ECU Posts Identical 7-0 Victories Over N.C. A&T and Winston-Salem State Saturday
ECU wins four singles flights, two doubles flights
Zhang, LaDuca, and Tanik were undefeated in their respective flights
Wanko recorded a trio of victories to finish tournament undefeated
Several Pirates won their respective flights over the weekend
Coach Morris on Vanessa Fuleihan: "Vanessa has been a wonderful a player to coach and have in our program here at ECU. Her leadership on and off the court has been such a positive experience for her teammates. Vanessa's hard work is making a difference in both her singles and doubles play. With her continued improvement, we expect Vanessa to continue to compete for a starting position this year."
Fall 2013: Competed in just two singles and one doubles match during the fall season.
2012-13: Played in just one dual singles match and defeated Winston Salem State's Carmen Grady, 6-1, 6-2 ... Victorious in each of her only two spring doubles matches, both when paired with Karling Watson ... Won four of nine singles matches during the fall tourney season ... Captured first collegiate flight title with a 2-0 mark at the Charlotte Invitational on Oct. 13-14 ... Also competed in two doubles matches with Karling Watson (0-2).
2011-12:Won only official match played during the spring campaign by defeating Barton's Francesca Del Pozo 6-1, 6-2 ... Also led Carla Avilla (Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras) 6-1 before the match was halted ... Split four doubles meetings, teaming with Watson (1-2) on three occasions and Dana Gray once (1-0) ... Won both matches by an identical 8-1 scores (vs. PR-RP and BC) ... Played in six overall matches in an abbreviated fall schedule, which included Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional competition ... Was winless in three singles events and tallied a similar mark in doubles play.
2010-11:Experienced action in one singles match and two doubles tilts during rookie spring campaign ... Fell to North Carolina Central's Maria Nedstrom in lone singles match (6-0, 6-1 at No. 6) on March 26 ... Was 2-0 in doubles, teaming with Kristin Gordon (North Carolina A&T) and Natalie Collins (Mount Olive) at the No. 3 position ... Competed in six singles matches during individual tournament action in the fall, but did not record a victory ... Experienced limited doubles action during the short season, teaming with Gordon on three occasions (0-3).
High School/Junior Tennis:Attended Saddlebrook Preparatory School in Wesley Chapel, Fla. (Tampa area) - an educational institution that encourages and promotes physical development in tennis and golf in addition to delivering a complete academic curriculum ...Selected as Saddlebrook's Female Student-of-the-Year in 2009 ... Coach was Craig Boynton.
Personal: Full name is Vanessa Fuleihan ... Born February 25, 1991 at Syracuse, N.Y. ... Daughter of Daniel and Karen Fuleihan ... Major is sports studies, while minor is business ... Earned inclusion on ECU's Honor Roll for classroom work in the 2011 fall semester ... Sister (Heather) played tennis at Skidmore (N.Y.) College.