||Univ. of Southern California
||Rancho Santa Fe
||Saturday, February 27, 1993
THIS SEASON: Gabriella DeSimone is in her second season at USC.
2011-12: DeSimone was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on February 27 after clinching matches vs. UC Santa Barbara and California... Went 27-12 overall in singles, going 18-7 in dual matches... Played primarily at the No. 5 position (15-7) and was also 3-0 at the No. 4 spot... Reached the Pac-12 Invitational singles final...Had two big comeback wins in singles during the NCAA Team Quarterfinals and Semifinals... Went 3-2 overall in doubles, going 2-1 with Zoë Scandalis at the ITA/Riviera prequalifying and 0-1 with Danielle Lao... In the fall, competed in ITA/Riviera prequalifying and at the ITA Regionals.
HIGH SCHOOL: DeSimone went undefeated on the way to CIF singles titles as a freshman and sophomore at Cathedral Catholic High in Del Mar, Calif.... Named 2007 and 2008 San Diego Union Tribune Female Tennis Player of the Year... Twice honors as San Diego Hall of Fame Athlete of the Month... Won the 2010 ITF Costa Rica Bowl championships... Ranked in the top-5 national in 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups
PERSONAL: Gabriella DeSimone was born Feb. 27, 1993 in La Jolla, Calif.... Daughter of Bob and Sue... Has one brother, Bobby... Hopes to win an NCAA championship while at USC... Would like to play professionally after graduation... Has not decided on a major.