Cutura and Runglerdkriangkrai defeated opponents in the singles bracket at the Jack Kramer Invitational
All five singles competitors and two doubles pairs advanced through the first round at the Jack Kramer Invitational.
Luisa Stefani earned USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Singles Champion status and her and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai garnered doubles champions honors
Maddox, Cutura and Runglerdkriangkrai, Stefani will contend for doubles champion status, while Stefani will also vie for a singles title.
With the doubles victories today, it is ensured that at least one Waves' pair will contend for a regional title.
Women's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament (Photos by Kyle Terada)
CAREER: Through two seasons is 38-24 in singles (24-15 in duals) and 31-21 in doubles (19-13 in duals) … Member of the 2014 squad that won a program record 15 dual matches in a row.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: All-WCC first team honoree in both singles and doubles … Picked up All-Tournament honors in singles at the league championships … Went 22-13 overall in singles … Went 9-6 at No. 3, 3-1 at No. 4 and 0-1 at No. 2 … 4-5 vs. ranked opponents and 5-2 against WCC opponents … Allowed three games total in two straight-set wins at the WCC Tournament … Reached as high as #78 in the singles rankings, and ended the year at #89 … Ended season ranked #15 in regional singles poll … Went 20-13 overall in doubles … Played exclusively with Lorraine Guillermo during the dual season, going 10-10 … Produced an 8-9 doubles record at No. 1 … WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Guillermo (4/1) …Posted a team-best 8-2 doubles record in the fall and went 8-3 in singles play … Runner-up doubles champion at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship … Partnered with Guillermo at regionals, and lost in the finals 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) to Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith of USC (Guillermo competed while sick) … Went 6-1 with Guillermo in the fall … Earned first-ever win over a ranked opponent on Oct. 18 with a 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 triumph over #57 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) … Went on to beat #27-ranked Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) at the Jack Kramer Club Invite, 6-1, 7-5 (5) … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: All-WCC first team in doubles … Earned WCC All-Tournament honors in singles … Went 16-11 as a freshman in singles, including a 12-7 mark in dual action … Posted an overall doubles record of 11-8 … Went 9-3 in doubles during the dual season, all with Lorraine Guillermo at No. 1 … Two-time WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Guillermo (3/13, 4/1) … Played mostly at No. 6 in the singles lineup, going 9-7 … Posted a 6-0 record vs. WCC opponents during the regular season … Undefeated during the WCC Tournament … Provided the dual clinching win in the finals of the WCC Tournament, topping Parminder Kaur of Saint Mary’s 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-2 (4/25) … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors … Reached as high as #120 in singles by the ITA.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from IMG Academy, located in Bradenton, Fla., in 2013 … Also attended Montverde Academy and Keerapat International School … Won the 2012 and 2013 IMG Masters … 2012 recipient of the IMG Andre Agassi Award … Competed on the ITF Pro Circuit … Highest ITF combined ranking set at 173 … Member of the U14 Thailand National Team in 2009 … 2011 IMG Grand Prix Tournament champion … Won ITF Grade 4 tournaments in Guadeloupe and India.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Maitree Runglerdkriangkrai and Chananchana Wanawattanasunthor … Has one younger brother, Thanakorn … More commonly referred to as “Jean” … Chose Pepperdine because of its “beautiful campus, friendly teammates and perfect weather.”
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Novak Djokovic … Favorite tv shows are CSI New York, NCIS and NCIS LA … Favorite food is Thai food … Favorite pro teams are the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Lakers … Favorite movies are Iron Man 3 and Seabiscuit … Favorite sport other than tennis is soccer.