USD Women's Tennis vs. Nevada - 3/9/12 | Hogan Tennis Center | Photos by Brock Scott, scottphoto.net
JUNIOR ('10-'11): Had her season cut short due to injury, but posted a perfect 7-0 singles record up to that point... Opened the season 5-0 in dual singles play, competing exclusively at No. 6... Competed in the SDSU Fall Classic I, going 2-0. In doubles, went 1-2 with Cara Brown during the fall.
SOPHOMORE ('09-'10): Finished the dual campaign with a team-best 19 singles victories and only four losses (18-4 at No. 6 spot; 1-0 at No. 5 spot)... Finished the season on a 14-0 run at No. 6... Contributed in dual doubles by capturing an overall mark of 12-12, partnering with senior Alexandra Demidova (7-8 at No. 2) and senior Justine Perl (5-4 at No. 3)... Received WCC Player of the Month honors for March after going 8-0... Tabbed All-WCC Honorable Mention for singles for the second straight season... Helped the Toreros to a third place finish at the WCC Championships by winning two singles matches against Sophie Lantta (6-2, 6-0) of Gonzaga and Kimmi Cox (6-1, 6-2) of Santa Clara... Also earned a doubles victory with Demidova over Kacie Wagner and Kimmi Cox (8-3) from Santa Clara... During the fall, picked up five singles victories while competing in the SDSU Fall Classic I, the 2009 Wilson/ITA DI Southwest Regional Championships, and the ASU Thunderbird Tournament.
FRESHMAN ('08-'09:) Had an outstanding freshman season for the Toreros, posting a 17-2 record... Went 8-2 at No. 5 and was undefeated at No. 6 (9-0)... Went 13 straight matches before relinquishing a win to Boise State's Klaudia Wlodarczyk (6-0, 6-2)... Also paired with junior Justine Perl in doubles at the No. 3 slot, going 8-8 on the season... Tabbed All-WCC Honorable Mention for singles... Advanced her singles record to a perfect 13-0 by being one of two (the other being senior Tammy Kevey) Toreros to capture a win against No. 8 USC, downing Lyndsay Kinstler in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4... During the fall, competed in the SDSU Fall Classic I and II and the Wilson/ITA Southern California Regional Championships... Received the Presidential Scholarship.
HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR: Received four varsity letters while at Eastlake High School... Metro League champion both freshman and senior years... Ranked No. 2 in the San Diego county in high school... Was a CIF doubles finalist during her sophomore year.
PERSONAL: Born May 5, 1990 in Lima, Peru to parents Javier and Teresa Raygada... Is the oldest of four siblings and considers her four-year old brother, Diego, USD women's tennis' number one fan... Her parents attend every match at USD and she considers them her biggest influence personally and athletically... Speaks four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Italian)... An Accounting major with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management and would like to get into the business field after college... Mom encouraged her to play tennis when she was nine years-old... Enjoys seeing personal hard work pay off in the form of team success... Chose to attend USD because of the school's prestige, athletic department, and beautiful campus.
"During my time at USD I want to look back at it and have no regrets. I want to know that I made the most out of all the opportunities I had, that I met as many people as I could, that I learned from every single professor and class, and that every match helped me become a better person physically, mentally, and emotionally."
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