BOULDER – University of Colorado women’s tennis head coach Nicole Kenneally has announced that Tina Bokhua and Kyra Wojcik have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis with the Buffaloes in 2014-2015. Both women signed during the NCAA’s regular signing period.
Bokhua, who makes her home in Moscow, Russia, will major in business. She is a member of the Russian junior national team and has been ranked as high as ninth in her native Russia.
Bokhua's highest International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior ranking is No. 295. She took third place in the Russian championship (under 16 singles) in 2011 and was a runner up finisher in the doubles under 18 in 2013.
She won the 2014 ITF junior tournament (grade 4) in Finland and also the ITF grade 4 doubles in Belarus. Among her other runner up finishes was the 2013 grade 4 tournament in Finland; grade 5 in Russia in 2011 and 2012; and a 2012 doubles in Belarus (grade 5 ITF); and in Russia in 2011 and 2012 (grade 5 ITF).
"We are excited for Tina to join us in August," Kenneally said. "With the strong results which Tina has showed, she will add to the depth of our program, both in singles and doubles. It will also be fun to have a lefty on the team again as our last lefty (Erin Sanders) graduated in 2013. Tina is coming a long way from home and was highly recruited. We are pleased to welcome her to the Buff Family."
Wojcik, who resides in Goodyear, Ariz., will study biology in the fall of 2014 at CU.
Wojcik, a five-star recruit by Tennisrecruiting.net, is ranked among the top 50 in Florida (Girls 18s) and ranked as high as No. 4 in the southwest region (Girls 18s).
Ranked No. 135 nationally in the girls 18s, Wojcik won a pair of national L4 tournaments in the southwest and made two quarterfinals regional tournament appearances. She was a finalist of a 10,000 ITF doubles tournament in Bogota, Colombia and has defeated several top 50 ITF ranked opponents.
Wojcik is also ranked among the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) with a singles ranking of No. 1044, and doubles of No. 854.
“We are really excited to have Kyra join our program and we cannot wait to have her join us in August,” Kenneally said. “We see a lot of upside to her game and believe she will fit right in with where we continuing to take the program within the Pac-12 Conference. We see her being a big contributor over the course of the next four years. Kyra had opportunities at several great institutions and we are humbled that she chose to compete and become a member of the Buff family.”