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Zerene Reyes
  • (ssah-REN-e ray-EZZ)
  • Senior, 4-foot-10, Left-Handed
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Dante Alighieri (Performance Tennis Academy, Ft. Lauderdale)

CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: No. 12 (Feb. 22, March 8, April 5, April 26, 2005 & Final 2005 listing) ... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 2 (September 3, 2003 with Jennifer Magley) … 2005 Singles All-American ... 2003 & 2005 Doubles All-American … four-time First Team All-Southeastern Conference Singles performer …2005 Second Team Arthur Ashe Jr., Sports Scholar ... 2003 and 2004 Rheau Stakeley Sportsmanship Award (team award) ... 2003-04 and 2004-05 Dorothy Anderson Scholarship Award, presented annually to the Gator who displays best combination of academics and character on and off the court … 2004 Riviera/ITA All-American Singles Semifinalist … 2004 Riviera/ITA All-American Doubles Semifinalist ... became the 20th Gator to record 100 career singles wins, the ninth to win 100 doubles matches and the fifth to win 100 singles & doubles matches during a career ... ended her career with a 104-16 singles record, tying for the seventh most singles wins in UF history ... Her singles winning percentage of 86.7 percent was second only to Gator legend Lisa Raymond, who won an astounding 95.4 percent of her matches, posting an 84-4 record during her two-year collegiate tenure ... career doubles record with Jennifer Magley was 86-21, the second most wins in UF history by a doubles team.

AS A SENIOR (2004-05)
2004-05 Awards: Achieved career-high singles ranking (No. 12, Feb. 22, March 8, April 5, April 26, 2005) … 2005 Team Captain ... Singles All-American ... Doubles All-American ... SEC Tournament MVP ... Earned a bid into the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... Rheau Stakeley Sportsmanship Award (team award) ... Most Valuable Player (team award) ... First Team All-SEC Singles … First Team All-SEC Doubles (with Jennifer Magley) … Riviera/ITA All-American Singles Semifinalist … Second Team Arthur Ashe Jr., Sports Scholar ... Riviera/ITA All-American Doubles Semifinalist.

2005 Spring:
Singles: Final ITA National Ranking: 12 ... Final ITA South Region Ranking: 4 ... Season-high ITA Ranking: 12 (four times, last on April 26, 2005) … Advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championships, downing USF's Neyssas Etienne 6-0, 6-0 to post her seventh career double-bagle, before ending her collegiate singles career with a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Clemson's second-ranked Julie Coin ... concluded her dual match career in the NCAA semifinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Texas' Mia Marovic ... her 6-1, 6-2 victory over FIU's Egle Petrauskaite in the second round of the NCAA Championships was the 100th win of her career, becoming the 20th Gator to reach the milestone ... had her 12-match winning streak snapped during the NCAA Championships Quarterfinals, when she fell to USC's 16th-ranked Lindsey Nelson 6-1, 6-4 … has played the No. 2 and No. 3 positions all season … is 6-0 in clinching dual match contests, with the most recent win a 7-5, 6-4 decision in the NCAA Round of 16 versus Baylor's Zuzana Cerna in two hours and 27 minutes … staged an improbable comeback in the SEC Tournament championship match (April 24), rallying against Kim Coventry for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in two hours and 35 minutes that helped UF to the title ... the win over Coventry avenage the regular season 6-2, 6-2 loss (March 13) ... clinched UF's SEC Semifinal win over Vanderbilt with a 6-1, 6-4 win over 29th-ranked Amanda Fish ... notched third double-bagel of the season & seventh of career with a 6-0, 6-0 win over South Carolina's 117th-ranked Laura Ganzer in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament ... Recorded second double-bagel of the season and sixth of career over93rd-ranked Anastasia Kugakolova of Mississippi State (April 8), with the match lasting 45 minutes … clinched UF's 5-2 win over Tennessee with a -1, 6-1 decision over Blakeley Griffith … took impressive 6-2, 6-0 victory versus 20th-ranked Kendall Cline of North Carolina (March 20) …Battled back after dropping first set to win 4-6, 6-2 (11-9) on a super third-set tiebreak versus Roxanne Clark of FSU (Feb. 16) … opened the dual match season with 6-0, 6-0 win versus UCF's Ola Luczak, lasting 50 minutes.
Doubles: Final ITA National Ranking: 7 (with Jennifer Magley) ... Final ITA South Region Ranking: 3 (with Magley... Season-high ITA Ranking: 7 (April 26 and 2005 Final listing with Magley) … Advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championships (with Magley), defeating Georgia Tech's Kristi Miller and Alison Silverio 6-4, 6-1 before falling to Miami's third-seeded Audrey Banada and Megan Bradley 7-6 (11), 6-4 ... played all dual matches with Magley, posting a 19-3 dual match record, where the pair went 5-0 in NCAA contests, including an impressive 8-2 win over Baylor's 13th-ranked duo of Zuzana Cerna and Daniela Covello ... 7-1 record in clinching doubles point contests, with the most recent an 8-1 win over South Carolina State in the NCAA First Round … Handed 13th-ranked Mississippi State duo of Zsuzsanna Fodor and Anastasia Kugakolova just their second loss of the season on April 8 with 8-2 decision en route to clinching the doubles point … led Alabama's No. 28 duo of Robin Stephenson and Ashley Bentley 6-3, 40-0 when match was suspended because doubles point had all ready been clinched by UF … Dropped first dual doubles match of season in tough 8-5 decision versus Kentucky's No. 6-ranked duo of Sarah Foster and Aibika Kalsarieva … Clinched doubles point versus No. 21 Vanderbilt duo of Audra Falk and Annie Menees in hard fought 9-8 (7-5) match … opened the dual match season with an impressive 8-4 win over Baylor's ninth-ranked team of Cerna and Covello.

2004 Fall:
Singles: Preseason National Rank: 47 … ITA Fall South Region Rank: 5 … Became the talk of the Riviera/ITA All-American, as she advanced to the semifinals but was forced with withdraw due to fatigue after having played eight hours of intense tennis in the 72 hours prior to the match and totaling five consecutive matches lasting three-plus hours in a four day-span … defeated TCU's 59th-ranked Story Tweedie-Yates 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the quarterfinal round after upsetting Washington's 11th-ranked Dea Sumantri 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 earlier in the day … scheduled to face third-ranked Jelena Pandzic of Fresno State in the first round of the Riviera, however, Pandzic withdrew and her replacement in the field was Harvard's 27th-ranked Courtney Bergman, the same player Reyes battled for three hours in the final round of Qualifying less than 24 hours prior to this encounter. This first round contest took even longer to decide, with Reyes taking the three hour and 35 minute marathon thriller 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 … played her way into the main draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American by posting three wins during Qualifying competition, including a three hour 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Harvard's top-seeded and 27th-ranked Courtney Bergman in the final round after staging an incredible comeback in the second round, where she was trailing New Mexico's Iva Gersic 7-5, 4-0 before earning the 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 battle in three hours and 30 minutes.
Doubles: Preseason National Rank: 12 (with Jennifer Magley) … ITA Fall South Region Rank: 5 (with Magley) … Received with Magley an automatic bid into the main draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American, advancing to the semifinal round before losing to UF teammates and eventual champions Whitney Benik and Lolita Frangulyan 8-3 … dropped a tough 9-8 (4) decision in the quarterfinal round of the ITA National Indoor Championships to Stanford's 13th-ranked pair Alice Barnes and Erin Burdette.

AS A JUNIOR (2003-04)
Awards: Second alternate to qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championships and listed as eighth alternate for the NCAA Singles Championships, but did not get to participate ... First Team All-SEC Singles, No. 3 position … First Team All-SEC Doubles, No. 2 position … moved into the No. 3 spot in UF history for most wins by a Gator doubles team (62 with Jennifer Magley entering the 2004-05 season) … Rheau Stakeley Sportsmanship Award (team award) ... Dorthoy Anderson Scholarship Award, presented annually to the Gator who displays best combination of academics and character on and off the court (team award) ... adidas Invitational Flight A doubles finalist.

Singles: Final ITA National Rank: No. 71; Final ITA South Region Rank: 12; Season-high ITA Rank: No. 17 (Sept. 3); Primary Dual Match position: No. 3
Spring: Ended the season on a 18-match win streak ... 18-0 in dual match action, including a 10-0 mark during the SEC regular season and 4-0 versus ranked opponents … rested a pulled groin muscle in the first two matches of the SEC Tournament, returning to action for the final against Vanderbilt, where she was leading Aleke Tsoubanos 7-5, 4-4 when play was suspended … in the regular season finale, clinched UF's dual match versus South Carolina with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Laura Granzer (April 11) to give the Gators the outright SEC title …beat Duke's Tory Zawacki in a hard fought 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 match on April 8 in her only three-set match of the spring … defeated No. 12 Shadisha Robinson of Georgia 6-3, 6-1 (March 26), equaling the highest-ranked opponent she has defeated during her career … clinched UF's dual match versus Vanderbilt (March 5) with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 87 Aleke Tsoubanos.
Fall: Posted a 4-3 record … faced and defeated two Duke players, Jenny Zika 7-5, 6-2 in the round of 16 and No. 43 Saras Arasu 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals, to advance to the semifinals of Flight A of the adidas Invitational where she was defeated by No. 9 Amanda Johnson of Duke 6-3, 6-1 (Sept. 27) … topped No. 16 Candice Fuchs of William & Mary 7-5, 6-1 (Oct. 9) in the round of 32 at the Riviera All-American, but lost to No. 1 Agata Cioroch of Georgia 6-4, 6-0 the following day in the round of 32 … topped Maryland's Emily Marker 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the round of 16 of the National Indoor Championships, where she lost to No. 53 Karin Coetzee of Wake Forest 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles: Final ITA National Rank: 30 (with Jennifer Magley); Final ITA South Region Rank: 5 (with Magley); Season-high ITA Rank: 2 (Sept. 3,with Magley); Primary Dual Match position: 2
Spring: Second alternate into the NCAA Doubles Championships, but did not get to participate ... ended the season riding a 22-match winning streak with Magley, the third longest winning streak in UF history … paired with Magley for all doubles matches this season … 22-0 dual match record … played all except one match at the No. 2 position, earning a 8-2 victory at the No. 1 spot against UCF's Luczak and Anna Westin (Jan. 26) … provided the clinching doubles point in SEC Tournament semifinal and final matches, posting a 8-2 win over LSU's Chiarelli and Ferguson in the semifinals before defeating Vanderbilt's 39th-ranked duo of A. Falk and A. Meenes 8-6 (April 18) for the second time this season … moved into sole possession of third place all-time in UF history for wins by a doubles team with Magley (52-14) in an 8-1 win Mar. 19 over Auburn's pair of L.Sauerborn and S. Suitor…beat the No. 24-ranked pair of K.Coetzee and A. Amith from Wake Forest 8-4 (March 13) … beat No. 10 pair of A.Falk/A.Meenes 8-5 (March 5) …shutout the duo of K.Borg and T. Rivera of Florida Atlantic 8-0 (Jan. 24) in the first dual match of the spring
Fall: Compiled a 4-4 record, playing all matches with Jennifer Magley…advanced to the Flight A finals of the adidas Invitational with Magley (Oct. 3), falling 8-2 to the 17th ranked UF teammate pair of Alexis Gordon and Julie Rotondi … defeated Fresno State's No. 8 pair of C. Carlotti and L. Tallo 8-5 in the round of 16 of the Riviera All-American, before losing 8-5 to Vanderbilt's No. 11 pair of Schmandt and Tsoubanos in the quarterfinals (Oct. 10) …faced the No. 6-ranked pair of C. Grier and J. Rush from Northwestern and Michigan's No. 49 pair of Rutherford and DaCosta at the National Indoor Championships, losing both matches

AS A SOPHOMORE (2002-03)
Awards: Doubles All-American... Earned bid to play in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... Rheau Stakeley Sportsmanship Award (team award) ... Dorothy Anderson Scholarship Award, presented annually to the Gator who displays best combination of academics and character on and off the court ... First Team All-SEC in singles (No. 4 position)

Singles: Final ITA National Rank: 27; Season-high ITA Rank: 24 (April 28); Final ITA South Region Rank: 4; Primary Dual Match Positions: Nos. 3 and 4
Spring: Withdrew from the NCAA Singles Championship from fatigue and injury after the team tournament ... Posted a 24-3 dual match record, including a 16-1 mark at the Nos. 4 and 5 spots … won 19 straight points during her NCAA Second Round match against Tulane's Erika Valdes en route to a 6-1, 6-1 win ... played four matches at a career-high No. 2 spot, posting a 3-1 record … impressive two-match performance in the SEC Tournament, defeating Tennessee's Melissa Schaub 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and Georgia's Lori Grey 6-2, 6-0 in the final ... recorded her 50th career win in the season finale against South Carolina's Danielle Wiggins, where she rallied down 5-1 on the receiving end in the first set and from a 4-0 deficit in the second to win 7-5, 4-4 after Wiggins retired with cramps … had a then-team-long 16-match win streak snapped March 26 with a 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 19 Amanda Johnson of Duke March 26 at the No. 2 position … went 3-0 in the National Team Indoors, including a 6-4, 6-2 win over Duke's No. 81 Katie Blaszak in the final (Feb. 9) … reached the quarterfinals of the Collegiate Kick-Off Classic where she lost to No. 13 Alice Barnes of Stanford 6-0, 6-2 and then fell to UNC's Marlene Mejia in the first round of consolation, marking the first time she lost back-to-back matches in her career.
Fall: Compiled a 10-3 record… stormed through the qualifying draw of the Riviera All-American, winning three rounds to earn her way into the main draw where she went 1-1, defeating Fresno State's 24th-ranked Chloe Carlotti 6-4, 6-0 before falling to Duke's 15th-ranked Amanda Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the round of 16 … reached the quarterfinals of the adidas Invitational before bowing out to Northwestern's 23rd-ranked Marine Piriou.

Doubles: Final & Season-high ITA National Rank: 7 (with Jennifer Magley); Final ITA South Region Rank: 2 (with Magley); Primary Dual Match Position: No. 1 (with Magley)
Spring: Advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships with Jennifer Magley, posting convincing straight-set wins in the opening three rounds, including their 6-3, 6-2 upset win over third-seeded Sarah Riske and Aleke Tsoubanos from Vanderbilt in the quarterfinals ... Paired with Magley for all dual match action … posted wins at the No. 1 position in each of UF's last four rounds of the NCAA Team Championships, including wins over the No. 1, 3 and 8-ranked teams in the country ... began the dual match season playing at the No. 3 spot, but was moved to the No. 1 spot after the other two tandems were changed for the March 21 Clemson match and played there for the remainder of the year … was 11-4 at the No. 1 spot, including the 8-4 clinching win over Vanderbilt's third-ranked pair of Riske and Tsoubanos in the NCAA Quarterfinals and the 8-5 win over Stanford's top-ranked Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette in the title match ... provided the 8-4 clinching win over Tennessee's fifth-ranked Vilmarie Castellvi and Melissa Schaub in UF's SEC Semifinal victory ... two losses to Georgia's third- and second-ranked Cioroch and Smith (8-5 and 8-6 in SEC final) and to Duke's fourth-ranked Julie DeRoo and Amanda Johnson (8-4) … 13-2 in clinching-point situations, including clinching opportunities in the NCAA Final, the NCAA Quarterfinal (won 8-4 over third-ranked Vanderbilt team), the NCAA Round of 16 (won 8-1), the NCAA Second Round (lost 8-6 to 10th-ranked Tulane team), the above mentioned SEC Semifinal win and in the regular season finale against South Carolina's Kathy Boyanovich and Jodi Kenoyer (8-0) ... stunned Tennessee's No. 6 duo of Castellvi and Schaub 8-5 that clinched the doubles point for UF in its 4-3 team victory … posted a 10-match win streak, including three clinching matches, from Feb. 15 to March 23 … rallied from a 7-5 deficit to win 9-7 and clinch the doubles point against South Alabama's Jager and Jarova Jan. 26 … defeated No. 19 North Carolina pair of Pinchbeck and Bunn en route to reaching the finals of the Collegiate Kickoff Classic Jan. 20, losing to Tennessee's No. 22 pair of Castellvi and Schaub.
Fall: Posted a 6-3 record while playing all matches with Magley… Won three matches to reach the final of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic Nov. 9 where she lost 8-6 to Tennessee's pair of Enchina and Maharaj…Won two matches to reach the quarterfinals of the Omni Hotels South Regional where she dropped an 8-6 decision to Applebaum and Robbins of Miami (Fla.).

AS A FRESHMAN (2001-02)
Awards: ITA South Region Rookie Player of the Year ... SEC Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-SEC at the No. 3 singles position ... SEC Athlete of the Week (March 18-25)

Singles: Final ITA National Rank: 42; Final ITA South Region Rank: 6; Season-high ITA Rank: 39 (April 3); Primary Dual Match Position: No. 3
Spring: Joined the team in January and made an immediate impact, winning the first 15 matches of her collegiate career ... primarily played the No. 3 dual match position, posting a 17-1 record, including a 4-0 record in NCAA action capped by her 6-0, 6-2 against Stanford's 16th-ranked Lauren Barnikow to give UF its lone point in the NCAA Final ... 4-0 at the No. 4 spot ... lone loss was a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Georgia's Anne Nguyen on April 7 ... provided the winning dual match victory in seven UF wins during the regular season, including back-to-back victories on the road against Duke's 18th-ranked Julie DeRoo 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and Wake Forest's 81st-ranked Katie Martzolf 7-6, 6-2, as the Gators won 4-3 and 6-1, respectively.
Fall: did not compete, joining the team in January 2002

Doubles: Final/Season-high ITA Rank: n/a; Final ITA South Region Rank: 13; Primary Dual Match Position: No. 3 (with Annika Bengtsson)
Spring: Paired with Annika Bengtsson for all but one time during the dual match season, as the duo competed at the No. 3 position in all matches except the season opener ... posted a 14-4 record in team play, including a 4-1 mark in the NCAA Championship ... on the winning end of seven of eight matches that clinched the doubles point for UF, including the NCAA Round of 16 and Semifinal.
Fall: did not compete, joining the team in January 2002

Doubles: Final/Season-high ITA Rank: n/a; Final ITA South Region Rank: 13; Primary Dual Match Position: No. 3 (with Annika Bengtsson)
Spring: Paired with Annika Bengtsson for all but one time during the dual match season, as the duo competed at the No. 3 position in all matches except the season opener ... posted a 14-4 record in team play, including a 4-1 mark in the NCAA Championship ... on the winning end of seven of eight matches that clinched the doubles point for UF, including the NCAA Round of 16 and Semifinal.
Fall: did not compete, joining the team in January 2002

Prior to Florida Zerene Reyes trained at the Performance Tennis Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from 1998 to 2001 … earned her high school degree from Dante Alighieri in 2001 … ranked no. 44 in the final 2000 ITA Junior World singles rankings and no. 37 in the doubles listing … won the 2000 Copa Milo 18-and-Under singles title in Santiago, Chile, a Group 2 ITF event … captured the 1998 and 1999 Eddie Herr doubles championship played in Bradenton, Fla. … claimed the 1998 Orange Bowl 16-and-Under doubles tournament, played in Key Biscayne, Fla. … played in the Junior French Open, Junior Wimbledon and US Open in 1999 and 2000, in addition to competing in the Italian Open Junior event, where in 2000 she reached the doubles semifinals and the third round of singles … reached the quarterfinals of the 2000 (group 2 ITF) Argentina Bowl played in Mar de Plata, while advancing to the doubles final … at the 2000 Asuncian Bowl in Paraguay, was a singles quarterfinalist and a doubles finalist (Group 1 ITF) … ITF ranking in 2000 of No. 15 in singles and No. 14 in doubles … ranked No. 1 in Mexico in the 10's, 12's and 14's age listings … coached by Nicolas Guizar, Gustavo Granitto and Denis Peregrin.


CAREER RECORD
YEAR OVERALL
SINGLES
DUAL
SINGLES
SEC
SINGLES
NCAA
SINGLES
OVERALL
DOUBLES
DUAL
DOUBLES
SEC
DOUBLES
NCAA
DOUBLES
2002 21-1 21-1 10-1 4-0 15-5 15-5 7-1 4-1
2003 34-7 24-3 9-1 3-1 36-9 25-5 9-1 7-2
2004 22-3 18-0 10-0 1-0 26-4 22-0 11-0 1-0
2005 27-5 18-3 8-2 4-2 25-7 19-3 7-3 6-1
Totals 104-16 81-7 27-4 12-3 102-25 81-13 34-5 18-4
Reyes' NCAA Career Record
Year Overall
Singles
Dual
Singles
Individual
Singles
Overall
Doubles
Dual
Doubles
Individual
Doubles
2002 4-0 4-0 0-0 4-1 4-1 0-0
2003 3-1 3-1 0-0 7-2 4-1 3-1
2004 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0
2005 4-2 3-1 1-1 6-1 5-0 1-1
Totals 12-3 11-2 1-1 18-4 14-2 4-2
Singles By Position #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Overall
Record
Zerene Reyes (2002)     17-1 4-0     21-1
Zerene Reyes (2003)   3-1 5-1 11-1 5-0   24-3
Zerene Reyes (2004)     16-0 2-0     18-0
Zerene Reyes (2005)   14-2 4-1       18-3
Total 17-3 42-3 17-1 5-0 81-7
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