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Marta Lesniak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wroclaw, Poland

Height:
5-10

Experience:
4L


01/23/2014

SMU Set To Host Its Spring Season Opener Against Stephen F. Austin

All Home Matches Will Be Played At The Northwood Club Tennis Courts

12/06/2011

Marta Lesniak Named Conference USA Tennis Athlete Of The Month

Senior Earns Award After Winning The USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championship

11/06/2011

W-Tennis: No. 10 Marta Lesniak Wins USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship

Lesniak Wins 7-5, 6-1 In Championship Match

11/05/2011

SMU W-Tennis: No. 10 Marta Lesniak Reaches Final At National Indoor Championships

Earns 101st Career Win, Tying For Third At SMU

11/04/2011

W-Tennis: No. 10 Marta Lesniak Reaches Semifinals At National Indoor Championships

Lesniak Becomes Fourth Mustang With 100 Career Wins

2011-12 (Senior): Went 17-3 in singles, highlighted by winning the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship...graduated in December of 2011...ITA Rankings: Was No. 10 in the preseason rankings...Honors: Conference USA Player of the Month for September, October and November...Milestones & Records: Finished her singles career 102-18 (.850)...Ranks third in career singles wins (102) and second in career winning percentage (.850)...Finished doubles career 75-23 (.765)...Tied for fourth in doubles victories (75)... National Champion: USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship on Nov. 6 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y....Won the title by defeating four opponents ranked No. 26 or higher, including two ranked in the top five...Defeated Joanna Mather of Florida 7-5, 6-1 in the final match...Fall Tournaments - Singles: Won the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship (5-0) in Flushing, N.Y....Won the SFA Tournament (3-0)...Advanced to the quarterfinal of the ITA All-American (2-1) in Los Angeles...Reached the semifinals at the ITA Regional (4-1) in Fort Worth, Texas...Advanced to the semifinal of the Baylor Invitational (3-1)... Fall Tournaments - Doubles: Advanced to the finals at the SFA Tournament (with Edyta Cieplucha)...Reached the semifinals at the ITA Regional (with Cieplucha)...Singles: Finished 17-3 in singles, going 6-2 against ranked opponents...Doubles: Went 5-2 in doubles.

2010-2011 (Junior):
ITA Rankings: Finished the regular-season ranked No. 15 in singles and No. 57 in doubles with Aleksandra Malyarchikova... reached as high as No. 2 in singles and No. 29 in doubles with Heather Steinbauer... Honors: Conference USA Player of the Year...C-USA Singles Player of the Championship...C-USA Doubles Team of the Championship paired with Aleksandra Malyarchikova...ITA Region and National Player to Watch... All-Conference USA Singles and Doubles first team...Three-time Conference USA Player of the Month (Sep., Oct., Nov.)... Four-time Conference USA Player of the Week (Mar. 1, Mar. 15, Mar. 29, Apr. 12). Milestones & Records: Ranked No. 2 at SMU for most singles victories in a season with 42... Placed second at SMU in career singles winning percentage with a .859 mark (85-14)... Went 42-6 (.875) to be ranked No. 9 at SMU in season singles winning percentage... With 53 career doubles victories with Aleksandra Malyarchikova moved into first for most SMU team doubles wins and the duo also posted 21 doubles victories that makes them third in SMU ranking for the most doubles wins in a season... Her 69 doubles victories rank sixth at SMU... NCAA Championship - Singles: Entered the tournament ranked No. 9... fell 6-4, 6-4 to No. 49 Nina Secebergovic in the first round... NCAA Championship - Team: Lost in singles and doubles at No. 1 in the first-round match against No. 31 Texas A&M... Helped the team to advance to the sweet 16 by winning singles and doubles both at No. 1 against No. 12 Florida State... Fell in doubles at No. 1 and DNF in singles at No. 1 in the round of 16 loss to No. 7 Baylor. Tournament Championship: Advanced to the quarterfinals in the main draw at All-American tournament in Los Angeles, Calif. and automatically qualified for the ITA National Indoor Championship where she won the consolation bracket after losing in first-round of main draw to No. 1 Jana Juricova... teamed with Heather Steinbauer to reach the doubles final at ITA Regional in Waco... fell in singles final to Sona Novakova... Singles: Finished 42-7 with a 24-3 dual match record... played at No. 1 position... went 18-4 in tournament play... was 18-6 against nationally-ranked opponents... Doubles: Paired with Heather Steinbauer in the fall season where the duo finished 8-2... In the regular-season teamed up with Aleksandra Malyarchikova with a 21-6 record and Edyta Cieplucha with a 1-0 mark... Went 4-4 against nationally ranked opponents.

Marta Lesniak


2009-10 (Sophomore):
ITA Rankings: Finished the season ranked No. 34...reached as high as No. 28 at the end of the regular-season...in doubles, was ranked as high as No. 15 with Pavi Francis on Jan. 5 and as high as No. 13 with Aleksandra Malyarchikova during the fall...Honors: Conference USA Player of the Year...All-Conference USA first team...Four-time Conference USA Player of the Week (Jan. 26, Mar. 9, Mar. 23, Apr. 13)...Conference USA Player of the Month in October...Milestones & Records: Went 29-7 in singles to tie for seventh at SMU in single-season victories...Finished the season ranking second at SMU in career singles winning percentage at .843 (43-8)...Went 16-9 with Aleksandra Malyarchikova to move into a tie for fourth at SMU in career doubles wins as a tandem (32)...NCAA Championship - Singles: Entered the tournament ranked No. 28...received the automatic bid for Conference USA as the highest ranked player in the league...fell 1-6, 7-5, 6-0 to No. 15 Venise Chan in the first round...NCAA Championship - Team: Won at No. 1 singles and DNF at No. 1 doubles (led 7-4 with Aleksandra Malyarchikova vs. No. 72 Anamika Bhargava / Marie Zalameda) in the first-round victory over No. 43 Pepperdine...Lost at No. 1 singles (vs. No. 4 Hilary Barte) and No. 1 doubles (to the No. 2 duo of Barte and Lindsay Burdette) at No. 8 Stanford in the second round...Tournament Championship: Teamed with Pavi Francis to win the doubles championship at the ITA Regional in Waco and automatically qualify for the ITA National Indoor Championships in New Haven, Connecticut...Singles: Went 29-7 on the season with a 22-3 dual match record, all at No. 1...finished 7-4 against nationally ranked opponents...Doubles: Finished 24-12 with an 11-4 tournament record...the 13-8 dual record included a 12-8 mark at No. 1...was 16-9 with Aleksandra Malyarchikova and the duo went 2-2 against nationally-ranked opponents.

Marta Lesniak


2008-09 (Freshman): Named ITA Southwest Rookie of the Year... C-USA Freshman of the Year and All Conference USA first team pick...Singles: ranked No. 39... defeated Taylor Ormond from No. 4 Baylor to end the singles season 14-2... played in the first round of NCAA falling to Ani Mijacika... Doubles: ranked No. 13 paired with Aleksandra Malyarchikova... defeated Megan Falcon and Mykala Hedberg from No. 19 LSU in the first round of the NCAA tournament to fall in the second round to Lindsay Burdette and Hilary Barte from No. 4 Stanford... ended the season 16-1... selected to be the team's captain for the 2009-10 season.

Personal: Nickname is 'Mar'...Daughter of Marek and Aleksandra Lesniak...Father Marek is a high school teacher and coach...Began playing tennis at the age of four...Wants to acquire a high GPA for admission into the Cox Business School...Chose SMU because it is a nice place with great people...Favorite thing about SMU is teammate Sophie Quist...Toughest opponent was Ana Ivanovic...Plans to major in Business...Favorites: Serena Willams, athlete; Johnnie Depp, actor; macadamia cookies, food; pink, color; Bahamas, vacation spot.