Maria Toran Ribes
Career Honors: 2019: Big 12 Tournament Most Valuable Player, All-Big 12 Singles Second Team, All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team. 2018: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team. 2017: Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.
Spring 2019(Junior): Finished with a record of 18-5 at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions, with an 8-3 mark on court 5… Teamed up with Malkia Ngounoue for an overall doubles record of 17-3 at the No. 3 doubles position… Named to the All-Big 12 Singles Second Team… Named to the All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team… Clinched the semifinal and final matches of the Big 12 Tournament… Big 12 Tournament Most Valuable Player… All-Big 12 Tournament No. 5 Singles Award… Awarded All-Big 12 Tournament No. 3 Doubles Team.
Fall 2018(Junior): Went undefeated at the Big 5 Challenge… Reached the Doubles final at the H-E-B Invitational… Advanced to the Singles final at the ITA Regional Championships.
Spring 2018 (Sophomore): Compiled a 21-16 overall singles record, including 14-8 in dual matches … Played at both the No. 4 and 5 positions, with an 8-4 mark on court four … Named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team … Teamed up with Janet Koch and Despoina Vogasari for an overall doubles record of 21-16, with 14-8 coming in dual matches … Paired with Vogasari in February to finish with a 14-4 mark at the No. 3 spot … Named to the All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team with Vogasari … Clinched KU’s first NCAA Tournament win in 19 years with a victory on court four.
Fall 2017 (Sophomore): Tallied a 6-6 singles record … Won three-straight matches at the ITA Central Regional … Competed with Janet Koch to finish with a 5-7 doubles record … Participated at the Rice Invitational, ITA Central Regional, Kansas Invitational and LSU Invitational.
Spring 2017 (Freshman): Put together an overall record of 20-9 during her freshman campaign, including a 9-6 spring record at the No. 5 spot … Missed the last nine matches due to injury … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team … Paired with Tatiana Nikolaeva, Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Anastasia Rychagova to post an overall doubles mark of 23-7, including going 13-2 in spring play at the No. 3 spot … Began the spring partnered with Nikolaeva to tally a 5-2 record … Started competing with Rychagova in February to go undefeated at 8-0.
Fall 2016 (Freshman): Opened her KU career with an outstanding fall season by posting the best singles mark of any Jayhawk at 11-3, including a 2-1 record against Big 12 competition … Opened the fall 2016 campaign with three-straight wins at the Little Rock Invitational and earned the title of Co-Champion of Flight C Singles with Tatiana Nikolaeva … Competed with Nikolaeva, Nina Khmelnitckaia and Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum to post a 10-5 doubles record with a 4-2 record against Big 12 opponents … Participated at the Little Rock Invitational, ITA Central Regionals, Roberta Alison Fall Classic and Notre Dame Fall Invitational.
High School: Was ranked No. 7 in the Spanish 18 and Under Division … Rated as high as No. 33 in the Spanish Women’s Open Division … Took home the title in the Under 16 Division at the Champion of Comunidad Valenciana event … Finalist for the Spanish Team Championship … Qualified and advanced to the round of 32 at the Castellon ITF $10,000 in singles and advanced to the quarterfinals of doubles in 2015 … Advanced to the round of 16 at the Castellon ITF $10,000 in singles in 2014.
Personal: Daughter of Rafael Toran Bertomev and Vicen Ribes Oroval … Has an older brother, Rafa … Born in Algemesí, Spain … Intends to major in international business.