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2014-2015 Women's Tennis Roster


Nayara Moraes

Class: SR-3L
Height: 5-7
Previous School: Libere Vivere
Hometown: Santos, Brazil

2013-14 (Junior)
Fall:
Led the Blue Raiders with a 10-4 singles record during the fall … Posted a 2-9 tournament record … Won 10 out of her first 11 singles matches … Picked up flight titles at the UNLV Fall Invitational and Samford Fall Invitational … Knocked off Tennessee’s Victoria Olivarez and Tiffany Tavares at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional … Picked up doubles wins over Northern Arizona and UAB.

Spring: Her 66 career victories is tied for seventh all-time with Michele Girle … Her winning percentage of .647 (66-36) sits sixth on MT’s all-time career list … Led the Blue Raiders with a team-best 23-11 singles record … Went 12-15 in doubles action … Held a 13-7 singles mark and 7-13 doubles mark in dual action … Had an impressive 12-5 record at the No. 3 spot … Started the 2014 season with an 8-2 record, winning five straight from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28 … Picked up four straight doubles victories with Irina Constantinide from Feb. 1 until Feb. 28 … Closed out the year with two straight doubles wins in the C-USA Championship with partner Tiffany William … Named 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar … Selected to the 2014 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Fall:
Improved five victories from her freshman campaign, finished 9-5 in fall singles play ... Compiled an eight match winning streak, started at East Tennessee State and lasted until Miami (Ohio) .... Won the Roberta Alison Fall Classic at the University of Alabama, after winning six of seven sets ... After winning her first three matches of the day, lost the last match at the ITA Regionals to Alix Thurman in three sets ... Compiled a 7-5 record in doubles play ... Won three of four matches at the Hokie Fall Invite ... At the Roberta Alison Fall Classic, won two of three matches ... Again, won two of three matches at the SDSU Fall Classic.

Spring: Compiled a 13-8 record in singles play while playing from the three, four and five position ... Started the spring with a three match winning streak ... Defeated then ranked #50 Katherine Whiteaway of Penn State in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 ... Won three straight matches again, against Southern Miss, Mississippi State and UALR ... After falling in the opening set at Troy, battled back to win the three set decision ... Recorded a 9-10 fall doubles campaign, playing with Irina Constantinide from the number one and two positions ... Defeated the number one UALR doubles team 8-2 ... Followed the performance at UALR with another one position doubles win against South Alabama ... Beat Arkansas State 8-6 in the Sun Belt Championship First Round.

2011-12 (Freshman)
Fall:
Picked up victories in her first five collegiate matches, including all four in straight sets at the Ragin’ Cajuns Women’s Tennis Classic to win the A2 singles flight … Tournament was her first full competition after becoming eligible just before the season started … Played just once at the MT Shootout to start the campaign and defeated her opponent in three sets … Tied for the team lead with nine doubles triumphs … Won her first-five doubles decisions to open her collegiate career … Paired with Carla Nava for seven victories, the most by any Blue Raider tandem … Duo captured the Laffy Taffy bracket at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic defeating foes from Kentucky, Samford and Auburn … Garnered a pair of wins with fellow newcomer Flavia Nagayama at the MT Shootout … Picked up three victories in four matches with Nava at the Ragin’ Cajuns Women’s Tennis Classic.

Spring: Earned ITA Scholar Athlete honors … Tied for the team lead in singles victories in her first collegiate dual match campaign … Garnered all but two of her 14 triumphs at the No. 4 slot … Registered 10 wins in an 11-match swing from a neutral-site decision versus UT-Martin (Feb. 19) through the home finale against Lipscomb (April 3) … Won set tiebreakers against her opponents at Florida Atlantic (March 3), against Northern Iowa (March 13) and against Austin Peay (March 20) to keep win streak alive … Downed her foe from FIU (April 21) in the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals … Posted three-set triumphs at Samford (Jan. 27) in the season opener, at South Alabama (Feb. 5) and against Chattanooga (Feb. 23) … Tallied majority of her doubles victories at the No. 1 position when paired with Lexi Brand … Duo won three-straight contests to conclude the regular season, including a 9-7 win over Troy’s No. 89-ranked tandem (April 13).

Personal:
Born Sept. 25, 1992 ... Daughter of Edmilson and Miriam Candido da Costa Moraes.



2011-2012 Game-by-Game Stats
2012-2013 Game-by-Game Stats