Maria Kononova
Maria  Kononova

Ufa, Russia

High School:
Bashkir Institute



The Next Step

North Texas Tennis Season Begins Friday


Mean Green Begin 2018 With Six Wins

Kutubidze Defeats No. 108 Ranked Singles Player


Mean Green Head To Metroplex Mania

North Texas Begins Dual Season On Jan. 19


Freshmen Shine At River Oaks Invite

Tranberg Makes Collegiate Debut With 6-0, 6-0 Win


Kononova Loses Heartbreaker At Oracle ITA Fall Championship

Doubles Team Loses 6-3, 6-0

• Set the program record for dual match singles victories with 18
• Her .782 winning percentage (18-5) is the second highest in program history and was .006 off the record
• Kononova and her doubles partner set the program-record for dual match doubles victories with 17
• Kononova and Kutubidze's .944 winning percentage (17-1) in dual match doubles is a program record
• Kononova and Kutubidze's 17 straight wins at No. 1 doubles is a program record
• Her five wins over ranked singles opponents is a single season dual match program record
• Her straight set victory on Feb. 10 against Oklahoma's No. 16 nationally ranked Lily Miyazaki is the highest ranked opponent a Mean Green tennis player has beaten in program history
• Reached as high as No. 61 in the ITA rankings, which is a program record
• Owns a 7-3 record all-time versus ranked opponents
• Named C-USA First Team All-Conference for singles 
• Named C-USA First Team All-Conference for doubles

• Ended the year ranked No. 78

• Won nine singles matches in a row from early Febuary to early March
• Named C-USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week three times
• Won a 2017 Scrappy for Female Student Athlete of the Year
• Her win over the No. 16 ranked player won the Scrappy for Best Individual Performance of the Year

• Went 8-11 in spring dual matches while playing exclusively at the No. 1 spot as a freshman
• Named a First Team Conference USA selection in singles and doubles
• Two-time Conference USA Player of the Week (February 23, March 15)
• Was 2-1 versus ITA top-125 players this spring
• Claimed the match-clinching point against VCU
• Finished with a 12-6 record in spring doubles, all at the No. 1 position
• Joined partner Tamuna Kutubidze in defeating #48 Emily Smith and Katherine Ip, 6-3
• Compiled a 7-6 singles record and 8-4 doubles mark in fall play
• Won the doubles draw alongside partner Tamuna Kutubidze at the Wild West Open Shootout II
• Earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better

High School/International Highlights

• Has won a total of five Russian National titles 
• Defeated Anastasia Chikalkina (No. 177 ITF Jr. /No. 1035 WTA) 6-3, 6-1
• Took down Tatiana Nikoaeva (No. 288 ITF Jr.) 6-4, 6-4 
• Defeated Aleksandra Kuznetsova (No. 295 ITF Jr.) 6-3, 7-5
• Qualified for Kazan, Russia 10k
• Defeated No. 2 seed Anastasia Rudakova (No. 438 WTA) 6-4, 6-3

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