ITF Juniors Championships in Bahrain and the Al Wasl Club Dubai ITF Junior Championships in the United Arab Emirates. The Cairo, Egypt, native has made an appearance on the ITF Pro Circuit, competing both in singles and doubles competitions. Shaker is currently the eighth-ranked junior player in Egypt and had a career-best junior ranking of No. 373 in the world in January 2014.
Chang played her prep career in Brazil. In 2014, the Mogi Das Cruzes, Brazil, native has competed in Sao Paulo and Sao Jose Dos Campos tournaments. Chang comes to WVU with a career singles record of 31-38, with her best season coming in 2013 when she posted a mark of 13-12.
“Habiba and Emily will help us take steps toward building a championship program at West Virginia, and we are very excited to be taking steps forward in that process,” Lisac says. “They will add in a major way on the tennis courts, in the classroom and in our team-building process.”
The Mountaineers finished the 2013-14 season 3-18. Freshmen Oana Manole and Kaja Mrgole
led the team with a combined 24 wins in singles and doubles.