Maya is responsible for keeping the culture and tradition of the Whirl Cup alive. Like generations of great Water-type Trainers before her, she oversees the Whirl Cup competition with the magical power of the Great Sea Spirit Sapphire. It is said that she can communicate with Water-type Pokémon when she evokes the Sea Spirit Union.
She watched over the Whirl Cup in Dueling Heroes and The Perfect Match!. Maya is very confident, as was proven when Officer Jenny warned her that the Sea Spirit was about to be stolen. Maya smiled and told the officer not to worry about what may happen.