Anita Loyola enters her fourth season at USC ... Ranked No. 103 in the ITA preseason singles rankings and No. 40 in the preseason doubles rankings with partner Luana Magnani ... Posted a 4-3 record in fall tournaments, including the Omni ITA Regional Championships and Fall Desert Classic.
Loyola completed 2002 with a 20-16 overall singles record and 26-13 doubles mark ... Had a strong fall season, reaching the quarterfinals of the consolation draw at the Riviera Qualifier and the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional Championships and Pac-10 Indoor Championships ... Following a rough start to the dual match season, she won nine-straight from Feb. 27 through March 30, including a win over UCLA's Sarah Gregg which clinched the Trojans' 4-3 victory against the Bruins on March 7 ... Compiled a 14-11 singles dual match record, playing the majority of her matches at the No. 4 position (9-4), in addition to one at the No. 1 spot (0-1), two at No. 2 (1-1) and nine at No. 3 (4-5) ... She and doubles partner Luana Magnani were ranked throughout the season and finished 44th in the ITA polls ... The duo competed in the NCAA Doubles Championships and finished the season with a 18-9 mark in dual matches at the No. 2 position.
Loyola jumped from No. 5 in the lineup the previous year to No. 2 where she played at in all but one match as a sophomore 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... She was also eliminated in the first round of the Pac-10 Singles Tournament... 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 two doubles matches with Maureen Diaz (1-1) and one 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.
With the team's best overall record, Loyola was undoubtedly one of the Trojans' most consistent players ... 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 Team Tournament first round, and with NCAA doubles 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 ... She also played with Tiffany Brymer (0-1), Jacqui Boyd (4-3) and Jewel Peterson (2-3).
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 in 1999 ... She was twice awarded the Sportsmanship Award at the sectional USTA National Indoor Championships for the 14-and-under and 18-and-under ... At 18 she owned a No. 793 junior international ranking.
Anita Florisa Loyola was born on April 7, 1981 in Guatemala City, Guatemala ... She is the daughter of Gladys and Hernan Loyola ... A cinema-television major.
LOYOLA'S CAREER STATISTICS
S - Overall S - Duals D - Overall D - Duals
Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct.
2000 32 11 .744 21 7 .750 14 15 .483 10 11 .476
2001 17 19 .472 12 12 .500 18 17 .514 15 12 .556
2002 20 16 .556 14 11 .560 26 13 .667 18 9 .667
Totals 69 46 .600 47 30 .610 58 45 .563 43 32 .573