Maria Cardenas


    Caracas, Venezuela

    High School:
    Colegio Los Anayanes

    Last College:



    Maria  Cardenas


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    Houston Wins 11th Straight, 5-2 over Marshall

    Winning streak stands alone as second-best in school history


    Houston Dominates ECU for 10th Straight Win

    Cougars equal second-longest streak in program history


    Cougars Switch to Clay, Sweep Cincinnati

    Houston's win streak reaches nine matches, fifth-best in program history

    2013-14 Match-By-Match

    ITA Scholar Athlete (2014)

    JUNIOR (2014-15)

    Went 7-4 in singles competition in the fall, including a five-match winning streak from Sept. 13-27... Defeated opponents from Arkansas and Kansas in straight sets at the CCLR Collegiate Invitational... Won three straight matches at the Rice Invite to advance to the finals of her flight... Won her semifinal match at Rice, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-4 over Elizabeth Thoms of UT-Arlington... Went 2-2 at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional, with victories over opponents from UT-Arlington and Texas State... Tallied a 4-2 doubles record, including a flight victory at the CCLR Collegiate Invitational... Teamed with Tina Ruper to beat opponents from Oklahoma State, Kansas and Ole Miss at the event, including an 8-4 triumph over Marija Milutinovic and Allie Robbins of Mississippi in the final... Teamed with Angela Lorenzo at the Rice Invite, with a win over Vaszilisza Bulgakova and Mary Wright of SMU, 8-5.

    SOPHOMORE (2013-14)

    Finished 2013-14 with an overall record of 22-11, while going 16-8 in dual play in her first season with the Cougars...22 overall victories and 16 dual wins both ranked third best on the squad...went 7-3 from the No. 3 spot and 1-0 from the No. 2 spot...ranked fourth on team in overall doubles victories with 16 (16-11) of three Cardenas action shotCougars to eclipse 20-plus win mark...went 3-1 vs. conference foes...was the only Cougars to claim a singles victory in UH's American Athletic Championship match vs. USF on April 20...won seven straight matches from Nov. 4, 2013 - Feb. 8, 2014...won five of last six matches to end the season...won six straight doubles matches from Feb. 28- March 25, 2014...One of five Cougars to earn ITA Scholar Athlete status...Posted a 6-3 singles record and a 4-4 doubles mark in the fall...was the flight three champion of the hometown Tennis Express Houston Open, with straight set wins over Iowa State, Kansas, and Lamar...paired with Celia Fraser to win the back draw at the NSU Fall Lady Demon Invite with a tiebreak victory over the pair of Larina/Williams from the host team...claimed the flight three singles title at the Cougar Classic, after downing Lamar's Carolina Maso, 6-2, 7-5, in straight sets...she went 3-0 overall on the weekend without dropping a single set.

    Played her freshman season at Auburn, posting a combined record of 20-8 in limited action... went a perfect 7-0 in singles and doubles play in dual match action... posted records of 13-5 and 7-3 in singles and doubles play, respectively, during the fall tournament season.

    Attended high school at Colegio Los Anayanes where she was voted Senior of the Year... won her first professional doubles title in April 2012 while playing as an amateur in her hometown.

    Full name is Maria Andrea Cardenas... born on Dec. 16, 1994, in Caracas, Venezuela... daughter of Juan Cardenas and Carmen Conti... has one brother, Juan... volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House in Caracas... wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist upon graduation... enjoys playing soccer and listening to music in her free time.

    Career Highs at Houston (as of 12/23/14)
    Highest Ranked Win --- ---
    Record vs. Ranked Individuals --- ---
    Most Wins in a Season 22 2013-14
    Most Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 16 2013-14
    Most Doubles Wins in a Season 16 2013-14
    Most Doubles Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 12 2013-14
    Longest Singles Win Streak 7 2013-14
    Longest Doubles Win Streak 6 2013-14
    Highest National Ranking --- ---
    Highest Position Played No. 2 ---

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