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Irina Pljusznyin
Irina Pljusznyin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Madáck Imre

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
06/04/1986

Experience:
HS

2006 Spring (Freshman):
Finished with 3-11 singles record in the spring and 6-18 mark overall... Played everywhere from the No. 3 to the No. 6 position... Won first match of the spring with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Southern Illinois' Laura Bredniak in the No. 5 position... Defeated Ole Miss' Mimi Renaudin in the No. 6 match, 6-4, 7-5... Also topped Georgia State's Mateja Podgorsek in the No. 4 position, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)... Compiled a doubles record of 5-9 in the spring and 5-15 overall... Paired with Whitney Chappell to win final two doubles matches of spring... Finished 3-0 with Chappell... Defeated Alabama's team of Benetley and McElveen, 8-2, in the No. 2 match... Teamed with Dzeljan Memisi to top South Carolina's tandem of Blakely and Gutierrez, 9-8, in the No. 3 match... Finished 1-4 with Memisi... Finished 1-5 with Leigh Tippins... Paired with Tippins to defeat Georgia State's duo of Smith and Strickland, 8-3, in the No. 3 match.

2005 Fall (Freshman):
Finished with 3-7 record in singles play... Advanced to finals at Seminole Classic with two straight wins... Defeated Bethune-Cookman's Valerie Kendrick, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, to open Seminole Classic... Followed win with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Houston's Sarah Reimer... Finished 0-6 in doubles play... Paired with Erin Gray five times and Tori Almagno once.

Prior to Auburn: Attended Madáck Imre High School in Hungary... Doubles 18U semifinalist at the Hungarian National Championship in 2002 and 2003.

Personal: Born June 4, 1986 in Budapest, Hungary... Daughter of Ilana Kovács and Szergej Pljusznyin... Has one brother, Alex... Selected Auburn over Kansas, South Alabama and Southern Illinois... Lists painting, drawing, music and sports as hobbies.