Maria Plaksina
Maria Plaksina
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Last School: Boca Prep International School
Experience: 2L

2018-19: Competed mostly at the #4 singles and #3 doubles positions... Posted 12 singles wins... Went 5-3 in OVC play... Won four straight matches during March and April... Combined with Terra Sheldon for a 12-7 doubles record and 4-2 mark in conference play... Won eight of their last 10 matches... Had a five match win streak in March and April.

2017-18: Competed at #1 singles and #2 doubles... Posted 4 singles wins... She and doubles partner Terra Sheldon went 11-10 for the season, including a 10-5 mark in the spring... Went 6-1 in OVC play... Their six conference wins set a new school record for a single season... They won eight of their last nine doubles matches.  

Prior to Belmont: Ranked as high as No. 143 in the country by TennisRecruiting.net in the class of 2017 ... Highest Universal Tennis ranking of 9.2 ... Finalist in the 2016 International Spring Break Challenger Girls' 18's L6 ... Winner of the 2015 Back to School Girls' 18's L6 ... Finalist in the Quail Ridge Girls' 18's L6 ... Also a member of the swimming and gymnastics teams.

Personal: Daughter of Mikhail Plaksina and Marianna Belova ... Hobbies include drawing, sketching and painting ... Lists favorite athletes as Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer ... Favorite movies are If I Stay, The Vow, The Great Gatsby and Shutter Island ... Lists favorite singers as Charlie Puth, Chris Brown, Mr. Probz, Ed Sheeran and Danny Ocean ... Interested in majoring in Exercise Science.