Ewelina

Skaza

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Year: Senior
City/State: Warsaw, Poland
High School: University of Miami
Club: CWKS Legia
Graduating Year: 2001
Experience: Transfer

Bio

2005-06: Senior
Ewelina Skaza finished her career at Nebraska with a strong season in 2005-06. Skaza was a staple in the Husker lineup, competing in 40 matches during the spring season.

 

In singles, Skaza compiled a record of 11-13 overall and a 9-11 mark in the spring. She did most of her damage in the No. 6 spot, going 7-6 on the season, while also seeing time at the No. 4 and 5 positions. Skaza struggled during conference play, managing a 2-9 record against Big 12 opponents.

 

Skaza was one of the top options for the Huskers on the doubles court, playing 16 of her matches at the No. 1 position and going 8-8. Her 16 matches and eight wins at the No. 1 spot were both second on the team to Imke Reimers' 24 matches and 12 wins. Skaza finished with a record of 11-12 overall and matched her spring singles mark of 9-11.

 

An excellent student off the court, Skaza ended her career with first-team academic All-Big 12 honors.

 

2004-05: Junior

Expectations were high for the transfer from Miami to make an immediate impact in the Huskers' lineup, and the junior exceeded those expectations.  She started the season with a seven-match winning streak and a central regional ranking of No. 25.  Skaza played mostly at the No. 4 spot, where she enjoyed much success, winning 12 of 13 matches throughout the season.

When junior Milena Schulz-Gartner was out of the lineup, Skaza stepped into the No. 3 slot.  Against tougher competition, Skaza rose to the challenge, posting a deceiving 2-7 record.  Of those losses, she took four to three-set thrillers and lost to Texas' Katie Ruckert in a tight two-set match, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6).

In doubles play, Skaza quickly made her presence felt playing with fellow newcomer Imke Reimers.  The talented duo clicked immediately, posting a six-match win streak and 10 straight wins at the No. 2 slot.  By season’s end, Skaza and Reimers put their names in the NU record book, ranking fifth on the single-season doubles wins chart with 17 victories.  

 

Before Nebraska         

Skaza compiled a 24-14 record in two years at Miami, helping the Hurricanes to a pair of top-30 national team rankings while playing mostly at the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 slots. As a freshman in 2001-02, she compiled an impressive 14-4 singles mark and was 6-4 in doubles play, including a No. 118 ranking. Skaza picked up singles wins for the Hurricanes at the Big East Championships against Virginia Tech and in the NCAA Regional against Florida International as a freshman.

Skaza earned six straight victories to open the 2002 season and earned the first national ranking of her career at No. 118 on Feb. 2, 2002. She moved back into the rankings at No. 123 on March 6, 2002. Skaza finished with a 10-10 singles record in 2002-03.

 

Before College           

Before joining the Hurricanes, Skaza was one of the top prep players in Poland. She placed second in singles action in the Polish Championships in 1999 and 2000 and was second in the doubles competition at the national championships in 2000. Skaza was also recruited by Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, San Diego and San Diego State.

 

Personal         

The daughter of Krzysztof Miroslaw and Halina Skaza, Ewelina has an older sister, Joanna, 25. Ewelina was born on April 2, 1982. Ewelina is majoring in news-editorial.

 

SINGLES


Year Spring Big 12 Fall Total
2004-05 14-9 5-6 7-3 21-12
2005-06 9-11 2-9 2-2 11-13
Totals 23-20 7-15 9-5 32-25

 

DOUBLES

Year Spring Big 12 Fall Total
2004-05 17-3 7-3 2-1 19-4
2005-06 9-11 4-7 2-1 11-12
Totals 26-14 11-10 4-2 30-16

 

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