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Reka Zsilinszka
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Forte School
Reka Zsilinszka Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 01/10/2011

Fall 2010: Posted an 11-3 singles record... appeared in the ITA National Indoor Championships for the second consecutive year... advanced to the singles main draw semifinal at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships... won the singles title at the Duke Fab Four Invite.

 

2009-10: All-ACC selection … finished the year with a 29-12 overall singles record … went 19-4 in dual matches and was unbeaten in the ACC at 9-0 … became 18th player to reach 100 career wins mark … defeated foe from William & Mary to earn 100th win … played primarily in the No. 3 spot , posting a 9-1 record … went 6-0 at No. 2 … posted a 10-10 record against nationally-ranked opponents … finished season ranked 39th nationally … defeated 43-ranked Samantha Murray to help Duke beat No. 2 Northwestern … won 12 of her final 13 matches of the season … teamed up with Elizabeth Plotkin in doubles … duo compiled a 21-7 overall record and an 18-6 mark in dual matches … split time between No. 2 and No. 3 singles, posting 8-3 and 8-1 records, respectively … ranked as high as 25th during the season and finished ranked 71st … went 2-1 in NCAA Tournament action. Fall 2009: posted a 10-8 singles record in fall tournaments … advanced to the singles title match at the ITA Carolina Championship to earn a bid to the ITA National Indoor Championship … went 3-1 in doubles action in the fall tournaments with Plotkin … finished fall doubles season with a 7-4 overall record … All-ACC Academic choice.


2008-09:
Captured All-America honors for the second consecutive season ... Named the NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player after going unbeaten in tournament action ... Advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Individuals Tournament before losing to top-seeded Maria Mosolova in a tough three-set match ... Finished the year with a career-best 41-8 record ... Reached the 40-plus win plateau for the second consecutive year ... Just the second Blue Devil to win at least 40 matches in a season during her career ... Earned All-ACC honors for the second straight season ... Lined up at No. 3 singles for the Blue Devils, going 28-2 in dual matches ... Finished the ACC schedule with a 10-1 mark ... Clinched the ACC Championship with a marathon three-set match versus Bianca Eichkorn of Miami ... Compiled a 5-0 record in NCAA Tournament play and put together an 18-match win streak before falling to Mosolova ... Finished the season ranked 20th after starting the year at the No. 56 spot ... Paired with Ellah Nze at No. 3 doubles ... ... Put together a 26-4 dual match record, including a 9-2 mark against ACC foes ... Went 9-1 in final 10 doubles matches, including 4-1 in NCAA Tournament action ... Went 13-6 in singles play in the fall and 6-8 in doubles ... Reached the semifinal round of both singles and doubles at the ITA Regional Championship.

 

Spring 2008: Garnered All-America honors for singles ... advanced to the round of 16 in NCAA Tournament individual singles play ... defeated the 37th-ranked and 57th-ranked players in the first two rounds before falling to No. 18 Lenka Broosova from Baylor ... lined up at the No. 3 position for the Blue Devils ... finished with a 16-2 record at No. 3 and a 19-2 overall mark in dual matches ... went 10-1 in ACC regular season play and was 10-2 overall against ACC foes ... won 14 straight matches to start the spring season, including beating the 25th-ranked player from Northwestern ... finished the season ranked 24th in the nation and fifth in the region ... played the majority of her double matches with fellow rookie Ellah Nze in the No. 3 slot ... duo posted a dual match record of 15-6, including going 10-1 in the ACC regular season and 11-3 overall against pairs from the ACC ... duo finished the season ranked 10th regionally by the ITA ... earned ACC All-Academic honors as well as ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.

Fall 2007: Compiled a singles record of 16-3 in fall competition, including a 9-0 start to the campaign ... went 4-0 at the William & Mary Invitational to claim the singles Flight B title ... went 5-1 at the Riviera All-American Championships to reach the final match of the qualifying bracket before suffering her first loss as a Blue Devil ... reached the finals of the ITA Southeast Region Championships, posting two wins over nationally-ranked opponents in the process ... lost just her second match in 16 outings in the main draw at National Indoors and went on to reach the consolation semifinals before falling to eighth-ranked Georgia Rose of Northwestern ... won 16 of her fall matches in two sets, seeing just two three-set matches in 19 total outings, winning one and losing one ... went 7-3 versus ranked competition ... combined with Melissa Mang to go 2-2 in fall doubles action ... also went 1-1 when paired with Elizabeth Plotkin ... was part of Duke’s two-person incoming freshman class, which ranked second in the nation ... in the Southeast Regional Dec. 7 listings, ranked second in singles ... prior to her arrival at Duke, played an exhibition match with Pete Sampras at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Prep: Participated in all four Junior Grand Slams ... reached the round of 16 in the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon ... achieved a top-10 world junior ranking ... was ranked No. 1 in the nation in Girls’ 14s, 16s and 18s ... 2006 USTA Southern Section Player of the Year ... 2005 North Carolina Player of the Year ... Girl’s 14s National Hard Court champion ... Girls’ 16s National Hard Courts semifinalist and finalist ... Girls’ 18s National Spring champion in 2005.

Personal: Born on July 8, 1989 in Nove Zamky, Slovakia ... daughter of Lazslo Zsilinszky and Adriana Zsilinszka ... took nine years of classical piano lessons ... fluent in Hungarian and Slovak ... National Merit Scholarship recipient ... enjoys reading, running, singing and skiing ... favorite athlete is Pete Sampras.

CAREER STATISTICS

Reka Zsilinszka

 

Singles

 

Doubles

 

Year

Dual

Conference

Overall

Dual

Conference

Overall

2007-08

19-2

10-1

40-6

18-7

10-1

24-10

2008-09

28-2

10-1

41-8

26-4

9-2

32-13

2009-10

19-4

9-0

29-12

19-6

8-1

26-10

Career

66-8

29-2

110-26

63-17

27-4

82-33


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