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Ali Walters
Ali Walters

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newport Beach, Calif.

High School:
Creekside Christian HS

Last College:
UCLA

Height:
5-10

Experience:
4V

05/22/2012

Five Waves to Represent Pepperdine in Singles and Doubles Championship

Sebastian Fanselow honored as the ITA National Player to Watch in a luncheon earlier this afternoon in Athens, Ga.

05/22/2012

Five Waves to Represent Pepperdine in Singles and Doubles Championship

Men's and Women's singles and doubles championship kicks off on Wednesday, May 23.

05/12/2012

Cal Halts Pepperdine's Run at NCAA Tournament

The Waves unable to get past top-10 ranked Cal, and bow out of NCAA Tournament in the second round.

05/11/2012

Waves Down Purdue, Advance to Second Round of NCAA Championship

Pepperdine advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship for the 20th time in program history.

05/09/2012

Pepperdine to Face Purdue in Opening Round of NCAA Championship

Waves making 25th consecutive NCAA Championship appearance and 28th overall.

CAREER: A two-time All-WCC second team selection in singles ... Was an All-WCC honorable mention in singles and doubles as a senior ... Over four seasons, has a 61-41 record in singles (38-29 in duals) and 40-55 in doubles (34-40 in duals) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: All-WCC honorable mention in both singles and doubles ... Also made the honorable mention squad of the WCC All-Academic team ... Went 15-6 in singles, all during the dual season ... Went 14-6 from the #5 spot in the lineup ... Teamed with Arianna Colffer in doubles for an 11-8 record ... Tallied a 1-4 record with Megan Moore from the #2 position in the doubles lineup ... Went 1-2 vs. ranked singles opponents ... Won nine of the last 10 singles matches to conclude the season ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Finished her junior season with an 8-6 (1-0 in duals) in singles and a doubles record of 10-9 (3-1 in duals) ... Struggled with an injury and missed the majority of the dual season ... Selected to the All-WCC preseason team ... Went 3-0 with doubles partner Arianna Colffer at the WCC Championships ... Tallied only dual win versus Long Beach State in the opening round of the NCAA Championships ... Placed second along with partner Khunpak Issara at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational behind teammates Anamika Bhargava and Marie Zalameda ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Picked to the All-WCC second team in singles as a sophomore ... Went 17-16 overall (12-13 in duals) ... Had a 3-5 record at #2 and 9-8 at #3 ... Recorded a win over #44 Jana Albers of UNLV ... Ended the season with a seven-match win streak in singles ... Reached the semifinals of the 2009 Midland Invitational singles event ... In doubles, went 11-18 overall (9-15 in duals) ... Went 6-7 with Arianna Colffer at the #2 position ... She and Andrea Oates were named the WCC Doubles Team of the Month for February ... Named to the WCC All-Academic first team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: After joining Pepperdine's squad in January, went on to earn All-WCC second team honors in singles as a freshman ... Ended the season #118 in the ITA singles rankings ... Went 10-10 overall in singles, including an 8-7 record at #2 ... Best singles win came over USC's Sarah Fansler, ranked #25 ... Was unbeaten at the WCC Championships ... Also went 10-12 in doubles, mostly at the #2 position with Andrea Oates (6-4) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

UCLA 2008-09: Spent the fall 2008 semester at UCLA before transferring to Pepperdine during the break ... Went 11-3 in singles and 7-4 in doubles at four tournaments ... Won her singles flight at the Palm Desert Classic and reached the final of the Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiates.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Creekside Christian School, located in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., in 2008 ... Reached the quarterfinals of the CIF individual tournament in 2006 ... Played at Corona del Mar High School as a freshman and went undefeated in doubles ... Made the quarterfinals in doubles at the 2008 Easter Bowl Championships and the round of 16 in singles at the 2008 USTA International Spring Championships.

PERSONAL: Born in Denver, Colo. ... Daughter of Bill and Jacque Walters ... Father played football for Kansas ... Has four brothers, Michael, Matt, Jon and James ... Her brother Matt also attends Pepperdine ... Majoring in integrated marketing communications ... Chose Pepperdine "because it's close enough to go home and I feel like I'm at a beach resort! It also has a great tennis program."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro tennis players are Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer ... Favorite tennis venue is Pepperdine's Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center ... Favorite book is The Diary of Anne Frank and the Harry Potter series ... Favorite movie is Hitch and The Last Song ... Favorite TV show is House ... Favorite musical artist is John Mayer ... Favorite sport other than tennis is soccer.

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