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SPOTLIGHT ON MICHAELA

MICHAELA'S ACTION SHOTS

2011-12: Junior Season

Michaela Oldani posted an overall singles record of 9-15, and a dual match record of 5-7. She won four out of six times when she played at number six singles throughout the dual match season. In doubles, she recorded an overall record of 10-19 and a dual match record of 6-13. She had her most wins at the number three spot throughout the spring season. She received the Academic All-Conference Award for spring 2012.

2010-2011: Sophomore Season

She played mostly at number six in singles and played at the number two position in doubles for the last four matches of the season. She won a three-set match against Drake University's Amanda Aragon winning with a score of 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 clinching the team win. Along with Nikolina Grbac in doubles, the duo won two out of the last four matches of the season. She was named Mountain West Scholar Athlete. She is also a two-year member of the SAC (Student Athletic Committee).

2009-2010: Freshman Season

She gained valuable experience with six wins in singles, and four wins in doubles. She was a UNM Scholar Athlete.

Prior to UNM

She was a 2009 graduate from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. She placed 4th at state her freshman year and went on to place second at state for her sophomore year. She then took her junior and senior year off from playing for her high school to play in the United States Tennis Association Junior tournaments. She was ranked as high as 48 in the Southwest region and 181 nationally.

Personal

She is the daughter of Cheryl and Thomas Oldani and has one younger sister Desiree. A rare fact about her is that she is a dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States. Her father is originally from Switzerland. She is majoring in International Business Management.

Getting to know Michaela Oldani:

What is your favorite experience so far while in college?

"My favorite experience so far in college was definitely living in the dorms with my three other teammates. We were the inseparable four tennis freshman with everything we did. I met some of my closest friends through my dorm experience. Living in a big apartment close to other athletes in the other apartments definitely made my experience better."

Do you feel that the program has made you a better tennis player (mentally, physically) and why?

"I feel the new program/coaching staff has already made me a better tennis player both mentally and physically. Our coaching staff really believes in us and pushes us because they know we can handle things even when they get tough. Physical fitness has definitely helped with mental toughness which will pay off in matches and even off the courts in everyday life."


Friday, September 12
All Day - 
Women's Tennis
at Racquet Club Invitational
All Day - 
Women's Tennis
at Aggie Invitational
Friday, September 19
4:00 PM - 
Women's Tennis
vs. USA Junior Fed Cup Team
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