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    Aspillaga Adds Maxl To The Fold
    Denise Maxl joins the Ladyjacks tennis team.
    Denise Maxl joins the Ladyjacks tennis team.

    Jan. 2, 2014

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin head coach Roberto Aspillaga announced the addition of Denise Maxl to the women's tennis team Thursday morning.

    "I am really exited to welcome Denise to our family," Aspillaga said. "She is a great girl who happens to be a great student and an excellent tennis player. She has experience in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit and will give our team more depth as we try and make a run for the Southland Conference title this year."

    The Austria native comes to SFA with already proven player resume. Maxl ranked as high as No. 335 in the world in juniors (ITF), No. 4 in the Austria U18, No. 1 in the Austria U16 and No. 16 in the European U16.

    Maxl has won four doubles ITF events in Bulgaria (twice in Plovdiv, Haskovo, Sofia) and singles in the ITF grade 5 in Sofia, Bulgaria, a semifinalist in singles play and winner in doubles at the 18 and under Austrian National Championships. Prior to her 18U success, Maxl was a quarter finalist in grade 3 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and winner in both singles and doubles play at the 16 and under Austrian National Championships.

    Individually, Maxl has wins over ITF-ranked Barbora Krejcikova (No. 3), Irina Bara (No. 56), Deborah Kerfs (No. 76), Lina Kjorcheska (No. 106) and Eva Zagorac (No. 163).