Diana Popescu Aleksandra Petrova

Junior

Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Our awesome captain! Adi’s game is explosive and powerful! She likes to dazzle her opponents with incredible shots. A fantastic role model for fight and might, I appreciate Adi’s leadership by example!”

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Career at UB
Fall 2009: Tied for the team lead with five singles wins during the fall. Teamed with Tamara Markovic for four doubles wins, earning a consolation flight title at the Gopher Invite. Won a first-round match at the ITA Regional Championships.

2008-09: Selected as the team’s Most Improved Player. Finished with a 13-11 singles and 8-15 doubles record. Went 9-5 and 5-2 in MAC play at the fifth singles slot. Rallied from a first-set deficit to defeat Martina Vianna Ce of Southern Illinois in a third-set tiebreaker to help the Bulls to a 4-3 win over the Salukis. Picked up two victories at the MAC Fall Invite at Western Michigan.

2007-08: Finished the season with a 3-3 record and a 4-7 record in double play. Was hampered for part of the season by injury. Reached the consolation doubles bracket at the Army Invitational. Reached the semifinals in the “C” bracket at the Can-Am Invitational.

Prior to UB
Was ranked the number one player in Bulgaria.

Personal
Born March 3, 1989. Daughter of Krasimic and Svetlana Petrova. Hobbies include dancing, reading and watching horror movies. Favorite athlete is Pete Sampras and favorite food is tomato salad with feta cheese. Plans to major in business with the goal of becoming a financial advisor.

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