Valeriya Dandik
Valeriya Dandik

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montreal, Quebec

High School:
Georges-Vanier

Last College:
Missouri

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
08/12/1987

Experience:
1L


Career Records: Singles - 40-29; Doubles - 29-36

2008-09 Season (Senior):

Won 18 singles matches tying her with fellow senior Elizabeth Young for the most on the team ... played all but two singles matches in the No. 3 spot ... was partnered with freshman Ksenia Slynko at the No. 1 doubles for the entire season, posting a record of 10-15.

2007-08 Season (Junior):

Split time playing in the No. 4 and 5 spots ... recorded a combined record of 6-11 in singles action ... went 6-11 overall in doubles play going 1-4 with Ashley Hale and 5-7 with Elizabeth Young.

2006-07 Season (Sophomore):

Posted an overall singles record of 16-6 ... played primarily at the No. 3 spot, notching a record of 10-4 ... went 14-11 in doubles action as she played with four different partners.

2005-06 Season (Freshman):

Recorded a 6-9 singles record at Missouri, playing in each of the top five spots in the lineup ... was 5-5 in dual doubles matches.

Pre-Cincinnati Career:
Won Canadian Provincial Championships in singles and doubles ... teamed with Ukrainian Anastasiya Dubova to win two Maxim Tour events in Ukraine in June 2004 ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2004 Canadian ITF Championships ... Also reached the quarterfinals of the Canadian Nationals on numerous occasions ... highest ITF ranking was 368.

Personal:
Born August 21, 1988 in the Ukraine ... daughter of Yuri and Oxana Dandik ... has a younger sister, Michelle ... father competed on the USSR National Weightlifting team and mother was an internationally competitive gymnast ... majoring in international business.