BIOGRAPHY
  Nataliya Shatkovskaya
Nataliya Shatkovskaya
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minsk, Belarus

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
01/13/1988


Fall 2010: Granted another year of competition due to injury ... finished her final fall season with a 5-7 singles record and a 6-5 doubles record, all with partner Kanyapat Narattana ... nearly upset Georgia's highly-ranked Nadja Gilchrist at the season-opening Georgia Tech Invitaional ... reached the quarterfinal at the Sooner Fall Invitational and the round of 16 at the ITA Central Regional Championship ... defeated two ranked doubles teams in the fall and also reached the final of the Lakewood Ranch classic with Narattana.

Junior: Finished her the fall campaign with an impressive 8-3 record ... took second place in the Flight A bracket at the WSU Fall Classic ... won five of her last six matches including reaching the Round of 16 at the ITA Central Regionals ... posted a 6-2 record in doubles play with her partner Sasha Belova ... the pair won their first four matches of the fall including the Maindraw Finals Championship at the WSU Fall Classic ... finished the spring with an 11-9 dual record, including an 8-3 mark in conference play ... competed at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles ... defeated a pair of nationally ranked opponents, including Texas' Vanja Corovic ... went 14-8 in spring doubles play, most notably 6-3 with Sasha Belova.

Sophomore: Played one of the biggest roles on the team in the 2008-2009 season ... finished with a spring singles record of 11-10, including a 1-2 mark at No. 1 and a 10-8 mark at No. 2 ... finished 4-6 in conference singles play ... her and doubles teammate JoAnne Karaitiana saw much success throughout the year, finishing 9-6 at the No. 1 doubles spot and 3-3 at the No. 2 spot ... the duo finished 6-4 in Big 12 play.

Sophomore (Redshirt): Only competed in fall competition due to injury and was granted a medical redshirt ... Took second place in No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with teammate JoAnne Karaitiana at the UNLV Fall Invitational ... Nearly upset No. 6 Ola Abou-Zerky of New Mexico in the first round of the 2008 Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships ... Advanced to the quarterfinal of the Region Championships in doubles competition with teammate JoAnne Karaitiana.

Freshman: Selected to the All-Big 12 tennis team after one of the greatest freshmen campaigns in a Cowgirl uniform ... she and teammate Iryna Tkachenko are the only Cowgirls to earn All-Big 12 honors as freshmen ... led the team in overall wins (22) and tied for the team lead in dual wins (17) ... won 76 percent of her matches ... was the first Cowgirl to win 10 dual matches in the season ... began her career with a win against the University of Arkansas-Little Rock at No. 3 singles ... lost only six games in her first two outings ... began the season with five straight singles victories and five straight doubles victories with teammate Yawna Allen in No.1 doubles ... the pair would finish the season with a 17-11 record. Ended the fall ranked No. 29 in the region ... finished with an impressive 5-1 record in her first fall with the program ... won Flight C at the Aggie Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. ... defeated Anne Fagegaltier, 6-2, 6-0, in the finals of the Aggie Invitational ... only lost one set in Las Cruces ... outside the set she lost, she only surrendered three games total in three matches ... lost in the the round of 16 at the Central Region Championship to top-seed and No. 83-ranked Ela Kaluder of Arkansas, 6-4, 6-3 ... teamed with Yawna Allen to have a solid fall in doubles play ... the duo went a combined 3-2 in the two tournaments OSU competed in ... the pair advanced to the finals of the Aggie Invitational where they lost to New Mexico's No. 31-ranked Isa Gersic and Lucy Scott, 8-2 ... the tandem also advanced to the round of 16 at the Central Region Championship before losing out.

Personal: Daughter of Yuriy and Valentina ... has one brother, Sergej ... born Jan. 13, 1989 ... majoring in economics ... enjoys playing piano, swimming, talking to friends and photography ... hopes to own her own supermarket one day ... likes animated movies, as well as Titanic, The Notebook and Gladiator ... likes to watch Duel, Discovery Health, Eurosport and skiing and gymnastics competitions on TV ... chose OSU because it gave her the best opportunity to continue her sports and academic career ... lived in Poland for four years and can speak Russian, Belarusian, Polish and English ... finished musical school with a Grade A in the fortepiano ... Played basketball, volleyball, ping-pong and swam in high school ... placed third at the Belarus Women's Championships in January 2005 ... won the ETA under 16 title ... placed second in singles and third in doubles at the Women's Championship of Belarus in August 2005 ... won both the singles and doubles at the Women's Championship of Belarus in 2006.

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