Buckeyes will vie for a spot in National Indoor Championships
Buckeyes slated to face Akron, Cornell and West Virginia this weekend
Fidan Manashirova is in her first year as student assistant coach for the Ohio State women's tennis team. Manashirova, a member of the Scarlet and Gray from 2009-13, is finishing her degree in communications at Ohio State.
Manashirova, a four-year letterwinner, ended her career with the Buckeyes fifth all-time in career singles wins with 89 victories and fifth all-time in career singles win percentage at .701 (89-38). She was a member of the highest ranked squad in Ohio State history, the No.17-ranked 2009-10 team, which captured an all-time high 20 wins and tied for third in the Big Ten.
Hailing from Elk Grove, Calif., Manashirova was named the team's co-MVP her sophomore and junior years after posting a 14-match singles win streak en route to a 27-win season in 2010 and notching a team-high .771 singles winning percentage in 2011. In her senior season, Manashirova led the Buckeyes with 24 wins, including 15 in dual matches, and a team-best eight wins in Big Ten competition. She was recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a senior.