Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU—University of Hawai’i women’s tennis coach Jun Hernandez announced the signing of Nelly Knezkova for the 2024 season.
Knezkova will be an incoming freshman from Prague, Czech Republic in the Fall of 2023. She is a talented player who has extensive international experience representing the Czech Republic on their U12, U14, and U16 teams. In singles, she won the Czech championship and was a runner up once. Knezkova has won tournaments in Croatia, France, Spain, Belgium, Hungary and Poland and competed in the ITF (International Tennis Federation) in Sweden and Romania.
“I am looking forward to Nelly joining our UH tennis ‘ohana and representing the University of Hawai’i,” says Hernandez. “She is a great addition to our program on and off the court. She’s a very good student and she’ll be able to help us in singles and doubles in the top half of our line-up. She is an athletic and aggressive player and has the potential to be one of the best collegiate players in the nation. She has a great work ethic and is dedicated to everything she does. It will be a pleasure working with her.”