Monica Gonzalez-Gordo
Monica Gonzalez-Gordo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barcelona, Spain

Last College:
Baylor

Height:
5-7

Experience:
2

Awards::
Commissioner's Honor Roll (2002); All Conference USA (Third Team, 2002); Tiger Academic 30 (Fall 2002)


Senior
Fall 2002:

Went 8-3 in singles during the fall...Lost in the finals to teammate Sabrina Lindemann at the Saint Louis Invitational to open the fall season...Went 2-0 in singles play at the SIU Tournament...Won the No. 2 singles title at the Varsity Pro Shop/U of M Invite over Marina Tasheva from Tennessee Tech, 6-4, 6-2...Qualified for main draw of the ITA Southeast Regional...Won her opening match against Jennifer Jassawalla from North Carolina State, 7-5, 6-1, before falling to North Carolina's Aniela Mojzis, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2...Teamed with Lindemann again at No. 1 doubles, finishing with a 9-2 record...The duo became the first pair of Lady Tigers to ever be nationally-ranked when they were ranked No. 31 in the country to start the season...Won the doubles championship at Middle Tennessee in A Doubles over Cincinnati's Molony and Italia, 8-2...Also won the Varsity Pro Shop/U of M No. 1 doubles title over the Spencer/Leeper duo from Murray State, 9-7...Qualified for main draw doubles at the ITA Southeast Regional, downing Cibils and Tasheva from Tennessee Tech, 8-6, before falling to Bajrambasic and Matrka from Coastal Carolina, 8-3.

Junior
Spring 2002

: Was named third team All Conference USA after having one of the best springs in Lady Tiger history, going 13-1 in singles, including a 12-1 record at No. 2 singles, and teaming with Sabrina Lindemann to post a mark of 19-2 at No. 1 doubles...Has a 10-match win streak going prior to the end of the season before three unfinished matches during the C-USA Tournament.
Fall 2001:
: Had the best fall of any Lady Tiger posting a 12-4 singles record...Won the No. 2 singles title at the Varsity Tennis Shop/U of M Invite...Did not lose two consecutive matches in the fall...Lost in the championship of the A Flight singles at the Purple Aces Invite in Evansville...Made it to the quarterfinals of the C-USA Fall Championships and to the finals of the consolation bracket...Eliminated in the second round of the ITA Southeast Regional.

At Baylor:
Played two season for the Bears with outstanding results...As a sohpomore, won the Big 12 Position Championship at No. 3 doubles...Posted a 9-5 singles record and a 15-7 doubles record as a sophomore...As a freshman, was 13-8 in singles and 16-5 in doubles...Won two doubles titles -- C Flight of the Baylor Tennis Classic and the No. 2 Flight of the TCU Invitational.

Personal:
Born Jan. 25, 1981...Daughter of Manolo and Maria Teresa...Transferred to Memphis after playing two seasons at Baylor...Was an outstanding junior player in Spain...National finalist in her home country in U-18 Doubles...Champion of Spain in U-16 Doubles, U-14 Doubles, U-12 Doubles and Singles...Member of Spain's national U-14 team playing #2 singles and doubles...Qualified for the World Tournament in Tokyo as a junior player...Enjoys biking, running and playing volleyball.

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