All nine Wildcats enter the challenging field in Columbus, Ohio this weekend
2010-11: Doubles specialist, compiling a 20-6 dual doubles record playing at all three spots in the lineup ... Her 20 dual doubles wins were tied with Maria Mosolova for the most on the team ... Including fall results, finished 30-10 in all doubles competition ... 7-3 in Big Ten dual doubles matches ... Ranked as high as No. 57 with Linda Abu Mushrefova and No. 66 in the Campbell's/ITA College Tennis poll with Brittany Wowchuk ... Teamed with Wowchuk to defeat 39th-ranked Mary Clayton and Monica Gorny of Duke, 8-4 ... The tandem also won at No. 3 doubles in title match of Big Ten Tournament vs. top-seeded Michigan ... Teamed with Maria Mosolova to win a 9-8 (4) decision vs. UNC's Tessa Lyons and Jelena Durisic to decide the doubles point in a 4-2 Northwestern victory ... Won Flight Three doubles title at Furman Fall Invitational with Natalie Edell ... 3-0 at Wildcat Spring Invitational with Maria Mosolova.
2009-10: Qualified for her first NCAA Doubles Championship playing alongside Lauren Lui ... The tandem was ranked No. 24 entering the tournament ... Versatile contributor in NU's lineup, eventually settling at the No. 2 doubles spot alongside Maria Mosolova for the postseason ... Won one singles match at ITA National Indoor Team Championship, clinching a 4-3 Northwestern win over Florida in the quarterfinals with a three-set victory against Claire Bartlett ... Chernyakova trailed 5-4 in the third set before winning 7-5 ... Spent much of the early season playing alongside Lauren Lui at No. 1 doubles ... Finished the year with 17-10 singles and 24-17 doubles records ... Compiled a 6-5 singles and 6-4 doubles record in the fall ... Advanced to the doubles semifinals of the ITA Midwest Regional Championships with Lauren Lui ... Won two singles matches each at the Furman Fall Classic, Wildcat Invitational and Duals in the Desert.
2008-09: Played as a doubles specialist for much of the year, posting a 23-2 dual record in the No. 3 doubles spot with Samantha Murray ... The duo won a season-high 14 consecutive matches from 3/1 to 4/25 ... Finished second on the team in total doubles victories with 38 (38-6 overall) ... 10-0 in Big Ten regular season dual matches ... Chernyakova and Murray won all three matches they completed during the 2009 NCAA Championships ... In singles, Chernyakova finished with a 12-8 record and a 3-0 mark in the Big Ten ... Won two matches playing No. 6 (vs. Purdue, at Minnesota) and one while playing No.5 (at Iowa) ... Compiled an 8-6 fall singles record ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Midwest Regional Championships with two of her three wins coming against Big Ten opponents; the third came against No. 86 Zaruhi Harutyunyan of Akron ... Won three of four matches at Wildcat Fall Invitational ... Finished 2-1 at Duals in the Desert ... In doubles play, won Flight Three of the Duals in the Desert playing alongside Keri Robison ... Reached the semifinals of the Furman Invitational with Maria Mosolova.
High School: Received the First President of Russia-Elcin scholarship for three consecutive years ... Nominated as Player of the Year in Europe for 16-and-under age group.
Personal: Born Elena Chernyakova ... Daughter of Vladimir and Nadezda Chernyakova ... Chose Northwestern over Penn, Yale and Princeton ... Played against Northwestern teammate Maria Mosolova in juniors competition in Russia ... Majoring in communication studies with a double minor in international studies and business institutions.