The Friars will head into the BIG EAST Championships with an 13-6 overall record.
Career Singles Record: 54-63
Career Doubles Record: 48-53
2013-14: Held an overall 5-23 record in the No. 1 singles spot ... Posted a 2-1 record during the fall and a 2-15 record in the spring, both in the No. 1 singles spot ... Held a 2-1 record in the fall and a 0-1 record in the spring while partnered with Hannah Zangari in the No. 1 doubles position ... While partnered with Karen Ramirez, held a 2-3 record during the spring in the No. 1 doubles position ... Held a 1-7 record in the No. 1 doubles position while partnered with Olivia Hogan in the spring ... Recorded a 9-7 (5) victory while partnered in the No. 1 position against Villanova on April 5, helping the Friars to their first victory in the new BIG EAST.
2012-13: Held a 4-1 record at the No. 2 spot during the fall season and a 5-9 record during the spring season... Paired up with Marisela-Aviles Duron in the No. 1 doubles spot recording 3-1 in the fall season and 7-9 in the spring season... Won the Flight A Doubles title at the Quinnipiac Invitational on Sept. 14-16... Broke the record for most partner wins at the No. 1 doubles position (44) with Marisela-Aviles Duron... Came away with a 4-1 record in the fall and a 5-9 record in the spring at the #2 singles position collecting a total 17-18 singles record for the 2012-13 season.
2011-12: Tallied five wins in the No. 1 singles spot and 11 wins in the No. 2 singles spot...Tied with teammate Marisela Aviles-Duron for most team single wins (16)...Played in the most singles matches for the Friars (27)...Won 12 No. 1 double matches with Aviles-Duron...Played in both the No.1 and No. 2 doubles spots for the Friars...Singles Record: 16-11...Doubles Record: 14-7.
2010-11: Earned the Carl LaBranche Award for courage in competition...Held down the No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles positions for the entire year...Second-most singles victories on the team (16)...Only Friar to boast a winning record during the fall season...Earned first victory in her first collegiate match, an 8-4 doubles win over Bryant at the Sacred Heart Doubles Tournament held on September 11, 2010...Spent the entire year at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles...Third-place doubles finisher at the New England Invitational on October 16-17, 2010 (partnered with Marisela Aviles-Duron)... Second place (No. 1) at the Fairfield Doubles Invitational held on September 11, 2010 (partnered with Marisela Aviles-Duron)...No. 1 singles and doubles champion at the Marist Invitational held on October 9, 2010 (Marisela Aviles-Duron)...Third on the team in singles matches played (27)...Singles Record: 16-11...Doubles Record: 14-14.
High School: Maria earned the #1 Dominican Republic ranking at the10s, 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s age group levels...Earned a ITF World Ranking of#634...Competed for the Fed Cup for the Dominican Republic...Bernardez was also a member of the National Honors Society.
Family: Daughter of Manuel Bernardez and Lourdes Desangles...Has two brothers, Manuel and Enrique Manuel and one sister, Lourdes Marie.