Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Still adjusting to collegiate culture ... Young athlete ... Showing signs of comfort ... Talented all-around player ... Solid net and baseline play ... Strong serve ... Capable of playing in top four positions ... Will add depth to the team.
FRESHMAN(FALL 2006): Picked up first round wins in both the CL Varner and the ITA Southeast Regional Tournaments to advance to the round of 16 and 32 respectively ... With partner Saskia Kruse, defeated two doubles opponents to move forward to the semifinal round of the CL Varner ... Notched two doubles victories in the back draw of the ITA Regional with partner Kruse.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Ranked 14th in Russia ... Played for club Dinamo in Russia ... Won the Moscow Cup at age 13 to advance to the Russian Cup ... Coached by Natalia Polshikova in Moscow ... Began playing at seven years old.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Viktor Konyashkina and Olga Klynchnikova ... Majoring in psychology ... Has one sister, Natalie.