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Lina Åkesson
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Lina Åkesson 1762099
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bunkeflostrand, Sweden
High School: Malmö Borgarskola
Major: Economics

2014-15: Wrapped up her sophomore campaign with an 11-20 overall record and 6-15 mark in dual play…played the entire season at the No. 5 singles position…opened the year with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Bojana Petrovic of UNLV to give first-year head coach Alison Silverio her first victory…grabbed a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Danielle Zinn of Santa Clara to help Oregon earn its first sweep of an opponent on the year…her lone Pac-12 singles win came against Erin Strachan of then-No. 56 Colorado (6-2, 6-1)...concluded the season with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Idaho’s Lucia Badillos...tallied a trio of doubles victories in dual play against Montana, Santa Clara and Idaho. Fall: Went 5-5 in singles play in the fall and 5-7 in doubles play…opened the tournament season 2-1 at the WSU Invitational in singles…won four of her last seven doubles matches in the fall...played predominantly with Kadie Hueffner in the fall.

2013-14: Finished her first collegiate season in a Duck uniform 7-9 in singles action and 5-9 in doubles play…picked up a win in her first collegiate singles dual match with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Lindsey Buenger of South Carolina Upstate…downed Sarah Spruch of Northern Arizona in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2…won her first doubles dual match against von Stryk and Baran of South Carolina Upstate, 6-2, with Marlou Kluiving…defeated Inge Hendrikx 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 of No. 23 Arizona to record her first victory at the Pac-12 Championships. Fall: Wrapped up the fall season with a 4-2 mark in singles play…won her first collegiate tennis match with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Bryn Bacharach of Cal Poly at the Northwest Regional…followed it up with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Emily McColl of Sacramento State…came back to win her match against Marina Todd of Portland State after dropping the first set, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 at the Bulldog Classic…downed Bacharach once again 6-3, 1-6, 10-5 at the Bulldog Classic in her last match of the fall season.

Before Oregon: Compiled a 23-19 record on the International Tennis Federation junior girl’s circuit and reached as high as No. 562...reached the ITF and Tennis Europe finals in team play and reached the semi-finals in individual play...won gold in several Swedish Nationals...played club tennis for the Fair Play Tennis Club.

Personal: Born in Malmö, Sweden...Parents are Magnus and Elisabeth Åkesson...Played tennis for the Fair Play Tennis Club...Will be majoring in economics.

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