Women's Tennis Adds Transfer Joanna Nalborska
July 31, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State women’s tennis head coach Simon Earnshaw announced on Thursday the addition of Joanna Nalborska to the program. She is a transfer student-athlete from Louisiana Tech, will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to compete immediately.
“She has exactly the successful background, experience and upside I look for in a player,” Earnshaw added. “I expect her to have an immediate impact to our lineup and in the ACC.”
Nalborska was a mainstay in the singles and doubles lineup during her two-year tenure with the Bulldogs, compiling a career record of 32-10 in singles and 22-11 in doubles play. As a freshman, she became the program’s first-ever Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Freshman of the Year after posting an 11-2 record in singles play, including a perfect 7-0 mark against WAC opponents.
She was also named to the 2013 All-WAC First Team for singles and doubles competition. The Warsaw, Poland native saw action primarily at the No. 2 position in both dual singles and dual doubles play. Nalborska finished her freshman season with an unblemished mark of 13-0 in dual doubles with 12 wins coming at the second spot in the lineup and the other at the top spot.
Last season in her sophomore campaign, Nalborska was tied for the second-most singles wins on the squad with 21. She collected a team-best 10 victories during the fall portion of the schedule and added 11 to her credit in dual singles, posting a 9-3 mark at the No. 2 spot in the lineup.
After dropping the first match of the spring season, Nalborska reeled off eight consecutive victories claiming all of them in straight sets. She was also a member of the Bulldogs’ top doubles tandem, seeing action in 13 matches at the top spot.
Prior to LaTech, Nalborska was the No. 1-ranked player in the U12, U14 and U16 junior divisions in Poland. She was ranked as high as No. 256 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rankings and No. 1009 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles standings. In addition to the aforementioned, she was a five-time Super Masters Champion (top-eight players in Poland) and won the Tomaszewski Cup twice.