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  Anita Loyola
School: Univ. of Southern California
Year: Junior
Home Town: Tucson, Ariz.
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High School: Weil Tennis Academy
Height: 5-6
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Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 61-57
Doubles Record: 73-43

Anita Loyola enters her third season at USC... Ranked No. 91 in the ITA preseason singles rankings and No. 24 in doubles with partner Luana Magnani... Posted a 5-2 record in the fall after advancing to the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional Championships before falling to eventual champion Sara Walker of UCLA... In doubles, the pair reached the main draw of the Riviera Championships and the quarterfinals of the ITA Regionals.

2001 SEASON:
In one year, Loyola jumped from No. 5 in the lineup to No. 2 where she played at in all but one match and compiled a 17-19 overall singles record, a 12-12 mark in dual matches and a 7-12 record against Pac-10 opponents... In the fall, Loyola reached the consolation semifinals of the ASU Invitational and the third round of the Rolex Regionals... At the start of the regular season, she played and won one match at No. 1 against Long Beach State’s Sophie Han ... The remainder of the season was full of ups-and-downs - she lost and won no more than three-straight matches but did earn big wins over ranked opponents such as Debbie Larocque of Arizona, Cintia Torterella of Pepperdine and Petya Marinova of UCLA... In doubles, Loyola began the season with partner Bernadette Bayani and the pair posted a 4-3 record... In February, she teamed with Melissa Esmero for the remainder of the season and posted a 12-13 mark... She also played one doubles match with Caroline Christian (1-0)... Despite four-straight losses in the month of April, Loyola and Esmero finished the season with an 8-4 win over Cal’s Christina Fusano and Sekita Grant but were eliminated in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament... She was also eliminated in the first round of the Pac-10 Singles Tournament.

2000 SEASON:
With the team’s best overall record in 1999-2000, Loyola was undoubtedly one of the Trojans’ most consistent player ... As a freshman, she posted a 32-11 overall record, 21-7 mark in dual matches and went 14-7 against Pac-10 opponents ... In her first outing with the Women of Troy, she claimed the back draw championship at the fall ASU Tournament ... After falling into the back draw of the ITA Regionals in November, she again went on to win the championship by defeating Elizabeth Schmidt of UCLA ... In dual match play, she played once in the No. 3 position, and alternated between No. 4 and 5 for the majority of the season ... From Jan. 18 to Feb. 26, she won 10-straight matches including three wins at the ITA Team Championships ... During a first-round victory in the Pac-10 Invitational, Loyola suffered a sprained ankle and, after a loss in the second round, she was forced to scratch from doubles competition ... She earned a win against UMBC’s Karen Prangley in the NCAA first round, and with NCAA partner Jacqui Boyd, she recorded the Women of Troy’s winning point over Arizona in the second round ... She earned a win against LSU’s Lauren Haddix in the NCAA Round of 16 ... In doubles, she played the majority of her matches with Veronika Safarova, collecting a 8-8 overall record and 6-7 mark at the No. 2 position in dual matches.

Loyola is a 1999 graduate of Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, Calif. ... She spent three years at Salpointe High in Tucson, Ariz. ... As a freshman, she led her team to the state title and garnered an individual second-place finish ... The following two years, she won the state singles title and regional championships ... She graduated ranked 35th among USTA's Girls 18-and-under ... As a prep, she was a three-time Copper Bowl Junior Tennis Champion (1996, 97, 98) and reached the round of 16 at the USTA 18-and-under National Clay Court Championships in 1999 ... She advanced to the round of 32 in the main draw at the USTA 18-and-under Hard Court Championships last year ... She was twice awarded the Sportsmanship Award at the sectional USTA National Indoor Championships for the 14-and-under and 18-and-under ... She owns a No. 793 junior international ranking.

Anita Florisa Loyola was born on April 7, 1981 in Guatamala City, Guatamala ... She is the daughter of Gladys and Hernan Loyola ... She has yet to declare a major, but her career goals are just to find something she really enjoys.