CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 18 (Final 1997 – at Alabama)... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 15 (with UA’s Dominique Glinzler, March 18, 1997)... 1997 singles All-American.
AS A JUNIOR (1998-99)
Singles: Season-high ITA rank: 25 (March 9); Final rank: 39; Primary dual match position: Nos. 5-6... sprained her left ankle during practice prior to the NCAA first round dual matches and did not compete in the first or second rounds to rest the injury... earned a bid into the NCAA Singles Champi-onship for the third time... won the ITA South Region Championships (Athens, Ga.), which included a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory in the semifinals over Georgia’s Marissa Catlin, who was ranked No. 2 in the country... in the finals of the ITA Region Championships, Gator teammate Stephanie Nickitas was forced to default the match due to injury... at the Rolex Indoor Championships, lost in the first round of both the main draw and the consolation draw... provided a crucial victory in the finals of the National Team Indoor Championships (Madison, Wis.), where she defeated Duke’s Kathy Sell 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 6 position and helped UF to a 5-4 win and the title... won the Gator Fall Classic Flight A draw, defeating teammate Traci Green 6-4, 6-3 in the finals... reached the finals of her first tournament competing as a Gator — the Lady Gamecock Fall Classic (Columbia, S.C.) Flight A draw — falling 6-1, 6-0 to Green in the finals... advanced to the finals of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic (Fayetteville, Ark.) Flight A consolation draw, dropping a 6-4, 6-1 result to Mississippi’s Courtney Chapman... record in three-set matches: 9-2.
Doubles: Season-high ITA rank: none; Final rank: none; Primary dual match position: No. 3... played matches with four different teammates this season... provided the clinching team point with freshman Jessica Lehnhoff at the National Team Indoor, where the pair defeated Duke’s Kathy Sell and Brook Siebel 9-7 at the No. 3 position in the finals to give UF the 5-4 win and the title... paired with Traci Green in her first event competing as a Gator and won the Lady Gamecock Classic Flight A draw, after defeating a pair of nationally ranked opponents, including sixth-ranked Kelly Brown and Massoumeh Emami from Kentucky 8-6 on the final day of round-robin play... reached the semifinals of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic with Stephanie Nickitas, losing 9-7 to Georgia’s 23 rd -ranked Grey and Knox.
Honors: SEC Academic Honor Roll.
AT FLORIDA (1997-98) Baili Camino transferred to Florida during the summer of 1997, but was not given an official immediate release by the University of Alabama so she was forced to sit out the year... Camino practiced with the Gator team that went on to win the NCAA Championship, but was not permitted to travel or compete in any ITA or NCAA events during the year.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA
As a sophomore (1996-97) Singles: Final ITA rank: 18; Primary dual match position: No. 1 (at Alabama)... Camino transferred from the University of Alabama where as a sophomore she earned All-American honors after advancing to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships... compiled a 28-12 singles record... posted upset singles wins over the No. 3 and No. 7 ranked players in the nation... 14-8 against ranked opponents.
Doubles: Final ITA rank: none; Primary dual match position: No. 1 with Dominique Glinzler
As a freshman (1995-96) Final ITA rank: 33; Primary dual match position: No. 1... final ITA ranking of No. 33 was the highest ranked freshman in Alabama program history... earned a record of 26-14 freshman year, playing at No. 1 singles ... named at-large Singles All-SEC... Alabama’s team MVP. High School Attended New Braunfels in New Braunfels, Texas... ranked No. 1 at John Newcombe Tennis Academy while in high school... coached by Owen Davidson and Phil Hendrix at New Braunfels... ranked as high as No. 12 in Florida and No. 7 in South America... ranked No. 1 in the 16’s and 18’s while in Lima, Peru.
PERSONAL Full name is Bailiwick Camino...daughter of Luis and Rosa Maria Camino...born March 20, 1976 in Lima, Peru... a 1995 graduate of New Braunfels High School... moved to Miami from Peru in 1992... oldest of five children, including twins, Brad and Buck... sister Ilie and brothers, Junior, Brad and Buck all play tennis... father, Luis, was her first tennis coach and still advises her over the phone... majoring in health science.