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  Maria Zalameda
School: Pepperdine
Year: graduated
Home Town: Los Angeles
Home State: California
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Beverly Hills HS
Height: 5-7
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 11-13
Doubles Record: 13-10
CAREER: A two-time All-WCC first team selection in doubles ... Through two seasons, 31-29 in singles (20-23 in duals) and 31-29 in doubles (21-22 in duals).

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Did not play as a junior.

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned All-WCC first team honors in doubles for the second-straight season ... Ended the season ranked #68 by the ITA in doubles with Anamika Bhargava, and reached as high as #49 ... In singles, went 16-13 overall (9-10 in duals) ... Tallied at least one win from every spot in the lineup, except #6, where she did not play ... Split the majority of the time between #4 (3-3 record) and #5 (2-3 record) ... Was October's WCC Singles Player of the Month ... Earned WCC Doubles Player of the Month with teammate Bhargava in September, October, and November ... Went 17-16 in doubles overall (8-12 in duals) ... Was 12-9 when playing with Bhargava (3-7 in duals) ... The pair reached as high as #24 on the ITA doubles poll, and concluded the season at #68 ... Ranked #6 in the ITA Southwest Regional Rankings ... Won the doubles bracket at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational to open the 2010-11 season with Bhargava ... Reach the semifinals of the ITA Southwest Doubles Regional ... Won the Flight A singles bracket at the UCSB Classic ... Opened the season with a five-match singles win streak.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Earned All-WCC first team honors in doubles and honorable mention in singles as a freshman ... Ended the season ranked #57 by the ITA in doubles with Anamika Bhargava ... In singles, went 15-16 overall (11-13 in duals) ... Went 4-6 at #4 and 7-7 at #5 ... In doubles, went 14-13 overall (13-10 in duals) ... She and Bharvaga went 13-10 at the #1 position and were the WCC Doubles Team of the Month in March and April ... The duo ended the season on a seven-match win streak.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Beverly Hills (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Also attended the Laurel Springs School in 2005-06 ... Played three years on the varsity, all at #1 singles ... Led team to two CIF championship finals ... Won the Bay League singles championship in 2007 ... Inducted into the Beverly Hills High Hall of Fame ... Team won Bay League titles all three years ... Finished 2008 ranked #21 as a junior in Southern California.

PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Rolando and Angelita Zalameda ... Has two siblings, Riza and Amanda ... Her older sister Riza played at UCLA and is now a professional tennis player ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine because "it's the perfect place for me to focus on my studies, to play for a great tennis program and to stay close to my family."

FAVORITES: Enjoys traveling, designing and dancing ... Lists her sports hero as Billie Jean King ... Favorite pro tennis player is Kim Clijsters ... Favorite tennis venue is the U.S. Open ... Favorite book is Deception Point ... Favorite movie is Casanova ... Favorite TV show is Bones ... Favorite musical artists are Lykke Li and Keri Hilson ... Favorite type of food is Mediterranean ... Favorite sport other than tennis is gymnastics ... Favorite thing about tennis is "I have never felt a more satisfying feeling than acing someone or hitting a forehand winner down the line."