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Maria Nivia
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Cali, Colombia
High School: La Arboleia School
Experience: 2 Letters
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2011-12

  • Won two of three singles matches at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, defeating opponents from Marquette and Kansas State
  • Defeated Ksenia Pronina of Iowa State at the WMU Super Challenge
  • Had a team-best 5-2 record in MAC singles play, part of her 16-10 dual match singles record
  • Compiled an 8-3 record at No. 3 singles
  • Tied for second on the team in singles victories with a 19-18 record

2010-11

  • Closed the season on a hot streak, winning eight of her final nine overall matches
  • Finished third on the team with 18 singles victories, and was tied for first on the team with a 6-2 record against MAC opponents
  • Performed best in the No. 3 singles position, posting a 6-2 overall record there
  • Ranked second on the team with an 18-16 record in doubles play, as well as a 6-2 record against MAC opponents
  • Recorded a perfect 5-0 record in the No. 3 doubles position
  • Defeated Xu Chang 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 3 singles match of the MAC Women's Tennis Championship quarterfinal round
  • Went 3-0 with Jill Pastunink in doubles play at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Northwestern (10/8-10)
  • Paired with Jill Pastunink to win ITA All-American Championship in doubles, defeating opponents from Illinois-Chicago, Oklahoma and South Carolina
  • Paired with Nina Sujashvili to win four consecutive No. 2 doubles matches

2009-10

  • Named to All-MAC Tournament Team after going 2-0 at No. 5 singles and 2-1 at No. 2 doubles
  • Tied for the team lead with 21 overall singles wins and second on the team going 16-9 in dual singles
  • Went 2-0 at No. 3 singles, 5-5 at No. 4 and 9-4 at No. 5
  • Finished 15-10 overall in doubles and 13-3 in dual doubles at No. 2 (3-1) and No. 3 (10-2)
  • Teamed with Yumi Matsuto to go 10-3 in doubles for second best team winning percentage (at least five matches)
  • Went 7-1 in MAC singles and 7-1 in MAC doubles
  • MAC Player of the Week (3/31) by going 4-0 against Miami (Ohio) and Ball State
  • Clinched 4-3 victory at Sam Houston State 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 in last match off the court (3/19)
  • Won three matches in straight sets, including the first two 6-0, 6-0, to win her singles flight at the Northwestern Wildcat Invitational ... defeated Tara Eckel of Oklahoma 6-3, 6-3 in the final
  • Earned second letter

2008-09

  • Didn’t play until dual season; went 9-4 in singles and 5-3 in doubles
  • Compiled 5-2 mark in MAC singles at No. 3/4
  • Earned first letter
High School
  • Reached the finals in doubles of an ITF event in Colombia in the fall of 2007, winning three matches in the process
  • Earned 13 career wins on the ITF junior circuit, including a 9-6 mark in doubles
  • Reached the semifinals in doubles of the Copa de Las Naciones Amigas in August 2007 before falling in a third set tiebreaker   
Personal
  • Daughter of Alfonso Nivia and Martha Isabel Baffios
  • Majoring in marketing with 3.29 GPA
  • Has one older sister, Laura
  • Born Dec. 9, 1990

 

Nivia's Career Statistics (last updated 4/30/12)

Year Singles Doubles Overall
2008-09 9-4 5-3 14-7
2009-10 21-17 15-10 36-27
2010-11 18-20 18-16 36-36
2011-12 19-18 15-19
34-37
Totals 67-59 53-48
120-107

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