Maria Kononova
Maria  Kononova
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ufa, Russia

High School:
Bashkir Institute

Height:
5-10


09/23/2017

Mean Green Tennis Dominates Two Tournaments

North Texas Wins 11 Matches

09/22/2017

Surapaneni Goes Undefeated In Collegiate Debut

Kononova, Kutubidze Reach Semifinals Of Milwaukee Classic

09/21/2017

Mean Green Tennis Begins 2017 Fall Season

Nationally Ranked Kononova, Kutubidze Team Travels To Invite-Only Milwaukee Classic

09/17/2017

Kononova Captures ITA Hall of Fame Singles Title

Kononova Comes From Behind Again

09/16/2017

Kononova Takes Down North Carolina's Sanford

Kononova Improves To 2-0 At ITA Hall of Fame Invite

2016-17
• 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


2015-16 
• 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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