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Dean Clower

University of Wyoming women’s tennis coach Dean Clower announced Friday the addition of two international student-athletes who will join the team this fall.

They are Oleksandra Balaba from Brovary, Ukraine, and Clara Mansart from Paris, France. Those two join Zarah Mughal, who signed with the program earlier this spring.

Balaba is a National Ukraine Championship finalist in both singles and doubles. Her highest ITF ranking was 459.

Mansart was a four-time regional top player of the year, while her high school team was the top team in the region three times. She had a UTR regional ranking of 10.

“Oleksandra is a highly touted recruit, and I am more than excited to get her here on campus and develop her even more,” Clower said in a news release from UW. “She will be an immediate impact in the line-up in both singles and doubles.

“Clara is extremely athletic and has intangibles that you can’t teach. She has the potential to be a great doubles player for us because of her athletic ability, and will also be an impact player in singles.”


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