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Betsy Kuhle
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Women's Tennis Signs Two Newcomers for 2010-11

Courtesy: Matt Holmes, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 04/27/2010
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KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan women's tennis program has announced the signing of Miloslava Shustova (Zarechny, Russia) and Nino Sujashvili (Tbilisi, Georgia) to National Letters of Intent. Both players will have four years of eligibility beginning with the 2010-11 season.

"(Assistant) Coach (Mark) Henderson has done a great job on the recruiting trail for quite a while and found two talented players," head coach Betsy Kuhle said. "They are both warriors that are well-tested with the blue collar work ethic we look for in this program. They are going to come in and be ready to take this program to new heights."

Shustova is one of the top U-18 players in Russia and has won many national Russian tennis tour tournaments in both singles and doubles. She competed in singles at the Command Championships in both 2007 and 2008 and won the women's regional doubles championship of Khanty-Mansiysk in 2010. Shustova also competes in cross country and won a championship in 2008.

A talented student, Shustova has a 4.0 GPA and has won many town and regional championships in biology, physics, English and math.

Sujashvili has maintained a top three national ranking throughout the last three years. She won the Pejo Cup in 2007 to become the No.1 ranked U-16 player in Georgia and has also been ranked among the top 70 players in Europe. She has an international doubles victory to her resume and is also an outstanding student in high school.