Top-Seeded Tulsa Ends East Carolina's Season With 4-0 Win
Lady Pirates Capture Fifth Consecutive First-Round Victory
Lady Pirates Will Open League Women's Tennis Championships As No. 8 Seed
Lady Pirates Will Close Out Regular Season Play at Charleston Saturday
East Carolina Opens Play In Conference USA Championships Thursday
Fall 2012: Won all six matches during an abbreviated fall schedule because of an injury ... Captured a singles flight title at the Davidson Invitational (3-0) and paired with Nicole LaDuca to win the doubles flight with an identical 3-0 mark.
2011-12: Enrolled at East Carolina in January (did not compete during the fall season) and quickly made an impact in ECU's lineup in both singles and doubles during spring dual match play ... Stood second on the squad, along with Yilian Zhang, with 10 singles wins during her initial semester with the Pirate program ... Competed in four of six positions, but primarily served as East Carolina's top No. 2 performer (6-8) ... Also played at No. 3 (2-1), No. 4 (1-2) and No. 6 (1-1) ... Was 1-2 in three Conference USA regular matches, defeating UCF's Allison Hodges 7-5, 6-4 in the league opener ... Logged a victory in the C-USA Tournament by downing UAB's Isabel Fernandez 6-3, 6-3 (second round match against Tulsa's Samantha Vickers was not completed) ... Of 22 decisions, only three were decided in three sets (1-2) ... Teamed with three partners for a combined 10-4 doubles mark ... Paired with Natalie Collins for an 8-9 record, usually playing as the Pirates' No. 3 tandem (5-7) ... Also played with Abby Richmond (2-3) in all three positions and with Neena Wanko (0-2) at the No. 1 slot to open the season ... Along with Collins, started C-USA Tournament action with an 8-3 triumph against UAB's Caroline Faught and Sarah Witkowski ... Enjoyed two separate three-match win streaks during doubles play.
Junior Tennis/High School: Rose to a No. 92 Junior world ranking ... Stood No. 1 among all Junior players in her native Russia ... Captured six International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior singles titles ... Reached semifinals on four other occasions and won doubles crown once ... Graduated from the North-West Academy of Public Administration, a state higher education institution situated in St. Petersburg which "carries out training, retraining and improvement of professional skills of public employees in St. Petersburg and Northwest region of Russian Federation.
Personal: Full name is Renata Bakieva ... Born June 18, 1992 at Vasilkov, Ukraine ... Vasilkov, which is located on the Stuhna River in the Kiev province in central Ukraine, serves as the administrative center of the Vasylkivskyi district and was home to the Vasilkov Air Base during the Cold War years ... Daughter of Andrey and Lindmilla Bakieva ... Major is communications.