Cowgirls are 71st in Oracle/ITA rankings
The National Award Winner will be announced next Tuesday
It’s the first time in program history
Cowgirls finish the season 15-6 overall
Zhelyazkova earns third set tiebreaker for victory
SENIOR (2014-15): An All-Mountain West conference selection in doubles for the first time in her career. She and doubles partner Christa Gecheva went 11-5 during the spring including a 3-1 mark in league play at the number one position. Had a season long four match winning streak and won five out of the last seven matches to close out the season. Played in two singles matches during the spring. Sat out the fall due to an injury. She finishes ranked 24th with 33 doubles victories and 26th all-time with 27 singles wins.
JUNIOR (2013-14): Went 5-2 in double action with two different players in the fall. She and Christa Gecheva won the Air Force Invite and their opening match at the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament. In singles play, she went 3-5 overall. Recorded a 7-6 mark in the spring to finish 10-14 overall for the year in singles. She finished the month of April with a record of 5-2. Had a MW record of 4-1 in league action. Espinosa went 13-11 in doubles action, while finishing 8-9 during the spring and 3-2 in MW action. An Academic All-Mountain West selection.
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Won the first three matches to begin fall play and finished with a 6-4 record. She reached the finals at the BYU and Air Force Invitational winning her draw at Air Force. In doubles action, she and partner Christa Gecheva went 3-4 overall. They qualified for the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament and went 1-1. Played in two matches during the spring to go 8-4 overall in singles action. She and Gecheva also went undefeated in their two doubles matches in the spring to finish 5-4 on the year.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): In singles action, Espinosa went 6-7 during the fall. She earned her first career victory over Lauren Pick of Colorado State (10/7/11). Finished with a 2-1 record at the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament. Saw limited action in doubles play going 1-2 with two different playing partners. Played just one singles match and one doubles match in the spring earning victories in both. For the year, she went 7-7 in singles and 2-2 in doubles play.
HIGH SCHOOL: A National Junior Women's Champion since 2004. She was a finalist in the Central American Games in 2010, while being recognized as the Tennis Athlete of the Year by Cable Onda Sports Award. In 2009, she was selected as the Best Female Athlete by the Panamanian Tennis Federation.
PERSONAL: Born August 5, 1993 in Panama City, Panama. She is the daughter of Edwin Espinosa and Alma de Espinosa. Has three siblings, Anabelle, Valerie and Adriana. Currently majoring in marketing and finance.