General: Tall and lanky athlete who has continued to improve since her arrival at Georgia Tech and has the potential to be a very good player for the Yellow Jackets ... Has made an impact in the lineup due to her strong serving abilities and excellent wing span.
2009-10: Continued to show improvement from her her previous seasons at Tech ... Recorded a 15-21 overall singles record and was 11-16 during the dual-match season from the No. 2 and 3 spots in the lineup ... Went 3-1 during the Yellow Jackets 2010 ACC Tournament Championship run with wins over No. 84 Anna Bartenstein of Miami (clinching win) and No. 121 Ina Hadziselimovic of Clemson ... Helped her team upset No. 7 Duke (4/10)with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Amanda Granson ... Recorded victories in the fall over No. 41 Yvette Hyndman of Georgia and No. 50 Irine Rehberger of South Florida ... Had a very good season in doubles, registering a 22-14 overall mark and was 18-10 during the dual-match season playing with Irina Falconi ... The duo earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Tournament field after finishing the regular season with a No. 23 ranking ... The duo recorded an 8-6 win over No. 16 Josipa Bek and Ina Hadziselimovic of Clemson (2/24).
2008-09: Recorded a 12-10 singles mark during the dual-match season and finished 17-18 overall ... Played mostly at the No. 5 spot in the lineup ... Had most success in doubles during the dual-match season with Irina Falconi at the No. 2 spot in the lineup ... The duo finished 12-4 together ... Went 3-5 in singles but finished the fall winning two of her final three matches ... Teamed with Viet Ha Ngo in doubles and recorded a 5-3 record ... The duo recorded an 8-5 win over No. 38 Monika Dancevic and Nadja Gilchrist of Georgia ... Teamed with Viet Ha Ngo to earn an ITA South Region Ranking of No. 10 at the end of the fall season.
2007-08: Played in just six singles matches on the year, but went 14-10 in doubles ... Had a 13-6 doubles record in dual matches and went 8-2 against ACC foes ... Teamed with Kristi Miller at the No. 1 doubles spot during the spring, posting a 7-4 record ... Went 5-1 at the No. 2 position, with Whitney McCray as her partner ... Teamed with McCray to knock off Georgia's 21st-ranked Yvette Hyndman and Naoko Ueshima to help the Jackets clinch the doubles point ... Missed the last part of the fall campaign with an ankle injury ... Went 3-3 in singles.
High School/Junior Tennis: Attended Gymnasium #12 in Dolgoprudniy in the Moscow Region ... Advanced to the finals of the Bangoura Junior Championships, where she won the title with a straight-set win over Karina Pimkina, 6-3, 6-2 ... Also competed in several other international events in her last year of high school, including the 2007 Costa Rica Bowl (singles quarterfinalist), the 2006 Ranka Junior Open in Finland (semifinalist), the 2006 Neway International Junior Tennis Championships in Bangladesh (quarterfinalist) and the 2006 Salk Open Qualifier in Sweden (quarterfinalist) ... Teamed with Maria Babanova of Russia to capture the doubles title at the Ranka Junior Open and advanced to the finals of her very next international tournament, the Air-Berlin Junior Open, while teaming with Viktoria Kamenskaya.
Personal: Full name is Aleksandra Georgievna Krupina, but goes by Sasha ... Born May 16, 1990 ... Daughter of Georgi and Natalia Krupina ... Father played water polo for Moscow State University from 1976-85, where he led his alma mater to the national championship in 1979 ... Played for the USSR National Team, where he helped the squad to a fourth-place finish at the 1979 World Cup ... Helped his team to a silver medal at the 1979 World University Games in Mexico, and the gold medal at the 1983 World University Games in Canada ... Mother was a rhythmic gymnast in high school and university ... Enjoys music, photography, reading, shopping and traveling in her spare time ... Majoring in industrial engineering at Tech ... Has interests in working in foreign diplomatic service upon graduation.
Sasha Krupina's Career Statistics
Year Dual Overall Dual Overall
2007-08 0-0 (.000) 3-3 (.500) 13-6 (.684) 14-10 (.583)
2008-09 12-10 (.546) 17-18 (.486) 13-11 (.542) 19-16 (.500)
2009-10 11-16 (.407) 15-21 (.417) 18-10 (.542) 22-14 (.611)
Totals 23-26 (.469) 35-42 (.455) 44-27 (.620) 55-40 (.579)