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    Valeria Pulido
    Valeria Pulido

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cuernavaca, Mexico

    High School:
    Preparatoria Nueva Opcion

    Height:
    5-9

    Experience:
    3V

    01/03/2014

    Trojan Tennis Locks Into Nation's Top-5 To Open 2014

    USC men stand at No. 4 and women are No. 5 in the land.

    10/20/2013

    USC's Boren & Katz Through To ITA Regional Doubles Final

    New Trojans shine in San Diego with a run to tomorrow's title match.

    10/17/2013

    USC Women Kick Off ITA Southwest Regionals In San Diego

    Women of Troy get underway today.

    06/07/2013

    Three Women of Troy Named ITA All-Americans

    Kaitlyn Christian, Danielle Lao and Sabrina Santamaria earn repeat honors.

    05/14/2013

    USC Women Set Sail For NCAA Round of 16 And Beyond In Illinois

    Women of Troy are seeded No. 5 in the NCAA women's team draw, facing Stanford in Round of 16.

    THIS SEASON: Valeria Pulido is in her fourth season at USC, entering the 2013 spring season ranked No. 40 in the nation in doubles with teammate Danielle Lao... Went 2-1 in singles and 6-3 in doubles in the fall, winning the ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Championship with Lao.

    2011-12: Pulido finished her junior season ranked No. 53 in the nation in ITA doubles with partner Zoë Scandalis... Won the Pac-12 Invitational Singles Championship, her 14th consecutive singles win in what would reach a 16-match win streak... Went 3-1 in NCAA Team competition... Went 18-6 overall in singles, going 12-1 in dual matches... Played primarily at the No. 6 position (11-1) and also went 1-0 at the No. 5 spot... In doubles, went 20-11 overall and 18-8 in dual matches... Was 19-11 overall with Scandalis, playing at the No. 1 (1-0), No. 2 (7-7) and No. 3 (9-2) positions... Also was 1-0 with Kaitlyn Christian... Won a bronze medal in doubles at the 2011 World University Games in the summer playing for Mexico with teammate Leticia Nazari Urbina.

    2010-11: Pulido finished 2011 ranked No. 28 in the nation in ITA doubles with Alison Ramos... Sidelined for part of the season with an ankle injury... Appeared in the NCAA First Round of doubles with Ramos... Was 12-9 overall in singles, going 8-6 in dual matches... Split time between the No. 4 position (3-4) and No. 5 (5-2)... Went 19-11 overall in doubles, going 6-7 in dual matches... Was 18-10 overall with Ramos, going 5-6 in dual matches with a 3-2 mark at No. 1 and 2-4 at No. 2... Also went 1-1 with Lyndsay Kinstler at the No. 2 position... Pulido entered the spring ranked No. 11 in doubles with Ramos... In the fall, Pulido was ranked No. 74 in the nation in singles... Went 2-2 in fall singles, competing in ITA/Riviera All-American qualifying and reaching the ITA Southwest Regional Round of 16... In fall doubles, went 12-2 with Ramos, working through prequalifying and qualifying to reach the ITA/Riviera All-American quarterfinals and winning the ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Championship... Also reached the USTA/ITA National Indoor doubles quarterfinals.

    2009-10: Pulido finished her freshman season ranked No. 112 in the nation in singles and No. 69 in doubles with Maria Sanchez... Went 28-10 overall in singles, including an 18-5 mark in dual-match play... Played at the No. 3 (1-0), No. 4 (16-5) and No. 5 (1-0) positions... Went 7-1 in Pac-10 dual matches... Played in the Pac-10 Singles Championships first round... In doubles, went 19-6 overall, going 12-11 in dual matches... With 6-4 overall with Sanchez, going 2-2 at the No. 1 position... Went 5-4 at No. 2 with Alison Ramos and 4-3 at No. 3 with Cristala Andrews... Also paired with Sarah Fansler (1-1) and Lyndsay Kinstler (1-1) during the season... Entered the spring ranked No. 37 in the nation in ITA singles and No. 19 in doubles with Sanchez... During the fall, went 9-2 in singles competing at the Cal Nike Invite and ITA Regionals and winning out at the Duals in the Desert... In fall doubles, went 6-4 playing with Cristala Andrews and Lyndsay Kinstler and reaching the ITA Regionals quarterfinals with Sanchez.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Pulido attended Preparatoria Nueva Opción in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico... Won the Group A doubles championship at the Casablanca Cup... Also was a semifinalist in singles at the Cup... A two-time tournament singles champion with wins in 2007 and 2008... Competed at the Fed Cup and at the Central American Games... Held WTA Tour rankings as high as No. 418 in singles and No. 341 in doubles in 2008... In 2005, finished as a singles finalist at the ITA/Morelia 2-MEX and won the tournament title in doubles.

    PERSONAL: Valeria Pulido Velasco was born Jan. 1, 1990 in Jojutla, Morelos, Mexico... Daughter of Victoria Velasco and Jesús Pulido... Has one sister, Victoria, who played tennis at Miami-Ohio... Favorite sports moment was winning her first match outside Mexico at the 2000 Orange Bowl... Enjoys listening to music, going to dinner and movies with friends and reading in her free time... Lists Roger Federer as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to go on a backpacking trip in Europe... Would like to play professionally after graduation... Is majoring in sociology and minoring in psychology.

    PULIDO'S CAREER STATISTICS 
    			SINGLES						DOUBLES
    	    Overall	Dual Matches	   Overall          Dual Matches
    Year	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.
    2010	28	10	.737	18	5	.783	19	6	.760	12	11	.522
    2011	12	9	.571	8	6	.571	19	11	.633	6	7	.462
    2012	18	6	.750	12	1	.923	20	11	.645	18	8	.692
    TOTALS	58	25	.699	38	12	.760	58	28	.674	36	26	.581