Rob Hubbard, women's tennis head coach at Sam Houston State, announced the transfer of 19-year-old Lusine Chobanyan from UT Arlington, joining the Bearkats squad for the fall season. Lusine is from Armenia and she was the youngest U16 national champion a few years ago, at the age of 15. In her freshman season as a Maverick, she only played during the fall season, scoring 3 wins in singles and 2 in doubles, and she hopes to make much better role at Sam Houston State.
Her junior career wasn't that good and pro matches are mainly linked with her participation in the Fed Cup for Armenia.
"I am excited to announce Lusine Chobanyan as the most recent addition to our tennis program,” Hubbard said.
“She brings a wealth of experience from her international junior days. Lusine's three years as a Federation Cup Team member for Armenia will translate well into the NCAA collegiate team competition played here in the United States.
She has a very versatile game to go along well with her strength in character and should fit in well with the team culture created this past season,” Hubbard said.
"I chose Sam Houston State over my other options because of the high academic standards here and its great location,” Chobanyan said.SOURCE: HUBBARD ADDS CHOBANYAN TO TENNIS ROSTER ALSO READ: All-American Jeremy Efferding joins Georgia Tech as men's assistant coach
“Coach Hubbard is also a big part of why I chose to come to Sam Houston. It is very easy to communicate with him as he displays a very positive attitude. He is very experienced as you can see from his background and I liked his view about different tennis aspects.
This past year because of his help and dedication he made Sam Houston tennis grow and reach a very high level."