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Maria Belaya
Position: Athlete
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Melbourne, Fla.
High School: Champion Prep/Clemson
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Belaya Photos
Maria Belaya
Courtesy: TribeAthletics.com
Release: 06/18/2013
Honors
CAA Player of the Year (2013)
First-Team All-CAA in singles (2012, 2013, 2014)
First-Team All-CAA in doubles (2012, 2013, 2014)
Most Outstanding Performer at the CAA Championship (2013)
NCAA Singles Championship Participant (2013)
NCAA Doubles Championship Participant (2012, 2013)
ITA Atlantic Region Doubles Champion (2012)
VaSID First Team All-State in singles (2014)
VaSID First Team All-State in doubles (2014)
Four-Time CAA Singles Player of the Week
Seven-Time CAA Doubles Team of the Week
Two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2013, 2014)

Career Notes
Finished her career with a 52-41 singles record and a 73-24 doubles ledger, including a 57-13 mark playing with Jeltje Loomans … Her 75.3 doubles winning percentage ranks fifth in Tribe history.

Senior Season (2013-14)
First Team All-CAA in singles and doubles … A First Team VaSID All-State choice in both singles and doubles … Won six matches at the No. 1 singles position … Led W&M with 19 singles wins, including a team-best 13 in fall action … Spent most of the year in the national singles rankings and was ranked as high as No. 65 nationally … Posted an 18-8 doubles ledger, including a 14-2 mark during the fall with Jeltje Loomans … Won four matches against nationally ranked singles players … Ranked as high as No. 6 nationally in doubles with Jeltje Loomans … Won three matches in the qualifying singles flight at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships to advance to the exclusion 32-player main draw … Included in the qualifying wins at the All-American Championships were victories over No. 33 Whitney Kay of North Carolina and No. 104 Bianca Sanon of Columbia … Defeated No. 7-ranked Yana Koroleva of Clemson in the opening round of the main draw before falling in the round of 16 at the national championship event … Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship… Named CAA Player of the Week on Feb. 12 after wins at the No. 1 singles positions against No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 50 Penn State and Wake Forest … Upended No. 58-ranked Kenna Kilgo of Texas Tech in straight sets during the team’s dual match … Teamed with Loomans to defeat four nationally-ranked doubles teams during the fall … Won the White Doubles Flight at the Duke Fab Four Invitational and the top doubles flight at the Tribe Invitational along with Loomans … Downed the No. 19-ranked team in the country from USC in the opening round of the Rivera/ITA All-American Championship main draw to earn a spot in the quarterfinals … Advanced to the finals of the ITA Atlantic Region Doubles Championship for the second straight season … ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Junior Season (2012-13)
Named CAA Player of the Year  … Garnered First-Team All-CAA in singles and doubles … Chosen as the Most Outstanding Performer of the CAA Championship, going a perfect 4-0 between singles and doubles No. 1 position at the event … Competed in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships … Advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championship with Jeltje Loomans … Won the ITA Atlantic Region Doubles Championship with Loomans … Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship with Loomans during the fall …  Ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in doubles and finished the year at No. 13 as well as the top ranking in the ITA Atlantic Region with Loomans … Rated the No. 6 singles player in the Atlantic Region … Was ranked as high as No. 116 nationally in singles during the year … Posted a 21-13 singles record, including 13 wins at the No. 1 singles position … Led W&M with a 27-8 doubles mark, including a 16-4 ledger at the No. 1 slot … Combined with Loomans to post a 23-5 doubles mark, including a 6-4 mark against nationally ranked teams … Defeated No. 37 Abigail Tere-Apisah of Georgia State to help W&M to a 4-3 win over the Panthers … Downed No. 59 Jaklin Alawi to clinch the Tribe’s 4-3 win over No. 30 South Carolina … Named CAA Singles Player of the Week on Feb. 20 and April 10 after the wins over South Carolina and Georgia State … A two-time CAA Doubles Team of the Week selection with Loomans on Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 … Clinched the win over Old Dominion with a victory at the No. 1 post … Advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship.

Sophomore Season (2011-12)
Competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship along with Jeltje Loomans ... A First-Team All-CAA selection in both singles and doubles ... Garnered Second-Team All-CAA honors in doubles as well along with Anik Cepeda ... Ranked No. 9 in singles in the ITA Atlantic Region ... Along with Jeltje Loomans, ranked No. 34 nationally in doubles and No. 4 in the ITA Atlantic Region ... Led the Tribe with 11 dual match wins, including five at the No. 1 singles slot ... Went 4-1 at the No. 2 singles post and finished the year with 12 singles wins overall ... Topped the College with a 28-8 doubles match, including a 20-5 mark with Loomans ... Spent parts of the spring season ranked nationally in singles ascending to as high as No. 109 in the country ... Named CAA Doubles Team of the Week along with Loomans on five occasions ... Ranked as high as No. 20 nationally in doubles and owned a winning streak of 13 straight matches playing with Loomans prior to a setback in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Selected as the CAA Singles Player of the Week after upsetting No. 30-ranked Aeriel Ellis of Texas in three sets (3/13) ... Tallied singles wins at the No. 1 post over fellow All-CAA first-teamers Ana Bara of VCU and Diana Ivanova of Old Dominion ... Advanced to the second round of the main singles draw at the ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship ... Competed in singles and doubles at the ITA All-American Championships ... Won the top doubles flight at the Tribe Invitational playing alongside Marlen Mesgarzadeh.

Freshman Season (2010-11)
Competed her freshman year at Clemson, helping the Tigers to the NCAA Round of 16 and a final national ranking of No. 14 … Recorded a 24-13 singles ledger, including 18 dual match wins ... Owned three wins against nationally ranked opponents ... Recorded an ACC mark of 6-4 ... Finished the year with 13 doubles victories, including five wins with Caroline Magnusson and four with Klara Vyskocilova ... Compiled a 2-1 ledger at the National Team Indoor Championships, helping Clemson to the quarterfinals ... At the National Team Indoor Championships, knocked off No. 73-ranked Pamela Montez of UCLA and No. 123 Mimi Nguyen of Michigan ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Carolina Region Singles Championships, including her first win over a nationally-ranked opponent, knocking off No. 79-ranked Kayla Duncan of Wake Forest … Finished the fall season ranked No. 19 in the ITA Carolina Region in singles.

Prep/Juniors
Ranked as the #33 player nationally and #7 player in the Southeast in the 2010 class by Tennis Recruiting Network ... A Blue Chip recruit according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, who was ranked as high as No. 13 nationally in both 2007 and 2008 ... Eddie Herr quarterfinalist in 2007 in singles ... Reached the finals at the USTA National Open in Naples, Fla., in 2008 and the finals of the Tennis Plaza Cup in Coral Gables, Fla., in 2008 ... Won The Florida Open Championships Tournament in June 2009.
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