HONORS AT RICE All C-USA Doubles (second team), 2014 ITA Scholar-Athlete 2013, 2014 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, 2013 & 2014
Rice: Serves as the Internal Vice President of Collegiate Leadership Collaborative, a non-profit leadership and mentoring organization for High School and College students... Also serves as Vice President of Rice's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) chapter.
2013-14 Solid performer in doubles, posting an overall record of 9-5 on court three, including a 5-2 mark with Katherine Ip down the stretch... Six of nine wins came as the first team to finish and two of the remaining three wins clinched doubles points... Split a pair of singles match assignments... Was 7-5 in singles and 7-2 in doubles during fall action... Won the No. 6 singles title and teamed with Dominique Harmath to win the No. 2 doubles flight at the Cougar Classic... Dropped Tina Rupert of the host Cougars, 6-3 7-5 to capture the singles after earlier joining Harmath to dispatch Rupert and Charlotte Phillips, 8-3 to win the No. 2 doubles flight... Advance to the consolation round of eight at the USTA-ITA Texas Regional... Fought off three match points from Lamar's Hanna Elving to in the round of 32... Dropped the first set and trailed 5-0 in the second, before rallying to win the set and then take the tiebreak 10-1 to advance... Beat Alexis Thoma in straight sets to move on to quarters before losing to Hristina Dishkova of SMU.
2012-13(Freshman) Posted a 12-5 mark in singles during the regular season and an overall 16-7 mark in doubles (15-4 with Daniela Trigo)... Set the stage for Rice's historic win over Texas by tying the match 3-3 with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Juliana Gajic ... One of two Owls to win at Tulsa in the regular season... Fought off several match points before rallying to defeat SMU's Holly Verner 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0 to close out the Owls' win in the regular season... Clinched the doubles point in the C-USA Championship match, rebounding after a 6-2 lead turned into a 6-6 tie... Served the point clinching game to give Rice a 1-0 lead over Tulsa... She and Trigo closed strongly, winning nine of their last 11 matches, including two of three at the C-USA Championship...Provided the key doubles point in the C-USA Championship match, responding after seeing a 6-2 lead dissolve into a 6-6 tie, winning 8-6.... Posted a 6-5 mark in singles and a 5-4 mark in doubles in her first fall action with the Owls... Reached the finals in a pair tournaments in singles... Reached the B Flight finals at the Longhorn Invitational and the finals of the Third Flight singles at the Rice Fall Invitational... Teamed with Kimberly Anicete to reach the round of 16 at the Texas ITA Regional in doubles.
High School/Juniors York Region Athletic Association and Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations singles champion as a senior... Canadian National Doubles Champion in both U16 and U18... Finished third at 2010 Canadian U18 Outdoor... Five-time Ontario Provincial Champion... Won the singles title in the ITA Summer Circuit tournament at Dartmouth... Received the Outstanding Achievement Award at Bill Crothers Secondary School for outstanding performance in all four years.
Personal Full Name: Solomiya Zinko... Born: 8/25/94, at Lviv, Ukraine... Parents: Paul and Aleksandra Zinko, Toronto... Kinesiology major