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Nov. 18, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's tennis team announced the additions of Taylor Shukow and Dasha Sapogovato the 2014 roster Monday. The pair will join the team in January for the start of the spring semester.
Shukow comes to Penn State from Boca Raton, Fla. where she trained at the Evert Training Academy while attending high school online through K12 International School. Shukow is a four-star recruit rated No. 121 in the class of 2013 by TennisRecruiting.net.
Originally a competitive gymnast playing tennis on the side, at the age of 13 Shukow dedicated her time solely to tennis. Working closely with Chris and John Evert at their Training Academy, Shukow has competed in numerous ITF and USTA events.
Sapogova hails from Belarus, Minsk having spent the previous five years in Spain. She attended high school at School IPSE in Barcelona. Sapogova has competed in many ITF tournaments around the world including Spain, Turkey, Greece and France.