Sasha Nionova
Sasha Nionova
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
High School: Riga-Tecno-Linguistic Gymnasium
Previous College: University of Detroit Mercy

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
HONORS: ITA Scholar-Athlete ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... FALL: posted a 3-3 record ... won three consecutive matches after losing her first match in the ITA South Regional Tournament  ... was 0-1 in doubles with Nina Vucevic and 1-2 with Linnea Skymberg ... SPRING: was 5-2 at numnber one singles, including a 1-1 record against nationally-ranked opponents and 2-2 while facing foes from the Sunshine State Conference ... posted an 8-8 record in doubles, including a 1-3 mark vs. nationally-ranked opponents and a 2-4 mark in the SSC ... teamed with Linnea Skymberg for a 5-7 record at #1 doubles ... paired with Lorena Rionda for a 3-1 record at #2 doubles ... won four straight singles matches (all at #1) from March 13-April 2 ... notched one win over a nationally-ranked singles opponent, knocking off 50th-ranked Natasa Vuckovic of Florida Tech on April 7 ... won five straight doubles matches with Skymberg from March 4-18 ... also won three straight while paired with Rionda from April 16-20 (first win in that streak from over Laurence Bourgault and Isabella Wong of Eckerd College, a team that was ranked #1 in the South Region.

PRIOR TO FSC
Transferred to FSC from the NCAA Division I University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI ... Played the 2015 season at University of Detroit Mercy ...  Named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-Horizon League selection ... Posted 11 singles wins and five doubles wins on the year ... Opened the season with a 2-10 record in singles, but won nine of her last 12 matches, including going 6-2 in the Horizon League at No. 1 ... 10 of her 11 singles wins were at the No. 1 spot and 10 were straight-set victories ... Advanced to the semifinal round of the Horizon League Championships ... Earned Horizon League Player of the Week on March 24 after posting two dominating wins over Green Bay's Stephanie Londre (6-3, 6-1) and Milwaukee's Chelsea Bailey (6-3, 6-0) ... Went 5-9 in doubles, including a 4-4 mark at the No. 3 spot and also played four matches at the No. 1 spot and one match at the No. 2 spot in the doubles line-up. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Riga-Tecno-Linguistic Gymnasium (2012) ... Also attended Riga 40th Intermediate School prior to transferring to Detroit ... Had an outstanding junior career in Latvia as she took third place in singles at the Latvian U-18 National Championships in 2011 and was also part of the U-18 doubles championships as well as the third place doubles squad at the Riga Women's National Championship ... Ranked as high a No. 3 in the U-14 and U-16 Latvian national rankings ... Helped lead her team to an U-16 Latvian Junior Team Championship and won a Latvian National Championship in doubles in 2008 … In 2009, she guided her squad to another national team championship and was part of a doubles title team at the Latvian Women’s National Championship and Latvian National Championship U-16… Also won a singles and doubles title at the Latvian Olympic Games in 2009… She was again part of a Latvian National Championship at the U-18 level in 2010 and won a Latvian Women’s Championship in doubles.  

PERSONAL
Born: Jan. 26, 1994 ... Daughter of Svetlana Nionova ... Has a sister, Natalija Nechajeva ... Lists traveling, cooking and watching hockey as her hobbies ... business administration major.

2016-17 Results

Singles
5/1/2017Pos. #1#9 Bea Morales Hernandez #12 Valdosta State UniversityLoss6-4 6-7 7-6
4/22/2017Pos. #1Fabiana Vitanza #29 Rollins CollegeU
4/20/2017Pos. #1#25 Marine Beugre-Guyot #33 Saint Leo UniversityWin7-6; 6-4
4/12/2017Pos. #1#25 Marine Beugre-Guyot #33 Saint Leo UniversityWin6-3; 4-6; 6-1
4/2/2017Pos. #1#3 Luicelena Perez #31 Nova Southeastern UniversityLoss6-1,7-6(1)
3/29/2017Pos. #1Fabiana Vitanza #29 Rollins CollegeWin6-3, 6-0
3/26/2017Pos. #1#7 Zuza Maciejewska #1 Barry UniversityWin6-0 6-4
3/17/2017Pos. #1Lisa Carvajal Texas A&M, KingsvilleWin6-1 6-2
3/14/2017Pos. #1Marleen Gort Univ. of Alabama in HuntsvilleLoss4-6 6-4 7-6(9)
3/2/2017Pos. #1Caroline Lozo University of TampaWin6-3 6-4
2/24/2017Pos. #1Alahna Reto Florida TechWin6-4, 6-3
2/17/2017Pos. #1#21 Paula Lopez #7 Univ. of West FloridaWin6-3,1-6,7-6
2/8/2017Pos. #1Lizanne Jinkertz #8 Flagler (Fla.)Win6-4 6-2
10/9/2016FinalLara Vovk Georgia State UniversityLoss3-6, 6-2, 10-3
10/9/2016SemifinalsKatia Stravroulaki Mercer UniversityU6-3 4-2
10/8/2016QuarterfinalsAnastasia Grosheva Georgia State UniversityWin6-2, 3-6, 10-5
9/23/2016Round of 32Tereza Hejlova #3 Lynn UniversityLoss6-3 6-4
9/23/2016Round of 64Iris Verweij #20 Auburn University MontgomeryWin6-1 6-1
Doubles
5/1/2017Pos. #1Bea Morales Hernandez
Anke Poncelet
#12 Valdosta State UniversityWin8-6/Bea Morales Hernandez
4/22/2017Pos. #1Fabiana Vitanza
Alexandra Borg
#29 Rollins CollegeWin8-5/Fabiana Vitanza
4/21/2017Pos. #1#4 Rosalie Willig
Stefanie Stemmer
#3 Lynn UniversityLoss8-5/#4 Rosalie Willig
4/20/2017Pos. #1Madeleine Gauthier
Marine Beugre-Guyot
#33 Saint Leo UniversityWin8-6/Madeleine Gauthier
4/12/2017Pos. #1Madeleine Gauthier
Marine Beugre-Guyot
#33 Saint Leo UniversityLoss8-2/Madeleine Gauthier
4/8/2017Pos. #1Leoni Polzin
Taylor Conti
Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.)Win8-4/Leoni Polzin
4/6/2017Pos. #1Alexis Marshall
Maud Mrad
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)Loss8-3/Alexis Marshall
4/2/2017Pos. #1#7 Luicelena Perez
Isabella Lowrey
#31 Nova Southeastern UniversityLoss8-4/#7 Luicelena Perez
4/1/2017Pos. #1#4 Rosalie Willig
Stefanie Stemmer
#3 Lynn UniversityLoss8-4/#4 Rosalie Willig
3/29/2017Pos. #1Fabiana Vitanza
Alexandra Borg
#29 Rollins CollegeLoss8-6/Fabiana Vitanza
3/26/2017Pos. #1#3 Anaeve Pain
Sonja Larsen
#1 Barry UniversityLoss8-1/#3 Anaeve Pain
3/24/2017Pos. #1Kierstin Hensley
Laura Isbey
West Virginia State UniversityWin9-8/Kierstin Hensley
3/22/2017Pos. #1Tamara Bell
Teresa Sanchez
Arkansas Tech UniversityWin8-1/Tamara Bell
3/20/2017Pos. #1Jui Yun Chang
Alina Schibol
Murray State UniversityWin8-6/Jui Yun Chang
3/17/2017Pos. #1Valerie Ruiz
Viktoriia Romanovskaia
Texas A&M, KingsvilleWin8-2/Valerie Ruiz
3/14/2017Pos. #1Aniek Remmerswaal
Sarah Stearman
Univ. of Alabama in HuntsvilleWin9-8(9)/Aniek Remmerswaal
3/2/2017Pos. #1Caroline Lozo
Emily Hewland
University of TampaWin8-2/Caroline Lozo
2/24/2017Pos. #1Kayla Hergott
Alahna Reto
Florida TechWin8-4/Kayla Hergott
2/17/2017Pos. #1#25 Paula Coyos
Paula Lopez
#7 Univ. of West FloridaLoss8-6/#25 Paula Coyos
2/8/2017Pos. #1Lizanne Jinkertz
Kelly Burge
#8 Flagler (Fla.)Loss8-4/Lizanne Jinkertz
10/9/2016Michelle Satterfield
Daniela Lopez
#2 Emory UniversityLoss6-3/Michelle Satterfield
10/7/2016ConsolationKatie Sidor
Maria Mottet
Mercer UniversityWin6-2/Katie Sidor
9/25/2016QuarterfinalsAmina Mukhametshina
Georgina Morrall
#27 University of West AlabamaLoss8-4/Amina Mukhametshina
9/24/2016Round of 16Alejandra Gil
Iris Verweij
#20 Auburn University MontgomeryWin8-4/Alejandra Gil
9/23/2016Round of 32Emily Fridrik
Joyce Fields
Eckerd CollegeWin8-1/Emily Fridrik