Sonya Gulnova
Sonya Gulnova
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kemerovo, Russia
High School: Gymnasium #1

SOPHOMORE (2017-18): Went 10-8 overall and 5-3 in Big Sky singles play at No. 3, 4, and 5 this year...Her 10 wins were third most on the team while her five conference wins were tied for fourth most...put together a season-best five-match win streak, tied for the longest streak on the team this season...her streak included big wins at the No. 4 position at both Arizona and Northern Arizona...In total, Sonya was 7-5 on the road, the second best record on the team...Went 2-7 overall and 2-2 in Big Sky doubles play...Appeared in the second fewest doubles matches on the team but still played with three different partners...Recieved the innagural Coaches Award (team award).

FRESHMAN (2016-17): All-Big Sky Second Team...Went 16-6 overall and 10-1 in Big Sky singles play at No. 4, 5, and 6...Was 1-0 at No. 4, 4-3 at No. 5, 11-3 at No. 6...Won 11 total matches and five Big Sky matches in straight sets...Had a nine-match winning streak, going 35 days between losses...Won in each of Sacramento State's last 10 Big Sky matches, including a victory over Claire Young of Big Sky champion Idaho...Won at No. 4 singles against Portland State...Was a team-best 5-1 in singles play in road matches...Was 8-16 overall and 5-5 in Big Sky doubles play...Was 4-7 at No. 1 doubles, 2-2 at No. 2, and 2-7 at No. 3...Won four Big Sky matches at No. 1 doubles and two other matches at No. 2 playing with Ana Loaiza Esquivias...Also teamed with Sofia Wicker for two wins at No. 3 doubles...Totaled a 3-4 record in fall singles matches, winning twice it the ITA Regional...Had one fall doubles victory.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Gymnasium #1 in home town of Kemerovo...Was the first tennis player in the history of her region to be a candidate for Master of Sports, which is a degree in the Russian sporting awards scale...Won singles titles in the championships of the Siberian Federal District, the Kemerovo region, and in the Summer Cup of South Ural...Earned second place singles in the championship of the Tomsk region (U18) and was second place doubles in two championships...Named her high school's Excellent Student of Physical Education in 2015 and was one of the best sportsmen of the Lyceum in 2013...Also played club tennis at the Lazurny Tennis Center for 11 years.

PERSONAL: Parents are Andrei and Natalia Gulnova...Has worked with some of the top coaches in Russia and Kazakhstan...Hopes to make tennis part of her future life...Majoring in kinesiology.