Tokac is an 18-year previous participant from Okyanus Faculty in Istanbul, Turkey. She comes from an enormous tennis household the place her father is a tennis coach and her brother is an expert and nationwide Olympic tennis participant. Tokac was an ISF Champion on the ISF World Championships in Italy in 2019.
Tokac additionally has nationwide workforce expertise, enjoying at 12, 14 and 16. Her largest second in her profession to date was enjoying on the European Youth Olympic Competition in 2018.
She plans to main in English at CU and hopese to play on the WTA Tour after school.
“We’re very excited to welcome Betina to our household,” mentioned Steinberg. “She is a really gifted participant, who comes from a household of remarkable athletes. Her junior resume may be very robust, and I’m assured she could have a optimistic impression on the workforce instantly. Furthermore, Betina is a superb individual and is strictly what we search for in our pupil athletes.”
Pozo competed at Northwestern for 3 years earlier than transferring to Colorado. The daughter of two collegiate tennis gamers, Pozo dominated the Missouri Class 2 in highschool the place she had an general singles/doubles report of 158-9. As a freshman, Pozo was the state runner-up in singles, which turned out to be her final singles match the place she would drop a set, not to mention lose the match. She went on to publish a 77-0 report as a sophomore, junior and senior with three state titles for a singles profession report of 101-2.
At Northwestern, Pozo performed in eight matches as a freshman, ending with a 4-4 report in singles and a 6-1 doubles report. As a sophomore she had a 16-10 singles report, enjoying largely within the No.4 singles matches. She was additionally 8-5 in doubles matches. Her junior season was reduce brief, however not earlier than she went 5-6 in singles within the fall and 4-5 in doubles, bringing her collegiate profession totals to 25-20 in singles and 18-11 in doubles play.
“I’ve identified Caroline since her days as a junior within the Missouri Valley part,” mentioned Steinberg. “I’ve adopted her profitable profession at Northwestern, and I used to be thrilled when she confirmed curiosity in Colorado. Caroline is a fierce competitor and might be a superb function mannequin to the youthful gamers. At NU she performed underneath among the finest coaches within the nation (Claire Pollard) so she is becoming a member of us with a wealth of data and expertise.”
Colorado had its 2020 season reduce brief as a result of COVID pandemic however hopes to compete this spring. No official schedule bulletins have been made by the Pac-12 or CU.