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Valeriya

Zeleva

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Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Bio

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2018-2019)
Zeleva was the first player in program history to appear in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in the same season.
Made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Ksenia Kuznetsova.
Named to the All-Conference team
Collected a total singles record of 18-7 in singles play, all at the No. 1 position.
Posted a 15-6 doubles record with partner Ksenia Kuznetsova.
Zeleva was victorious in her first nine singles matches and first eight doubles matches.
Earned a 10-7 record against ranked singles players and a 4-5 mark against ranked doubles teams.
Went 2-0 in singles in the AAC tournament, picking up wins over two ranked opponents from Tulsa and USF.
Went 1-1 in doubles in the AAC tournament with partner Ksenia Kuznetsova as the pair topped USF's No. 1 duo by a score of 6-1 in the AAC Championship match.
Zeleva's performance in the AAC tournament earned her the Most Outstanding Player award.
Went 1-1 in the NCAA tournament, defeating No. 11 FSU's Carla Touly to clinch the match and send the Knights to the sweet 16.
Went 2-1 in doubles in the NCAA tournament, winning against Alabama's top pair and No. 21 Oparenovic/Salas from FSU. UCF's top pair came back from a 1-5 deficit to win 7-5.
Zeleva and Kuznetsova were an at-large berth in the NCAA Doubles Championship and won their first round match against St. Mary's No. 32 Mariia Kozyreva/Hind Abdelouahid 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 10-6.
Ranked as high as No. 27 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings during the spring season.
Ranked as high as No. 16 in the Oracle/ITA doubles rankings during the spring season.

PREP
Defeated #1 ranked junior in WTA Top 250
Won doubles in the 2017 $15,000 Montemor-O-Novo
Won doubles in the 2016 $10,000 Prokuplje
Azerbaijan 2016 runner-up
Kasakhstan 2018 runner-up
Highest Junior Ranking: #28

FUN FACTS:
Major: Political Science
Favorite Player: Roger Federer
Favorite Grand Slam: Wimbledon
Favorite Hobby: Cooking
Favorite Food: Beef and Steak
Pets: Two dogs, a Toy Terrier and a Maltese

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