|Hometown:||West Covina, Calif.|
|High School:||West Covina HS|
2014 Big West Singles First Team
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14)
Led Cal State Fullerton as a rookie with a record of 23-6 overall and 15-4 in singles dual play en route to Big West Singles First Team honors, becoming the first Titan to earn first team honors dating back to 1989…her 15 singles wins and 14-match winning streak from Feb. 5-April 11 set program highs dating back to 2001 – the latest season stats are available for the program…in singles play, finished Big West competition with a record 5-2, and during the year started at the No. 2 spot (3-2) before moving to the top of the lineup (12-2)…signature wins included opponents from Air Force, Hawai’i, Loyola Marymount, then 42nd-ranked UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Georgetown, Furman, San Diego, Colorado State, Wyoming, UC Davis and UC Riverside…in doubles action, completed the year with an 18-10 overall record as well as a 15-8 dual mark, and a 3-5 effort against Big West competition…partnered with Megan Sandford at the No. 2 position as the pair totaled a 7-3 record…also teamed with Kalika Slevcove at No. 2 doubles, marking an 8-5 record…in doubles play, recorded wins against opponents from then 46th-ranked San Diego, Air Force, Nevada, Loyola Marymount, then 42nd-ranked UC Irvine, Southern Utah, Georgetown, Colorado State, Wyoming, UC Riverside, Cal Poly and then 55th-ranked Long Beach State.
A 2013 graduate of West Covina High School in West Covina, Calif…played on the varsity squad for four years under head coach Mark McConville…during her freshman season (2009), West Covina completed in the San Antonio League before moving to the Hacienda League for her final three seasons of competition (2010-12)…accolades include four-time league champion, four-time league MVP (first to complete feat in West Covina HS history), four-time team MVP, four-time first team all-league honors, four-time San Gabriel Valley Tribune all-area selection, three-time (2010-12) CIF Southern Section round of 16 qualifier…two-time San Gabriel Valley Tribune Girls’ Tennis Player of the Year (2010, 2012) and the 2013 West Covina High School Female Athlete of the Year)…was a four-time scholar athlete and graduate with honors…four-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net…rated the 41st recruit in the state of California in the 2013 class.
Born in Whittier, Calif…parents are Ernie and Judy Valenzuela…has two younger sisters (Taylor and Paige)…major is health science with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner in pediatrics…Time Warner Cable aired a biography of her tennis career…models her game after Rafeal Nadal…favorites include: Rafeal Nadal (tennis player), Staples Center (sports venue), Kobe Bryant (athlete), Demi Lovato (musical artist), New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers (athletic teams), Wimbeldon (tennis venue), “Mean Girls,” “Toy Story” (movies), Italian, Mexican (food).