|Previous School:||Republican College of Olympic Reserve|
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008)
Became the second Sacramento State women’s tennis player to gain All-America status during the program’s Div. I era (1991-pres.) after reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Singles Championships...joined Margarita Karnaukhova, who earned All-America distinction in 2004...also named the Big Sky Conference MVP for the second straight season...in the NCAA Singles Championship, she defeated Furman’s Laura Giola (1-6, 6-3, 6-4) in the first round and North Carolina’s Sanaz Marand (6-7, 6-1, 6-4) in the second round...Marand was ranked ninth in the nation at the time...Zheltova fell in the Sweet 16 to Northwestern’s Maria Mosolova (6-4, 6-2)...Mosolova was ranked fifth in the nation...named the Big Sky Player of the Week four times during the year...has now earned the honor seven times during her career...was 13-5 in dual-match singles play, all at the No. 1 position...went 4-0 against Big Sky opposition during regular season and postseason play, missing six total matches with a back injury...defeated Susie Babos of Cal (6-4, 6-4) in the regular season finale...Babos was the 2006 NCAA singles national champion...posted a 6-3 record against ranked opposition during the year (including NCAA Singles Championship matches)...went 11-9 at No. 1 doubles, but posted a 10-6 record with primary partner Melissa Valenzuela...finished the regular season with a career-high No. 34 singles ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007)
Voted the Big Sky MVP and first team all-Big Sky as a freshman…earned Big Sky Player of the Week honors three straight weeks (Feb. 6-20)…was 18-5 in singles play, all at No. 1…four of her five losses came against opponents ranked 64th or better…led the team with three three-set victories…lost only nine games over her final five matches…recorded wins in both the semifinals and finals of the Big Sky Tournament…limited opponents to five games or less in 15 of her 18 wins…only two of her five losses came in straight sets…was 16-7 in doubles…upset 24th ranked Vanja Corovic of Texas in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.