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Monica Pezzotti - Women's Tennis - Kansas Jayhawks

Monica Pezzotti

Class Senior
Hometown Cucuta, Colombia
High School El Carmen Teresiano

Fall 2012 (Senior): Competed in four tournaments in doubles and three in singles… Entered the fall season ranked No. 25 in Campbell[apos]s ITA Preseason Women[apos]s Doubles Rankings with junior partner Dylan Windom… Earned a berth with Windom in the doubles qualifying draw of the ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles and a No. 2 overall seed for the ITA Regional Championships in Tulsa, Okla…. Plagued by injuries early in the fall and finished with a 3-5 overall doubles record (2-3 with Windom)… Went 1-5 in singles play, receiving a spot in the main draw of ITA Regionals.

Spring 2012 (Junior): Spent the entire spring at the No. 1 singles spot… Finished with a 5-17 singles record in dual play… Knocked-off Elizabeth Ullathorne of No. 18 Texas Tech, 6-3, 6-3, on March 25… A strong doubles player, finished with a team-best 12-9 doubles record for the spring… Went 7-2 with partner Paulina Los at the No. 2 spot before joining Dylan Windom at No. 1 doubles before the start of conference play… Went 4-6 with Windom against Big 12 opponents… Notched an 8-2 victory with Windom over the No. 34-ranked Texas tandem of Noel Scott and Lina Padegimaite… Also earned wins over opponents from No. 30 Tulsa and No. 56 Oklahoma State.

Fall 2011 (Junior): Took a 4-5 singles record during the fall season, competing in all three fall tournaments… Finished strong at the second KU Invitational, defeating Big 12 opponent Tessa Lang from Iowa State, 6-1, 6-0… Had a breakout doubles season with partner Paulina Los, going 10-1 during the fall season… Finished the fall doubles season on a seven-match winning streak… Crowned champions of their draws in both the Kentucky Invitational and the second KU Invitational… Recorded two victories over Big 12 opponents during the streak, defeating doubles teams from Iowa State and rivals Kansas State.

Spring 2011 (Sophomore): Finished the spring season 3-16 in singles competition and 1-10 in the Big 12… Defeated Michala Hedelund Jensen of Colorado in No. 2 singles to secure her only Big 12 victory… Went 4-15 in doubles with three different partners… Played No. 3 doubles with Paulina Los for Big 12 play, where the team went 3-8 and 3-9 overall.

Fall 2010 (Sophomore): Recorded a singles record of 5-7 during the fall 2010 slate, and partnered with sophomore Sara Lazarevic for a 5-4 doubles record… Invited to the USTA/ITA Central Regional in Fayetteville, Ark… With Lazarevic, went 1-1 in doubles at Regionals… Went 2-0 with Lazarevic in the KU Invitational to open the season.

2009-2010 (USC-Upstate): Spent freshman season at South Carolina-Upstate, in Spartanburg, S.C… Competed at the Nos. 1-3 singles positions, posting a 3-11 record… Went 8-4 in doubles with partner Francisca Valderama at the No. 1 doubles spot… Did not see action in the fall 2009 season.

ITF: Had a standout career as a junior on the ITF Circuit… In junior singles play, was ranked as high as No. 178 in the world… Owned a career record of 43-24 in singles and 18-21 in doubles… Reached the singles semifinals at the 2007 Junior Chile Open, Junior Torneo International and the finals at the Copa Mundo Maya… Won the 2006 Valencia Junior Open, beating Auburn[apos]s Paulina Schippers in the finals, 6-1, 6-4… Won the 2006 Copa Club Farallones singles title and the 2007 doubles title and also advanced to the 2006 doubles finals … Reached the singles finals at the 2006 Torneo Internacional Juvenil de Yaracuy and won the doubles title… Reached the doubles finals of the 2007 Copa Cristal and the 2006 Copa de Las Naciones Amigas… Competed in women[apos]s events in 2007-2008 on the ITF and ATP circuits, ranking as high as No. 956 in singles and No. 685 in doubles… Went 4-14 and 7-15 at the senior level… Reached the singles quarterfinals in Oct. 2007, at the Valencia Open… Reached doubles semifinal at the Cali Open and reached the quarterfinals at seven other ITF tournaments.

High School: Attended El Carmen Teresiano in Cucuta, Columbia.

Personal: Born Monica Pezzotti in Columbia… Parents are Jose Maria Pezzotti and Maria Mercedes Carreno… Both of her parents are attorneys… Has a younger brother, Cesar… Major is business.