Riza Zalameda
Riza Zalameda

Player Profile

Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Beverly Hills



Fall 2007
Listed at No. 13 in singles and No. 4 in doubles (w/Yamsin Schnack) in the Preseason ITA Rankings ... Quarterfinalist at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships ... Also reached the round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA West Regionals ... Owned a 5-3 fall singles record ... Teamed with Schnack to go 4-1 in fall doubles action, reaching the quarterfinals at both Riviera and the Wilson/ITA Regionals.

Earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Second-team All-Pac-10 Academic selection ... Member of the NCAA All-Tournament team at No. 1 doubles (w/Schnack) ... Teamed with Schnack to claim the Pac-10 Doubles Championship, defeating Stanford's Burdette/Yelsey, 6-1, 6-0 in the final ... Ended the season as the Bruins' highest ranked singles player at No. 18 ... Also finished the year ranked No. 7 in doubles (w/Schnack) ... Selected to compete in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Championships ... Fell in the first round of singles to No. 57 Ana Cetnik of TCU, 6-4, 6-4 ... Teamed with Schnack to win a round in the doubles draw and advance to the round of 16 ... Ended the season with a 19-18 overall singles record, including a 13-11 mark in dual-match play ... Played primarily at the No. 1 position, going 12-11 ... Was also 1-0 at the No. 2 spot ... Defeated two top 5 players during the dual match season (#4 Susi Babos of Cal and No. 4 Melanie Gloria of Fresno State) ... Owned a 28-11 overall doubles record ... Teamed mostly with Schnack to go 14-4 at the No. 1 spot ... The duo owned an 8-5 record against ranked opponents ... Upset third-ranked McCray/Miller of Georgia Tech, 8-3 in the final of the NCAA Team Championships ... Listed at No. 28 in singles and No. 15 in doubles (w/Yasmin Schnack) in the Preseason Fila/ITA Rankings ... Participated at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, falling in the first round to LSU's Megan Falcon ... Advanced to the quarterfinals at the Wilson/ITA West Regionals ... Also participated in the main draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

Earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles ... Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Second-team All-Pac-10 Academic selection ... Advanced to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Singles Championships, falling to eventual champion Suzi Babos of Cal ... Defeated two-time NCAA Singles Champion Amber Liu of Stanford in the round of 16 ... Ended the season listed at No. 39 in singles and No. 8 in doubles (w/Laura Gordon) in the Final Fila/ITA Rankings ... Compiled a 14-13 mark in singles play ... Saw most of her time at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions ... Posted a 5-3 record at the No. 1 spot ... Ended the season with eight ranked wins, including two over top 10 opponents (No. 8 Liu and No. 9 Fink of USC) ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Pac-10 Championships ... Teamed with Laura Gordon at No. 1 doubles ... The duo posted a 19-6 record on the year, reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA doubles draw ... Also advanced to the semifinals at the Pac-10 Championships.

Singles and doubles All-American ... Second-Team All-Pac-10 selection ... Earned Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year honors with Daniela Bercek ... Ended the season ranked No. 18 in singles and No. 4 in doubles (w/Bercek) ... Participated in both the singles and doubles draws at the season-ending NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. ... Advanced to the semifinals in singles, falling to Northwestern's Audra Cohen, 6-4, 6-4 ... Upset second-seeded Julie Coin of Clemson, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the quarterfinals ... Teamed with Bercek to reach the doubles quarterfinals at the NCAAs, falling to Stanford's Amber Liu/Anne Yelsey ... Only player on the team to register 30-plus singles victories on the season, finishing with a 31-12 overall record ... Was 16-7 in dual-match play ... Saw most of her time at the No. 2 spot, going 13-6 ... Also played four matches at the No. 1 singles position, going 3-1 ... Defeated a total of 13 players who were ranked in the ITA Top 100 ... Biggest wins came over No. 2 Coin (Clemson), No. 6 Robin Stephenson (Alabama), No. 7 Dianne Hollands (Arizona) and No. 12 Jennifer Magley (Florida) ... Also led the Bruins with a 34-8 overall mark in doubles play ... Participated at the No. 1 position with Bercek, going 15-3 ... The duo captured the doubles title at the Freeman Memorial Championships in January, defeating 41st-ranked Deason/Hodzic of Stanford, 8-4 in the final ... Biggest win of the season came in the form of an 8-6 decision over William & Mary's second-ranked Megan Muth/Amy Wei at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships ... Led UCLA in fall play, posting a team-best 10 singles victories ... Advanced through qualifying and into the main draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American ... Captured the singles and doubles titles (w/Bercek) at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regionals ... Defeated USC's Lindsey Nelson in the singles final ... Reached the round of 16 in singles and semifinals in doubles (w/Bercek) at the ITA National Indoor Championships ... Listed at No. 17 (w/Bercek) in the ITA Preseason Rankings ... Also ranked No. 1 in the West Region ... One of just six women's players selected to compete on the USA Tennis Summer Collegiate Team in the summer of 2005.

High School / Juniors
Played No. 1 singles all four years at Beverly Hills High School ... Led Beverly Hills to four-consecutive CIF Team Championships ... Two-time first-team All-American ... Los Angeles Times Player of the Year in 2004 ... Captured the Bay League Singles Championship in 2004 ... Became the first player from her high school since 1981 to win the CIF Singles title ... Named BHHS Athlete of the Year four times ... Member of the BHHS Hall of Fame ... Finished 2003 ranked No. 1 in Southern California and No. 2 nationally in singles ... Attained a total of eight gold balls for winning USTA National Tournaments during her junior career ... Two-time doubles winner at the USTA Girls' 18s National Hard Courts ... Won the title in 2003 with Anne Yelsey (Stanford) and in 2004 with Audra Cohen (Northwestern) ... Also captured the Easter Bowl (w/Yelsey) in 2003 ... Captured the girls' 14s singles title at the USTA National Clay Courts in 2000 ... Member of the USTA Junior Fed Cup Team that traveled to France in 2002 ... Played No. 1 singles for the U.S. at the MCB Cup in Australia in 2001 ... Also traveled to England with Team USA for the MCB Cup in 2002 ... USTA Sportsmanship Award winner in 2001 ... Semifinalist at the Eddie Herr International Championships in 2001 ... Earned a pair of doubles wild cards to play in the doubles main draw at the U.S. Open in 2003 and 2004 ... Named Inside Tennis' Junior Player of the Year in 2000.

Full name is Riza Angela Zalameda ... Born February 10, 1986 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Rolly and Angie Zalameda ... Has two younger sisters, Marie and Amanda ... Captured the doubles title with her father at the 2001 USTA Father-Daughter National Hard Courts ... Enjoys traveling around the world and experiencing different cultures ... Met Roger Federer and Serena Williams while competing at the U.S. Open.