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From Russia with love

Northwestern's European imports have helped the Wildcats to the top of the Big Ten

Originally Published: May 7, 2010
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Northwestern women's tennis coach Claire Pollard would like one day to travel to Russia, but she's never been there before.

Her Russian vocabulary begins and ends with the word for no.

"I know that because I hear that all the time," Pollard said with a laugh.

From her English accent to her limited experience with all things Russian, Pollard doesn't seem like the ideal candidate to recruit two of the top international tennis players from Moscow and persuade them to make Northwestern ...

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