- Gulsah Esen
Gulsah Esen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Findikli

Height:
5-6

Experience:
3VL



Junior Season(2006-07):
Finished the year with an overall singles record of 11-9, 8-7 in dual match play ... played primarily No. 1 singles for the Blazers where she earned a 6-7 record ... teamed with Nischa Maier-Knapp to tie for the team-lead in doubles victory with eight ... also had an impressive doubles record with Julia von Samson, going 6-2 ... won a tight three-set match against Middle Tennessee, earning the flight one victory, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 ... was 3-2 in tournament singles action ... advanced to the round of 16 at the UTC Baras Fall Classic ... appeared in the round of 32 at the ITA South Regional Championship.

Sophomore Season (2005-06):
Went 9-7 in dual match singles matches, 7-7 at flight four ... teamed with Nischa Maier-Knapp to play to an 8-5 record at number two doubles ... lost a lengthy three-set match against Mississippi State at number four singles, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 ... snuck out a three-set victory against Tennessee-Martin by winning the third set superbreaker, 10-8 ... posted an impressive 7-5 mark during the fall ... placed second in flight A singles of the Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational after posting a 3-1 mark in the event ... finished fourth in flight "A" doubles with partner Nischa Maier-Knapp ... advanced to the fourth round of flight "A" consolation draw at the ITA Southern Regional with a record of 3-2 ... finished sixth in flight two singles at the Seminole Classic ... placed fourth with Maier-Knapp in flight one doubles at the Seminole Classic.

Freshman Season (2004-05):
Was 15-15 overall, playing flight one singles for the majority of the season ... was 2-2 at the No. 2 spot for UAB ... partnered with Maier-Knapp for an impressive 12-6 record in doubles ... the duo was 8-1 at the No. 2 position and started the season with a six-match win streak ... the pair was also 3-2 in Conference USA action ... finished the fall portion of the season with a 9-1 overall record ... defeated five opponents at the UTC Baras Fall Classic to take the title in flight "B" ... also won the title in flight "B" at the Middle Tennessee Invitational after winning four matches ... in doubles play she was 1-3 with three different partners during the fall.

Pre-UAB:
Was a member of the Turkish National Team (14-16-18) from 1998-2000 ... Turkish 16-18 Singles Champion from 2001-04 ... Turkish 14-16-18 & Up Doubles Champion from 2000-01 ... participated in the Fed Cup ... was a Turkish Championship Finalist from 1999-2000.

Personal:
Daughter of Nimet Esen ... born on Jan. 8, 1985, in Istanbul, Turkey ... has one older brother Emrah ... major is psychology.