Ximena Siles Luna
2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): One of the Gamecocks' most improved players from a year ago ... Went 18-8 overall in singles and was 10-7 for doubles ... Went 4-3 in dual matches for singles ... Was South Carolina's regular starter at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles down the final stretch of the season ... Played some matches at Nos. 4 and 5 singles as well ... Was 11-6 in dual matches ... Played doubles with six different partners ... The majority of her dual match doubles appearances came with Caroline Dailey on court three ... Had a strong fall with a 7-2 record and reached the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships in October ... Defeated the first ranked player in her career with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 win over No. 45 Joelle Kissell of North Carolina State in the round of 32 at the regionals ... Nearly defeated No. 78 Marianne Jodoin of Duke in the round of 16, losing 7-5 in the third ... Won her flight at the Tribe Invitational to start the fall ... Helped the Gamecocks pick up their first road win against a top-25 team since 2010 when she defeated Iris Verboven from No. 24 Ole Miss on April 4 ... Also snagged a victory over Rosalinda Calderon of Mississippi State the next day to help Carolina earn a sweep of the Mississippi schools ... Defeated Maggie Leavell from Vanderbilt in straight sets in what nearly turned into an upset win over a top-five team for South Carolina ... Gave the Gamecocks their third point against Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to help South Carolina advance to the second round ... Closed out the season winning four of five matches in singles ... Earned her first career victory against a ranked doubles team playing alongside Dailey with an 8-5 triumph over No. 58 Altick and Casares of Vanderbilt on April 13 to clinch the doubles point ... Siles Luna and Dailey also clinched the doubles point over Ohio State by upending Kowase and Paz 8-7 (7-4).
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): The only true freshman to appear in the Gamecocks' lineup ... Tied for the overall team lead in singles victories with Katerina Popova after posting a 20-12 record ... Led the squad in victories after the fall campaign thanks to a 12-2 start ... Began her career winning all four matches at the UVa Fall Classic in mid-September ... Recorded a 5-1 record playing at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships ... Won her respective draw at the UNM Fall Invitational with a 3-0 mark ... Provided the clinching point in South Carolina's narrow 4-2 road victory against VCU on Feb. 16 with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 win against Olga Terteac ... Provided another clinching point for Carolina at Missouri as the last match on court with the team score tied 3-all, beating Madison Rhyner 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 6 position ... Helped the Gamecocks defeat LSU on the road with a straight set victory at No. 5 singles ... Also gave a dominating performance versus Ole Miss in South Carolina's final home match of the season, beating Marija Milutinovic 6-3, 6-2 to help secure a 4-0 Gamecock victory that essentially guaranteed the school a 19th consecutive NCAA appearance ... Ended the season strong with postseason victories against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament and Purdue in the first round of NCAA play ... Played her doubles matches during the spring primarily with Elixane Lechemia ... The duo went 7-5 and 5-4 against SEC foes ... Helped the Gamecocks secure doubles points against Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss and Purdue ... Played some matches with Adriana Pereira as well ... Was 13-11 overall in doubles and 5-4 in SEC matches ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as high as No. 167 on the International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit ... Had a 62-35 singles record and went 53-29 in doubles on the ITF Junior Circuit prior to joining South Carolina ... Won her first ITF doubles title in El Salvador at the Copa Cristal in 2009 partnered with Carla Forte of Brazil ... The following week, she and Forte won another doubles title at the XVIII Copa Mundo Maya in Guatemala ... Siles Luna also claimed her first ITF singles championship in Guatemala by defeating her partner Forte in the finals ... Won her second singles title at the Copa Ciudad De Bogota in Colombia in August 2009 after reaching the main draw through qualification rounds ... Was a singles finalist at the Copa Club Farallones in Colombia a week later and reached the finals again the following year ... Snagged her second doubles title to cap off her 2009 season at the Peru Junior Open playing with Camila Acuna ... Opened the 2010 season by winning another doubles championship at the Inka Bowl in Peru playing alongside Patricia Ku Flores ... Won a doubles title with Domenica Gonzalez at the 2010 Copa Club Farallones ... Reached the finals of the Peru Junior Open in 2010 and won the doubles title with Ku Flores ... Advanced to the semifinals in singles at the 2011 Londrina Juniors Cup in Brazil while also making the finals in doubles ... A singles semifinalist and doubles finalist at the 2011 Peru Junior Open as well ... Won two matches in qualifying at the 2011 Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship in Florida ... Her last ITF junior event prior to enrolling at South Carolina was the Torneo Sudamericano Individual in Bolivia where she made the quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles.