|High School:||Riga State Gymnasium No.1|
Twist on Golanko: Kira Golenko is a tough competitor who plays with great intensity. She is also a strategist and wins her matches by relentlessly playing opponents weakness.
Career at UB
2010-11: Finished the season with an 11-9 singles record and a 4-10 mark in doubles...spent the majority of the spring at fourth singles where she had a 6-7 record...competed at the Cornell Tournament where she claimed the consolation bracket championship.
2009-10: Finished with 8-14 singles and 10-9 doubles records on the season. Went 2-6 as she played number 4 spot. Claimed both “B” flight singles as well as doubles title at the Cornell Invitational where she paired up with Anna Subenkova to defeat Yulia Smirnova and Emma Leibowicz from Binghamton 8-5.
Prior to UB
Lettered at Riga State Gymnasiium No. 1 for coaches Daiga and Janis Jushka.
Born April 6, 1991. Daughter of Sergei and Irina Golenko. Hobbies include dancing, traveling and playing pool. Favorite foods are fish, fruits and tiramisu. Favorite TV shows are Gossip Girl and How I Met Your Mother. Lists Venus Williams as her greatest athletic influence. Majoring in finance.