June 5, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Head Coach Lisa Hart has signed Maria Biryukova to a Financial Aid Agreement, it was announced recently.
"I am thrilled that Maria will be joining Cougar tennis," said Hart. "She will make an immediate contribution on the court while also being a positive addition to our program in the classroom and community."
Biryukova, a native of Moscow, Russia, arrives in Pullman after spending the 2013 season at Baylor. In her freshman season she posted an 8-10 record, including wins over top-50 programs Notre Dame, Clemson, Oklahoma and Kansas State.
Prior to Baylor she won the under 18 Russian Team Championship and was ranked No. 4 in the European Tennis Association's under 16 rankings.
Biryukova plans to enroll at WSU this fall.