Time after tennis
With Belejova as the only senior on the team, most of NSU’s players have plenty of time to think about their careers later.
But the biggest decision for all is whether to return home or establish residence in the United States.
“I have not decided yet,” Belejova said of her plans after college. “I’m looking for jobs over here, but I’ve also applied to schools in Slovakia and Australia. So I’m going to wait and see.”
With staying in Tahlequah likely out of the question, Savchenkov is eying a future in a big American city.
“I want to stay here, but probably not in Oklahoma,” she said. “I really like big cities. New York, maybe. But it’s so difficult to find a job there, so maybe Florida. I’d like to be in either New York or Florida.”
Tourney on tap
As for this week, Northeastern State will try to advance past the Round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. The RiverHawks, coming off a 5-0 win over Central Oklahoma for a first-round victory in the NCAA tournament, will take on BYU-Hawaii Wednesday in Surprise, Ariz. The two clubs will clash at 7 p.m.
This will be NSU’s 13th appearance in the NCAA tournament and the first under coach Amanda Stone. This is the RiverHawks’ eighth time in the Sweet 16, and with a win over BYU-Hawaii, NSU would reach the NCAA quarterfinals for the fourth time in school history.