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Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva
Yelyzaveta  Pletnyeva

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vinnitsa, Ukraine

High School:
Vinnitsa #13


04/09/2016

UConn vs Villanova Senior Day

Senior Day UConn vs Villanova (photo by Stephen Slade)

2016-17 (Junior Season): Posted back-to-back 20-win seasons thanks to a 23-8 overall singles record...During her three seasons at UConn, she has 63 singles wins and 43 doubles wins...Earned 2017 All-American Athletic Conference honors...In dual matches, she held a 16-6 record while playing the majority of the season at No. 2 position in the lineup...During the closing stretch of the season, posted an 8-2 record over her final 10 matches...In doubles play, she teammed with Emma Alderman all season at the No. 1 spot and finished with 12 wins...The duo won the "A" doubles flight at the Quinnipiac Inivitational...She was 3-2 against AAC competition...Opened the spring season with seven-straight wins...Was 15-5 in the spring...Played to an 8-3 record during the fall tournament slate...Shared the "A" flight title with Alderman at the Quinnipiac tournament...Played in both the singles and doubles main draw at the ITA Regional Championship.

2015-16 (Sophomore Season):
Had a breakout sophomore campaign where she finished with a team-best 26-7 singles record...Went 17-3 in dual matches including a 4-1 mark against American Athletic Conference opponents...Ended her season on a seven-match win streak and was 9-1 over her last 10 matches...Played at the No. 3 spot all season...In doubles play had an 18-10 mark, tied for the team-best...Teamed with junior Emma Alderman for a 16-9 doubles mark playing in the No. 2 spot...In the fall, she Finished 8-5 in singles play and won seven matches in tournament play…Played her way to the semifinals of Flight 2 at Army with three wins…Opened the fall season with four wins at the Harvard Invite…Played in the qualifying draw at the ITA Regional…Posted an 8-5 mark in doubles playing with Alderman…The duo shared the Flight “A” doubles title at the Army Invitational.

2014-15 (Freshman Season):
Enrolled at UConn for the spring semester…Finished the spring season posting an impressive 14-6 record for the Huskies playing at No. 3 singles…Went 13-8 in doubles play, teaming with classmate Summer Walker for an 11-7 mark…Went 4-2 against competition from The American…Closed out the spring season winning nine of 10 singles matches…Had a six-match winning streak in singles…Helped lead UConn to five-straight wins including victories over Fairfield, Temple and Villanova to earn American Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors.

Before UConn: Graduated from Vinnitsa #13 School…She began competing in tournaments in the Ukraine as early as nine-years old and has won over 30 cup titles…Received Master of Sport honors in her home country after winning a pair of Ukrainian doubles championships in 2012 and 2013…Ranked as high as No. 3 in the Ukraine in 2012 and earned a spot on the national team, competing in the Junior Fed Cup in London earning a fourth place finish…Won the Nike Junior Tour in the Ukraine in both singles and doubles in 2011…Competed in the NJT Masters, the Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl tournaments in the United States…Played for the International Tennis Federation in tournaments in Moldova, Dubai, Bulgaria, Egypt as well as her home country.

Personal: Born June 13, 1997…Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva is the daughter of Halina and Illia Pletnyeva…Has a brother Maxim…A criminal justice major.

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