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Nagging injuries haven’t stopped Sofya Golubovskaya from winning

first_img Published on March 27, 2019 at 12:22 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Sofya Golubovskaya bounced the ball nine times with her left hand and twisted her racket in her right. Her right thigh was wrapped thickly with tape that stretched to her knee cap. A protective sleeve covered her arm, too.They were the signs of Golubovskaya’s nagging injuries in Syracuse’s 4-3 win on Sunday over then-No. 15 Florida State. Heading into the final set of her singles match, she had to tend to another ailment. Resident athletic trainer Carli White rubbed something “icey” on her shoulder. Her body ached. But out of the timeout, Golubovskaya fired a serve that resulted in a forehand into the net by Florida State’s Ana Oparenovic. Then, the sophomore rattled off two points. Then three. After the FSU senior mishit a return at 40-0, Golubovskaya was rushed by her teammates. She had clinched Syracuse’s comeback win.Since the fall, back pain turned into “tennis elbow” from overuse of her right arm, followed by thigh and shoulder aggravations, Golubovskaya said. This season, her injuries held her out of a Feb. 15 home match against Colorado. SU head coach Younes Limam didn’t know how long the injuries would affect his second doubles slot for. When Golubovskaya returned, she kept winning. Heading into Friday’s match against No. 2 North Carolina (20-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast), Golubovskaya is 9-5 in singles for No. 28 Syracuse (11-6, 4-4). For now, her play has steadied.“It’s go-time,” associate head coach Shelley George said of Golubovskaya. “You’re not thinking about (injuries) like that, you’re going after your job.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the week leading up to January’s ITA National Team Indoor Championship, Golubovskaya’s teammate and doubles partner Sonya Treshcheva suffered an ankle injury and missed a month. Golubovskaya kept on playing. Sometimes, it was only in doubles, even if she dropped down a slot. She went 1-3 when paired with seniors Masha Tritou and Libi Mesh, suddenly forced to create new chemistry. Her elbow pain started two weeks into the spring season, Golubovskaya said, after the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Nearly every day since, she’s worked with White in the training room. Heat, stretch, exercise and cold pack — her daily routine. During matches, a black arm sleeve covers her right arm. “It’s fine, it’s getting better and better every day,” she said last week.The thigh, which was wrapped Sunday, started hurting in practice the week prior. The year prior, Golubovskaya’s rallies usually ended in volleys close to the net. It’s what helped her rise to second singles as a freshman. Her injuries limited the power behind her shots. With Syracuse in its toughest stretch of the season, Golubovskaya won’t have another match like Colorado to rest and recover. On Friday, SU hosts No. 2 North Carolina, which has three singles players and two doubles pairings in the top 10. Golubovskaya will likely face the No. 5 player in the country, Makenna Jones, or No. 9 Sara Daavettila.“It’s hard, but you just have to work on it,” Golubovskaya said. In doubles against FSU, her head dropped as an overhand smash sailed long. A couple of games later, she did it again. This time, the ball didn’t even touch the ground, it hit the Drumlins Country Club curtain still in the air. She started the match moving slowly, tired and frustrated at times.Eventually, Golubovskaya flashed her potential. To clinch the second set in singles, Golubovskaya sprinted from corner-to-corner, chasing rallies from Oparenovic. She fired a forehand winner. “Great work, Sofya. Great work,” strength and conditioning coach Will Hicks shouted.Golubovskaya flopped onto the bench and waved her empty water bottle. Minutes later, up 6-5, it was more than just Hicks chanting. The chair umpire raised his hand for silence. The point played, and Limam waved his hands for the chant to continue. Despite the thigh, the shoulder, the bicep, the back, Golubovskaya’s continued winning in the bulk of her matches, like her clincher Sunday. She’s adapted, settling in for SU as she heals.“We’re an athlete,” Golubovskaya said. “We don’t really have times to recover.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Amazing Džumhur defeated Kukushkin and qualified for the 4th Round in Miami!

first_imgDamir Džumhur continued the series of successes at the Masters in Miami.In the third round, the best BiH tennis player defeated Mikhail Kukushkin with 2:1 in sets after nearly two hours of game. Already in the third game of the first set, the Kazakhstani tennis player made a break. However, Džumhur tied in the sixth game (3:3). In the next service-game, Džumhur lost his service again. Kukushkin took advantage of it and won the first set with 6:4 after 46 minutes.In the second set, the roles reversed. Damir played on a high level, while Kukushkin made one mistake after another. Damir won the first five games and it was clear that the second set will go to him. After only 30 minutes of play, Džumhur won the second set with 6:1.At the beginning of the third set, Damir made a break. However, Kukushkin responded immediately and tied to 1:1. The deciding break in the third set occurred in the fifth game, when Kukushkin played his service very poorly and Damir came to, as it will turn out, the key advantage in the match. Until the end, Džumhur kept his services, made another break and came one step away from the victory (5:2). Then Kukushkin, just like Nadal in the last round, asked for medical help. Nevertheless, after medical intervention he continued playing. Džumhur was confident in his service and in the end celebrated with 6:2 after 43 minutes of play.The result of mutual duels of these two tennis players is now 1-1. In the fourth round, Džumhur will play against the winner of the duel Miloš Raonić – Jack Sock.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more