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    Dianne Matias
    Dianne Matias

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Torrance, Calif.

    High School:
    Carson HS

    Height:
    5-3

    Experience:
    3V

    R/L:
    R

    This Season: Dianne Matias enters her final season at USC... Ranked No. 23 in the ITA preseason singles rankings and No. 17 with Lindsey Nelson in doubles... Went 4-4 in singles during the fall and was 9-2 in doubles... Reached the ITA West Regional double final with Sarah Fansler, falling to teammates Anda Anastasiu/Julie Smekodub... Also was 2-0 with Anastasiu and 3-1 with Lindsey Nelson.

    2006: Matias lost just once during Pac-10 play and finished the season ranked No. 32... Ranked No. 28 in doubles with Carine Vermeulen (17-9) and was 24-11 overall in doubles play... Played primarily at No. 3 singles (13-2) , going 18-5 in dual matches and 31-10 overall... Began the year by winning the National Collegiate Tennis championship with a finals win over Stanford's Whitney Deason... Qualified for the NCAA Singles Tournament and fell in the Round of 64 to VCU's #36 Tatsiana Uvarova... Received All-Pac-10 honorable mention... Went 8-3 in singles in the fall... Competed in the Fall Desert Classic and advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Western Regionals... Entered this season ranked No. 60 in the ITA preseason singles polls and No. 43 in the ITA preseason doubles polls with partner Lindsey Nelson.

    2005: Matias completed the year ranked No. 90 in the final ITA singles poll... Went 31-11 at No. 4 singles... Went 19-3 in dual matches and 6-2 in Pac-10 play... Won nine straight matches in October and November... Captured the consolation singles title at the ITA Regional... Advanced to the ITA Riveira Qualifier through the Pre-Qualifier... Advanced to the Fall Desert Classic semifinals before losing to teammate No. 33 Anca Anastasiu... Defeated her first three opponents in the NCAA Tournament... Played doubles primarily with Judy DeVera at the No. 3 position... The pair went 11-2 overall and 10-1 in dual matches... Also teamed up with Nicole Leimbach (8-5)... The duo advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 Pac-10 Tournament where they fell to No. 14 Hollands/Mlakar of Arizona... The pair also advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Regional... Compiled a 12-4 singles record in the fall.

    2004: Matias played primarily at the No. 4 singles (9-6) position as a freshman... Went 18-15 overall in singles, 14-8 in dual matches and 6-5 against Pac-10 opponents... Played seven matches at No. 3 and compiled a 5-2 record... Put together a five-match win streak in mid-January... Lost in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament... Played most doubles matches with Anca Anastasiu at the No. 2 (8-7) and 3 spots (4-0)... The pair compiled a 13-8 overall record and 12-7 mark in dual matches... Also played doubles matches with Judy DeVera (5-1), Melissa Esmero (2-3) and Carine Vermeulen (5-2)... Collected a 5-4 singles record in fall tournaments and advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA West Regional.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Matias played only one season of high school tennis at Carson (Calif.) High... As a senior (2002), she played No. 1 singles and doubles with USC teammate Judy DeVera... Went unbeaten in 2002 and became only the second player from Carson (DeVera was the first) to capture the singles title at the city section individual tournament... Named to the 2002 Los Angeles Times all-area first team... Won the 2000 Easter Bowl 16-and-under singles championship and reached the doubles final with DeVera... Also reached the singles final at the 2003 Ojai girls' U18 doubles with DeVera... Won the 2000 Southern California U18 Singles Sectional Championship... Captured the doubles championship at the 2002 ITF Women's Satellite Tournament in Manila, Philippines... Also captured titles at the 2001 California Bowl (singles), 2001 ITF G5 (doubles), and 2001 Women's Challenger (singles)... Ranked No. 1 nationally in girls' U-16s in 2000 and 2001... Named the 2000 USTA's Southern California Juniors Player of the Year... Entered the ITF international rankings in 2000 at No. 264 in singles and No. 277 in doubles... Prior to attending Carson, Matias was home schooled for her first three years through Futures High in Mission Viejo, Calif.

    PERSONAL: Dianne Matias was born on Feb. 2, 1985, in Balagtas, Bulucan, Philippines... The daughter of George and Nancy Matias, she has two younger brothers, Ivan and Ace... Lists Monica Seles as her biggest sports hero because of her passion for the game (and the fact that both are two-handed players)... Chose USC because of the great balance of academics and athletics... Would like to pursue a professional tennis career... A psychology major.

    MATIAS' CAREER STATISTICS
    	S - Overall	S - Duals		D - Overall	D - Duals
    Year	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.
    2004	18	5	.783	14	8	.636	25	14	.641	14	11	.560
    2005	31	11	.738	19	3	.864	23	9	.719	16	5	.762
    2006	31	10	.756	18	5	.783	24	11	.686	14	7	.667
    TOTALS	80	26	.755	51	16	.761	72	34	.679	44	23	.657