Olena Leonchuk
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Height: 5-8

GENERAL: Crucial asset to the Black & Gold roster, adding depth to the middle singles positions… Passionate player who has one of the best work ethics on this year’s squad… Versatility has allowed her to play at five of the six singles spots over her three seasons at VCU.

2009-10 (SENIOR): Was a constant force at the back end of the Rams’ lineup throughout the spring... With her 26 wins this season, she climbed into a tie with Olga Borisova for third-place all-time on the singles wins chart... That number also locks her into tie for seventh-place all-time on the single-season wins chart... Took only one loss out of her first 18 matches of the spring.

2008-09 (JUNIOR): Second on the squad with 22 singles victories... Ended the season by winning 16 straight matches, dropping just three sets during the streak… Throttled Kiara Powell of Georgia State, 6-1, 6-3 in CAA Championship match (April 19th).

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Throttled Suzana Mansour of South Carolina, 6-1, 6-0 in first round of NCAA Team Tournament (May 9)... Won two of her three singles matches in CAA Tournament (April 18-20)... Opened spring season with six straight singles wins... Provided pivotal, 7-6 (4), 6-3 win on the No. 3 court over Ina Hadziselimovic in Rams’ upset of ninth-ranked Clemson (Feb. 3).

2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Throttled Klaudyna Kasztelaniec of No. 16 William & Mary, 6-0, 6-0 at fifth postion (April 10)... Helped Rams topple No. 48 Long Beach State when she outlasted Rachel Porsz, 7-5, 7-5 (March 13)... Won eight straight matches from Feb. 14 to March 15.



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