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Nelly Knezkova

Incoming University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa women’s tennis freshman Nelly Knezkova recently was selected to represent the Czech Republic in the upcoming International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Games in Chengdu, China. The two-week international event will open on July 28 and run through August 8.

Knezkova is one of four players selected to the Czech National Team. This is the first FISU World University Games since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 12-day event includes 15 sports. Tennis is one of the oldest in the FISU sports program, and has been in every University Games since 1959.

Knezkova hails from Prague, Czech Republic and 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 International Tennis Federation in Sweden and Romania.

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