Columbia, MO. – Head coach Chris Wootton announced the addition of Koral Koldobski and Andrea Artimedi to the University of Missouri’s 2022 recruitment class earlier this week.
Koral Koldobski / Rishon Le Zion, Israel
With a career-high Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) of 10.45, Koldobski is ready to play at the Division I level. She began her career at age 10 and has accrued a list of notable achievements along the way. Koldobski was the champion of Israel U-18 in 2018 as well as an International Tennis Federation (ITF) G2 finalist. She was also an Israel Championship U-18 finalist in 2019.
Her success on the court translated to playing in the doubles semifinals of the ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour as well as the doubles quarterfinals. As she competed in the Israeli National Tournament, some of her top singles wins came against Tamara Barad Itzhaki, Shiran Arol Wiegand, Shavit Kimchi (469 WTA rank), Nicole Khirin (609 WTA rank), Shahar Biran and Adva Dabah.
Coach Wootton’s Thoughts: “Koral Koldobski epitomizes the facets of Mizzou Tennis, tough, gritty and relentless. Koral had a stellar junior career culminating in her win at the Isareal U-18 National Championships. Her excellence on the tennis court has been shown on the Women’s ITF pro tour for the last two years. Mizzou Tennis is honored to have such a courageous and determined player. The sky is the limit for Koral and we expect big things in the future.”
Andrea Artimedi / Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy
With a decade of experience, Artimedi has a long last of accomplishments including a career-best ITF U18 ranking of 469. Artimedi went to the finals of the Tennis Europe Junior U-16 Tour in Rotterdam (2019). She made singles finals appearances in the ITF U-18 J5 Pescara 2020 tournament as well as the ITF U-18 singles J5 Lake Garda 2020 tournament. Artimedi was the doubles winner in the same ITF U-18 J5 Pescara 2020 tournament and U-18 J5 Lake Garda 2020 tournament.
Some of Artimedi’s best singles wins came against Tatiana Barkova (No. 38), Nino Natsvlishvili (No. 257), Uma Bakaityte (No. 234), and Demi Tran (932 WTA rank). All of these victories came in 2019 during the ITF U-18 tournaments. In doubles, Artimedi defeated Ani Vangelova (504 WTA rank) and Maria Bergen (921 WTA rank).
Coach Wootton’s Thoughts: “Andrea is the exact player that Mizzou Tennis is looking to recruit. She is a player committed to playing college tennis as a pathway to her pro career. Andrea has the game style and dedication to be one of the best players in the NCAA. The addition of a player with these credentials solidifies Mizzou Tennis’ Top 6 for many years to come. We are excited to get her on campus and watch the development of one of the best players from Italy!”
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