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  Nazari Urbina
School: Texas A&M University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Xalapa, Veracruz
Home State:
Home Country: Mexico
High School: Conamat
Height: 5-3
Weight:
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Undecided
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
 Honors:

2012

    NCAA Singles Championship participant (first round)
    All-Big 12 Team - Singles (unanimous selection)
    Big 12 No. 2 Doubles Co-Champion (with Janelle Cuthbertson)
    No. 60 final ITA singles ranking

2011

    NCAA Singles Championship participant (first round)
    Bronze Medalist, World University Games
    No. 29 in final ITA singles rankings
    All-Big 12 Team - Singles

2010

    ITF $10,000 Mazatlan champion
    ITA Texas Region Player to Watch
    NCAA Singles Championship participant (first Texas A&M freshman to compete)
    Big 12 No. 2 Singles Champion
    All-Big 12 Team - Singles
    All-Big 12 Team - Doubles
    Big 12 Player of the Week (April 13)
    No. 50 in final ITA singles rankings
    No. 33 in final ITA doubles rankings (with Elzé Potgieter)
    P.D. Gandy Award (A&M leader in combined singles and doubles victories-58)

2012 - FALL RESULTS (SENIOR): Went 4-2 in singles and enters 2013 needing one victory to give her 85 for her career and move her into a tie for 10th place in the A&M career singles records...Equaled the highest ranked wins of her career in both singles and doubles during the fall...Posted a  6-4, 7-5 victory over No. 9 Emina Bektas of Michigan at the USTA Collegiate Invitational in Portland, Ore., in singles and teamed with Wen Sun to notch an 8-5 victory over No. 8 Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath of Rice to advance to the semifinals of the ITA Texas Regional...Went 4-3 in doubles overall and is No. 4 in the Texas Region with Sun in the 2013 ITA preseason doubles rankings...Was 1-1 with freshman Anna Mamalat.

2011-12 (JUNIOR): Became the first player in Texas A&M history to make a third consecutive berth into the NCAA Singles Championship...Fell in the NCAA first round to future A&M teammate Cristina Stancu of Maryland. 7-6 (3), 6-0...Finished the year 20-8 in singles, including 14-4 at the No. 2 line, 3-1 at the No. 1 line and 7-2 in Big 12 play...Was a unanimous All-Big 12 selection in both singles and doubles...Was the Big 12 No. 2 doubles co-champion with partner Janelle Cuthbertson...Dropped out of the ITA singles rankings in the first regular season poll of the spring after missing most of the fall with an injury, but worked her back to a season-high No. 53 ranking on May 8 and was No. 60 in the spring season final ranking...Highest ranked win was against No. 22 Nina Secerbegovic of Baylor, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championship...Longest winning streak was 10 in singles and 13 in doubles...Went 19-9 overall in doubles and 18-7 in dual matches at the No. 2 line...Was 17-3 when playing with Cuthbertson...Finished the season with 80 career singles victories, needing only five more to move into a tie for 10th in the A&M all-time career records...Fall Results: Ranked No. 20 in the Fall preseason ITA singles rankings...Opened the fall season by winning her first three matches in straight sets and advancing to the finals of the White Flight at the Duke Fab Four Invite...Received an invitation to the ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships for the second consecutive year...Suffered first-round losses in both singles and doubles in the respective qualifying draws before withdrawing from the rain-hampered event with a wrist injury...Missed the remainder of the fall season while recovering from the injury.

2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Entered the spring ranked No. 816 in the WTA world singles rankings and a then career-high No. 17 in the ITA preseason national rankings...Climbed to a career-high No. 11 in the ITA singles rankings on Feb 14 and was No. 29 in the final ITA rankings...Received an at-large berth into the NCAA Division I Women's Singles Championship for the second consecutive year and fell to future A&M teammate and 30th-ranked Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar of Maryland, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round...Was an All-Big 12 Team selection in singles for the second consecutive year...Led the Aggies in singles victories with a 28-10 overall record...Was 16-6 in dual matches all at the No. 1 line, including 8-3 in Big 12 matches...Went 17-8 against nationally ranked opponents, including a personal best 6-2, 6-1 victory over No. 11 Sona Novakova of Baylor in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championship on April 30 in Waco, Texas...Longest winning streak was six matches...Was No. 4 in the final ITA Texas Region rankings...Finished 18-14 overall in doubles, including 13-10 in dual matches...Saw action at all three lines and went 10-4, including a six-match winning streak, at No. 2 doubles with Morgan Frank...Teamed with Janelle Cuthbertson for the first time in the Aggies' final two matches of the spring season and helped the Aggies win the doubles point against Baylor in the semifinals at the Big 12 Championship and against SMU in the first round of the NCAA Championship...Fall Results: Began the fall season listed No. 33 in the ITA's preseason national singles rankings and No. 45 in doubles with Morgan Frank...Prior to opening play at the ITA Riviera All-Americans, won the first International Tennis Federation-sanctioned tournament of her amateur career by capturing the championship title at the ITF $10,000 Mazatlan in Mazatlan, Mexico, in late September...Won all five matches in straight sets to win the tournament, including a 6-4, 6-3 victory over former UCLA two-time All-American Yasmin Schnack (USA) in the championship match...Used the tournament as a springboard into her fall competition season in which she went 12-3 in singles, including 8-3 against nationally ranked opponents...Notched three ranked wins in the first three rounds of the qualifying draw at the prestigious Riviera/ITA All-American Championships to advance to the main draw, where she fell to seventh-ranked Denise Dy of Washington in the first round...Posted the then-highest ranked win of her career with a straight set victory over No. 13 Josipa Bek of Clemson in the first round of the main draw consolation before suffering a three-set loss to fifth-ranked Allie Will of Florida in the round of 16...Also competed in the doubles main draw with Frank at the All-Americans and opened with an 8-6 win against eighth-ranked Hilary Bartlett and Taylor Marable of Princeton in the first round before falling to No. 16 Anna Bartenstein and Bianca Eichkorn of Miami in the second round...At the ITA Texas Regional, reached the singles semifinals before being eliminated by 22nd-ranked Marta Lesniak of SMU...Reached  the quarterfinals in doubles with Christi Liles...Concluded the fall season by being named the singles champion at the Kitty Harrison Invitational at North Carolina...Won all four singles matches at the No. 1 flight, including a three-set victory over No. 25 Jackie Wu of Vanderbilt to close out the tournament.

2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Made an immediate impact on the team and became the first freshman in Texas A&M history to compete in the NCAA Singles Championships...Collected numerous honors, including ITA Texas Region Player to Watch and All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles, as well as Big 12 Player of the Week (April 13) and the P.D. Gandy Award, presented to the A&M's overall leader in both singles and doubles victories (58)...Also was the Big 12 No. 2 singles champion after going 10-0...Was listed No. 50 in the final ITA national singles rankings and No. 5 in the final regional rankings...Also was No. 33 in the final ITA national doubles rankings with senior Elzé Potgieter and No. 3 in the Texas region final rankings...Highest rankings were No. 47 (April 27) and No. 29 (April 13) in singles and doubles, respectively...Ranked fourth in the A&M all-time season records for singles victories with a 32-6 record, and her .842 winning percentage ranks second all-time...Was 21-2 in dual matches, including 14-0 at the No. 2 line, 2-1 at No. 1 and 5-1 at the No. 3 position...Was 9-4 against nationally ranked opponents overall, posting her highest ranked win against No. 18 Nina Secerbegovic of Baylor, 6-3, 6-4 on April 14 in Waco...Longest winning streak was 11...Drew No. 11 Caitlin Whoriskey of Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships and fell, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3...Went 26-12 in doubles to tie for the team lead for most wins...Was 16-9 overall with Potgieter, including 7-3 in Big 12 matches only, as well as 4-6 against ranked opponents...Posted a 9-2 record with Sheri Olivier...Twice posted personal-best five-match winning streaks in doubles...Fall Results: Led the team in wins in both singles and doubles with 11 in each...In singles, advanced to the semifinals at the Midland Racquet Club Invitational in her career debut, including a three-set victory over 47th-ranked Pichittra Thongdach of Boise State in the quarterfinals...Lost in the opening round of the ITA Texas Regional but cruised in the next five matches - including a three-set win over 65th-ranked Vanja Corovic of Texas in the consolation round of 16 -- to win the consolation bracket...Extended her winning streak to seven after advancing to the quarterfinals of the HEB Baylor Invitational, where she fell to teammate and 90th-ranked Elzé Potgieter in the quarterfinals...In doubles, reached the semifinals of the season-opening Midland tournament with Sheri Olivier...Went 1-1 with Stephanie Davidson in the pre-qualifying bracket at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships...Played with Potgieter at the ITA Texas Regional and advanced to the semifinals before being eliminated by the Aggie tandem of Morgan Frank and Lauren Santacroce...Closed out the fall by going 4-0 with Olivier to win the HEB Baylor Invitational doubles title.

PREVIOUS ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Was ranked in the top four nationally in every age division in Mexico, both in singles and doubles...Was ranked 219 in the world junior rankings...Also ranked 840 in the WTA in singles in 2006 and 810 in doubles in 2007...Was the runner-up at the Prince Cup in doubles in 14 and under and the runner-up at the national professional championship in Mexico in 2006...Reached the semifinals in doubles at a Future pro tournament in Cordoba, Mexico, in 2008 and Veracruz, Mexico, in 2009...Most memorable moment of pre-college tennis career was when she was a ball girl at an exhibition match in Acapulco and Mats Wilander was playing Jimmy Connors. Connors came to her and told her that she had to play a point with Wilander. She played the point and won the point using Jimmy Connor's racquet. "It was amazing!!"

PERSONAL: Nazari Urbina Tejeda is the daughter of Oscar Urbina and Leticia Tejeda...Has an older sister, Viridiana...Began playing tennis when she was 5... Also made an official recruiting visit to the University of San Diego but chose to sign with the Aggies because of the "spirit, the facilities, the coaches and the traditions that make Texas A&M unique''...Most memorable moments in her A&M tennis career is clinching the matches against both Texas and Baylor in 2012...Hobbies include listening to music, watching movies and reading books...Majoring in sport management with a minor in tourism...Is on schedule to graduate May 2014...Career ambition is to be a professional tennis player...Born June 12, 1989, in Xalapa, Mexico.