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Katya Lapayeva
Katya  Lapayeva

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mogilev, Belarus

High School:
Gymnasium No. 3

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
08/24/1996

Experience:
1L

Spring 2014: Led team with a 13-8 singles record, including a team-best 7-4 mark in Southland matches ... Played primarily at Nos. 4 and 5, finishing with 4-4 and 6-2 showings, respectively ... Also went 3-2 at the sixth spot ... Followed up season-opening loss with three straight victories, beating Julie Angermann (Jackson State), Mia Brandt (New Mexico State) and Sarah Maria Spruch (Northern Arizona) ... Followed up second loss with another three-match winning streak, posting victories over Taly Merker (Louisiana Tech), Hafsa Laraibi (New Orleans) and Margaux Kaltenbacher (Southeastern Louisiana) ... Strung together another three-match winning streak later in the year, beating Sydney Thomas (Prairie View A&M), Caroline Ragon (UAB) and Krizia Buck (Central Arkansas) ... Picked up first victory at No. 4 against Incarnate Word's Andi Botha ... Closed out season with victories in three of final four decisions, beating Kaysie Hermsdorf (Abilene Christian), Ximena Puentes (Oral Roberts) and Julia Lorca (Stephen F. Austin) ... Tied for team-lead in doubles victories with partner Anna Spengler, finishing 6-13 on the season with a 5-6 Southland record ... Played primarily in the third position and picked up first win over a team from New Orleans ... Also earned a non-conference victory over PVAMU before returning to conference play with a decision over UIW ... Finished with three wins in final five matches, beating ACU, ORU and SFA.

Fall 2013: Posted a 6-7 singles record in her first semester in Beaumont ... Started season off with three wins at the Islanders Open, beating Dionne Sanders of Houston, Brianah Creek of Incarnate Word and Sasha Khadzhyan of St. Edward's before falling to teammate Alicia Porte in the consolation final ... Picked up a win over Sam Houston State's Kayla Stevenson at the Lady Demon Invitational ... Earned victories againt Prairie View A&M's Sydney Thomas and Stephen F. Austin's Rachel Pierce at the Cougar Classic ... Played primarily with Anna Spengler in doubles, going 3-3 ... Beat Louisiana Tech's Joanna Nalbroska and Alexandra Starkova at the Lady Demon invite ... Won over Berenice Van den Bergh and Eva Dench of Texas State as well as Julia Lorca and Macarena Sedano Acosta of Stephen F. Austin at the Cougar Classic.

Prep: Attended Gymnasium No. 3 ... Earned a top eight ranking in her native Belarus ... Took home 10 regional titles ... Part of national runner-up team in 2011.

Personal: Born Katsiaryna Lapayeva on August 24, 1996 in Mogilev, Belarus ... Daughter of Heorhi and Tatsiana Lapayeva.

02/22/2015

Lady Cards drop match to UAB

Blazers take down Lamar, 4-0

02/08/2015

Cards, Lady Cards sweep Alcorn

The men's and women's team pull off double header sweeps of the Braves

02/05/2015

Full slate ahead for Lamar tennis weekend

Men and women combine for six matches on weekend

01/25/2015

Women's tennis jumps in win column

Lamar pulls out its first win of the 2015 season

01/23/2015

Lamar prepares for match against Panthers

Cardinals set to take on Prairie View A&M in neutral site match

04/10/2014

POSTGAME: SAM HOUSTON @ LAMAR

Thompson Family Courts - Beaumont, TX

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