Evert Tennis Academy
As a Sophomore (2018-19): Finished with overall marks of 19-14 in singles and 25-11 in doubles … Ranked with three different doubles partners, peaking at No. 33 with Yuna Ito, No. 54 with Ana Madcur and No. 60 with Daniella Roldan … Went 3-4 versus ranked doubles opponents … In doubles, led Miami in overall wins and tied for first in ACC victories (10) and ACC winning percentage (.769) … Also placed second in doubles in spring wins (18), dual match wins (17), spring winning percentage (.667) and dual match winning percentage (.680) … Finished third on the team in combined singles/doubles triumphs (44), as well as tied for third in ranked doubles wins … Capped the spring at 13-11 in singles play, including 13-9 in dual matches and 7-5 in ACC action, while competing primarily at the No. 5 spot … Opened dual match action by downing Barbora Palcatova, 6-1, 7-5, at the No. 3 position at Florida Atlantic … Won both of her ITA Kick-Off Weekend matches, first defeating No. 23 Tulsa’s Megan Hopton, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), and then No. 20 Northwestern’s Rheeya Doshi, 6-2, 6-2 … Playing at the No. 3 spot, beat Francesca Sella of No. 20 Texas Tech, 6-0, 7-5 … Recorded, at the No. 4 position, a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 triumph over Liz Norman at No. 12 NC State … Defeated Libi Mesh, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 30 Syracuse … Helped Miami past ninth-ranked NC State in the ACC Championship quarterfinals by edging Bianca Moldovan, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 … Posted an 18-9 record in spring doubles competition, featuring a 17-8 mark in dual matches and a 10-3 ledger in ACC play … Played with three partners, mostly at the No. 2 spot … Started the spring by going 3-3 alongside Ito, including notching a 6-1 win atop the lineup over Barbora Palcatova/Kristen Thoms of Florida Atlantic … Won her lone decision with Roldan, a 6-4 victory against No. 20 Northwestern’s Julie Byrne/Hannah McColgan in ITA Kick-Off Weekend play … Went 14-6 with Perez-Somarriba the rest of the season, including winning seven straight and 12 of 14 decisions to begin as partners … In their first outing, defeated No. 40 Felicity Maltby/Nell Miller of No. 20 Texas Tech, 7-6 (7-0), at the top position … Downed Andrea Garcia/Julia Mikulski, 6-0, at No. 20 Florida State … Logged a 6-4 triumph over Kelly Chen/Hannah Zhao of third-ranked Duke … Playing atop the lineup, posted a 6-0 win over Lily Burchell/Remi Ramos of Boston University … Recorded a 6-2 decision against Bianca Moldovan/Liz Norman at No. 12 NC State … Facing Makenna Jones/Alle Sanford of top-ranked North Carolina, picked up a 6-2 victory … Registered a 6-4 win over Sofya Golubovskaya/Sofya Treshcheva at No. 30 Syracuse … In the ACC Championship opener, downed Nika Kozar/Nina Sorkin of Virginia Tech, 6-3 … Posted a 7-5 triumph over Marina Guinart/Katarina Stresnakova at No. 15 Oklahoma State in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 32 … Totaled a 6-3 record in fall singles competition … Split her two matches at the Miami Fall Invite … Went 2-2 at the Bedford Cup … Claimed the title of the No. 3 flight at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Arkansas’ Thea Rice in the finale to cap a 3-0 weekend … Turned in a 7-2 fall doubles performance, all alongside Ito … Started with a 2-1 showing at the Miami Fall Invite that featured a 7-6 (11-9) decision over No. 38 Tsveta Dimitrova/Victoria Emma of Florida to begin 2018 … Went 3-0 to win the Bedford Cup No. 2 flight, topping UCF’s Sara Culbertson/Valentina Martin, 6-0, in the title match … Ended by going 2-1 at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational, including knocking off No. 49 Tea Jandric/Sabina Machalova of Ole Miss, 8-5, in the last match.
As a Freshman (2017-18): Three-time ACC Freshman of the Week (3/13, 3/20, 4/3)
Concluded the year with overall marks of 25-10 in singles and 25-7 in doubles … Ranked in doubles for three straight weeks with Dominika Paterova, peaking at No. 85 … Lone Hurricane with 20-plus victories in both singles and doubles … Led Miami in combined singles/doubles winning percentage (.806), overall doubles wins and winning percentage (.781), spring doubles victories (21) and winning percentage (.808), dual match doubles triumphs (19) and winning percentage (.826), plus ACC doubles victories (11) and winning percentage (.917) … Placed second in combined singles/doubles wins (50) … Ranked third in a variety of categories, including overall singles triumphs and winning percentage (.714) … Totaled an 18-6 record in spring singles action, including 15-6 in dual matches and 9-4 in ACC competition, while playing mostly at No. 5 … Opened 2018 with victories in 11 of her first 12 completed outings and lost to just two unranked foes … Downed No. 13 Ohio State’s Danielle Wolf, 7-5, 7-5, in first collegiate spring match … Defeated Stephanie Yamada, 7-5, 6-1, of UC Santa Barbara in her first dual match … Picked up her first ranked win by topping No. 122 Sofia Blanco, 6-2, 7-6 (13-11), at No. 12 Oklahoma State … In her opening ACC match, rolled past Pittsburgh’s Callie Frey, 6-1, 6-0 … Defeated No. 16 Florida State’s Ariana Rahmanparast, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 … Logged a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 triumph over Victoria Flores at sixth-ranked Georgia Tech, avenging a fall defeat … Picked up her first win at the No. 4 spot at No. 19 Wake Forest, defeating Anna Ulyashchenko, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, clinching Miami’s comeback win after facing a 3-0 deficit … Beat Anna Shkudun of No. 25 Syracuse, 7-5, 6-4 … Earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 decision against Katherine Butler of Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship quarterfinals … Topped Natalia Serrano of No. 22 UCF, 6-3, 6-2, in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 32 … Tallied a 21-5 spring doubles record, competing with three different partners, including a 19-4 ledger in dual matches, a 15-1 mark at No. 3 and an 11-1 ACC record … Went 18-2 in her final 20 completed decisions and lost just three times to an unranked pair … Won her first spring doubles match, alongside Paterova, against second-ranked Vanderbilt’s Summer Dvorak/Amanda Meyer, 6-2 … Paired with Sinead Lohan for a 6-3 victory against UC Santa Barbara’s Lise Sentenac/Elizaveta Voldoko in her first dual match … Logged a 6-2 triumph at No. 12 Oklahoma State versus Sofia Blanco/Shir Hornung, the former of whom went on the reach the NCAA Doubles Championship final … Partnered back up with Paterova for the last two-plus months of the season and compiled a 14-3 mark in dual matches … Downed Ariana Rahmanparast/Carla Touly of No. 16 Florida State, 6-4 … At sixth-ranked Georgia Tech, defeated Nadia Gizdova/Johnnise Renaud, 6-3 … Registered a 6-3 win versus top-ranked North Carolina’s Marikka Akerman/Makenna Jones … Notched a 6-0 triumph against Teodora Radosavljevic/Erica Susi at No. 21 Virginia … In Miami’s victory at No. 19 Wake Forest, posted a 6-4 decision over Courtney Meredith/Joanna Zalewski … Against No. 25 Syracuse, beat Dina Hegab/Maria Tritou, 6-4 … Went 3-0 in NCAA Team Championship matches, with a 6-2 victory against LIU Brooklyn’s Jennifer Gogova/Malin Leysen, a 6-2 triumph versus No. 22 UCF’s Monica Matias/Natalia Serrano and a 6-3 win over second-ranked Vanderbilt’s Amanda Meyer/Christina Rosca … Amassed a 7-4 record in fall singles play, including a 7-1 tally in her final eight outings … Went 0-2 at the Miami Fall Invite … Posted a 2-1 record at the Bedford Cup and defeated USF’s Nicole Dzenga, 6-1, 6-4, for her first triumph … Finished 5-1 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships and won the back draw title … Topped players from Florida, Florida State, USF and FIU over the span of two days, downing FIU’s Maryna Veksler, 6-3, 6-0, in the finale … Recorded a 4-2 ledger in fall doubles play, all with Daniella Roldan … Went 3-0 in the Miami Fall Invite, edging Pittsburgh’s Camila Moreno/Luisa Varon, 7-5, for her first collegiate win … Finished 1-2 at the Bedford Cup.
Prior to College: Attended Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. … Peaked at No. 209 in the ITF Juniors rankings … Earned a victory over Jennifer Brady, who has been ranked in the WTA’s top 60 and reached the 2017 Australian Open Round of 16 … At the 2016 Eddie Herr International Championships in Bradenton, Fla., won both the singles and doubles crowns at the U-16 level … Made the quarterfinals of multiple ITF Juniors tournaments, including the U-18 Copa Gatorade 2015, a Grade 1 event in Venezuela … Competed in the Junior Orange Bowl International several times, reaching the U-14 quarterfinals in 2014.
Personal: Full name is Ulyana Shirokova … Name is pronounced Oo-Lee-AH-Nuh Sheer-Uh-KOH-Vuh … Nickname is Uly … Born Feb. 5, 2000 … Parents are Radik Akhmedyanov and Yuliya Shirokova … Father is a business owner … Intends to major in finance … Favorite athlete is Roger Federer … Best sports memory is winning the title at the Eddie Herr International Championships … Chose Miami because of the coaches and the team … Committed to Miami over Columbia, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others.
*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents