RUSTON — Louisiana Tech head coach Amanda Stone finalized the 2021-22 tennis roster on Friday with the signing of standout players Emma Eerola and Olga Bienzobas.
Eerola, a 5-foot-5-inch right-hander from Tampere, Finland, and Bienzobas, a 5-foot-5-inch right-hander from San Sebastian, Spain, join fellow signees Najah Dawson and Ana Rodrigues to round out the added pieces to the team.
“We are so happy to welcome Emma and Olga to the team,” said Stone, who enters her sixth season at the helm. “Along with Ana and Najah, this is the most talented class we have brought in to date.”
Eerola comes to Ruston with a career-high UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) of 10.08. Ranked No. 1 in her country for U18 and as high as No. 4 for all women, she has dominated the courts by being a three-time U18 Finnish champion in singles as well as an U18 Finnish champion in doubles in 2019.
Bienzobas is a transfer, having spent this past season as a freshman at the University of Missouri where she played at the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 spots in singles.