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Leeza Nemchinov
Position: Athlete
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
High School: Laurel Springs School (Calif.)
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Nemchinov Photos
Leeza Nemchinov
Courtesy: TribeAthletics.com
Release: 06/18/2013
Honors
CAA Player of the Year (2015)
CAA Championship Most Outstanding Player (2015)
NCAA Singles Championship Participant (2015)
NCAA Doubles Championship Participant (2015)
First-Team All-CAA in singles (2013, 2014, 2015)
First-Team All-CAA in doubles (2014, 2015)
CAA Rookie of the Year (2013)
VaSID Second Team All-State in singles (2014)
VaSID Second Team All-State in doubles (2014)
Four-time CAA Doubles Team of the Week
Five-time CAA Singles Player of the Week

Junior Season (2014-15)
Named CAA Player of the Year … Selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the CAA Championship after compiling a perfect 3-0 mark at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles … Became the 15th Tribe player to earn a spot in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship in the same season … Garnered First Team All-CAA honors in both singles and doubles  … Moved into the national ranking for the first time at No. 44 on Feb. 24 and was ranked in the last seven singles polls, including No. 53 on May 1 … Set a W&M school record for singles winning percentage … Wrapped up the dual-match season at 19-1 at No. 1 singles … Tallied a 27-3 overall singles mark singles … Two of her three losses came in three sets, including her only dual-match loss to No. 23 Natalie Beazant of Rice … Knocked off No. 7 Julia Jones of Ole Miss in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (2), during the teams’ dual-match in February … Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship before falling to No. 32-ranked Stephanie Nauta of Virginia … Upset nationally-ranked foes in No. 84 Joanna Nalborska of N.C. State and No. 98 Borislava Botusharova of Old Dominion … Compiled a 19-3 doubles record with Jeltje Loomans at the No. 1 spot … With Loomans was ranked as high as No. 25 nationally in doubles … Notched a doubles record of 26-6, including a 25-4 mark with Loomans … Named CAA Singles Player of the Week on four occasions and CAA Doubles Team of the Week, along with Loomans, three times.

Sophomore Season (2013-14)
First Team All-CAA in singles and doubles … Ranked as high as No. 89 nationally in singles following the fall season … Garnered VaSID All-State Second Team honors in both singles and doubles … Posted a 17-14 singles ledger, including a team-best eight dual-match victories … Won six matches at the No. 2 post and her first career match at No. 1, downing JMU’s All-CAA player Taylor Pinchoff … Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship … Went a perfect 3-0 at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in singles action … Upended Virginia senior Li Xi in straight sets at No. 3 singles in the teams’ dual-match … Posted three straight wins at the No. 2 singles slot against No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 50 Penn State and Wake Forest … Helped W&M to a CAA Quarterfinal win over Drexel with a straight-sets win at No. 2 … Tallied seven doubles wins, including six in dual-match play and four at the No. 1 position … Teamed with Belaya to win at the No. 1 doubles post against East Carolina, JMU, Penn State and College of Charleston.

Freshman Season (2012-13)
Named the CAA Rookie of the Year … Garnered First-Team All-CAA honors in singles … Finished the season as the No. 9 ranked singles player in the ITA Atlantic Region … Ranked second on the team with a 23-12 singles mark, including a team-best 17 dual-match victories playing exclusively at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions … Won a key three-set match at No. 3 singles in a 4-3 upset of No. 19 Ole Miss … Clinched regular season victories for the Tribe with singles triumphs against UNCW, West Virginia and Wake Forest … Tallied a important singles victory at No. 3 in W&M’s 4-3 win over No. 30 South Carolina … Won a key matches at No. 2 singles in the Tribe’s 4-3 wins at Maryland and over No. 58 Georgia State … Named CAA Singles Player of the Week on March 6 after clinching the Tribe’s win at Wake Forest … Garnered CAA Doubles Team of the Week honors with Sydney Smith on March 6 as well, helping W&M clinch the doubles point against the Demon Deacons … Advanced to the second round of the ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship … Downed her first nationally-ranked opponent, upending No. 93 Natalie Pintusava of Minnesota at the Kitty Harrison Invitational … Post a season-high nine-match singles winning streak from Feb. 2 through March 17 … Won 14 doubles matches during the year, including nine in dual match play … Posted a 3-1 ledger at the No. 1 doubles post with Maria Belaya … Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Atlantic Region Doubles Championship with Anik Cepeda … Posted a 3-0 record between singles and doubles at the CAA Championship in helping the Tribe to the crown.

Prep/Juniors
Earned a career-high combined ITF Junior Ranking of 137 ... Ranked as high as No. 953 in the WTA World Singles Rankings and No. 558 in the World Doubles Rankings ... According to the Tennis Recruiting Network was ranked as high as No. 41 nationally in 2010 ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Orange Bowl Championship in 2011 ... Competed in the Junior Championships at Wimbledon in July of 2011 ... Earned a spot in the singles semifinals at the 31st Tashkent International Junior Tournament, while winning the doubles title in 2011 ... Won the singles crown at the 2010 Fergana Cup and the NBU Cup ... Claimed doubles titles at the 2009 RC Kapriz Open and the ITF Junior 18 & Under of Turkmenistan in 2009.

Personal
The daughter of Sergei and Elena Nemchinov ... Her father, Sergei, played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils ... he was an  Olympic Silver Medal with Russia in 1998 and won Stanley Cups with the New York Rangers in 1994 and New Jersey Devils in 2000 ... Intends to major in Business or International Relations.
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