Ximena R. Moore, originally from Bogota, Colombia, graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) with a degree in Marketing and International Business. Moore is in her fourth year as Head Coach of the women's team and fifth year of coaching at Huntingdon College.
As Head Coach, Moore's goal is to elevate the Huntingdon College tennis program to a more competitive level in combination with academic success by recruiting quality student/athletes who have the desire and ability to perform well on the court and in the classroom.
Coach Moore took a step in that direction in the 2001 by assisting the women's team to double the number of victories from the previous year. In the 2002 and 2003 seasons, the team finished second in the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC). In 2004, the team achieved a winning season and Moore was named the GSAC "Coach of the Year."
As a tennis player, Moore had an impressive career that included international recognition. She played on the professional tour for six years. Upon retirement, Moore ranked in the top 500 in singles and ranked 198th as a doubles player. In 1996, Moore represented the country of Colombia in the Fed Cup competition. In the junior rankings, she reached 83rd in singles and 17th in doubles.
By coming to AUM in 1997, her talent contributed to the University winning Four National Doubles Championships Titles and three NAIA National Championships. As a freshman, she won the Rolex Tournament in doubles and was named "Player to Watch" in the NAIA in 1998. She also earned Honorable Mention All-American Honors in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
- Won four National Doubles Tennis Championships Titles in NAIA at AUM
- Won three NAIA National Championships Titles in NAIA at AUM
- As a freshman, won the Rolex Tournament in doubles and was named "Player to Watch" in the NAIA in 1998
- Earned four All-American honors in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
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