Maayan Sela
Maayan Sela
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Gilon, Israel
High School: Misgav Community

2016-17 (Sophomore):
In her second season, Mayaan competed at the No. 1 singles position for every match of the season and posted a 5-12 overall record.  In doubles, the sophomore played doubles matches with three different partners at times, going 3-7 with Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz, 0-1 with Anna Ramos Vinolas, and 0-1 with Anneroos Nederstigt.  Played all but two matches at the No. 1 doubles spot. 

2015-16 (Freshman):
Mayaan Sela posted an 11-5 singles record as a freshman, including 5-2 in West Coast Conference play. Went 6-3 at second singles and 2-1 at third singles. Began the year at fourth singles and moved up after going 3-0 to start the season. Won her opening match match over UC Davis (Jan. 24) to start a five-match win streak to open her singles career at Pacific. Won her first match at third singles over San Diego in the WCC opener (Feb. 6). Also won her debut at second singles with a win at Cal Poly (Feb. 21). Was a part of four doubles victories, one at first doubles with Viktoriya Dzyuba, one at second doubles with Katie Dyson, one at third doubles with Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz and one at third doubles with Sabrina Rodriguez.

High School:
The native of Israel graduated from high school in 2013 before serving two years of military service. She completed her tenure as a Sargent in the Israeli Air Force.

"We are very excited to add Maayan to our Tiger team and family," Scatliffe said. "She will be coming to Pacific after serving two years in the Israeli Air Force and will bring with her a wealth of experience and training. Maayan has extensive international playing experience and will transition smoothly to our hard-working and competitive team. Maayan will be our first player from Israel, and she adds new and exciting diversity to our program. I have really enjoyed getting to know Maayan and her family throughout this recruiting process and can't wait to start working with her when she joins our Pacific women's tennis family in January 2016."

Sela was a two-time national champion, at the Under 16 level and Under 18 level. She was ranked among the top three players in Israel and earned a ITF ranking of 656.  

She earned a silver medal at the 2013 Maccabiah games (the third-largest international sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the Pan American Games) and was a doubles champion at the ITF G4 tournament in Curacao and a finalist at the ITF G4 in singles in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.