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Dominika Kanakova
Dominika  Kanakova

Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic

High School:
Ctyrlete a Osmilete Gymnazium




Lechemia, Kanakova Receive NCAA Doubles Championship Bid

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South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt (4/13/2014)

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt (4/13/2014)


South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (3/2/2014)

South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (3/2/2014)


South Carolina vs. Clemson (2/16/14)

South Carolina vs. Clemson (2/16/14)


South Carolina vs. Ole Miss (4/7/2013)

South Carolina vs. Ole Miss (4/7/2013)


South Carolina vs. Alabama (3/24/2013)

South Carolina vs. Alabama (3/24/2013)

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2013-14 (SENIOR): Battled several injuries throughout the fall and early spring, but still had another outstanding season playing doubles ... Became the first Gamecock since 2002 to earn consecutive bids to the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Also the first Gamecock since Karolina Bulat in 1996 and 1997 to play in consecutive NCAA Doubles Championships with a different partner each year ... Ranked as high as No. 26 in the doubles rankings playing alongside Elixane Lechemia ... They finished the season ranked 29th ... Posted a 10-6 record with Lechemia and went 7-4 in dual matches for SEC play ... All seven wins came at No. 1 doubles to tie a school record for the position ... Was 13-9 overall in doubles playing with three different partners ... Ranked No. 38 to start the fall with Lechemia, but the two did not start playing together until the spring ... Kanakova and Lechemia's first match came versus North Florida on Feb. 21 ... Posted an 8-2 win against No. 20 Oyen and Woolcock from Florida ... Snagged an 8-4 win over Jansen and Routliffe of Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, a duo ranked seventh at the time ... Jansen and Routliffe went on to win the NCAA Doubles Championship and finish No. 1 in the national rankings ... Also posted wins against ranked tandems from Mississippi State and Ohio State ... Lost to Capra and Mar of Duke in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Ranked eighth in school history for career doubles victories with 74 at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season ... Appeared on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in her career ... Graduated in May 2014 with degrees in finance, and risk management and insurance with a minor in psychology.

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Posted a strong doubles campaign for the Gamecocks, playing exclusively with Jaklin Alawi ... Ranked nationally in doubles for much of the spring with Alawi ... The duo finished the season ranked No. 28, their highest billing of the year ... She and Alawi compiled a 24-11 record together, making them the winningest duo for a single season since 2001-02 ... Their two best wins of the season came against Auburn and Alabama ... Versus the Tigers, they upended Plamena Kurteva and Pleun Burgmans 8-5 in helping Carolina down then-No. 18 Auburn ... Kurteva and Burgmans finished the season ranked No. 19 ... Also snagged an 8-6 victory from Mary Anne Macfarlane and Alexa Guarachi of Alabama, a duo that finished the season ranked No. 3 ... Posted wins against duos that ended the season ranked Nos. 31, 41, 58 and 67 as well ... Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship with Alawi, becoming the first South Carolina duo to compete in the event since 2009 ... Saw limited action during the fall because of injuries ... The Gamecocks' regular starter at No. 4 singles during the spring ... Contributed a win in singles against Auburn that helped the Gamecocks secure a 4-1 victory ... Named SEC Player of the Week following her performances against Auburn and Alabama ... Won both singles matches at Arkansas and LSU in helping Carolina sweep the two schools on the road for the first time since 2007 ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third year in a row.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Won her first four matches to the begin the season in singles ... Had a strong fall with a 7-2 record between three tournaments ... Had the most doubles victories as an individual in the fall with an 8-2 mark ... Began the fall campaign ranked No. 45 nationally in doubles with Anya Morgina ... Played doubles with nearly every member of the squad, but ended the year playing mainly with Morgina ... Began the spring season playing at Nos. 4 and 5 singles before moving up to the No. 3 spot in February following an injury to Dijana Stojic ... Won six of her first seven singles matches in the spring to run her record to 13-3 at the time ... Earned a dominant 6-2, 6-1 victory against Alex Leatu of Vanderbilt on March 9, a player who held the No. 1 singles spot for the Commodores for much of the 2011 season ... Her most memorable singles match of the year came at Auburn on April 1 ... Kanakova clinched South Carolina's 4-3 win against the Tigers, an emotional match that came a day after the passing of longtime coach Arlo Elkins, who had stepped aside a month earlier for health reasons ... Kanakova lost the first set to Plamena Kurteva 6-2 and trailed 4-2 in the second before breaking back to make it 5-all ... She won the second set in a tiebreaker and then claimed the third set 7-5 ... Kanakova also shined in doubles versus the Tigers, clinching the point with Adriana Pereira on court two ... Kanakova and Pereira trailed 7-3 but fought back to win in a tiebreaker 7-5 against a duo ranked No. 36 in the nation ... Recognized as an ITA Scholar Athlete for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the academic year ... Also a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row.

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): A major contributor for the Gamecocks during her freshman year ... Had the second-most singles victories on the season with a 22-10 record and tied with Dijana Stojic for the most dual wins with a 15-7 slate ... Entered the spring season ranked 37th nationally in doubles with Anya Morgina ... Also ranked as high as No. 34 with Stojic during the spring ... Ended the season ranked 65th with Morgina and 84th with Stojic ... Became the first player in school history to end the season with a national doubles ranking with two different partners ... Teamed with Morgina for doubles at her first collegiate tournament, the SEC Fall Coaches Classic ... The two defeated teams from Vanderbilt, Auburn and Alabama to win their respective flight ... Posted a strong showing at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic with a 3-0 record, dropping just 10 games between her three matches ... Had an unblemished record in her flight at the Furman Fall Classic as well to earn champion honors for flight six ... Played on courts four and five during the spring ... In doubles, Kanakova played every dual match at the top position with Stojic and Morgina ... Opened the dual match campaign winning eight of her first nine matches in singles ... Scored the first of three top-15 wins in doubles during the spring when she and Stojic downed then-No. 13 Jennifer Robot and Mara Schmidt from Purdue on Feb. 12 ... Their next victim was the Alabama duo of Alexa Guarachi and Courtney McLane, who were rated seventh at the time of the March 13 match up ... Kanakova and Morgina teamed to defeat then-No. 9 Chelsey Gullickson and Kate Fuller of Georgia on April 10 to help the Gamecocks take the doubles point from the Bulldogs ... Beat the first ranked player in her singles career with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win over then-No. 118 Rachael Dillon of Vanderbilt on April 1 ... Notched an important win over Laura van de Stroet from Ole Miss by scores of 6-1, 6-4 on court four in the first round of the SEC Tournament to help South Carolina record a 4-3 win over the Rebels to reach the quarterfinals ... Following a loss in doubles to Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Kanakova began the Gamecocks' 4-2 rally win with a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles against Kim Stubbe ... A member of the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as high as 185th in the world while playing on the International Tennis Federation junior circuit ... Had a career singles record of 34-31 and was 27-26 in doubles playing ITF events ... Won the singles and doubles titles for the under 14 division of Czech Republic national tournaments ... Claimed the silver medal with her team at the Czech Republic National Team Championships ... In the under 14s of the European Indoor Team Championships, Kanakova played the No. 1 singles position and helped the squad place second ... In summer 2005, her team took fourth at the European Team Championships and sixth at the World Team Championships ... Finished in third place in doubles in the European Championships in the under 14s ... Ranked fifth in the European rankings for players under 14 at the end of 2004 ... Was the national doubles champion for Czech Republic in the under 12 division.

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2010-11 22-10 7-3 15-7 (4-5) -- -- -- 4-4 (0-3) 11-3 (4-2) --
2011-12 18-13 7-2 11-11 (4-6) -- -- 7-9 (4-6) 1-2 (0-0) 3-0 (0-0) --
2012-13 12-14 3-1 9-13 (4-7) -- -- 2-5 (0-1) 7-8 (4-6) -- --
2013-14 3-5 3-3 0-2 (0-2) -- -- -- -- 0-1 (0-1) 0-1 (0-1)
Total 55-42 3-3 35-33 (12-20) -- -- 9-14 (4-7) 12-14 (4-9) 14-4 (4-3) 0-1 (0-1)

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2010-11 17-15 8-2 9-13 (4-7) 9-13 (4-7) -- --
2011-12 20-12 8-2 12-10 (5-6) 1-3 (1-3) 10-6 (4-3) 1-1 (0-0)
2012-13 24-11 9-6 15-5 (6-3) 15-5 (6-3) -- --
2013-14 13-9 2-3 11-6 (7-4) 10-5 (7-4) -- 1-1 (0-0)
Total 74-47 27-13 47-34 (22-20) 35-26 (18-17) 10-6 (4-3) 2-2 (0-0)

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