Kanykey Koichumanova
Kanykey Koichumanova
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bishkek, Kyrgystan
High School: Kyrgyz Agrarian University


Senior finished 11-9 overall and 4-4 in Big West matches ... named to All-Big West Singles Second Team ... posted a 9-8 mark in No. 2 singles matches and was 2-1 in the No. 1 position ... ended regular season on a three-match winning streak and also put together a four-match winning streak at beginning of the season, including three wins over Big West rivals ... won Big West Championships quarterfinals match over UC Davis' Desiree Stone, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 position ... named Big West Player of the Week for her play from Mar. 17-23 ...in the span, teamed with freshman Brooke Doane to win all three of the No. 2 doubles matches, including victories over Boise State and Minnesota ... also posted a 2-1 record in week in singles play, winning matches over Yale and Boise State ... in doubles play, went 17-2 with Doane overall and 6-1 in Big West matches ... duo raced out 12-0 start before losing first match of the season ... as a tandem went 15-1 at No. 2 position and 2-1 at No. 1 spot.


Koichumanova led the Matadors in wins for the third straight year, posting a mark of 14-3, including a 13-match winning streak from Feb. 14 to Apr. 16 ... dropped only two sets during her two-month tear ... named All-Big West Conference first team in singles ... went 6-1 during the regular season in Big West contests ... singles winning percentage (.824) is fourth for one season at Northridge ... was just as formidable in doubles play, where she earned first-team All-Big West honors with partner Silvia Gutierrez and an honorable mention accolade with Canna Furuta ... was 8-1 with Gutierrez at #1 doubles, with the tandem winning their first eight matches, including an 8-2 victory over Pacific's Jolanta Twarowska and Helen Schneider at the Big West Tournament (Apr. 27) ... beat five of the Big West's best doubles teams during the regular season ... also went 7-2 with Furuta, mostly at #2 doubles, including a seven-match win streak from Feb. 10 to Mar. 15 ... topped Long Beach State's best doubles squad of Stephanie Bengson and Katy Williams on Feb. 10.


Led the Matadors in wins for the second straight season, sporting a record of 16-7 ... had winning marks at all three positions she played ... went 2-0 at No. 1 singles, 11-5 at No. 2 and 3-2 at No. 3 ... won four straight (Apr. 7-26) after losing her first three of the season, and then after dropping two in a row, responded with victories in 12 of her final 14 matches ... all but two of her wins came in straight sets ... came back from a one-set, 0-3 deficit to beat UC Santa Barbara's Chelsea Glynn in the Big West Championships on Apr. 28 ... blanked UC Riverside's Yasaman Sakhakorn 6-0, 6-0 on Apr. 8 ... lost just 18 games during her seven-match winning streak from Mar. 14 to Apr. 8 ... went 16-6 in doubles action, including a 15-6 mark with partner Canna Furuta ... recorded a 2-3 mark at No. 1 doubles and a 13-3 showing at No. 2 with Furuta ... the sophomore duo teamed to win four straight to start the year and claimed nine in a row from Mar. 14 to Apr. 21.


Led the Matadors with a 15-7 record during her first collegiate season ... played at every position but No. 1 and 6 ... had winning marks at every spot, going 2-1 at the No. 2, 6-3 at the No. 3, 3-1 at the No. 4 and 4-2 at the No. 5 ... won her first four matches of the season (Jan. 27-Feb. 12) ... had another four-match winning streak from Mar. 10-15 and a three-game streak from Apr. 2-8 ... went 15-6 in doubles play with partners Kasia Krasinska (12-6) and YuYu Myinttun (3-0) ... was 12-4 in the No. 3 position with Krasinska, holding winning streaks of six (Mar. 12-Apr. 8) and three (Feb. 15-27) ... all her victories with Myinttun were at the No. 1 position.


Koichumanova earned titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles from 2002-04 for the Kyrgyz Republic.


Born on September 23, 1988 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan ... parents are Maina Kamchibekova and Baktybek Koichumanov ... has two older siblings, brother Erkin and sister Nazgul ... chose Northridge because of the educational and tennis opportunities ... has met tennis superstars Tim Henman and Yevgeny Kafelnikov ... favorite professional team is the L.A. Lakers and favorite tennis players are Roger Federer and Andre Agassi ... lists actors Brad Pitt and Will Smith and the television show "Friends" among her favorites ... majoring in asian-american studies and minoring in family studies.

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