Pepperdine puts its undefeated home record on the line vs. Fresno State on March 8.
Pepperdine sweeps the conference awards for the third time this season.
Pepperdine hopes for a dry morning in order to fit dual in vs. Rainbow Wahine.
Ale Granillo and Matea Cutura win the Waves' third WCC Doubles Team of the Week award of the season.
Ale Granillo and Matea Cutura extend doubles win streak to six today in Memphis.
Women's Tennis def. Saint Mary's 4-0 to win the 2013 WCC Tournament. Photos by Kyle Terada
CAREER: Through three seasons, has a 47-31 record in singles (35-27 in duals) and a 37-32 doubles record (32-2618 in duals) ... Earned All-WCC first team honors in doubles as a freshman and second team distinction in singles as a sophomore and junior.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: All-WCC second team in singles ... Went 20-9 overall in singles ... Ended year ranked #92 in ITA singles rankings ... Listed at #13 in the final ITA Southwest Regional rankings ... Held down the No. 3 spot in the singles lineup with a 16-7 record ... Ended the year on an 11-match win streak ... Did not lose a single set in those 11 wins ... 9-0 against WCC opponents ... 3-3 vs. ranked foes ... Defeated UCLA's #43-ranked Kyle McPhillips 6-2, 6-2 in the Waves' near upset over the Bruins on Feb. 28 ... Produced a 13-9 overall doubles record, including 13-8 in duals ... Held down the No. 2 spot in the doubles lineup with Michaela Capannolo and went 13-6.
PEPPERIDNE 2011-12: Posted a 20-14 overall singles record as a sophomore, including 12-12 in dual match play ... Went 3-7 when playing No. 1 and 9-5 from the No. 2 spot ... All-WCC second team in singles ... Earned WCC Singles Player of the Month recognition in September after winning the singles title at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational to open the 2011-12 season ... Went 12-18 in doubles (7-13 in duals) ... Partnered with Megan Moore for a 6-9 record ... Opened the dual campaign ranked a career-high #72 in singles and concluded the season listed at #110 ... Sat on the ITA preseason doubles rankings at #14 with Khunpak Issara ... Finished year ranked #16 in singles on the ITA Southwest Regional Poll.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: As a freshman, went 7-8 in singles and 12-5 in doubles, all in duals ... All-WCC first team selection in doubles along with partner Khunpak Issara ... The pair went a team-best 10-2 in duals ... Finished the season ranked #49 on the ITA doubles poll with Issara, and listed at #5 in the regional rankings ... WCC Doubles Team of the Month in April ... The duo battled back from a 7-2 deficit to win 9-8 and clinch the doubles point for the Waves during the semifinals of the WCC Championships marking "one of the finest comebacks" head coach Gualberto Escudero has encountered in 34 seasons of coaching ... The pair strung together a nine-match win streak before losing during the second round of the NCAA Team Championships ... Defeated UCLA's #16-ranked pair of McCall Jones and Noelle Hickey, 8-4 ... Made season debut with a dual-clinching singles win to upset #22 Texas 4-3 ... Played from #2 to #5 on the ladder, mostly at #3 where she went 4-3.
MEXICO: Graduated from Instituto Hidalguense de Educacion Media Superior y Superior in 2010 ... Has experience playing with the Mexican Federation Cup team ... Ranked as high as #1 in Mexico according to the WTA and in the top-500 world wide ... A top-50 ranked singles player in the International Juniors' rankings ... Participant in the juniors' events at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.
PERSONAL: Born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico ... Daughter of Alejandro Granillo Angeles and Lucero Lugo Lara ... Has one younger sibling, Lucero ... Majoring in international studies ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is a very nice university with one of the nicest campuses in America. The professors and students are friendly and respectful, and the academic level is high."
FAVORITES: Favorite TV show is House ... Favorite musical artists are David Guetta, Shakira and Coldplay ... Favorite pro tennis player is Novak Djokovic ... Favorite sports other than tennis are baseball and football ... Sports hero is Andre Agassi "because he shows that nothing is impossible if you work hard for it" ... Favorite thing about tennis is that "there is always a chance to improve and win. The game is a constant fight, full of decisions, and requires concentration and a passion for winning. It is a complete mental game."