Maya Tahan
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Maya Tahan
Maya Tahan
Country (sports) Israel
Born (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 22)
Tel Mond, Israel
Height5-8
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$28,073
Singles
Career record77 - 66
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 578 (16 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 796 (16 November 2020)
Doubles
Career record85-44
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 456 (7 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 548 (16 November 2020)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2-5

Maya Tahan (born 9 January 1999) is an Israeli tennis player. She was ranked a career-high 578 in the WTA singles rankings in September 2019, and a career-high 456 in the WTA doubles rankings in October 2019. She plays at the University of Miami for the Miami Hurricanes.

Biography

Tahan is from Tel Mond, Israel.[1] Her parents are Gil and Merav Tahan.[2] Her father is a colonel in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and her mother is a financial officer.[2] She has an older sister, Roni, and two younger sisters, Dana and Shira.[2]

Tennis career

Tahan began playing tennis at the age of eight.[1] She moved to train at the Netanya Tennis Club when she was 11 years old.[1] She attended Rabin High School.[2] She served in the IDF for two years.[2] In December 2017 she won the Israel national doubles championship title partnering with Vlada Ekshibarova.[3]

She was ranked a career-high 578 in the WTA singles rankings in September 2019, and a career-high 456 in the WTA doubles rankings in October 2019.[2] Tahan won two ITF $15K singles championships in 2018, and 10 $15K doubles events, and won a $25K doubles tournament in August 2019.[2][4]

As a freshman at the University of Miami in 2019-20, playing for the Miami Hurricanes, Tahan had her spring tennis season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[2] She was 7-4 in singles, and 2-6 in doubles.[2]

Tahan also has represented Israel in the Fed Cup in 2016, 2017, and 2019, where she has a record of 2-5.[5][2]

ITF Finals

Singles: 2 (2-0)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2018 ITF Kiryat Shmona, Israel 15,000 Hard Israel Nicole Nadel 7-6(7-3), 7-5
Win 2-0 Oct 2018 ITF Ashkelon, Israel 15,000 Hard Russia Anna Pribylova 6-4, 6-3

Doubles: 15 (10-5)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (8-3)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 4 September 2015 Kiryat Gat, Israel Hard Israel May Kimhi United Kingdom Francesca Stephenson
Montenegro Ana Veselinovic
6-3, 7-5
Winner 1. 8 October 2016 Ramat Hasharon, Israel Hard Israel Shelly Krolitzky Sweden Linnea Malmqvist
Belarus Anastasiya Shleptsova
6-4, 4-6, [10-8]
Runner-up 2. 6 May 2017 Akko, Israel Hard Israel Shelly Krolitzky Israel Vlada Ekshibarova
Greece Despina Papamichail
4-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 24 June 2017 Herzliya, Israel Hard Israel Shelly Krolitzky Russia Sofia Dmitrieva
Sweden Linnea Malmqvist
2-6, 6-0, [12-10]
Winner 3. 4 May 2018 Akko, Israel Hard United States Madeleine Kobelt United States Madison Bourguignon
United States Aimee Tarun
6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 20 May 2018 Tiberias, Israel Hard Israel Shavit Kimchi United States Madeleine Kobelt
India Riya Bhatia
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 25 August 2018 Caslano, Switzerland Clay Italy Natasha Piludu Spain Alba Marin Carrillo
Bolivia Noelia Zeballos
4-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 7 October 2018 Herzliya, Israel Hard United States Madeleine Kobelt Germany Anastasia Reimchen
United States Aimee Tarun
6-4, 6-3
Winner 5. 4 November 2018 Heraklion, Greece Clay Romania Oana Gavrila Poland Anna Hertel
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
6-3, 1-6, [10-3]
Winner 6. 25 November 2018 Stellenbosch, South Africa Hard Netherlands Eva Vedder Russia Anastasia Shaulskaya
United States Stephanie Kent
6-3, 6-0
Winner 7. 2 December 2018 Stellenbosch, South Africa Hard Netherlands Eva Vedder Russia Ekaterina Makarova
South Africa Sari Stegmann
6-0, 6-4
Winner 8. 14 April 2019 Cancun, Mexico Hard Japan Natsumi Kawaguchi United Kingdom Emily Appleton
Mexico Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez
6-1, 6-2
Winner 9. 12 May 2019 Heraklion, Greece Clay Serbia Draginja Vukovi? Kazakhstan Zhibek Kulambayeva
Hungary Vanda Lukács
Walkover
Winner 10. Nov 2019 Cancún, Mexico Hard Netherlands Eva Vedder United States Allura Zamarripa
United States Maribella Zamarripa
6-4, 4-6, [10-2]
Runner-up 5. 15 November 2020 Heraklion, Greece Clay Israel Shavit Kimchi Italy Verena Meliss
Italy Martina Spigarelli
5-7, 2-6

References

  1. ^ a b c " : landing-eng". .
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Maya Tahan". University of Miami Athletics. January 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Sela, Khazaniuk return to Israel national finals". The Jerusalem Post.
  4. ^ "Maya Tahan Women's Singles Titles"
  5. ^ Maya Tahan at the Billie Jean King Cup

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