Women's Tennis

Paola Calderon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

High School:
Centro Educativo Superior Vocacional

Paola Calderon

Calderon's Career Results
Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fall Total 1 2 3 Fall Total
08-09 10-13 -- -- -- -- -- 4-5 14-18 7-12 4-0 -- 5-5 16-18
09-10 8-16 -- -- -- -- -- 3-6 11-22 -- 11-5 6-3 5-1 22-9
10-11 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3
Career 18-29 -- -- -- -- -- 7-14 25-43 7-12 15-5 6-3 10-9 38-30

Junior (2010-11) - Calderon competed in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic during fall action, collecting three losses in both singles and doubles play.

Sophomore (2009-10)--Playing only at the No. 1 singles position, Calderon tallied 11 overall wins, including eight in dual play. She faced four nationally ranked singles players over the spring season. In doubles action, she paired with Olga Fischer and Gillian Hush at No. 2 and 3 to tally a 22-9 overall record. With Hush, the duo combined to win six of its last seven matches to close the season. Calderon competed in the ITA Midwest Regional main draw in the fall. She earned her second letter.

Freshman (2008-09)--A highly touted recruit from Puerto Rico, Calderon proved her competitiveness in the fall season, recording 5-5 and 4-5 marks in doubles and singles, respectively. Each of her fall doubles wins came with Christina Ruiz as her partner, including a win in the Western Michigan Bronco Invitational Silver Flight Consolation match. In her first spring season, Calderon tallied double-digit wins in both singles and doubles play. She boasted a 10-13 singles record, all from the No. 1 position, and a 10-12 spring doubles record, combining with Ruiz, Robin Metzler, Kylie Moore and Olga Fischer at the No. 1 and 2 positions. She was one of only two Golden Eagles to compete at the No. 1 singles spot for MU in the spring.

Prior to Marquette -- Calderon boasted high national rankings throughout her junior career as she earned the No. 1 ranking in the Caribbean in her age group twice (14s, 16s), and was ranked as high as No. 63 according to the United States Tennis Association (USTA). In 2007, Calderon was ranked No. 2 in her age group by the Central America & Caribbean Tennis Confederation (COTECC). She also won first place in doubles at the Costa Rica Bowl and the Copa Mundo Maya in Guatemala. On the singles side, Calderon finished in the finals at the Copa Cariari in Costa Rica and won the Copa Mundo Maya. In February, Calderon helped Puerto Rico finish fourth in the Americas Zone Group 1 of the 2008 Fed Cup. In singles action, she found herself in the singles semifinals in El Salvador's Copa La Libertad, and finished in the round of 16 in the 2008 Costa Rica Bowl. Most recently, Calderon was a finalist in a national open in Puerto Rico and defeated Jessica Roland, the former No. 1 singles player at Texas A&M and ranked No. 20 nationally, in the semifinals. Calderon was recognized as the Puerto Rico Tennis Association's 2007 Athlete of the Year, the Recreation and Sports Department 2007 Female Athlete of the Year, and the XI Olympic Awards Athlete of the Year. According to tennisrecruiting.net, she is a four-star recruit, the No. 1 Puerto Rican recruit, and recognized as a top 100 recruit in the United States.

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