Pepperdine concludes fall season with two tournaments next weekend.
Waves finish final day of SDSU Fall Classic with a handful of victories.
Matea Cutura opens her run at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship with a courageous three-set win.
Two freshman and a sophomore tally victories today for Pepperdine.
Waves gear up for a busy weekend, with student-athletes heading to two tournaments in Southern California.
THAILAND: Ranked as high as #8 in singles in the U18 National Juniors Circuit ... Qualified and participated in the Thai Junior National Team try outs (U16 and U14 divisions) ... Placed first in doubles at the 2010 U18 SEATF Tournament ... First place finish in doubles at the 2009 U16 Junior Tennis Series A1 while placing first in singles in the U18 division ... Achieved a career-high ITF junior ranking of 1070 in 2010 ... Singles quarterfinalist at the 2009 Singapore ITF Junior Championships G5 ... Defeated Deepna Vazirani in the first round of qualifying at the 2009 Futures Bangkok at the age of 14 ... Also beat Katerina Polunina, ranked as high as 518 by the ITF, the second week of qualifying at the Futures Bangkok tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from International School Bangkok (ISB) in 2013 ... Four-time International Scholastic Association of Southeastern Schools (IASAS) league MVP ... Led ISB to three runner-up finishes in the IASAS, and one third-place result ... Won 17 of 20 matches at the IASAS Championship ... Honor Roll student all four years ... Earned the High Honor Roll Award as a senior.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Sunong and Pirapan Salirathavibhaga ... Has three siblings: Chalita, Pattara and Pattaraphan ... Joined the team as a walk-on after an impressive try out ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the size of the school and the academic programs, in particular the international programs. I also like the location and the safety of campus" ... Loves tennis because "it is so much more than just playing a sport. It develops one into an independent and responsible individual. Tennis teaches you that winning does not mean everything, but at the same time, you have to have that fight in you to get back up when you are losing - which is just as important off the tennis court as it is on" ... Has traveled to every continent except South America.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro tennis players are Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic ... Favorite books are The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns ... Favorite tv shows are Keeping Up With the Kardashians and How I Met Your Mother.