Kansas tennis adds champion to 2019-20 roster

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas tennis bolstered its 2019-20 roster Monday with the signing of Oleksandra (Sasha) Gorchanyuk to a National Letter of Intent (NLI), Jayhawk head coach Todd Chapman announced.

Gorchanyuk, a native of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has been ranked as high as 360 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Federation (ITF) and has a Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) of 10.73.

“We feel very fortunate to have found Sasha when we did in the recruiting process,” said Chapman. “Sasha is a really good athlete, has very sound technique, really enjoys the process of development and loves to compete. She is a player on the rise and one we really feel has her best tennis in front of her. We cannot wait to start the process of development with her.”

A proven champion, Gorchanyuk made the semifinals of singles and doubles at the ITF G3 in Burlington, Ontario. She won the singles title at the 2018 Veneto ITF Championship.

“I am beyond excited to become a Jayhawk,” said Gorchanyuk. “The opportunity to continue developing my game under the watchful eye of both Coach Chapman and Coach (Caroline) Lilley, alongside great teammates, made my decision an easy one and just a dream come true. I believe the University of Kansas will not only make me a better tennis player, but a person as well. The team’s hard work ethic really stood out to me and I cannot wait to be a part of such a hard-working team.”