Year Senior
Hometown Bucharest, Romania
High School German Goethe College
School: CC
Birthdate September 14, 2010


Spring 2014: Split time at the No. 5 and 6 spots, posting a 12-8 record ... Defeated Margaux Myham from No. 53 Tulane and Charlotte Derbyshire from Denver in back-to-back matches … Helped Columbia top No. 32 Yale at the ECAC Championships with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Courtney Amos … Knocked off Amina St. Hill from Kansas State in straight sets … Outlasted Arielle Griffin from UMass in a three-set match … Longest win streak was six matches from March 21 – April 12, picking up Ivy League wins against opponents from Cornell, No. 39 Harvard, Dartmouth and Brown … Was 5-5 in doubles play paired with Tiana Takenaga at No. 3 … Shutout Palma/Nizzi from Kansas State, 8-0 … Doubled up Amos/Sullivan from Yale, 8-4.

Fall 2013: Went 6-6 during tournament action … Opened the season with a three-set win over Amherst’s Sue Ghosh at the Columbia Invitational … Won three matches at the Columbia Invite, all in three sets … Defeated Temple’s Minami Okajima in the opening round of the Cissie Leary Invitational, 6-1, 6-1 … Victorious in first two matches of the BJK NTC Invite, downing Seton Hall’s Rocio Portela and St. John’s Yanita Arnaudova … Was 4-4 in doubles matches … Won two matches at the Columbia Invite paired with Tiana Takenaga … Topped Jeremiah/Otero from LSU with Crystal Leung at the Georgia State Invitational … Paired with Vivian Cheng to down LeBarre/Leonard of Bryant at the BJK NTC Invite.

Spring 2013: Finished the year 16-8 overall and 9-3 in dual matches, playing mostly in the No. 5 and 6 spots … Blanked Magali Holt, 6-0, 6-0, in a Columbia shutout of FIU (2/3/13) … Had four straight wins against Fordham (3/8/13), UT-Arlington (3/18/13), a come from behind win against SMU (3/21/13), and in the Lion’s sweep of No. 64 Cornell (3/30/13) … Defeated Christina Danosi in straight sets to help Columbia shutout Dartmouth (4/6/13) … Took down Olivia Hsu in straight sets in Columbia’s victory over Brown (4/13/13) … Ended the year with consecutive, straight-set victories over Katherine Jania from Penn (4/19/13) and Princeton’s Joan Cannon (4/21/13)… Went 6-1 in dual doubles matches … Won her last five completed doubles matches, all from the No. 3 slot. 

Fall 2012: Reached the flight 'B' draw finals at the Columbia Invitational (9/14-16/12) ... Won two matches in the qualifying bracket at the ITA Northeast Regional (10/19-23/12). 

Spring 2012: Played her way to a 12-9 record in the spring, playing primarily as the No. 3 ...  Knocked off Alyssa Gleason from Army and Jillian Santos from Binghamton in straight sets at the Cornell Winter Invitational (1/27-29/12) ... Helped Columbia shutout Hofstra with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sonia Tsay (2/3/12) ... Topped Binghamton's Jennifer Fridman in straight sets (2/10/12) ... Defeated Ivy League foe Jessica Harrow from Brown at the ECAC Team Tournament (2/17/12) ... Notched four consecutive road wins from March 15 through March 24, defeating opponents from Southern Miss (3/15/12), FIU (3/18/12), William & Mary (3/23/12) and Old Dominion (3/24/12) ... In a 4-3 Columbia win, she rallied to beat Melissa Matsuoka from Dartmouth in three sets (4/6/12) ... Ended the season with Ivy League wins over Katherine Flanigan from Princeton (4/20/12) and Alex Ion from Penn (4/22/12) ... Partnered with Nicole Bartnik for 12 doubles wins, including four in the Ivy League.

Fall 2011: Won the E singles draw at the 2011 USTA National Tennis Center Women’s Collegiate Invitational, beating athletes from Charleston Southern, Harvard, Brown and the No.1 seed from Brown, Elle Caldwell … had two wins in the back draw of the C singles bracket at the William & Mary Invitational, beating athletes from William & Mary and Old Dominion … had a win over a player from Temple at the Cissie Leary Invitational … had a first round win over a player from Providence at the ITA Northeast Regionals.

Spring 2011: Went 11-7 overall in singles, playing mostly in the Nos.5-6 spots, including a 4-3 record in the Ivy League … Went 2-5 in doubles with partner Katarina Kovacevic, including 2-4 in the Ivy League playing at No.2 doubles … Had non-league wins over athletes from Fairleigh Dickinson, Temple, Colorado State, Cal State-Northridge and Long Island … Had Ivy League wins over Cornell, Harvard, Princeton and Penn.

Fall 2010: Advanced to the finals of the A singles bracket back draw at the Columbia Invitational … Had a first-round win at the Cissie Leary Invitational with a win over Penn … Advanced to the finals of the E singles bracket at the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational, beating players from Army, the No.1 seed from NC State, and Fairleigh Dickinson, before falling in the finals … Also competed at the ITA Northeast Regionals.

At German Goethe College: National Junior U14 Team champion (2005) … Two-time National Junior Team Champion ('07, '08) … National Senior Team Champion (1008) … Two-time ITF doubles champion.

Personal: Economics major ... Daughter of Stela and Stefan Alecsiu … Father, Stefan, was a member of the Romanian national water polo team … Speaks five languages.
Singles         Doubles  
Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2010-11 15-11 11-7 4-4 4-3 6-9 2-5
2011-12 24-14 10-8 14-6 3-4 18-13 4-3
2012-13 16-8 9-3 7-5 5-2 6-2 4-0
2013-14 18-14 12-8 6-6 4-3 9-9 1-1
Career 73-47 42-26 31-21 16-12 39-33 11-9
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