at USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships
UNM falls to #55 Fresno State 6-1
Lobos travel to Boise, Idaho to face Nevada* and #55 Fresno State*
UNM falls to Wyoming 7-0 on neutral territory
UNM defeats Colorado State 4-3
UNM falls to #71 UNLV 7-0
2011-12: Sophomore Season
Michaela Bezdickova (Misa)recorded an overall singles record of 21-9. In dual play, she posted a singles record of 13-7 at the number one spot. At the end of the season, she finished with a winning streak of four matches. In doubles, the sophomore posted a 15-13 overall record with a dual match record of 10-10. She mostly played at the number one spot, where she marked a 6-6 record in doubles. She was one out of three for UNM women's tennis to be named a Mountain West Scholar Athlete for 2011-12. She was named to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-District All-Large Teams. She received the Academic All-Conference Award for spring 2012. She was named to the 2011-12 All-Mountain West Team for singles and doubles. This was her second time to be selected for singles and first time for doubles with partner Maria Sablina.
2010-2011: Freshman Season
She played number one singles for the Lobos, going 10-13 for the season. She went 9-14 in doubles playing in the number two spot. She had a season-best four match win streak from February 5-12, winning all eight of her matches without dropping a set and only giving away just 10 games in the process. She gained very valuable experience as a freshman. She pulled out a great three-set win over UNLV's Lucia Batta with a score of 7-5, 2-6, 1-0. She also picked up a three-set win over Northern Arizona's Edit Suhajda. In doubles, she mostly teamed with Nikolina Grbac going 7-9 at the number two position. She made history for UNM by becoming the first freshman to make it to the quarterfinals at the ITA Regionals held in Las Vegas, Nev. She was named Most Valuable Player for UNM her freshman year as well as earning the most individual wins on the team.
Prior to UNM
She is a 2010 graduate from Gymnazium Hejcin in Olomovc, Czech Republic. She comes to UNM with valuable experience playing as a junior internationally and competing in several ITF tournaments.
She is from the Czech Republic and is the daughter of Renata Bezdickova and Josef Besdicek. She has one sister Katerina. Both of her parents are civil engineers. Her favorite athlete is Andy Roddick and plans to major in finance.
Getting to know Michaela Bezdickova:
What is your favorite thing (restaurant, event, item, etc.) that is unique to Albuquerque?
"I like the weather in Albuquerque because it is almost always sunny here. I also think that the architecture is very unique because it is a mixture of different architectural styles."
Do you feel that the program has made you a better tennis player (mentally, physically) and why?
"Yes, I got definitely better because I had never weightlifted before I came here to UNM. I think it has helped to my movement on the court. I think it made me a better player mentally because we compete a lot and if I lose, I sometimes need to regroup quickly. There is a new match the next day and you can't let that affect you mentally."