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Matea Cutura
Matea Cutura

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Zagreb, Croatia

High School:
Gimnazija Birotehnika

Last College:
DePaul

Height:
6-0

Experience:
1V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

05/10/2014

Waves Fall to Cal at NCAA Championship

Guillermo, Chiang and Capannolo will continue at the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championship, starting May 21.

05/09/2014

Waves Win Program-Record 15th Straight, Advance in Tournament

Pepperdine defeats LSU 4-1 to improve to 21-10 all-time in the first round of the NCAA Championship.

04/26/2014

Champions! Waves Win WCC Tournament

Waves send Gualberto Escudero out on top with his 24th WCC title in 27 seasons.

04/25/2014

Women's Tennis Advances to WCC Tournament Title Match

Pepperdine shuts out Santa Clara today at the Barnes Tennis Center.

04/26/2014

Women's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament

Women's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament (Photos by Kyle Terada)

09/15/2013

Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational - Photos by Wallace Craig

Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational - Sept. 13-15, 2013 - Photos by Wallace Craig

CAREER: Through two seasons, one a DePaul and one at Pepperdine, is 46-19 in singles (25-13 in duals) and 38-21 in doubles (27-15 in duals) ... Member of the 2014 squad that won a program record 15 dual matches in a row.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: All-WCC second team in both singles and doubles ... Earned WCC All-Tournament honors in both singles and doubles ... Went 20-10 in singles as a sophomore, including an 11-6 record in duals ... Played exclusively from the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup ... Posted an 18-9 record in doubles, including a 15-4 record in duals ... Went 14-3 with Ale Granillo, going 3-1 at No. 2 and 11-2 at No. 3 ... Won eight doubles matches in a row with Granillo, spanning Feb. 1-March 15 ... Four-time WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Granillo (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 4/22) ... Reached as high as #79 in the ITA singles rankings and concluded the year listed at #20 in the Southwest regional rankings ... Concluded season on a five match win streak and was unbeaten in the final 10 matches of the season.

DEPAUL 2012-13: BIG EAST Freshman of the Year ... Posted an overall singles record of 26-9, including a 14-7 record in dual action ... Played at No. 1 singles all season ... All-BIG EAST first team in singles ... Ranked in every ITA singles poll in 2013, reaching as high as #72 and ending her freshman campaign at #94 ... Twice named the BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 5 and March 13) ... Listed at #7 in the final ITA Midwest Regional rankings in singles ... 5-2 versus ranked opponents ... Defeated then #12-ranked Kate Turvy of Northwestern 6-1, 6-3 on Oct. 12, 2012 ... 20-15 overall in doubles, including 12-11 in dual action ... Saw action at #1 and #2 doubles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gimnazija Birotehnika in 2012 ... Won U-16 and U-18 national championship in Croatia ... Participated on the U-16 and U-18 Croatian National Teams ... Placed second at the Croatian Senior National Championship.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Zeljko and Sladjana Cutura... Older sister to Anamaria, Lea and Jure.

FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Venus Williams ... Favorite book is Infidel ... Favorite tv shows are Malcolm in the Middle and Prison Break ... Favorite musical artists are Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Rihanna ... Favorite sport other than tennis is handball.

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