Women's Tennis

 

  Masha Pozar
Masha Pozar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ljubljana, Slovenia

High School:
Garbi

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
06/03/1986


  • Q&A with Masha Pozar

    AS A SENIOR (FALL 2007): Notched a 5-2 singles record and a 10-3 doubles record in the fall season ... took second in number one singles and second in number one doubles at the Big Green Tournament (10/26-28) ... won number one doubles and number one singles at the UConn Dual Meet (9/26) ... lost in the quarterfinals of number one singles and lost in the semifinal round of number one doubles at the Cissy Leavy Invitational (9/21-23) ... won number one doubles and placed second overall at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational (9/14-16).

    AS A JUNIOR (SPRING 2007): Finished season with a career-high 21 singles wins (versus only 11 losses) and 16-13 doubles record ... Finished spring season tied for 10th place on the UMass all time singles wins list and tied for 5th in doubles wins with 50 wins in each category ... Named First-Team Atlantic 10 All-Conference Performer and to the Academic All-Conference Team ... Had a streak of winning 11 of 12 finished singles matches dating from Fordham match (2/25) to Xavier (4/20) ... Teamed with Michele Spiess to win at No. 1 doubles over top-seeded Temple (4/21), 8-5 ... Was perfect in A-10 Quarterfinals (4/20), winning at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles over Xavier ... In the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championships (4/20), defeated Jen Kadierski of Saint Joseph's, 6-2, 6-2 ... In regular-season finale vs. Rhode Island (4/13), won at No. 1 doubles, 9-7, and No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2 ... Teamed with Michele Spiess to edge Quinnipiac (4/11) in doubles, 8-6 ... Was perfect against four-time defending Atlantic 10 Champion Richmond (3/31), winning in doubles 8-4 and singles 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) ... Captured the only point for the Minutewomen against Old Dominion (3/30), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 ... Defeated Elodie Wendling of Florida Atlantic (3/22), 6-4, 6-2 ... Against Lynn University (3/19) handed No. 5 nationally ranked Division II player Alexandra Schunk her first loss, 6-2, 6-1 ... Came out on top in both No. 2 doubles and No. 2 singles vs. Cornell (3/10) ... Was perfect against Binghamton (3/9), as the Minutewomen handed the Bobcats their first loss of the season ... She won at No. 2 doubles, 8-1, and No. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-2 ... Was victorious at No. 2 singles over Brooke Jones of Army (3/3), 6-4, 6-2 ... The previous day, teamed with Michele Spiess to win at No. 1 doubles vs. Hofstra (3/2) ... In A-10 Opener, defeated Ellenoira Featherston of Fordham (2/25) at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-0 ... Teamed with Maude Lecluyse to defeat a pair from Dartmouth (2/23) at No. 1 doubles, 8-5 ... Defeated Michele Pautler of Brown (2/17) in singles 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 ... In same match, teamed with Maude Lecluyse to win at No. 2 doubles 8-3 ... Teamed with Maude Lecluyse at No. 2 doubles to win 8-2 vs. St. John's (2/11) ... Defeated Columbia (2/10) at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2 ... In spring season-opener, teamed with Maude Lecluyse to shut out Albany (2/4) at No. 2 doubles, 8-0

    FALL 2006: At Eastern Collegiate Invitational, advanced to quarterfinals of singles competition ... Won opening-round match, 6-0, 6-1 ... Advanced to quarterfinals of Cissy Leary Invitational singles competition ... Defeated Lindsay Risebrough of Minnesota, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to quarterfinals ... In round one, beat Angela Hendry of Columbia, 7-6 (5) 6-2 ... Defeated Kelley LoRusso of UConn at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-0 ... Teamed with Michele Spiess at No. 1 doubles to defeat UConn, 8-0 ... At the Cornell Blind Duals, teamed with Michele Spiess to win, 8-1, in doubles action ... At ITA Regionals, won three singles matches before falling ... In the qualifying round, shut out opponents from Morgan State and Rutgers by identical scores of 6-0, 6-0 ... In doubles play, teamed with Michele Spiess to advance to the round of 16 ... They defeated opponents from James Madison and Albany by scores of 8-2 and 8-5 ... At Big Green Invitational, received a bye in round one of Group A singles ... Went on to defeat Carley Markovitz of Dartmouth before falling in the quarterfinals.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (SPRING 2006): Named to All-Conference Team...Shared UMass Award with senior co-captain Lesley Fisher ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Finished season with 13-9 singles record and 19-4 doubles record ... Was victorious at No. 2 singles 3-6, 7-6 (4) 6-2 vs. Xavier in the 3rd-place match ... In the same match, teamed with Masha Pozar for an 8-1 No. 1 doubles victory ... Did not finish any singles or doubles matches in the first three matches vs. LaSalle, Duquesne, and Richmond ... Was victorious in No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0 vs. Providence (Feb. 24). In the same match, she teamed up with Michele Spiess to win in No. 1 doubles, 8-3 ... Was victorious in No. 2 singles, 7-5, 6-3 vs. Dartmouth (Feb. 22). In the same match, she teamed up with Michele Spiess to win in No. 1 doubles, 8-6 ... Was victorious in No. 2 singles, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 vs. Cornell (Feb. 19). In the same match, she teamed up with Michele Spiess to win in No. 1 doubles 8-3 ... Was victorious in No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-3 vs. Binghamton (Feb. 18). In the same match, she teamed up with Michele Spiess to win in No. 1 doubles, 8-4 ... Was victorious in No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-0 vs. Long Island (Feb. 10). In the same match, she teamed up with Michele Spiess to win in No. 1 doubles, 8-3.

    FALL 2005: Teamed up with Michele Spiess to win the flight A doubles title in Quinnipiac Invitational ... at No. 2 singles, defeated UCONN and Middlebury ... paired with Michele Spiess to defeat St. John's in No. 2 doubles.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Went 16-9 in singles competition, including marks of 2-3 at No. 1 and 14-6 at No. 2 ... she also went 15-10 at No. 1 and 2 doubles with Michele Spiess ... the pair also competed in the Wilson/ITA East Regional ... named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week twice ... tabbed the Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer ... made 2005 Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis All-Conference Team.

    BEFORE UMASS: Was ranked in the top-10 in Slovenia in the 14 and 16-and-under age groups ... currently ranked in the top 30 in her country, she advanced to the quarterfinals in the most recent national championship.

    PERSONAL: Born June 3, 1986 in Maribor, Slovenia ... daughter of Svetlana Vakanjac and Bojan Pozar ... A Political Science major.

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